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    Wheel Offset

    Have seen set of second hand wheels for my S3 that seem like a good buy but need to check one or two things with your guys.

    Is the S3 5x100pcd and what is the correct offset for 8.5" wide wheels (8.5" x 18" wheels with 225/40/18 tyres) ?

    TBH I'm not sure about putting 8.5" wide wheels on the car as I think it's getting a bit wide but they are light.

    Thoughts anyone ???

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    et 32 is what the std wheels are ( I think) and most reps are et35.

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    The S3 is 5x100 PCD. Most aftermarket wheels have an offset of ET35. You will be fine with a width of 8.5" although 8" would be better for handling.

    Tyre sizes are as follows:

    225/45/17
    225/40/18
    235/35/19

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    Re: Wheel Offset

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    et 32 is what the std wheels are ( I think) and most reps are et35.

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    Fingermouse, you are correct... standard S3 alloys are ET32 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    et 32 is what the std wheels are ( I think) and most reps are et35.

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    Fingermouse, you are correct... standard S3 alloys are ET32 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    wow now thats a first [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif[/img]

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    well correct if 17" maybe [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


    18 " OEM RSTT are ET33 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Re: Wheel Offset

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    well correct if 17" maybe [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


    18 " OEM RSTT are ET33 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    They aren't official S3 wheels! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    they are.

    official optional extra. Factory fitted [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Re: Wheel Offset

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    they are.

    official optional extra. Factory fitted [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Exactly... they are an option... not standard fit!

    In my opinion, an S3 alloy is a 17" Avus wheel.

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    lol.

    i wouldnt have had an S3 with anything but 18 " RSTT 9 spoke. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]

    probably why ive had two with them

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    Can anyone tell me if the BBS CH will fit on with a Brembo GT brake kit ???

    cheers

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    Re: Wheel Offset

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    Can anyone tell me if the BBS CH will fit on with a Brembo GT brake kit ???

    cheers

    Kev

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    Didn't GLen have those wheels? And he ran the brembo brakes, though with spacers.

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    18/35/235 will fit more squarely than the 18 40 225 which will lose rim protectors on 8.5''s like mine did..

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    Re: Wheel Offset

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    Can anyone tell me if the BBS CH will fit on with a Brembo GT brake kit ???

    cheers

    Kev

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    Didn't GLen have those wheels? And he ran the brembo brakes, though with spacers.

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    I think Glen had BBS RC's.

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    Re: Wheel Offset

    Markb has CH's on his A3.

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    Re: Wheel Offset

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    I think Glen had BBS RC's.

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    Close...they were the multi-piece versions:
    BBS RSIIs...ET33, 8.0 x 18.

 

 

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