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    What's the smallest size wheels you can fit on S3?

    My 19" RSTTs are due a refurb, so I need some cheap wheels to stick on for a few days whilst they're being re sprayed, I guess my best bet is some cheap Steelers from another vw/Audi, but I dont know how small I can go!

    Seen some Vw transporter 16" steelies that might do the job? The discs are 312mm

    Any help appreciated!

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    good luck 16 will be a push get 17's to be safer, can get the fan 5 spokes cheap on ebay or breakers. have a look
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    over standard 312s, 16" will go over, but you need to the correct offset to clear the calipers from the spokes part of the wheel/alloy.



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    the 16" a3 sport alloys fit over 312mm. just a tiny gap between the caliper and stick on weights.
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    Thanks for all your help, so I guess a cheap set of a3 17s will be best. Wasn't looking to spend a lot on them, but I spose I can always sell them on after.

    Does anyone know if there are any steelies that are suitable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    Thanks for all your help, so I guess a cheap set of a3 17s will be best. Wasn't looking to spend a lot on them, but I spose I can always sell them on after.

    Does anyone know if there are any steelies that are suitable?
    Where you based? I have a spare set set of S3 Avus kicking around the garage atm.

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    Cheapest option will be some stock A3 turbo 16's. As Jay showed above they fit over just fine. tend to go for £50 for a full set
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    Quote Originally Posted by vfr800 View Post
    Where you based? I have a spare set set of S3 Avus kicking around the garage atm.

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    Located in Peterborough Cambs, how much you looking for mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Cheapest option will be some stock A3 turbo 16's. As Jay showed above they fit over just fine. tend to go for £50 for a full set
    Thanks mate I'll scour eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
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    well thats your opinion
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    PM "Reesy" I'm sure he had a spare set of 16" A3 sport wheels that he was selling dirt cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJee_S3 View Post
    Located in Peterborough Cambs, how much you looking for mate?
    I'm not looking to sell them, but if you were just round the corner which you're not unfortunately, I wouldn't have minded loaning them for a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1601 View Post
    well thats your opinion
    Correct, it is also factually correct. EBC themselves released a statement saying that the glue holding the compound to the backings wasn't good enough for the weight of our cars. After SEVERAL (or which I personally know of two) cars ripped the material clean off the backings and left the users brakeless and with ruined discs and pads.

    You have been on here long enough, surely you know I don't just say things for the fun of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Correct, it is also factually correct. EBC themselves released a statement saying that the glue holding the compound to the backings wasn't good enough for the weight of our cars. After SEVERAL (or which I personally know of two) cars ripped the material clean off the backings and left the users brakeless and with ruined discs and pads.

    You have been on here long enough, surely you know I don't just say things for the fun of it.
    i have heard of these pads coming off their backings too........ As much as I'd like to see jaardo to be wrong so I can start a forum rant with him for both mine,his and the rest of the forums comical entertainment :-) , he's right

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    Quote Originally Posted by s33nyboy12 View Post
    i have heard of these pads coming off their backings too........ As much as I'd like to see jaardo to be wrong so I can start a forum rant with him for both mine,his and the rest of the forums comical entertainment :-) , he's right

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    I've had EBC pads fail and come off the backing, that was 'green stuff' on a std A3 1.8T - fortunately it was the rear brakes.

    I googled and there's a lot of forum talk about pads failing - on bikes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfr800 View Post
    I've had EBC pads fail and come off the backing, that was 'green stuff' on a std A3 1.8T - fortunately it was the rear brakes.

    I googled and there's a lot of forum talk about pads failing - on bikes too.
    on bikes! **** that......... That would be severely worse than a car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by s33nyboy12 View Post
    on bikes! **** that......... That would be severely worse than a car!
    Yup, scary shįt indeed.

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