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    16" wheels on an S3 ?

    Does anyone know for sure if 16" wheels will fit on an S3 ?

    Need to fit winter tyres for a few weeks abroad and 16" will give me a lot more options

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    Yes they will, you just wheels with the correct offset(around ET35 +/- 5mm) and the spokes need to clear the brake calipers.(alloys with a dish is most likely not going to fit).



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    ok, great thanks !

    I was thinking to use beetle or similar 16" steel wheel - do you think they would be ok ?

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    Leon 16" steels fit fine on an S3!

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    ok, good to know Leon wheels are an option too - thanks

    if the offset is less than 35 (ie 30) would the wheels stick out further or less than standard ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darko View Post
    ok, great thanks !

    I was thinking to use beetle or similar 16" steel wheel - do you think they would be ok ?
    These should be fine, there's a member on here with a stealth black S3 from the US running bandied 16" steelies.



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    Quote Originally Posted by darko View Post
    ok, good to know Leon wheels are an option too - thanks

    if the offset is less than 35 (ie 30) would the wheels stick out further or less than standard ?
    Lower the offset, the more the wheels go outwards. But with a narrower wheel like a Beetle steelie, I doubt it would get close to your wheelarch lips without wide rubber.



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    Quote Originally Posted by darko View Post
    Does anyone know for sure if 16" wheels will fit on an S3 ?

    Need to fit winter tyres for a few weeks abroad and 16" will give me a lot more options
    Of course!
    On winter tires I assemble Alutec 7x16. Among the other with 205 on the snow the car is much more fun and domabile as the tire is closer. Practically a toy.


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    are winter tyres worth having on a quattro?
    Audi A3 8L 1.8T Quattro 180 in black. Totally standard: for now...

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    Of course, with winter tires the Quattro is glued to the road with the snow

 

 

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