JMB RetrofitsMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: 19" Alloys

  1. #1
    JMerrie's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    79

    19" Alloys

    Hi,

    I hope some one can help I have the option of a set of genuine Audi alloys but they are 9x19 will a 9J with fit or are they too wide??

    Help appreciated!!
    Car: Audi S3: Black Edition (APR Stage 2+)
    Next Meet: GTi Springfest (14th April 2013)
    Readers Ride: Coming Soon Gallery: Coming Soon

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,137

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Depends on the offset, but you'd have to run a 215 or 225, and if you've got Shark Stage 1 bite, I wouldn't bother!

  4. #3
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,391
    As with many times before....

    18s for handling and 19s for show....choose carefully first before buying as I know a few who've bought 19s and then moved back.

  5. #4
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    33
    S3Alex is that rule for lowered or standard suspenstion?

    I dont want to make the mistake

  6. #5
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,391
    Quote Originally Posted by devonaudi View Post
    S3Alex is that rule for lowered or standard suspenstion?

    I dont want to make the mistake
    I think it depends on what you want.

    Mine is slightly lowered(and by that I mean about 2cms) but I would rather have handling any day than looks.

    The car is a bit towards the far end of what most would do to a poor old S3 but that does make the handling important and I found the limits of that at a recent track day where the understeer was obvious.

    If you don't need the most grip and you don't mind it crashing a bit over bumps then the 19s will look good and work OK.

    If you want more power eventually I would think about 18s.

  7. #6
    JMerrie's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    79
    Ok, well thanks for the replies ... Job sorted I will stay with the 18's and just lower a bit!!

    Looking to take the car to stage 2+ for starters but my aim is 400BHP + buy the time I finish with the engine!!
    Car: Audi S3: Black Edition (APR Stage 2+)
    Next Meet: GTi Springfest (14th April 2013)
    Readers Ride: Coming Soon Gallery: Coming Soon

  8. #7
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    I think it depends on what you want.

    Mine is slightly lowered(and by that I mean about 2cms) but I would rather have handling any day than looks.

    The car is a bit towards the far end of what most would do to a poor old S3 but that does make the handling important and I found the limits of that at a recent track day where the understeer was obvious.

    If you don't need the most grip and you don't mind it crashing a bit over bumps then the 19s will look good and work OK.

    If you want more power eventually I would think about 18s.
    Thanks man, sound advise

    I too will be sticking with 18's and lower a little

  9. #8
    larsmate's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    114
    How come the RS3 comes standard with 19's? Just sayin.
    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    As with many times before....

    18s for handling and 19s for show....choose carefully first before buying as I know a few who've bought 19s and then moved back.
    Black S3 | MY09 | APR 3.4 Stage 2+ | RNS-E LED | Tints | 19" OEM RS3 Rotors | APR DP | APR HPFP | WALK | Bilstein B14 Coilovers | Lamin-X | Ashtray delete | P3 Gauges integrated boost gauge | BlueVAG VAG-Check |

  10. #9
    moag's Avatar
    she's no d-turbo

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    819
    Quote Originally Posted by larsmate View Post
    How come the RS3 comes standard with 19's? Just sayin.
    RS3 has bigger fenders so can handle a 'proper' sized tyre.
    For Sale -
    A3 rear wiper motor and arm
    A3 air vents
    56plate A3 S-Line full speaker system including amp

  11. #10
    larsmate's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    114
    Fair call!
    Quote Originally Posted by moag View Post
    RS3 has bigger fenders so can handle a 'proper' sized tyre.
    Black S3 | MY09 | APR 3.4 Stage 2+ | RNS-E LED | Tints | 19" OEM RS3 Rotors | APR DP | APR HPFP | WALK | Bilstein B14 Coilovers | Lamin-X | Ashtray delete | P3 Gauges integrated boost gauge | BlueVAG VAG-Check |

  12. #11
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,137

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    You can buy a pair, they just cost £700 odd each

  13. #12
    JMerrie's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    79
    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You can buy a pair, they just cost £700 odd each
    What RS3 Fenders??
    Car: Audi S3: Black Edition (APR Stage 2+)
    Next Meet: GTi Springfest (14th April 2013)
    Readers Ride: Coming Soon Gallery: Coming Soon

  14. #13
    moag's Avatar
    she's no d-turbo

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    819
    Quote Originally Posted by JMerrie View Post
    What RS3 Fenders??
    Front wings
    For Sale -
    A3 rear wiper motor and arm
    A3 air vents
    56plate A3 S-Line full speaker system including amp

  15. #14
    JMerrie's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    79
    Ahh kk!!
    Car: Audi S3: Black Edition (APR Stage 2+)
    Next Meet: GTi Springfest (14th April 2013)
    Readers Ride: Coming Soon Gallery: Coming Soon

  16. #15
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,137

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    JMerrie, get your car to AITP

  17. #16
    JMerrie's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    79
    When is it?? You guys got a stand there??
    Car: Audi S3: Black Edition (APR Stage 2+)
    Next Meet: GTi Springfest (14th April 2013)
    Readers Ride: Coming Soon Gallery: Coming Soon

  18. #17
    JMerrie's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    79
    Found it!!
    Car: Audi S3: Black Edition (APR Stage 2+)
    Next Meet: GTi Springfest (14th April 2013)
    Readers Ride: Coming Soon Gallery: Coming Soon

  19. #18
    S3Alex's Avatar
    Rarely neutral

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,391
    Quote Originally Posted by larsmate View Post
    How come the RS3 comes standard with 19's? Just sayin.
    Try it and see.

    All I can go by is the advice of my own tuners and the number of people who've tried 19s and gone back when they find the handling has worsened.

  20. #19
    Zak0123's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    459
    Complete newbie question, why do the fenders make a difference? Just literally because of the size of the alloy?
    Brilliant Black 61 Plate A3 1.6 TDI

    Mods: S3 BE 5 Spoke Rotor Wheels with Goodyear EfficientGrip
    , AppRadio 2, 80% tints, Diamond Vision Headlights

  21. #20
    moag's Avatar
    she's no d-turbo

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    819
    Quote Originally Posted by Zak0123 View Post
    Complete newbie question, why do the fenders make a difference? Just literally because of the size of the alloy?
    Wider fenders on the rs3 means more space for a larger wheel/tyre combination
    For Sale -
    A3 rear wiper motor and arm
    A3 air vents
    56plate A3 S-Line full speaker system including amp

  22. #21
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,137

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    I could air out a set of 20" x 9s differently on the fronts

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. It's that time of year again - insurance quotes?
    By ColinM in forum General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 14th April 2003, 17:03
  2. New alloys
    By Drystone in forum Other Brands & Models
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11th April 2003, 09:18
  3. S3 ALLOYS ??
    By ooooaudi in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 4th March 2003, 16:47
  4. NO NO NO.... Just scratched my Alloys
    By Chimera in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 3rd March 2003, 16:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO