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    Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    17 x 10 on the back , 17 x 9 on the front. Split rims with forged centres , 215/45's all round! Im really pleased with the way it looks , so much better than the old rims ! Some better piccies to follow shortly









    Let me know what you think ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Looking good mate! How come you didnt go for 18's? IMO they could do with being a bit bigger... Bet they werent cheap tho! How many wheels have you had on this car now?

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Very nice rims! Enjoy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    Just wanted to ask, since you used a different size in the back, why did you get the same tyres all around?


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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    I would have gone bigger as well.

    The Euro look does look good, but streching tyres can't be good for road holding!

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    But stretching tyres look oh soo cool!! :-)

    The stretch on those tyres is fine. That amount isn't dangerous IMO. I've seen some seriously stretched tyres on dutch motors.

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Stretching a 215 tyre over 10" is a fair stretch!

    You can see from the pic the sidewall is stretched which does nothing for road holding!

    All depends what you are into LOOKS vs PERFORMANCE/HANDLING.

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

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    Imola S3 said:All depends what you are into LOOKS vs PERFORMANCE/HANDLING.

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    ...cough... 19" rims ... cough cough [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

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    Imola S3 said:All depends what you are into LOOKS vs PERFORMANCE/HANDLING.

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    ...cough... 19" rims ... cough cough [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Ha ha... I was waiting for that! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

    Hence why I put my 17s on for doing the 1/4 at Edzell on Sunday!

    I'll have a go doing the 1/4 mile next time in my 19s - see what the difference will be!

    Anyone fancy a bet? +0.5, +1.0? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    18's were just way outta my price league! the 17's including shipping and hub adaptors were nearly 1400 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Plus coilovers and a serious drop are on the list next! This is my third set of rims in 12 months , these will be stayin 4 a while though !

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

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    Those pics realy make the car look more red than orange. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    The tomato soup mobile strikes again ! lol! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    This is what you call tyre stretching - and possibly a little too low!


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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    That looks awesome in my opinion !

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    nooo, I dont like the look of streching at all, much prefer a nice squarer edge. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    makes you wonder how they get the tyre on the rim, does look really good though

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Looks good.

    Have you got any day light pics yet?

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Gonna get some arty ones this weekend (weather permitting!) to do a new sig , so i'll post them next week bud !

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Even if its [censored] down you can get some good rain shots if its clean and waxed.

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    thats the beauty of being euro , mine stick out that far at the back that when im driving i can STILL see them ! lol ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Steve/Jimbo,

    Where did you guyd get your wheels from?

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Motorsport Wheels.

    Much Cheapness, many many bargins! Already had the tyres off my old RS4 wheels so bought the wheels on their own for 650+VAT


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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    i ordered mine fron styledynamix , great bunch of guys , couldnt be more helpful !

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Man, that is one phat looking S3. Not into the silver plastic above the number plate. Wonder what exhaust that is? Looks rather substantial!

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    think it was a milltek, that must have been one of the best cars at the show and it wasnt even on show (parked in the car park)

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Hows that 4 a stretch ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Cant be safe !

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

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    Hows that 4 a stretch ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Cant be safe !

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    Kerbs become your worst enemy!

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Looks like it would be good for driving on rail tracks!

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    Maybe he couldn't afford the right size of tyre!?

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    I think you would be best to run innertubes in a setup like that

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    Re: Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

    thats it jim now ur Pimpin

    Go The Dish!!!

 

 

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