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    S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questions

    I'm after a set of S3 alloys in very good nick with half decent tyres, what kind of price can I expect to pay?
    I've got between Ł250 and Ł300 max.

    Also on my Turbo sport will there be big gaps in the arches after the alloys are fitted? I'm going for H&R springs nxt year & chip.

    Last silly question, the exhaust on my car is no where to be seen I saw a 1.8T Quattro the other day that had a nice shiny tipped backbox that looked Oem. Will this bolt straight on, I guess you need a new rear valance too? And the rear spolier from an S3 is different from the standard rear spolier? I think thats it.

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questions

    I don't think you'll get a set of S3 alloys for Ł300 inc tyres, I may be wrong though

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    Take a look on e-bay(audi s3). The wheels are just what your looking for with decent tyres aswell.

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    I managed to pick up a set of S3 alloys for Ł200 (of a mate though & they need a re-furb)

    Ł300 is possible but it might take a while.

    Have you considered the17" of TT's? They seem to go for a bit less on ebay

    hope it helps

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    I've seen one set for Ł350 ono in good nick, and the set on ebay which I'm guessing will go for about the same kind of money, not too bad. Just thinking what it will look like with std suspension.

    I wonder how much the set on ebay will go for, I'll keep on them [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    I bought a set in excellent condition, with decent tyres for Ł250, which is the usual going rate on ebay.

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    Ł250 - Ł350 is the going rate for S3 alloys on Ebay at the minute, and should get a set of good condition wheels and tyres.

    I paid Ł300 for mine a few months back off Ebay.

    Although have you considered getting some RS4's instead?

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    Hi...

    Apologies for the piccy sizes!!!
    Apologies for the piccy sizes!!!
    Apologies for the piccy sizes!!!


    (I'm REALLY REALLY SORRY!)

    Here are a couple of shots of my 1.6 Sport on factory suspension with S3 Avus rims (warning to those with 1.6s wanting S3 rims - you WILL have to modify your pads!)...

    Regards,

    Rob.



    .............(And before it had its kit...)............>>>>


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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    That's a chiny A3, and the kit looks good too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    The kit looks great but personally i would have gone for black mesh. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

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    Take a look on e-bay(audi s3). The wheels are just what your looking for with decent tyres aswell.

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    There is a set on ebay at the minute with bridgestone tyres that look like they are in really good condition. They are currently at Ł280 with 17 hours left.

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    Thanks for the kind words guys [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I was going to go for black mesh originally, but I wanted it to be VAG OEM-style honeycomb, and at the time my kit was fitted (very short notice because I happened to tack it on to a repair for a less than spectacular display of parking) it was really hard to find.

    I probably will change it over at some point; who knows, maybe when my bumper's off to fit my Xenons and new radiator...

    Thanks again,

    Rob.

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    very clean rob [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    Very nice, any worries I have I don't have any more, looks like a worth while upgrade [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]


    The first set of alloys I was looking at I can get for Ł300 in very good nick but with only 2-3mm left all round, at least the set on ebay has more tread wear left so it's going to be worth paying a little more, my budget is tight esp at this time of year.

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    Worth while investment, I'm glad i bought the S3 rims for my A3 sport as they look miles better than the pencil thin 15" alloys on the sports models, will fill the wheel arch gaps nicely with the standard sports suspension.

    Go for it!

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    There was a set on Autotrader for Ł325 inc new Michelin PS2 tyres, based in Birmingham. They tyres alone are worth Ł480.00!!!!

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    Can't see the on Autotader website, decsions first set Ł300 I can buy have 2-3mm, set on ebay have 4-6mm on them, looks as if there going to go big money. My budget is Ł350, I'm just going to have to keep an eye out for a decent set.

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    Re: S3 Alloys- Price and ride height afterwards? + bonus silly questio

    OK so you can get SECOND HAND alloys for the money quoted. I was on about NEW ones

 

 

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