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OEM Gallardo Wheels on a B7 S4

I have been teasing a few pictures on my Facebook Page of a new wheel setup that I’ve been working on over the past few months, and now I’m ready for the full reveal. I had been wanting a set of Gallardo wheels for quite some time, and even posted about it before, so I’m excited to have finally got the chance to do it.

OEM Gallardo Wheels on a B7 S4

One of the cool things about Audi and Lamborghini being both owned Volkswagen is that a lot of parts are shared – and even some of the parts that aren’t shared are still compatible with each other across the brands. In the case of the Gallardo, many items like the steering wheel, navigation unit (RNS-E), and Brembo Brakes are shared with the RS4 according to http://www.motors.co.uk/. Although the wheels are unique to Lamborghini, the bolt pattern is identical and they actually fit up nicely to an Audi when you use the front wheels. I researched the wheels further and found the specs are actually quite perfect when looking at the front wheels, as they are 19×8.5 with an offset of ET42 and a centerbore of 57.1 – nearly identical to many OEM Audi wheels.

OEM Gallardo Wheels on a B7 S4

Originally I considered trying to run the 19×11 rear wheels, but the offset was too high. Even with 15mm of spacers, the wheels rubbed on the inside against the suspension. There was just no way to get them to fit well unless they poked out far beyond what looked good – and with looks aside, there was no way around the wheel rubbing, it was just a matter of if it rubbed on the fender or the suspension, neither of which I wanted. So I sold the rear wheels and I started looking for two more front wheels.

OEM Gallardo Wheels on a B7 S4

I looked on eBay and found two front wheels being sold separately that I made an offer on. They came in great shape, so the last ingredient was finding center caps. A website called LamboStuff.com helped with that last piece of the equation, giving me a set of four front wheels and center caps. I found some used tires locally for cheap to finish the set, and all-in I spent about $1500 to create this set.

OEM Gallardo Wheels on a B7 S4

Last but not least, I contacted DipYourCar.com and bought one of their Plasti-Dip Wheel Kits. Two of the wheels were chrome and two were silver, but I wanted Gunmetal regardless so Plasti-Dip was a great solution to see what looks best and do it on the cheap for about $50 all said and done. The Plasti-Dip is holding up nicely after a few weeks of use and several washes – it’s a great solution for anyone looking for a short to medium term color change of their wheels. I’ll post an update on the blog with long term durability after a few seasons, but I do know several people who have used Plasti-Dip over the long term with no problems. The color of the dip is called “Charcoal” and it’s a very dark gunmetal. I am probably going to try re-spraying them in their lighter Gunmetal shade as I think it might work a little nicer with my Brilliant Red car.

OEM Gallardo Wheels on a B7 S4Let me know what you think!

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About the author: Nick Roshon

 

Nick has been an Audi owner and fanatic for the last 10 years, and started Nick's Car Blog in 2009 to share DIYs and pictures of his A4. Currently he drives a 2012 Audi TT-RS, and has previously owned a B7 S4, B7 A4, and an 82 Audi Coupe (GT) LeMons race car. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

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16 Comments

  1. Sebastian Lindner

    Sexy!!! love it

  2. Sebastian Lindner

    have ask what are you doing with bbs wheels?

  3. Still undecided. Either these wheels or the BBS wheels are going to get sold. I am having trouble letting go of the BBSs so it might be these ones….

  4. Sebastian Lindner

    I got to say the lambo wheels are so clean and different. For sure one of kind. Keep me post what you decided im thinking of getting some new wheels for my b6 a4. I used the guidelines on your site for HID kit for my fog lights came out prefect.

  5. Looks awesome. Let me know (e-mail) how much you want for your BBS with tires 😉

  6. Nick, I can’t find anyone as enthusiastic about Audi as you are and need help. Can you please refer to a very detailed DIY for taking out factory audio dash on B7 and installing Kenwood DNX9990HD or similar with steering wheel controls?

  7. @Ilya – thanks…sadly, I’m no help here. I’m not a big stereo person and still have my stock head unit. I’d poke around a bit on Audizine? I would imagine it should be fairly straightforward – pull out the old radio using the four radio keys, then get a harness adapter for the new stereo head unit?

  8. Nice wheels on your B7. Can never go wrong with Lambo parts.

  9. Nick, the Gallardo wheel swap on your B7 looks sick, very clean! I just picked up an ’05 S4 Avant in dolphin grey over black with silver alcantara inserts…got lucky, found a very clean low mile one owner with a 6 speed : ) She’ll be replacing my Ibis RS4 that will be on the market soon.

    I had a sick set of ’11 A8 wheels targeted for swapping on to my Avant, but sadly offset was all wrong.

    If you don’t mind, I’d like to get some more details on your setup? What suspension are you running and did you need to run a spacer with the Lamborghini wheels? Lastly, what tire are you running? You’ve got the setup absolutely nailed down, nice work!

    Thanks!
    E

  10. Hi Erik – congrats on the new S4! Although letting go of the RS4 must be tough.

    Suspension is STaSIS Ohlins SL coilovers about 25″ fender to ground. Not slammed but definitely lowered: http://nickscarblog.com/cars/stasis-ohlins-sl-challenge-review-b7-audi-s4

    Full mod list here: http://nickscarblog.com/my-b7-s4

    On the Lamborghini wheels I didn’t run spacers at all in the pictures you’re seeing. They could have used 5-8mm to be perfectly flush (they are ET43 so that would bring it closer to the ET35 range) but I ran them just stock offset initially.

    Tires are 235/35/19 size. I had Bridgestone Potenzas in the pictures above and hated them – very loud, harsh, and not good for daily driving (great performance though). My favorite tire so far as been Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s but they’re pricey (they’ve been replaced with the PSS now). Currently I have some Falken FK453s on my car and they’re just okay – good for daily driving (quiet, soft, etc) but not that great for performance. If I had to do it all over I’d go Michelin PSSs or Hankook Ventus V12 depending on budget.

  11. Simply amazing , so exclusive, let me know first if you ever want to sell the wheels . I’ve been following your blog for about a year and your car just gets better and better, I’m jealous 🙂

  12. Thanks Matthew. Sadly I already sold them and deeply regret it. I was moving at the time and needed to consolidate to one set of wheels, chose to keep the BBSs instead. Might have to find another set one day…

  13. Nick, very unique idea. I was trying to something similar Although less exotic. Trying to use 19″ BMW M3 wheels on a 328 sedan. Realize I’ll need 4 fronts too

  14. Those look awesome, Konrad. I added a pic of your car to this post: http://nickscarblog.com/cars/audis-on-lamborghini-gallardo-wheels

    Will also share on my FB, I love how that came out!

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