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    yet another wheel question

    hello all.

    just picked up some wheels and its too late to get them fitted now so my question is will they fit?! and what spacers may i need?

    225/40/18's on 18x8J wheels with offset 40.

    I have a feeling i'll be looking at somewhere between 10-20mm spacing? 10mm more on the rear.

    according to car bible (compared to standard sport alloys):
    The edge of the new tyre will be 8mm closer to the inside of the wheel well and suspension components, and 12mm further out from the edge of the bodywork.

    thanks. very excite about new wheels....and cost me just 160

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    oops. its an a3.

    i realise they are fractionally larger in diameter overall, but it will help to fill the arches i guess!

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    and how to answer my own question! my old audi had 18x8 with et35 and looked like this. so i think 20mm rear and 10mm front


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    its these i got in gloss black with white lip. going to change the lip to lime green me thinks!

    not the coolest wheels ever but with 4 good tyres i couldn't say no

    avalini scorze alloy wheels rims

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    Look different mate get the pics up when fitted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve bain View Post
    hello all.

    just picked up some wheels and its too late to get them fitted now so my question is will they fit?! and what spacers may i need?

    225/40/18's on 18x8J wheels with offset 40.

    I have a feeling i'll be looking at somewhere between 10-20mm spacing? 10mm more on the rear.

    according to car bible (compared to standard sport alloys):
    The edge of the new tyre will be 8mm closer to the inside of the wheel well and suspension components, and 12mm further out from the edge of the bodywork.

    thanks. very excite about new wheels....and cost me just 160
    So long as the stud pattern and centre bore is correct, they should fit straight on! Ideally, you want offset of ET35, but 40 should be ok.



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    cool. i think i need spigots but there cheap as you like.

    just coz i'm bored at work i did a quick photoshop. lime green it is then!! and did a free respray on the bumper

    before



    after

    Last edited by steve bain; 4th March 2011 at 12:34.

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    lowered...yes i am this bored!!


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    progress pics. i am either mental or a genius. not sure yet. hopefully on car in a few hours




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    well i think it works well. needs a beating with the lowering stick now!




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    Need to black the tyres a bit, and yes, lower it, it might just work!



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    It's going to be like Marmite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy_A3T View Post
    It's going to be like Marmite.
    but i like marmite :P
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