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    Question Sportec Mono 10 Vs BBS CH (18" or 19")

    Hey peeps, help me out on this one.

    I'm thinking about either or these beautiful alloys but am torn between doing the sensible thing and getting 18s although I really would like 19s.

    The Sportecs are available in Anthracite which look uber cool and I really fancy the CH in anthracite as well but unfortunately you can't get them like that from the factory.

    If I go for 18" I can use my current tyres which still have plenty of tread which is a bonus but I cant help thinking I'm going to wish I had gone for 19"

    What would you do and why?


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    i got 19s and cant lower my car due to it rubbing on full lock, they are spacered out to the max too, tyres are 235 wide

    so you may struggle with your already lowered car if you go down the 19" route

    quite a bit of road noise from 19s too, but just drown that out with tunes

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    first dibs on the S4's please
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    Lol, you cheeky sod, they aint going anywhere.


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    but but but you wont need 8 wheels haha!!
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    Tim I was thinking the same as you.
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    Let me answer your question.



    Nuff said really!


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    +1 For sportec mono's, be different. They are going on my car later on this year!

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    Another for the S4's

    I'll collect personally
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    but but but you wont need 8 wheels haha!!
    True but you still cant have them!

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    Tim I was thinking the same as you.
    Rav, dream on pal
    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Let me answer your question. Nuff said really!
    Very nice but my suspension may be too low to accommodate 19s without sacrificing handling. I think I'm going to do the right thing and stick with 18" alloys. I love my S4s but want to try out some lightweight alloys and will possibly get the S4s refurbed in anthracite. I really like both the CH and Sportecs but still cant decide.
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    Another for the S4's

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    LOL, join the queue buddy!

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    +1 For sportec mono's, be different. They are going on my car later on this year!

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    Good man, what size are you going for and which finish?


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    bbs in my opinion. The monos look more suited to a golf

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    Good man, what size are you going for and which finish?
    I'm defo getting them, just a matter of time and availability. I'm going 18" as I want to retain handling, my car is booked in next saturday for a considerable amount of work in Awesome GTI. B8's/H&R's, Neuspeeds, Compbrake top mounts, new poly bushes throughout, air filter, Vagcom check, APR Remap/Cruise control and complete front and rear brakes.

    I recently had a milltek put on so all in all i'm getting there. Last stage will be these monoblocks.

    Anthracite monoblocks baby! FTW :P

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    Mr G bet you looking forward to getting the car back. bet all that aint cheap!!!
    ps are awesome gti still doing the cruise control with parts for 100?
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    Maz...you are officially a 'tail' ......

    im still number one though haha
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    No it isn't cheap but it's going to be worth it in the end and Awesome GTI (Sarah I've dealt with) has been nothing but faultless so far. I'm sure if the level of service I've had so far is anything to go by the rest of it will be 100% as well.

    I've made sure Sarah know's that I'm a perfectionist and like my car as such.

    Yes Awesome are doing the 100 for cruise, not sure if it needs to be purchased with a remap though so check with Sarah first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    bbs in my opinion. The monos look more suited to a golf
    I disagree there.



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    i think fingermouse has a set of sportecs on his car which look the dogs danglies.!!
    if it were me i'd go for the sportec just as they're a little more rare then the bbs. cant go wrong with either in all honesty though!
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    yup finger has the 19" sportecs
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    Maz...you are officially a 'tail' ......

    im still number one though haha
    Shut it you tart!

    Numero uno p'ss taker more like!

    I'm going to have an ameuteur go at photoshopping the BBS Ch in silver and Sportecs in Anthracite and Silver tonight using the pic below. If there are any paintshoppers out there with a few mins to spare please feel free to have a go.
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    To me the sportecs shout power and the bbs say class.

    I quite fancy a set of ch rep's and have my rsII's mirror finished for summer use....not sure though.

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    someone mention Sportecs

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    Don't laugh but this was the best I could do with MS Paint:

    What do you guys think?



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    I don`t like ..............



    only because there can be only one .... or two lol



    no really looks nice
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    Have you lowered yours at all fingermouse?

    Lovin the 19s but cant justify spending soo much and dont want to compromise handling and comfort.

    How long have you had yours for and do you know how much they weigh? I read somewhere that they are about 12.5kgs each? Can you confirm?


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    Sportecs all day long. BBS are too common and dont suit the 8L IMO....they look good on the 8P though
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    Ive had the car 6 years almost and the sportecs about 4 years of that, Im lower by 25mm

    I have a spare wheel without tyre so could weigh it for you tomorrow

    oh btw they are made by mim of all people.

    I also have a bent one outside that took a beating by the previous owner tried to get it repaired but not worth it tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse View Post
    Ive had the car 6 years almost and the sportecs about 4 years of that, Im lower by 25mm

    I have a spare wheel without tyre so could weigh it for you tomorrow

    oh btw they are made by mim of all people.

    I also have a bent one outside that took a beating by the previous owner tried to get it repaired but not worth it tbh
    Thanks, that would be good if you can find out the weight.

    I'm sure these reps are heavy beasts and want something lightweight for a change.

    MIM, interesting, remember that name vaguely but never really had a set of their alloys before, were they any good?


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    sorry got up late will try again tomorrow didn`t have much time before tonights shift
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    Before i got my CH's i considered some sportec mono's and seem to recall that the sportecs worked out a fair bit heavier than the same sized bbs's
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    cant beleive how many sets of CH's on ebay....most seem to be 112's but for 380 by and large....thats cheap!!
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    Reps or originals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    cant beleive how many sets of CH's on ebay....most seem to be 112's but for 380 by and large....thats cheap!!
    They are usually replicas at that price, genuine ones come in different widths and offsets, reps are 8" wide only and usually ET35 offset.


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    well they dont state reps but id assume they would be at that price
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    I thought bout matt black 18" ch`s on my mineral grey car, not sure if it would suit tho?

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    na i thought about that too but would be tooo much dark......im now thinking polished silver like original RSTT's, what ive already got..... or a whitey silver maybe
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    right finally got the weight of alloy with no tyre is approx 14 kg
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    Wow, that's impressive for a 19" alloy and I'd imagine the 18" I'm after are even lighter... Weighing up my options at the mo (no pun intended) to either spalsh out on a set or get my S4's refurbed in anthracite.

    I found this pic recently and thought DO IT!!!!:

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    and for one thing aren't 19"s known for destroying ball joints quickly?? and i think sportecs personally bit different to everything else and look the dogs
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