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    wheels opinion?

    hi...i'm thinking of getting some bbs rs710 18x8,5 5x112 et35 for my s3. what do you think? will they suit the car? will they fit? plan is to lower the car as i have set of kw v3's and whiteline antilift's waiting for a better weather to get them fitted .
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    they look awesome if the ET is ok go with them
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    +1 they will suit your car very well i think as said if the et is right go for it bbs wheels + vag cars just look right
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    ET is wrong wrong wrong! Needs to be at least ET45

    Unfortunately BBS dont make them in the A3/S3 fitment hence why you dont see any on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    ET is wrong wrong wrong! Needs to be at least ET45

    Unfortunately BBS dont make them in the A3/S3 fitment hence why you dont see any on!
    ET will work.....just

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    ET will work.....just
    yeah if you run stretch and like a bit of poke and have some coilies to get the stance right but for most folk it wont work
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    Cant stand em, ruin the S3 look IMHO

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    i was asking myself EXACTLY the same question recently... ET35 is far too low. they'll stick out a mile and won't look right.

    i've seen a set for the Audi A8 that will fit 18x8 ET43, part number 4DO 601 025AC. they're 650 each from Audi without centre caps. i've found a set on eBay for 650 all in and recently refurbished. they come with tyres but realistically all 4 tyres are useless. (1 is a bargain basement tyre, the other 3 are not the right size and worn)

    bear in mind it is VERY HARD for me to give you this info because i really want the wheels myself, i just can't afford 'em . oh well, i'm happy with my Pescaras lol.
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    Ok, lets just clear this. THE WHEELS WILL FIT.

    A Bentley wheel is 9J ET41

    The RS710 is 8.5J ET35

    Work it out peeps, this wheel will sit exactly the same (on the outside edge) as a Bentley wheel.

    if you dont believe me then look here

    Wheel Offset Calculator

    if you still dont believe me then look at these pics

    This is my car running 9J ET 42 with 225/35 tyres (see no poke )



    Tony's S3 running 8.5J ET35 Rotiform's




    Dan's S3 running 8.5J ET35 TD 1.3's with 225/40 R888's




    Think that shows that the wheels will fit

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    thanks Ian! now after seeing those pics i think they could look perfect once lowered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    Ok, lets just clear this. THE WHEELS WILL FIT.

    A Bentley wheel is 9J ET41

    The RS710 is 8.5J ET35

    Work it out peeps, this wheel will sit exactly the same (on the outside edge) as a Bentley wheel.

    if you dont believe me then look here

    Wheel Offset Calculator

    if you still dont believe me then look at these pics

    This is my car running 9J ET 42 with 225/35 tyres (see no poke )



    Tony's S3 running 8.5J ET35 Rotiform's




    Dan's S3 running 8.5J ET35 TD 1.3's with 225/40 R888's




    Think that shows that the wheels will fit
    Hmm I guess I still don't understand this offset stuff... oh well thanks for clearing that up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    Hmm I guess I still don't understand this offset stuff... oh well thanks for clearing that up.
    No problem fella. It will be tight on the front for sure, but it will still work. The back will be fine.

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    Just spotted this thread after much searching I've got a set of these going on Saturday offset is 32 rather than 35 though I'm concerned now there going to sit further out than Tony's rotiforms in the pic below :-S will this be ok?

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    Ians wheels just look awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You ain't lowering, you'll be fine
    Not yet anyway... cheers N8

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhanali View Post
    Ians wheels just look awesome!!
    they do look the sex

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    those bbs alloys are sick i need some but i dont like stealing peoples ideas

 

 

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