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    Ideal Wheel Size for S3, is it 17x7.5J et35?

    As above really, looking for some new lightweight wheels and would like to get the best for the car. I would always err to them being the standard size unless anyone has any other thoughts? I like 17"s by the way.

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    I would say 18x8 is the ideal size for me.
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    Thanks, i do not want to go bigger than 17" for many reasons and I also meant in terms of ideal for the car rather than looks etc. The wheels I am looking at look great in 17" as do the current standard (refirb'd) wheels I have on.

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    originals are 7,5 x 17 ET32.. and there is 20mm free space on rear axis and 10mm in front...

    so 8x 17 et30 front and 9 x17 et 30 in back

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    Quote Originally Posted by AjM View Post
    As above really, looking for some new lightweight wheels and would like to get the best for the car. I would always err to them being the standard size unless anyone has any other thoughts? I like 17"s by the way.
    The only 17" rims I like on 8L S3's are the OEM Avus 6 spoke rims, anything else looks rubbish and small in my opinion.

    As for the ideal wheel, from my experience, light weight 18x8s wrapped in 225/40's and spaced out to fill the arches is the best handling combination along with a few choice suspension mods. 19s look the best, but they kill fuel economy and blunt some of the handling, but it's all about the bling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AjM View Post
    As above really, looking for some new lightweight wheels and would like to get the best for the car. I would always err to them being the standard size unless anyone has any other thoughts? I like 17"s by the way.
    The only 17" rims I like on 8L S3's are the OEM Avus 6 spoke rims, anything else looks rubbish and small in my opinion.

    As for the ideal wheel, from my experience, light weight 18x8s wrapped in 225/40's and spaced out to fill the arches is the best handling combination along with a few choice suspension mods. 19s look the best, but they kill fuel economy and blunt some of the handling, but it's all about the bling!

    Choice is your of course.



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    Thing is I like the comfort offered with the 17", plus the cheaper tyres!! Also with 18" as you have said I would need to go 8 wide and I like being 7.5 wide with 225 tyres as it gives me more room for kerb errors!
    I think I may stick with mine, they have just been refirb'd and look pretty ace! Unless anyone knows of a lightweight 18x7.5?
    See, I can't decide what to do.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AjM View Post
    Thing is I like the comfort offered with the 17", plus the cheaper tyres!! Also with 18" as you have said I would need to go 8 wide and I like being 7.5 wide with 225 tyres as it gives me more room for kerb errors!
    I think I may stick with mine, they have just been refirb'd and look pretty ace! Unless anyone knows of a lightweight 18x7.5?
    See, I can't decide what to do.....
    Golf Anniversary BBS RC's are 18x7.5, but they don't fill the arches quite as much. They would be lightweight and ideal for you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AjM View Post
    Thing is I like the comfort offered with the 17", plus the cheaper tyres!! Also with 18" as you have said I would need to go 8 wide and I like being 7.5 wide with 225 tyres as it gives me more room for kerb errors!
    I think I may stick with mine, they have just been refirb'd and look pretty ace! Unless anyone knows of a lightweight 18x7.5?
    See, I can't decide what to do.....
    Golf Anniversary BBS RC's are 18x7.5, but they don't fill the arches quite as much. They would be lightweight and ideal for you.



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh! For Sale:LCR Brakes - £400



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    I am going down the 18x7.5 route in the shape of Inovit Tuning Tarmac Wheels, as they ar ET38 rateher 32 what size spacers will I need? Also does anyone know what a standard Avus 17" weighs? I want to check these new ones are lighter.
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