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    3.2 Quattro new wheels

    Hi to all,

    want to put a new set of wheels and tyres on the car. has the 5 spoke star shape wheels at present, all in pretty good nick. I notice that the ET is quite large about 65 i think, where as most upgrade wheels are 35. has any one got any ideas what fits for not too much dosh. I think that the BBS LMs look hard as nails but they are quite pricey unless anyone knows of a second hand set going cheap that I can refurb?

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    The 3sdm wheels are nice, and reasonably cheap. Other than that it's bargain hunting or reps. There's loads of ideas on the wheels thread.

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    thanks, have mailed them, they look stunning, but, i expect it will more than break my budget!

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    // 0.01 : 3SDM
    that link should pull up the price list. Very reasonable for new wheels.

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    thanks it does, bargain, £140 for new wheels :-) of set seems to be a problem though, my 3.2 has a massive offset, think its 65?

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    The A3 has an offset of ET56, most reps are ET45 and fit fine (in fact better than oem), so anywhere in between is good
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    Are you sure it's not 56? In which case the et45's would be just like running an 11mm spacer. I'm sure theres a few lads running the wheels already.

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    Here is an idea of what et45 looks like...





    Both my lava gray and the white one are running 18" wheels with et45 on mine and I think et43 on the white one. Both have 225 tires with a little bit of stretch on 8.5" wide wheels.

    If you wanted to push it, you could manage et35 but it would rub and you'd have to run a good stretch on the tires.

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    perfect, thank you, grey one looks tough :-)

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    3SDM rims look stunning and at 140 a corner they are indeed a good deal. my budget inc tyres is about 600-700 so I really need to go for the second hand option. anyone know of any LMs or other rims like the 3SDMs?

    thanks to all

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    Anymore pictures of the greys ones LED fog holders?
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    There is someone selling a set of the 3sdm in 18inch in the forsale section with tyres for £700 mate page 2 about the 3 one down on the page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxumo View Post
    Anymore pictures of the greys ones LED fog holders?
    So as not to hijack the thread, try this for a how to...

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    And there are some pics here...

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    thanks for the tip but Ipswich is too far for me, I'm on the south coast..........very near 3SDM actually, I;ll see of they have some ones that need a refurb?

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    If you get the 18" x 8.5 at £135 a corner, that's only £540. Then have a look about for some cheap part worn tyres until you can get the funds for a new set. You'll pay at least £150 for a decent refurb anyway.

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    thanks, have replied to guy with 3SDMs for sale, just a bit concerned that 225s on 8.5J's look a bit too stretched?

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    Pretty sure the standard s line 18's run 225/40/18.

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    Look at my pics again... ^^^

    Those are both 225s on 8.5" wheels. There is a little bit of stretch, but it's not too bad.

    Or here you go for a better look...


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    thanks both of you, those look perfect, just saw a set of Bently alloys on an A3 today and the stretch looked a little too much, but probably needed it to get the clearance. My car is Phantom Black, so, with a set of these I think it'll look good.

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    I live near Chichester if you have seen my wheels for sale? Would be willing to do a deal on your standard wheels too possibly?
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    no thanks Ian, I am going to stick with mine for now, the wheels on mine do not seem to be standard, they are "dished" quite a lot, and the mre I look at the car it looks good. It is an AUdi Germany development car, I got through a gut I know where I work, its well tricked up underneath and has a good few horses on top of the standard and I think I am going to try and keep the "sleeper" type of look

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    [QUOTE= It is an AUdi Germany development car, I got through a gut I know where I work, its well tricked up underneath and has a good few horses on top of the standard and I think I am going to try and keep the "sleeper" type of look[/QUOTE]

    Pics??

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    Yep, sounds like we need some pics of the beast!
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    how do i post pics?

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    You need a photobucket account, once you have that, upload your photos to there and copy and paste the img links into your posts on here
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    thanks, away at the moment, will take some when I get back but be prepared to be underwhelmed!

 

 

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