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    How low can i go?

    Hey all,
    Bought a new Audi A3 Black Edition 170ps a few weeks ago, loving it. Lovely car to drive and much more solid than my golf!.
    I have a question if i may, sorry if its in the wrong place but im a newbie...
    I want to stick a set of wheels on shortly, will i get away with 19's? if so which offset will be best and can i get away with lowering it without catching? and how much? 40ml?
    Any advice or help, appreciated.
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    I've got 19's with ET45, running 215/35/19 tyres

    I've got my Weitec's 65mm down and don't get any problems with the 215 tyres

    You can go a lot lower as N8 has recently proved, but 65 on coilovers is enough for me
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    Hey Smudge, thanks for the reply...
    Just curious but how much and which coilovers you went for? are they fully adjustable or just height adjustable?
    What i want to try to avoid is having 19's with too hard a ride because i do alot of miles.. i just want it to look nice, can you send me some pics of yours at all? unless you have some posted already in the 'RIMS' section i can look at?
    WHat type of wheels are they? Looks v nice mate.

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    Lower your car til it won't roll, then raise 1/4"
    2005 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI in Dakar Beige
    FK Coilovers, 19" BBS Speedline (Summer Wheels), 18" BBS CK Replicas (Winter Wheels)

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    Some pics of mine mate







    Weitec's were about 500 i think, only height adjustable

    N8 has some coilies for sale that are fully adjustable i think!

    My Weitec suspension is better than the S-Line in terms of comfort
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


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    Hey guysm thanks for the help.. I appreciate it.
    Im only caucious as i had a 2008 Golf before my A3 and I had RS4 replicas on 19" with only a 40ml drop and i got loads of rubbing.. not nice..
    So by the looks of things, with 19's on the A3 i can go s low as i want without rubbing?
    N8 - That looks class, ive never seen a car so low.. lol.. Must be a hard ride though surely? ie no comfort AT ALL?! Is that an A3? sorry i cant tell its that low and looks completely different. It looks the same colour as mine. (apart from the purple that is!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by c2wak View Post
    Hey guysm thanks for the help.. I appreciate it.
    Im only caucious as i had a 2008 Golf before my A3 and I had RS4 replicas on 19" with only a 40ml drop and i got loads of rubbing.. not nice..
    So by the looks of things, with 19's on the A3 i can go s low as i want without rubbing?
    N8 - That looks class, ive never seen a car so low.. lol.. Must be a hard ride though surely? ie no comfort AT ALL?! Is that an A3? sorry i cant tell its that low and looks completely different. It looks the same colour as mine. (apart from the purple that is!)
    It's a Sportback (5 door model) that's on air ride

    So it's not that low all the time, it can be raised and lowered at the flick of a switch
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    Oh ok, i sound really thick now. Sorry ive only ever seen that on films fitted to american muscle type cars!.
    Clever stuff.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hey Smudge, can you recommend where best to get my Coilovers and Wheels?
    I really like the ones you have on yours but also fancy some new style RS6 19's. Im also worried about getting crappy replicas due to weight and fit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by c2wak View Post
    Oh ok, i sound really thick now. Sorry ive only ever seen that on films fitted to american muscle type cars!.
    Clever stuff.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hey Smudge, can you recommend where best to get my Coilovers and Wheels?
    I really like the ones you have on yours but also fancy some new style RS6 19's. Im also worried about getting crappy replicas due to weight and fit...
    No offense, but i'd rather you didn't get my wheels I like to be exclusive

    Damien from DPM is the main for all suspension related things mate, drop him a PM

    As for wheels, depends what you really want
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    No offense taken! I appreciate that, i want to try and have a unique look for my A3 too, so i wont be picking the same wheels.
    I havent seen any A3's where i live with RS6 wheels on theirs...
    Will post some before and after pics once ive finished.

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    Some gorgeous shoots of the new type RS6 wheels in the Rimz thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pii View Post
    Some gorgeous shoots of the new type RS6 wheels in the Rimz thread.
    Pii's next monthly wages gone up in smoke
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


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    Ah mate that's already gone bro!!!

    I'll go sell some blood for 1 rim.

 

 

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