Every now and then a custom wheel order comes along that presents a set of unique challenges, that we must conquer to turn our another sick build!
The Audi TT-S is one of those types of cars. High offset, huge calipers, complex AWD system and dual clutch transmission all stand in the way of acquiring that signature D2 look, stance and improved dynamic performance.
The first challenge we tackled was fitment. With the caliper size and high offset, our standard FMS profile was ruled out as the lip would be too small (2.0″ or less……ouch), same for shallow concave, and deep concave was outside the budget constraints of the customer. Our XL Series was the perfect choice as it provides a 1.0″ deeper lip compared to the classic FMS Series profile and also yields increased caliper clearance. Next we decided to run a square width setup, while utilizing custom build specification to yield a staggered outer lip and more aggressive stance. This spec also allows the use of non staggered tires, which prevents any possibility of AWD issues, error lights etc. Although we have developed the tech specs to indeed run wider rear tires on the AWD systems, we developed the square setup specs to offer potential customers all options.
Final details are:
19×9.0″ – 2.0″ lip front
19×9.0″ – 3.0″ lip rear
With the popularity of our CV3 model we deciced to use that same design just in the XL Series. Although there’s no concavity, the detailed faceting of the spoke windows and intricate design details of the lug detail area translate very well on the aggressive deep lip XL series profile. Bathed in classic brushed aluminum / chrome lip finish with hand painted red “D2″ centercap logos (lil extra swag thrown in) we have a winner.
Any additional information or questions regarding a set of D2FORGED wheels can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you call 800 913 3513, we’d be more than happy to help you out with anything you may need.