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    What Offset For No Spacers?

    Hello everyone

    Looking at buying some wheels...........Just want to know what offset id need for my wheels to be flush with the arches?
    Dont really like using spacers. At the moment my RS4 replicas (came with the car) sit really far in on the back.....they arent so bad on the front though.

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    depends on the widths of the wheel your looking at

    for an 8.5" wheel ET20-25 sits good on the front but still a little too far in at the rear for me. ET 15 for the rear would be good i think
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    You should check out this calculator, really helpful when considering stuff like this, just put in your current wheels and compare.

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    MrTackalakalaka,


    If you get new wheels id b intersted in your old RS4 reps???


    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danman1 View Post
    MrTackalakalaka,


    If you get new wheels id b intersted in your old RS4 reps???


    Dan
    Hello Dan

    Yeah thats cool!!
    Think im gonna chuck them on ebay when i do it..........They look like they have been repaired and refurbed a few times though. Tyres are all in good condition. Will keep you updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    depends on the widths of the wheel your looking at

    for an 8.5" wheel ET20-25 sits good on the front but still a little too far in at the rear for me. ET 15 for the rear would be good i think
    Nice to see a fellow cornishman on here!!

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    not many of us on here i don't think. I see a few S3s around Falmouth though.

    What colour is your car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    not many of us on here i don't think. I see a few S3s around Falmouth though.

    What colour is your car?
    Mine is dark blue......I got it from someone up in Bodmin area. Is yours the one in your picture? With the BBS wheels?

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    There are some more of us from Cornwall on here Wadebridge.

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    You will find that wide wheels with exotic offsets will cost a lot more money then the run of the mill wheel which is why most people use spacers. You might also want to consider tyre prices for a wide wheel too.
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    yeah red with BBS wheels. There is a smart looking yellow one i see around work sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by G60DAN View Post
    There are some more of us from Cornwall on here Wadebridge.
    Awesome!! Hello

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    You will find that wide wheels with exotic offsets will cost a lot more money then the run of the mill wheel which is why most people use spacers. You might also want to consider tyre prices for a wide wheel too.
    Ah yes thanks!! Think i might stick to 18” x 8.5” 5x100 et 44 and put spacers on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    yeah red with BBS wheels. There is a smart looking yellow one i see around work sometimes
    Love the look of your S3! Yeah there are quite a few around Truro but im never in mine when i drive past to give them a flash!

    This is what im hoping mine will look like in the near future (White with Black wheels)



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTackalakalaka View Post
    Love the look of your S3! Yeah there are quite a few around Truro but im never in mine when i drive past to give them a flash!

    This is what im hoping mine will look like in the near future (White with Black wheels)

    I can't see the picture? Are you going to have yours resprayed then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    I can't see the picture? Are you going to have yours resprayed then?
    try this:

    http://rotablog.co.uk/blog/wp-conten...-rota-grid.jpg


    Yeah in the near future........I helped respray my MK4 Golf just before i sold it. Mine has quite a few scratches all over it.

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    ah yes there is a red s3 on here with those wheels and very similar stance, looks awesome. Be good to see how yours comes along. Are planning big things for this car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    ah yes there is a red s3 on here with those wheels and very similar stance, looks awesome. Be good to see how yours comes along. Are planning big things for this car?
    Not too sure yet. Just wanted some new wheels and lower it a bit..........but i tend to get carried away! There are too many nice looking engine bays on here.......not good for my bank! haha
    Have you done much to yours?

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    na, mines pretty boring tbh. I fully revamped the suspension which i cannot emphasize enough how much of an improvement that is but other than that it is standard. I don't even have a Forge DV. I need to pull my socks up. I am getting my long awaited Brembos strapped on next week though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    na, mines pretty boring tbh. I fully revamped the suspension which i cannot emphasize enough how much of an improvement that is but other than that it is standard. I don't even have a Forge DV. I need to pull my socks up. I am getting my long awaited Brembos strapped on next week though
    Very nice!! What suspension do you run?

    Mine has been remapped and chipped but i had no history with the car so i dont know what its running at, will go to St Agnes and take it on the rolling road.

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    Bilstein B8 shocks with H&R lowering springs (25mm), Neuspeed ARBs (22mm front, 19mm rear) and Dave's adjustable rear tie arms. Also got new (standard) ball joints, drop links top mounts and bushes all round.
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