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    Question Which wheel would you choose? *Pics*

    Which one of these would you choose to fit on a black S3?





    Personally I like the second one.
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    top ones for me mate! love 2 piece rims!
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    2nd one...you need a poll.

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    at first glance i thought the first ones, but then after a longer look i think the second set. i think the spokes look a little straighter and the dish is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booth_S3
    top ones for me mate! love 2 piece rims!
    Unfortunately it aint a two piece, just a look a like (even more for not liking it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3-frankie
    at first glance i thought the first ones, but then after a longer look i think the second set. i think the spokes look a little straighter and the dish is nice.
    Yeah the second one is a much straighter dish shape, the first one has a curve look (like a football) lol
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    i think the first one for me. like the look of the split rim.
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    Rx's look so nice on, but watch the offsets, you will dtruggle to get an Rx in anyhting other than an 8j et 35. Hardly any wider than stock without spacers and centre line moves in three mill.

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    2nd ones for me mate
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    The top ones, black/anthracite the centre and keep the shine on the lip...


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    1st for me but very close. couldn't tell the difference if i wasnt paying attention
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    Probs the second ones mate in 8.5x18... They would look spot one! Although very BMWish!
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    second one mate!

    definitly the second! think S3 alloys gota be angular ta off set the rounded bodywork

    i looked at those BBS's very nice but not as nice on the silver as it would be on black! i just bought a set of nouvalari's...wait an see how they look

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    2nd one for me too. 1st ones seem a bit too fussy for my liking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defratos
    Unfortunately it aint a two piece, just a look a like (even more for not liking it)
    What's not?

    RXIIs are two piece.
    I have rebuilt 4 sets so far...and have a further set in bits in my garage...and I can assure you they are two piece.
    A centre and a rim...bolted together with M7 titanium bolts.


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    top ones. need lots of carefull regular cleaning though!
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    Oh...and I prefer the RXIIs...

    I have both BBS RXs and RXIIs at the moment...I much prefer the RXIIs (I have 3 sets)...whereas I use the RX for winter wheels with some snow tyres on.


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    I'd have these

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    Both those wheels have been around for quite a while. I'd go for something newer. If I was buying now I would go for BBS RS-GT's



    Or with a black centre and polished lip

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    If that were my only choice, I'd take the RXIIs.

    16" steelies are the way to go!
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    How about a set of these. I know a guy very well who is trying to sell a set!!


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    2nd ones without doubt
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    What are the bbs rims you see as an optional extra on a lot of the a3 sport back models?

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    id say the second set of those two myself.

    both are a very similar style, but the second set are more smooth and subtle, and thus more in keeping with the classy style of the S3.

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    2nd ones for me, they look bigger and a cleaner shape.

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    2nd ones for me as well
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    2nd one. But either works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Steve
    Both those wheels have been around for quite a while. I'd go for something newer. If I was buying now I would go for BBS RS-GT's



    Or with a black centre and polished lip


    I say these ones too!
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    Yep - 2nd ones from me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ess_Three
    What's not?

    RXIIs are two piece.
    I have rebuilt 4 sets so far...and have a further set in bits in my garage...and I can assure you they are two piece.
    A centre and a rim...bolted together with M7 titanium bolts.
    yup your right Glen, they are two piece. how come u got so many wheels lying about? and why do u prefer the RXII?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defratos
    yup your right Glen, they are two piece.
    I know...

    how come u got so many wheels lying about?
    ...because I'm a BBS wheel whore.


    and why do u prefer the RXII?
    I prefer the shape of the rim...smoother and more curved.
    I don't much care for the angular step on the RXs...I don't like deep dish wheels and it reminds me of that.
    RXIIs are also easier to keep clean...the crap sits on the 'ledge' on the rim on the RXs!!


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    I've never liked the look of wheels with all studs and bolts around the rim I imagine they're a bugger to clean too. Out of the two, it'd be the second one for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by batwad
    I imagine they're a bugger to clean too.
    As I said, I currently have both RXs and RXIIs and the RXIIs stay cleaner and are easier to clean.
    both are a bit of a pain, to be honest...but the rims are easier to clean on the RXIIs.

    The main problem with RXIIs is that they WILL corrode eventually from inside the joint between the rim and the centre.
    You can delay it by not using Wonder Wheels or similar...but if used in salty environments, the corrosion will eventally form under the laqcuer resulting in a re-furb.
    Hence the 4 or 5 sets I've done!


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    I prefer the second set. As previously stated they're very BMW-ish though. Quite like the M3 CSL's... If only BBS weren't so damned expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defratos
    Which one of these would you choose to fit on a black S3?


    Out of the two I would pick these every single day of the week much much nicer wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ess_Three
    I know...



    ...because I'm a BBS wheel whore.




    I prefer the shape of the rim...smoother and more curved.
    I don't much care for the angular step on the RXs...I don't like deep dish wheels and it reminds me of that.
    RXIIs are also easier to keep clean...the crap sits on the 'ledge' on the rim on the RXs!!
    Thanks for the clarification mate, just wanted to check could I get these wheels in ET35, bolt pattern 5x100? I've spoken to someone who's sourcing one for me but just wanted to check if it'll fit me S3? any ideas?
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    The RX's always look bigger to me though as they look less fussy. Thos wheels on that A/S4 above look appauling, they look like 15's

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    Very true...
    The RXs always look bigger than the same sized RXIIs.
    I'd still take the RXIIS though...a prettier wheel.


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    Sorry, off topic

    Glen,
    Hows the protective film on the 911 holding up and could you PM the details of the supplier/fitter of the product?

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