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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-21-2018, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Interest in S4 wheels and tires?

I have an opportunity for a really neat set of 3 piece wheels and I thought I would check interest in the wheels and tires from my S4.

Nice Yokohama tires, overall in great condition.

They are the wheels on this car:

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/v...otus-esprit-s4

I see these wheels for sale quite a bit in europe so I know they are not that hard to come by. IMHO nicest looking Esprit wheels after the NOVA.

$1000 shipped or offer?

I have to check fitment on the new wheels before I commit to sale but I thought I would see if there was a market.

Advice and suggestions welcome.

I will put an add in the classifieds after I confirm fitment of new wheels

thx

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What are the sizes and date codes on the tires?
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they are 215 and 245 - Stock sizes.

I will check date codes

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Those wheels are not 3 piece. I donít know the name of them off hand but definitely one piece. I have a set of OZ Futura wheels for a US Esprit S4s and that is the only 3 piece wheel for S4s (UK versions are bigger).


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Hey Eddie - these are 1 piece wheels

I meant that I have an opportunity to buy a set of 3 piece wheels, that's why I want to sell these.

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Interest in S4 wheels and tires?

Cripes. Sorry. Reread your post. Correct. Youíre looking for 3 piece. Hey. I have a set for sale ;-) but they need refurbishing. PM me if interested.


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Ugh just checked tire prices

Arrgh not sure I can afford this!

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Those wheels are not 3 piece. I donít know the name of them off hand but definitely one piece. I have a set of OZ Futura wheels for a US Esprit S4s and that is the only 3 piece wheel for S4s (UK versions are bigger).


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they are 215 and 245 - Stock sizes.

I will check date codes
Also how much tread is left?
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Bump will be listing these in the parts for sale for $850 shipped.

The tires are near new and ~$150 each so getting these wheels for less than $200 if you back out shipping.

Getting ready to install the BBS!

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What are the wheel sizes?

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17x7 front and 17x9 rear I believe.

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17x7 front and 17x9 rear I believe.
I am not 100% sure, but believe this is the info for your USA S4 wheels (from espritfactfile.com)

94 to 95-1/2 S4, and USA S4s
Lotus Design OZ Racing 5-spoke
Front: 7J X 17 ET +23.3 tire: 215/40-17
Rear: 8.5J x 17 ET +30.0 tire: 245/45-17
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Can anyone confirm?

I have had a few requests - I think these will fit 87 forward. Will they go back farther than that?

I checked the OD and its similar to the 88/89 wheels and tires.

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bolt patterns and offsets are different for Citroen box cars.

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bolt patterns and offsets are different for Citroen box cars.
Fronts would need the center bore increased too
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Fronts would need the center bore increased too
Yes - I forgot - the OZ Futuras from an 1995 S4s has 58mm hub openings in the front wheels.
You can either machine the hubs (or buy new ones from SJS like I did) or risk modifying the S4 wheels and enlarge them for Esprits with 60mm hubs (Stevens 88-92 ?).

Use info at your own risk, I'm like 99% sure of my information but not responsible if it is inaccurate.
Reminder that Stevens Esprits are 5x108 PCD and Giugiaro Esprits are 5x120 PCD.

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Thanks so much!

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FYI - slava81 (Esprit salvage guy) on eBay lists both front and rear wheels with pictures of the wheel's measurements and offsets. It matches the data I post earlier 17x7 and 17x8.5 ET 23.3 and ET 30 front/rear respective.
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Yeah the new hubs is the way to go.

I will have to look up the cost.

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