Customer Spotlight: Scott’s B8.5 S4 x Solowerks X BC Forged HCA168

The B8/8.5 generation S4 is a car we hold near and dear. A car we owned for about 4 years. This platform we are very passionate about and honestly love seeing different customer renditions of what the “perfect” S4 means to them. Scott had a unique vision and wanted a very specific look and fit. Scott’s car is running one of our favorite coilovers on the market and he wanted this set up for MAX flush with his camber and tire specs. The SPC control arms really helped us keep a fat tire at a 20×9.5 +30 offset!

Since nothing can be considered cookie cutter about Scott’s car, we knew the BC Forged line would really set off the car. Especially with a wild color scheme. 3-5 week ETA to your door. No upcharge on concave or custom finishes. Can you really beat BC Forged? In our mind, no!

Wheel Design:
HCA168 (exposed hardware)

Finishes:
Brushed black center
Sapphire blue lip
TI bolts

Specs:
20×9.5 et+30 x4
5×112 PCD 66.56 CB

Car info: 
2015 Audi S4 (B8.5)
Solowerks Coilovers
SPC Control arms
Macan Caliper Conversion w/ ECS Wave Rotors

Wheels: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @s550_boomer
Owner: @b8s4carbon

Customer Spotlight: Niju’s R8 Turbo x Rotiform LSR x Air Lift

This R8 has been a journey. When I first met Niju, it was for a set of BC Coilovers for this very car. When we hear from Niju we always get excited. He always has a cool friend to refer, or a new exciting stage for the R8 that at times we get to to be apart of that.

This stage of his build is by far our favorite. The wrap color, the turbo work, the air and of course the wheels. Once we knew we were bagging Niju’s car and he was going turbo with Brandon at B-Rouge we knew wheels were next! Niju wanted a true motorsport feeling vibe for this 800+HP single turbo manual 4.2 R8. I think he hit the nail right on the head with the LSR.

Now, onto the details!

Wheel Design:
Rotiform LSR
3 piece convex face
Rear load rim parts
Every other bolt exposed w/ LSR flange detail

Finishes:
Gloss Gunmetal Face
Polished Lip
Chrome Bolts
Black Barrel

Specs:
20×9 et45  
with Toyo Proxes T1R 245/30r20

20×12 et50
with Toyo Proxes T1R 315/25r20

Car info: 
2011 Audi R8 4.2
Air Lift Suspension
B-Rogue Single Turbo conversion (800+ HP)
Stock R8 Steel Brakes

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here
Turbo: Contact here

Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @endless_visuals
Owner: @nijurxz
Turbo by: @b.rogue.built – Click to see more

Customer Spotlight: BC Forged LE10 x Air Lift – Hunter’s B8.5 A4

The B8 chassis is one we know inside and out. A platform we have personally experienced 3 times over in the past! Probably the best A4/S4 chassis ever made in our opinion. When Hunter wanted something unique, didn’t break the bank and had custom finishes, BC Forged really stood out to us. The LE10 in particular was what we decided upon.

3-5 weeks to your door, no up-charges on custom finishes and some KILLER designs. Now, onto the details! Like seeing what you can expect getting? BC is great about that. Check out this 2D Drawing of Customer’s Wheels (48 hrs after purchase this is sent to all BC Forged customers)

Want to see your custom wheels BEFORE they ship? BC has your back there too! Completion Photo: (Sent for every set 3-4 weeks after order)

Wheel Style:
BC Forged LE10
Register Shift Face

Finishes:
Brushed bronze lip
Matte Gunmetal face 
Black hardware

Specs:
19×10 et35
More Aggressive rear lip/concave

Car:
B8.5 Audi A4
Stock S4 brakes 
Air Lift

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension:Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Owner: @hunter_c99
Photographer: @mbsh00ts

Customer Spotlight: MK2 Audi TTRS x Momo Heritage 6 by Acostabuilt

When I saw the Momo Heritage 6 at SEMA 2018 I was ABSOLUTELY taken by the design. The Heritage 6 by Momo feels like you jumped into pit late in the 80’s, the nostalgia is real! Our customer’s MK2 TTRS went over some extensive modifications to do get the 17×9.5 ET+38 with a 35mm lip to fit his car and keep it functional. Like what you see? Lets make a set happen! For now, enjoy a few killer shots of Kevin’s set up.

