Ok, i'm currently running 18" OEM RSTT's on a standard handling car. In a few months they're likely to need new tyres together with a refurb as the last owner has scuffed them to within an inch of their life. I'm happy to do this as I like the OEM look, however the temptation to go to 19" replica RS6's is constantly in my mind (look chunky/easier to clean).
I've read numerous posts about 19's which all revolve around the following:
1. They're heavy and 'destroy' the handling.
2. They bend easily (my old A3 ones did but that was 5 years ago!).
3. The ride comfort is heavily compromised.
What I want to know is are these true enough to warrant not 'upgrading' to 19's? I'd like to hear experiences from people who have moved from 18's to 19's in regards to the above. I don't do huge mileage and rarely drive over 8 tenths so they're more for 'show' than 'go' but I don't want the handling to be 'destroyed' to quote some other threads.
I'd also be keen to see pics of S3's on 19's with standard suspension, preferably the standard -10mm springs that come on later spec S3's, as I wouldn't want to have to invest in suspension upgrades to avoid being tractor like.
Comments and advice much appreciated