Do all A6 variants have same spare tire retaining bolt?
Lots of good news, a little not-so-good.
Good: Local tire guys vouched for straightness of my repaired S6 Avus rim.
Good: S6 Avus (17"x8") with ContiExtremeContact in 235/45-17 fits beautifully in spare well:
Not so good: the plastic-headed wheel retaining bolt doesn't fit. a) The threaded bolt is a bit too short to reach the well socket. b) Even if it reached, the whole assemblage sticks up so much the trunk "floor" won't close.
Thus my question: do A6s with different wheel combos from the factory get a different retaining bolt? My car came with the non-sport 2.7T 5-spoke 16" (16x7) wheels, and a 4B0-803-899-AG bolt which looks like:
Could folks with other wheel combos check and see if they have the same 4B0-803-899-AG part?
'14 S6 4.0TQDSG
'01 A6 2.7TQM - Sold
"Turbos make torque, and torque makes fun." -Corky Bell
Similar # on 4.2; DIFFERENT look; try another way?
On a 2000 4.2 with 8 x 17's (both pieplates and 5 spoke) with 35 mm offset and 255/40 tires, mine is also 4B0803899. There is NO letter suffix. Different than the picture, on the knurled side you would grab onto, that's the very end of it--I see one more piece/spacer in your picture. Likewise on the threaded end, mine doesn't have the eight pointed star wheel thing--basically your picture has four principal black plastic parts plus the threaded bolt. Mine has only two plus the bolt.
Different approach--you can disassemble these and change the bolt built into it to the right length. Less than $2 at a hardware or auto store that stocks metric bolts. I've replaced it on a C4 2.8 when I changed wheels.