Available in 17″ and 18″ diameters, the Heritage 6 is custom made to order. Choose your 5 lug bolt pattern, offset, backspace and any of MOMO’s nine custom color options. If you have any more questions or would like pricing on this modernized classic six-spoke design that is reminiscent of MOMO’s first light alloy wheels that revolutionized the industry in the 1970’s. Contact us immediately! 978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

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Words by James T Curtis
Photos via @acostabuiltofficial

In Review: B8 Audi Platform Air Lift Performance Kit

In Review: B8/8.5 Air Lift Performance Kit. A kit we know incredibly well from our personal stint with our own 2011 Audi S4 shop project. A car I personally revered as closely as my 2004 VW R32 that until the S4 skid into my life WAS the coolest car I have ever owned.

S4 Project: 2011 Audi S4
Air Lift Performance Suspension with Air Lift Rear Shocks
19×10 et31 Work Meister S1 with 245/35r19 tucked quite nicely
Factory Camber Adjustment: MAXED

Air Lift Kit Available Here
Work Meister S1 3 piece available here
102MM AWE Touring STUFFED into a factory B8 rear valance. Just had to share.
Photos via: Dario at YPAS

With so much seat time in this car we became experts quickly with the B8 community. This covers a VAST amount of cars which we had three as shop cars. The B8 S4 and B8.5 SQ5 and A4. So we essentially tested each kit 3 ways across a few B8 Platforms. The results were awesome.

Drive high, park low. Retain the same level of performance of a traditional coilover system. BC Racing essentially makes the body, internals and top mount to Air Lift’s specifications. So you truly get the performance of one of the most popular coilovers we sell the BC BR series.

Brendan our sales intern’s B8.5 K04 A4
Air Lift Performance x Rohana RC10 in 20×10 et33 with a 255/30r20
Photo Via: Melissa Curtis
Sam our international sales manager’s SQ5 on 22×10.5 Rotiform BUCs
Air Lift Performance x Rotiform BUC Forged
Photo Via: Mike Burns

This is just a platform we love and reverse as one of the best Audi platforms in modern time. Feel free to pick our brains anytime with personalized advice. All of these cars feature 3/8″ lines and the air lift performance rear shocks with the exception of the SQ5.

We wanted to test out a Bilstein adjustable and went that direction. We also had shortened spindles sourced from friends in the industry and some serious body mods done to get it this low. The SQ5 was a bit more involved than meets the eye. We will showcase more of this project at a later date.

These kits performed as expected. Stiffer than stock, but no bounce. Daily driving, Performance driving, traffic, terrible Boston roads… you name it we drove it. I would not have preferred any other set up in my car for suspension. Driving a lowered car otherwise static on treacherous northeastern city roads was just not an option for me with the S4. It was TOO nice of a car.

I personally rode my car around 80/60 PSI with a pressure based management system. This was my around town height on the works, 70/55 was pretty slammed and rode a little more harsh but still not bad. I set the compression 2 clicks up in front and 4 clicks up in back. I drive pretty hard. We did drag and road course days with this car and beat the ever living sh*t out of this air lift kit in testing. It took everything I could throw at it, and even turned an 11.93 at 118 MPH time at NE Dragway here in NH. On Air Lift.

My car at time time was running V2 (not my favorite) and by the time 3P was coming out, I was moving on to another project. My E46 M3 (story for another time).

The 3p/3h system is the management we recommend and mainly sell. Lifetime warranty, amazing weather testing, adaptability and ease of use. Those are the reasons we are borderline obsessed with selling this product. Its literally so easy and reliable its hard to want to recommend alternatives.

In closing, we do a lot of B8’s and Audi’s in general. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation! Email sales@wheellab.us or call 978-219-9060

Kit available for purchase here: Click to Shop B8 Air Lift

Story by James Curtis
Owner – Wheel Lab