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    20" Alloys on A3 8P Sportback

    As above, will these fit onto my car?

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    Yes if the offset and width works for your car, but it will look like a tractor unless you get it right. Not really ideal. Go 19s max IMO
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    I hear you, definitely will be dropping it, not by much though.

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    Unless its 'stanced', 20's won't have a chance of looking remotely good I'm sorry. Go 18s or 19s if you aren't lowering it more than 70mm.
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    Look through N8's threads & that will answer your query

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    Link to threads please?
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    20" rims on an a3 you will lose power pal ive lost abit on 19's, but i think it will look wicked mate
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    Someone at uni done this, Coulda sworn it sat higher than a Q7 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by sliced View Post
    Someone at uni done this, Coulda sworn it sat higher than a Q7 lol
    Haha, I was just about to say that it'll make it look like a Q7!
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    If you have rubber band tyres it will work
    Would really need to be bagged though IMO

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    Hi guys.

    So after some fiddling around this weekend I decided agaisnt it, the offset was not right for the car and it was touching already. Yes, it looked like a Q7 lol.

    I have decided to get a set of 19's sitting on a set of 235/35/19 Achilles.

    Thanks for the advice guys, I do appreciate it.

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    235? Blimey

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    235's are all good on mine

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    Ok just I'm on 215 and I get rub with passengers but I am v low

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    Im probably in the minority but unless it is fully slammed, 20s will look crap ... and I think we should all leave the "half your wheel in your arches" look to the dubbers ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    Im probably in the minority but unless it is fully slammed, 20s will look crap ... and I think we should all leave the "half your wheel in your arches" look to the dubbers ...

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    You're quite right - 20" wheels on an A/S3 needs airbags, or very brave coils. As NHN said, check out N8's thread to see how it should look.
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    Thanks again chaps!

    I appreciate the feedback.
    Hopefully the wheels will go on this thursday, also hoping to get myself a se of coilies.

    PS-unfortunately bags are way way outta my price range here in RSA.

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    Also I have tried, result was not ideal, they are big for our cars.. 18's are small.. 19 is very nice..

    So went for 20! - 245 / 30 / 20 .. What do ya thing? :) :) :)


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    Depends on what size. 8.5 is best with 215/30 or 225/30, but you need LOWs to pull 20"s off. I'll take some pics of mine on the new wheels.

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    Lets see those pics if you don't mind N8

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    So I decided to go with 19's instead!
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    They suit the car i think mate, AMG reps ?
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    Thanks mate!
    Indeed so, I manged to get hold of an OEM set but they hade some damage so I went with the reps.

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    They do look pretty bad ass, but need Audi caps. Seeing Merc on Audi is just plain wrong.
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    I agree Wuta... however trying to get hold of Audi caps that fit is turning out to be a problem

 

 

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