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    Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    Hi there, just bought some 18'' RS alloys from an A6, correct fitment for my A3 but wondering about the ride to expect or any issues?

    They're 8.5J and have 225/40/18 tyres on them so they're a bit wider than my original S-Line alloys.

    I have everything standard like suspension and brakes on my S-Line.

    Thanks, Will

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    What offset are they?
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    Standard fit wheels on a 2009 S-Line is 7.5J x 18H2 ET54. They are fitted with 225/40 R18 tyres.
    Not sure if a 8.5J will fit, could be to wide, may come down to offset and or adding spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLapou View Post
    Standard fit wheels on a 2009 S-Line is 7.5J x 18H2 ET54. They are fitted with 225/40 R18 tyres.
    Not sure if a 8.5J will fit, could be to wide, may come down to offset and or adding spacers.
    Mine is a 2004 A3. The guy says there is no ET mark on the back.Picking them up from Lincoln on Sat.

    Dec on this site has some 8.5J S-Line alloys from an A4 on his without spacers so hopefully i dont need to go down that route.

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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    should be any issues with them mate. got the same size wheels on mine a3

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjdavies View Post
    should be any issues with them mate. got the same size wheels on mine a3
    Cool. You got any pics so i can see the stance it will have?

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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    ye will go take some now

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjdavies View Post
    ye will go take some now
    Thanks.

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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    thats with standerd suspention all round
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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    hope this helps

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    They look good, will be better than my standard 18'' 7.5J S-Line alloys!

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    Um. I thought all genuine Audi wheels had p/n's, wheel sizes & ET stamped on the back of spokes.
    Glad you got it sorted. :-)

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    They won't fit... They will be too wide and the off set will be wrong.

    If they haven't got a ET marking on the wheel then they aren't genuine either.

    The wheels in the pics from hjdavies aren't from an A6 either... They are TTS style wheels and yes are 18" but aren't of A6 width.
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    I never said they were Genuine Audi ones. They are replicas.

    How will 8.5J be too wide when people have 9J's on?

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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    but unless the tyres are streched. my tyres and his are the same? so how wont they fit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjdavies View Post
    but unless the tyres are streched. my tyres and his are the same? so how wont they fit ?
    Yours are 8.5J yeah?

    Like i say dec on here has 8.5J on his and another guy has 9J on his so dont see how they wont fit....

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    They will likely fit but sit out a bit, especially at the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_w View Post
    They will likely fit but sit out a bit, especially at the front.
    Yeah i might have to get smaller tyres to stretch!

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    its all down to the offset buddy the wheels on mine are et45 think they are 8j though cant remember
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWillyStyle View Post
    I never said they were Genuine Audi ones. They are replicas.

    How will 8.5J be too wide when people have 9J's on?
    Standard width on the A3 is 7.5J from the factory. People fit whatever but with a lot of modifications. They will probably rub on the back suspension arm.

    As Fran said above, it's not the width but the offset... N8 is your wheel man on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
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    Well your normally running bigger wheels than anyone else!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Standard width on the A3 is 7.5J from the factory. People fit whatever but with a lot of modifications. They will probably rub on the back suspension arm.

    As Fran said above, it's not the width but the offset... N8 is your wheel man on here.
    I really hope they dont. If they fit comfortably on an A6 without any issues and the ET range is the same as an A3 then wouldnt that mean they should be ok? I dont know i'm just trying to think about it logically.

    Help N8! lol

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    Stick the wheels on and find out.
    Report back.

    Oh yeah, welcome to Lincoln.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLapou View Post
    Stick the wheels on and find out.
    Report back.

    Oh yeah, welcome to Lincoln.
    Well i'll find out tomorrow when i put them on but thought i'd ask just to keep me calm but obviously not working!

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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Well your normally running bigger wheels than anyone else!!
    Yeah 20"s are big, I would run 21"s but they won't fit

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    Just an update, the wheels are on and fit perfectly! ET is spot on and all i need now is some lowering! Thanks for the replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWillyStyle View Post
    Just an update, the wheels are on and fit perfectly! ET is spot on and all i need now is some lowering! Thanks for the replies!
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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    awsome need some pics now ! so glad they fit well

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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hjdavies View Post
    awsome need some pics now ! so glad they fit well
    Haha i will get some pics up when i get my internet sorted at home. Currently using the works internet so dont have time to load pictures up etc without geting caught lol.

    The wheels have a nice bit of stretch in them so they just need about a 40mm drop and i'll be satisfied!

    Cheers hjdavies!

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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    coilovers all the way mate. be very intersted on the stance when u get it lowerd

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    What coilovers do you have and how much if you dont mind me asking? Still in the Coilover vs Springs debate with myself.....

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    Re: Just bought some 18'' S-Line alloys with tyres, will they fit ok...?

    i dont have any on this car as of yet. had lowering springs once on previous cars. never again. i had koni coils on my saxo. and then gaz on my corrolla gt16. iv been hearing some very good reviews avout jamex even tho theyr cheap

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    Ah right for some reason i thought you had coilovers on!

    Will have to see what the Wife lets me put on haha!

 

 

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