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    Question Cheapest lightweight, quality 18s for S3

    OK - I think I am asking too much here but having fitted OEM RSTTs to my S3 I feel the handling has been negatively affected, which I am sure is down to the extra weight of this wheels over standard avus's.

    So the million dollar question, being on a tight budget and all is, what are my options for a quality lightweight set of 18s? Can't afford to spend a bunch on these and so I'm willing to go second hand. Is it possible to get a quality set of lightweight 18s (that look good) for the S3 on a budget (5-600 exc tyres) or am I asking too much? Love BBS but just can't afford them (unless someone has a cheap set for sale that is!).

    Suggestions (and pics) welcome.

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    Tell us which BBS your after and i will try to get you a decent price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raasta
    Tell us which BBS your after and i will try to get you a decent price.
    CH are fantastic, but as said above I can't afford them. My budget is 500 or so. I presume you mean new not second hand?

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    I have some BBS's on my A3 but they are 17 inch with 225 tyres, cheap ones. I may consider a PX with money your way??? they need a refurb too....


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    TRY BAY THEY HAVE A SET OF BBS RC ALLOYS FOR 750 BRAND NEW, THESE R HARD TO FIND AT THIS PRICE
    Item number: 280005686093

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    HOW MUCH DO U WANT FOR UR RSTT AND R THEY REPLICAS AND WHATS THE CONDITIONS OF THEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 NAH
    TRY BAY THEY HAVE A SET OF BBS RC ALLOYS FOR 750 BRAND NEW, THESE R HARD TO FIND AT THIS PRICE
    Item number: 280005686093
    Has anybody got a picture of some RCs on an S3?

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    Here's a quick photoshop for you. Not a good job, there more like 18"s than 17"s too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3-James
    Here's a quick photoshop for you. Not a good job, there more like 18"s than 17"s too.

    That's kind, thank you. I'm after 18s anyhow. Not sure I like the look of them to be honest.

    Does anyone actually have these fitted to an S3 or know anybody who has.

    Cheers,

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    Am I imagining it, or did Rich have those wheels on his car?
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    Keep your eyes open on the various forums - I picked up a set of 18" BBS CH with Toyo tyres for 500 on a VW forum!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtiglasgow
    Keep your eyes open on the various forums - I picked up a set of 18" BBS CH with Toyo tyres for 500 on a VW forum!!

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    Wow thats a great price, mine were 1400 brand new
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    http://www.thettshop.co.uk/exterior....product=701456

    What about these they are the TT quattro sport wheels not sure if they will suit the S3 they are low low offset so should look well aggressive or the golf anni wheels.. BBS RCs they can be had for 500

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    Just another suggestion, how about BBS RSIIs?

    TT BBS wheels on the S3?

    I have them on my S3 - very similar to the RC's - however not cheap but you might find a set on ebay if you have a look around?

    Sorry about the pictures, keep meaning to take some more but haven't got round to it yet.

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    Just an update - stretched the budget and got some BBS RCs in the end for 725. I love the wheels as they are about 9 lbs per wheel lighter than the RSTTs I had on and the turn in is now superb. It's amazing how much this weight difference can make to turn in, braking, and acceleration. The car just feels much nimbler now. I also like the look of them as well!

    Cheers for the help in this thread.

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    Pics please!

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    Stick with BBS all the way!
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    Show us the pics then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    Show us the pics then!
    Would you believe I don't have a digi camera or phone camera! Still in the dark ages I'm afraid. If I can get access to one this weekend I'll try and take some.

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    Are the BBS CVs new? not seen them before...look really nice

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    Not brand new but fairly new. Nice looking wheels, even better in the flesh!
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