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    RS3/Black Edition 'Rotor' Alloy Wheels - thoughts please

    Just got a quote to refurb my existing RS6/S-Line wheels in Black Chrome from the Wheel Specialist...£350 which I think is a little steep. It's got me thinking I really like the Rotor alloys which Audi fit on the S3/RS3/TTRS/ Black Editions etc but they're fetching £1.1k on the bay so unfor can't stretch to that!

    I'm considering buying these, they're obv copies but look really good and imo look difficult to tell apart from the OEM.

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    I think the OEMs are titanium so these will clearly weigh more! Does anyone have these on their car already (pls post up pics), any experience with the co, any thoughts and observations are appreciated : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donny_DJ View Post
    I'm considering buying these, they're obv copies but look really good and imo look difficult to tell apart from the OEM.

    I think the OEMs are titanium so these will clearly weigh more! Does anyone have these on their car already (pls post up pics), any experience with the co, any thoughts and observations are appreciated : )
    They look ok hard to tell the difference from OEM's and will be about the same weight. for the price they are good but would want to see how good the materials and casting was before getting them.

    With regards to the OEM's being titanium, thats in colour only they are still made from alloy.. if they where titanium they would cost far more than most could afford !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HLZ Bells View Post
    With regards to the OEM's being titanium, thats in colour only they are still made from alloy.. if they where titanium they would cost far more than most could afford !!!!
    That is a very fair point Bells!
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    thought the RS3 had 19's?

    + S3 had 18's? as standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    thought the RS3 had 19's?

    + S3 had 18's? as standard.
    Yeah you're right, I'm after the 18s as I feel 19s will prob look silly on a non-S3.
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    Hi pal i just bought a set today and i think they look pretty good on my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4YEW View Post
    Hi pal i just bought a set today and i think they look pretty good on my car
    Top man, let me know how it goes and put some pics up immediately! ;-)
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    RS3/Black Edition 'Rotor' Alloy Wheels - thoughts please

    I also want to do this!

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    I quite like em







    In the right size of course

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    Really like these

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    Some 19 replica's on a non S3, looks pretty good, not my car.





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    The replica's look like they have a gloss lacquer finish to them,
    OE Rotors have a matt lacquer finish.

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    RS3/Black Edition 'Rotor' Alloy Wheels - thoughts please

    The gloss looks better!

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    It looks terrible, as do the shape of them.

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    the reps look too chuncky ahve have a massive step, yuck
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    i'm waiting for someone to get some 18"s off an A1 and fit them on an 8L S3
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    Hi guys, I just wondered if anyone knew the size and widt of rims on the Akoya Silver A3 posted by user N8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmck_87 View Post
    Hi guys, I just wondered if anyone knew the size and widt of rims on the Akoya Silver A3 posted by user N8?
    20" x 8.5", A6 rotors. Balling.
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    Whichever you decide on I would stay away from the wheel specialist, especially if it's the fareham branch, I had my last wheels refurbished there and they were bloody expensive and the quality of the finish was rubbish. The only good thing about them was the turnaround time (less than a day). I wish they would have spent more time on them and got the finish better quite frankly!

    If you do decide to get your wheels refurbished you should pm n8, he has quoted me on wheel refurbs in the past and the pics of some of the finishes are stunning!
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    he is the king at the wheel game
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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    he is the king at the wheel game
    That should read Emperor!
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    Thanks lads for all your replies. N8 that silver SB looks like it is unable to even turn :O ha. The tyre profile is akin to cellotape!

    Still a bit undecided! Maybe i'll take the plunge and buy them then.. at least I can get about £200 back for my OEMs.

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    tthats an overkill

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    It is rather unnecessary

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    OEM's are Titanium coated.
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    Not Titanium, but Titanium colour paint!

    The arms are finished in "Titanuim", ends "Diamond Cut" on a lathe.
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    Just a point to note Audi OEM 18 have an offset of 52 and a rim width of 7.5j all copys are 45 and 8j but will still fit I my self would go for
    OEM as they look and are made alot better.

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    i,ve got the 18" originals fitted to the black edition but was looking at a second set with winter tyres, as stated originals 7.5j copies 8j originals look close to wheelarch was worried these might catch but as some of you have fitted them i should be ok with 225/40/18 tyres

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    Here is mine. Car not finished yet and new suspension hasn't settled in but gives you some idea. These are WSP Italy 19x8.5 +43 with 225/35/19s. Probably the nicest reps ive come across IMO and a decent wheel manufacturer so I shouldnt have any problems with them, cost about 50% more than some of the cheaper reps out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK View Post
    Here is mine. Car not finished yet and new suspension hasn't settled in but gives you some idea. These are WSP Italy 19x8.5 +43 with 225/35/19s. Probably the nicest reps ive come across IMO and a decent wheel manufacturer so I shouldnt have any problems with them, cost about 50% more than some of the cheaper reps out there.

    Cheers for the pic they look REALLY nice mate. The size and stance looks perfect and really transforms the car! The spokes look a little darker than OEM though which is not my liking but it's down to preference I guess. Is the step quite big?
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