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    S3 8L wheels upgrade....help

    Im in need of new tyres for my genuine (old style) rs4 18" rims. However a wheels trader on ebay agreed on a swap with cash his way for audi tt mk2 bi-colour 9 spoke/a3 bbs split rims. I have asked around and been informed they wont fit my 52reg S3.
    The questions i pose is -
    1) how or what is required to make them fit? how much Ł?
    2) If not them, what do you think of the mk1 tt quatro rims on an S3?
    3) Is this a pointless task or worth changing to enhance the look?

    Any suggestions, advise and pics of other upgrades would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    P.S it has to be genuine oem wheels.

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    OK mate, need some more info on the swap wheels, any model details etc....

    Basically what you need for your car is a 5x100 fitment, the reps will fit as they are multi fit, which is usually 5x100 and 5x112.

    Sorry just re-red, mark2 TT rims wont fit, you can get adapters, they dont cost loads and lots of people use them...

    Just find out what fitment they are and then go from there.

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    Thanks for getting back to me,
    my current wheels: 18 x8J, 5x110. Offset 38. 225/40 R18Y

    here’s the description and size of the wheels that I would like to fit on to mine:

    My 1st choice) 18 x 9J, 5x112. Offset 52. 245/40 R18 Y.
    Audi TT mk2 PRC ‘10-spoke’ wheels in bi-colour finish

    My 2nd choice) 18” x 7.5J, 5x112. Offset! 225/40 R18 Y
    Audi A3 8P C2Q ‘20-spoke’ split rim/bbs style

    So is it adapters that I need?
    Where can I get them from and do they affect the handling/drive much?

    Thanks

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    Yours wont be 5x110, they will be 5x100, if you want to just double check that mate

    Both wheels will need to have adaptors, as they are a 5x112 fitting, also with the 1st choice you may have trouble with them being too wide, as they may protrude your arches, which will then make them 'illegal'.

    2nd choice will be slightly better, but will still need adapters.

    Adapters are below, personally im not a fan, I would much prefer to get correct fitting wheels, however there are thousands of people that use them and I havent heard anything bad from them...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wheels-PCD-Ada...item5d2698d528

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    Oops your right mate, they are 5x100.

    Thanks for you responses guys.

    Its a damn shame the TT set may be too wide.
    Dilemmas of spending my money on rims & adapters that may not fit well, or just get some tread for my old style rs4's.......this seems to be the more inexpensive and sensible option.

    I currently have Dunlop s.max 225/40/18Y, noisy n not confidence inspiring.

    I was advised to go for michellin but they seem to be very expensive, what would you recomend as the cheaper yet not compromised options?

    Thanks

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    The TT 9J 18inch 245 40 18 won't be too wide, infact they'd be perfect once you get the hub adaptors, as for tyres Goodyear Eagle F1's, fair price, nice ride and grippy
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    Tyres - Falken 452s are pretty good for the money. For a bit more cash i've heard very good things about Uniroyal RainSport 2s...
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    I may look into wheel conversion in the new year, unless I come across the TT 18x9j rims at a seriously low price.

    Hopefuly somebody else may do the conversion to set of trend as not yet seen any pics of these on an s3.

    Thanks again, this has been educational.

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    Sorry mate Sandip may have put me right there......

    As for tyres, I would say Goodyear Eagle F1's GSD3's, spot on mate

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    Nice one guys. I managed to get/order brand new Eagle F1's x4, Ł400 including fiiting and balancing from a local back street tyre place.

    Just for the record KwikFit quoted Ł550 and Blackcircle Ł424 incl fitting etc.

    I cant see it getting much cheaper than Ł400. Not bad I thinks.

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    So will these 8 J X 18 5X112 ET42 wheels I'm after not fit my 2002 S3? On 40mm coils n currently have a set of 19"......
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevoS3 View Post
    So will these 8 J X 18 5X112 ET42 wheels I'm after not fit my 2002 S3? On 40mm coils n currently have a set of 19"......
    Not with a 5x112 fitment without hub adapters.

    All 8L S3's, Mk4 golfs, Mk1 Leons & Octavia's have 5x100 fitment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevoS3 View Post
    So will these 8 J X 18 5X112 ET42 wheels I'm after not fit my 2002 S3? On 40mm coils n currently have a set of 19"......
    20mm hub adaptors front and 30mm rear and your on to a winner bud
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    dammit!!! lol! I found my perfect wheels but I just cant get the mrs to let me buy them! lol too much cash once I include decent tyres and the hub avapters
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    Gutted!! What rims are they?
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    Awesome rims

    Hi Sandip,

    your rims, are those 18” Audi A3 8P C2Q ‘20-spoke’ split rim/bbs style?
    What was the overall cost of the conversion including wheels?

    Thanks buddy

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    Hi mexico, i've changed my alloys since that picture but yes they were 18" bbs splits off an 8P. I was lucky with those alloys as i didn't pay much at all! To do the conversion isn't that expensive once you've got the wheels, there is a set of these bbs splits in the classified section going for Ł950 thats with tyres.
    They are quite rare so they hold their value pretty good!

    It depends if you a fussed about whether you want replica or genuine, you can now get replicas in 19" for Ł680

    19" bbs splits reps
    Ł680 wheels
    Ł400 new tyres (falkens)
    Ł200 pcd adaptors
    TOTAL : Ł1280


    18" genuine bbs splits
    Ł950 wheels
    tyres included
    Ł200 pcd adaptors
    TOTAL : Ł1150

    I personally prefer genuine because they are stronger and lighter

    Hope i have helped
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    Quote Originally Posted by mexico View Post
    Thanks for getting back to me,
    my current wheels: 18 x8J, 5x110. Offset 38. 225/40 R18Y

    here’s the description and size of the wheels that I would like to fit on to mine:

    My 1st choice) 18 x 9J, 5x112. Offset 52. 245/40 R18 Y.
    Audi TT mk2 PRC ‘10-spoke’ wheels in bi-colour finish

    My 2nd choice) 18” x 7.5J, 5x112. Offset! 225/40 R18 Y
    Audi A3 8P C2Q ‘20-spoke’ split rim/bbs style

    So is it adapters that I need?
    Where can I get them from and do they affect the handling/drive much?

    Thanks
    5x112 to 5x100 25mm adapters front for 1st choice wheels
    5x112 to 5x100 35mm adapters rear for 1st choice wheels

    5x112 to 5x100 30mm adapters front for 2nd choice possibly get away with 35mm depending on wheel off-set id guess same as above et 52 ish
    5x112 to 5x100 40mm adapters rear for 2nd choice possibly get away with 45mm depending on wheel off-set id guess same as above et 52 ish

    thats my recomendations

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    Old thread, but same issues.

    I`m getting new wheels for my S3 8L and found set of nice 18" (8+9").
    What should be the offset that those would fit with 235/40 front and 245/40 rear?

 

 

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