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I'm driving my R8 for a year now. And still I love it!

And every day it is a head-turner!

When cleaning my R8 this week I noticed I have two different rear wheels! The left rear wheel is much closer to the rear calliper then the right wheel! :confused:

Also the bolds on the right wheel are deeper then left, and the heart of the right wheel is also deeper then left.

WTF is this! :eek: :D
 

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Any chance of posting pics?
 

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Yep:

Left, notice the narrow space between caliper and spoke:


Right, there is more space here, my hand does fit between caliper and spoke:


Right, the bolds are fitted deeper here:


Left, the bolds are less deep:


Left, here is the space 3,5cm:


Right, here is the space 5cm:


Also the left wheel falls more in the chassis then the right one. :confused:
 

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just checked mine - both ~9cm disc to wheel face and both 2.5cm caliper to wheel. very weird that yours is like that
 

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One of your rear wheels might be for the front axle?

BTW, how many km's on your car now? Any idea how your clutch is wearing?
 

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Did someone perhaps mistakenly switch one of your fronts with the back? (Is that even a possible fit?) I did notice from the start on mine (because I actually cleaned those areas of the wheels a few times) that the inner portion of both my front wheels was narrower than both rears. The lug nuts are also deeper buried in the rears, but they are symmetric. That's the only thing I can think of.
 

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Mike, they may be both the same, but what is the measurement ....:rolleyes: that's what would be helpful to Guilty
 

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Yes indeed, which one is the correct one?

And front vs rear is not question (235 for front and 295 rear LOL).

My clutch is doing fine, no wear problems here.
 

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Thank you. My dealer is expecting a call! :)
 

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I think he has had enough replies to know that there is an issue with his car and should discuss the matter with his dealer as a matter of urgency.

My 5cm worth
 

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Judging by both the lack of service and knowledge from the local Audi dealer - and taking into account the uniqueness and rarity of the R8 -

If I were him, I'd first build a knowledge base with help from the guys here on the R8 forum, then go to the dealer...
 

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Guilty hadn't contacted his dealer when he posted his dilemma. He has enough ammo to not be fobbed off.
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Thank you. My dealer is expecting a call!"

It would be good to find out what the dealer said though
 

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Still have to call :) Keep you posted!
 
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