A few months back I published a Mega Gallery of Audis on Rotor Wheels that explained the various fitments and sizes (both OEM and aftermarket) for one of Audi’s best wheel designs ever, the 5 spoke “Rotor” wheel…and then a few weeks later, I found a set locally and had to have them. Even though I was selling my car, I figured it could make the car more tempting to a buyer, and I was able to purchase them much cheaper than my asking price for my Volk LE37 wheels (still available BTW) so it was a win-win.
I’m not alone in my enthusiasm for this wheel, particularly in the 19×9 ET33 S5 fitment that came OEM on the S5, and they’ve become quite the hot commodity with numerous “wanted to buy” threads on Audizine along with a few threads that had fierce debate on how much you should pay for them. While the B8 S4 Rotor is pretty common, it’s lack of concavity and weak offset make it far less desirable, but simply put there aren’t as many S5s on the road, and even fewer of them that have this premium wheel. I was lucky as the S5 owner I purchased these off of actually opted to upsize his wheels and picked up the 20″ RS5 edition rotors himself, so great minds think alike.
Now that I have the wheels on, I love this design even more. The color combo looks awesome, just enough contrast to pop without being too busy…but most importantly, the fitment is on point. Surprisingly I don’t rub at all with 235/35/19 tires despite the wider wheel and more aggressive offset, which was a pleasant surprise. Likewise from pretty much all angles the wheels aggressively fill the fenders and it never looks like a boring, stock wheel – I think most people are surprised to find out they’re an OEM wheel and not aftermarket.
I need to get more pictures soon, but I thought I’d share some initial photos for now. I think this is my favorite phase of the car, so it’s only fitting that I am ending on a high note. I have had a lot of interest from people wanting to buy my car, but no one with cash in hand yet…but I’m hopeful that something will come together very soon and I can start a new project in 2017. We shall see!
For those interested, I generally see these wheels run about $1700, plus or minus about 200, regardless of tire condition or size. Maybe a little cheaper without tires, but not much, since right now it is a sellers market with far more people interested in buying them then the supply can meet. I got a very good deal on these, but after purchasing used tires I’m more in line with that same price point for what it’s worth.
For those interested in running these on a B7, you’ll need hubcentric rings and can reuse your OEM lug bolts. You can also run the OEM lug bolt caps, which give it a cleaner look. You can pick both up on Amazon here: