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    Which wheels advice would be great

    Hi everyone I'm getting a S3 again on Tuesday in ibis white with the recaro bucket seat any way I'll make a thread about it when I pick it up next week. My question is which of these wheels do you reckon would suit the car? And me and my friend have been debating if I should buy them because I wont be lowering the car he says it would look like a job half done I said it would look fine what does everyone think?

    BBS LM STYLE ALLOY WHEEL AUDI VW SEAT 18" x 8" 5x112 | eBay

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    Bbs all the way matey

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    Which wheels advice would be great

    Ibis white with buckets 😍
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    Sorry mate but both would look tiny and lost if the car is staying on standard suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesO View Post
    Ibis white with buckets ������
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GNJ_Motorsport View Post
    Sorry mate but both would look tiny and lost if the car is staying on standard suspension
    Thanks for the honest opinion

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    I always think BBS LMs look small, and usually need to be an inch bigger than other styles to have the same impact.

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    Of the 2 I would say the dare rs but the 9.5j won't be a nice fit
    Personally I would say go for 19s Bbs RS like Ian's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    Personally I would say go for 19s Bbs RS like Ian's
    Ian's are 18"s and now for sale. Here's a set of Mega Hen's Teeth rare 19" RS

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    Super RS are some very, very nice rims! Heres a pic of the car to a friend of mine, he have 19" and damn it looks sweet!


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    Sorry but that style wheel just doesn't suit the S3 imho.
    Copies are a no no also, they just detract from the car.
    If you can afford the car surely you can afford genuine wheels?
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    BBS and you're gonna need to lower it man. Your mate's right... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    Sorry but that style wheel just doesn't suit the S3 imho.
    I disagree.



    C'est Magnifique

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    didnt know Ian was running 18s, thought he was on 19s
    the Super RS are Super Sexy!!

    or you could go for the Work VS XX

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    Which wheels advice would be great

    Not into this style of wheel at all. I remember a mate with them on an f reg ml2 golf back in 99! Past it IMO, obviously just my opinion though
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    Crikey....you guys must spend an age cleaning your alloys with all those spokes!!! Ha Ha....I'll stick to 5 spoke standard alloys...much easier!
    Hats off to you though for doing a great job on them....they all look great!

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    Which wheels advice would be great

    The dares but in 19" 9.5j back 8.5j front on 215 tyres then drop it

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    Sorry but that style wheel just doesn't suit the S3 imho.
    Copies are a no no also, they just detract from the car.
    If you can afford the car surely you can afford genuine wheels?
    Yep agree 2 no nos for me, BBS wheels and carbon bits in your interior just get a ford focus and be done with it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    I disagree.



    C'est Magnifique
    They are horrible! I wouldn't take my car out the garage with them on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by mephisto View Post
    Yep agree 2 no nos for me, BBS wheels and carbon bits in your interior just get a ford focus and be done with it!!
    Hahahaha.....because you clearly know it all
    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    They are horrible! I wouldn't take my car out the garage with them on it
    Thats ok because you wouldnt be baller enough to drive it. This thing has collected more trophies at shows than any other S3 out there
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    BBS SUPER RS FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    This thing has collected more trophies at shows than any other S3 out there
    If that's what your into then fair enough.

    I just prefer to keep mine usable, no point in having it if you can't drive flat out on a B road!

    I'd rather have some opposite lock on a twisty road on a Sunday than being parked up in a field all day and winning a trophy.

    Again tho, each to their own.
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    I love your car Ian its actually by laptop background
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    Audi TTRS 2010 Phantom Black Oscarli Stage 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    Hahahaha.....because you clearly know it all


    Thats ok because you wouldnt be baller enough to drive it. This thing has collected more trophies at shows than any other S3 out there
    I'll be honest Ian, whilst I love your car they're not what I'd choose as I'm waaaaaaaaaaaay too old to be a baller!

    The trophies stand testament to the quality or work and effort invested, and I think where VAG scene is right now means your car is absolutely 'on trend' for the intended niche / shows, but for old b*****ds like me I'd just look like Mr Midlife crisis if I drove a car with such bold rims!

    If it's got more than five spokes I'm not cleaning it ;-)

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    Those are his show wheels, he drives with 18" rotors for the daily hack.



    So he can drive through twistys, his car did 3.8 to 60 at Inters. Best of both worlds I'd say Ian

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    There is no need to worry, I do get full lock, it doesnt rub and I do thrash the hell out of it, on both BBS's and the Rotor's.

    It did a 3.88 to 60 and 12.68 quarter mile at Inters.....on the BBS full dropped!
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    BBS SUPER RS FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    There is no need to worry, I do get full lock, it doesnt rub and I do thrash the hell out of it, on both BBS's and the Rotor's.

    It did a 3.88 to 60 and 12.68 quarter mile at Inters.....on the BBS full dropped!
    Its FAR too low for any of the roads I'm on up here in the North.
    I'm swithering about even putting H&R's on it haha.

    I'm also too old for those wheels, 30 is the cut off for that sort of bling I've been told.
    31 sucks :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    I'm also too old for those wheels, 30 is the cut off for that sort of bling I've been told.
    31 sucks :-(
    Don't be daft.

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    P.S whats a baller??
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    From Urban Dictionary (so it must be true):

    A thug that has "made it" to the big time. Originally refered ball players that made it out of the streets to make millions as a pro ball player, but now is used to describe any thug that is living large.
    Pain is a part of the game when you're a baller.

    (N)
    1. One who exhibits a consistent proficency at-, or exuberant love for the game of basketball.
    2. One whose person has been fully and successfully established in numerous social circles (esp. one who is extremely popular with both the male and female members of any given social group)
    3. One whose status in society has been earned by one's possession of "game" (that is, proficiency at the game of life)

    (Adj)
    1. Exhibiting those qualitites of a baller; not limited to the description of a person, 'baller' may be used to describe any place, thing or situation.
    (N)
    1. "Kobe Bryant... now THAT kid's a baller"
    2. "Wanna be a baller, shot caller, twenty inch blades on the impala, caller getting laid tonight..."
    3. "Hey yo! Don't let nobody else up in this booth. I see nothing but gansters up in here, I see nothing but ballers up in here..."

    (Adj)
    1. "This Sh*t is baller"

    Suburbanation of 'Baller':
    "Wow, that man is really quite 'on the ball'."

    Appealing; cool; favorable; pimp; tight; anything that is good.
    That is so damn baller!

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    can't believe that there actually exists someone who doesn't like ians car and wheels!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S. View Post
    can't believe that there actually exists someone who doesn't like ians car and wheels!!
    Well there is haha. We can't all be the same now can we.
    I highly doubt I'd be the only one, they are not exactly to everyone's taste.

    In MY opinion this is perfection!
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    TTS, Leon Cupra R, MK2 Golf GTi 16v BB 3dr & MK4 Golf "GTi" 2.0 8v


    Past:
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    A3 2.0T
    S3 8L REVO
    306 Rallye
    Impreza STi8
    Leon Cupra R REVO
    S3 8L REVO
    Impreza T2000
    306 Rallye
    MK3 Golf GTi 8v
    & more in between

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    they are not exactly to everyone's taste
    Define Taste.

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    Well, i agree with you, that S3 is perfection, for its use. Everyone have their own taste, and thats awesome, because if everyone had the same taste, it would just be so boring.

    Ians A3 and the A3 you postet a picture of are pure epic, just in different ways!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    Well there is haha. We can't all be the same now can we.
    I highly doubt I'd be the only one, they are not exactly to everyone's taste.

    In MY opinion this is perfection!
    Woops have to be careful here obviously a bit of sensitivity about insulting peoples pride and joy, can't take away from people their hard work and recognition. Just saying i had 7 x13 gold BBS Alloys on my old 73 A series Manta when i were a lad (20 years ago!) spent alot of time on that car making it fast but looking standard bar subtle lowering and wheels. SO yeah to me they just look old fashioned on such a modern car. And i dont do stick on/add on carbon fibre interiors to a car it's plain wrong. Or a car decked so low it looks painful for your privates. But Im 42!
    I prefer a subtle look and always have. The ride height and wheels of that one Crunchie to look close to perfect although i wouldn't have them black! So yeah each to their own, go with what you like and dont let anyone put you off!
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. End of really. No point you lot trying to convince each other...

    It would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing. I came from the RenaultSport scene where litterally, most of the cars looked exactly the same.


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