Monster MotorsportEM Tuning
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By DarkBunny
  • 1 Post By azialex

Thread: Cheap winter wheels

  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    115

    Cheap winter wheels

    Hi all,

    Thinking about picking up some cheap winter wheels to run on the Audi.

    My car is a 2009 A3 2.0 TDi 170 S-line.. currently has standard 18" alloys.

    Looking for a car with similar fitment wheels.. Golf GTi Mk4 alloys? I think they'll fit, they are 16" diameter.. same PCD, offset and centre bore.. will they fit over my brakes?

    Thanks

    Lee

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    279
    If you get cheap winter wheels, please please please get decent rubber fitted to them...

    It's all well and good 'saving' your nice summer wheels - but you could end up with no car if you use crappy rubber and end up stacking it...
    2007 A3 S Line Quattro 170 TDi

  4. #3
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Warrington, North West
    Posts
    986
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkBunny View Post
    If you get cheap winter wheels, please please please get decent rubber fitted to them...

    It's all well and good 'saving' your nice summer wheels - but you could end up with no car if you use crappy rubber and end up stacking it...
    He never mentioned cheap tyres though did he?

    And aren't mk4 golfs 5x100? Or 5x110 for that matter, and the 8p chassis is 5x112 along with the mk5 golf?

  5. #4
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    115
    Oh, I just used one of those online alloy wheel fitment guides and it said my PCD was 5x100?

    As for tyres, getting cheap wheels which aren't 18's will make sorting tyres a little less eye watering expensive considering only really about 2 months use.

    EDIT: Correct about 5x112.. I can look for Passat wheels instead then.. Passat V6 4Motion wheels are 16"

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    279
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemc View Post
    He never mentioned cheap tyres though did he?
    Merely adding my opinion - if you're after cheap wheels, you may be after cheap tyres too
    jphc likes this.
    2007 A3 S Line Quattro 170 TDi

  7. #6
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Warrington, North West
    Posts
    986
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkBunny View Post
    Merely adding my opinion - if you're after cheap wheels, you may be after cheap tyres too
    I see where you coming from, but for winter wheels to be ruined, why would one spend stupid amounts to buy good wheels

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    279
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemc View Post
    I see where you coming from, but for winter wheels to be ruined, why would one spend stupid amounts to buy good wheels
    I don't think they would get ruined if cleaned regularly and protected with the right wax. It's the same as the rest of the car really - leave salt on it, and it'll corrode (just like a wheel).
    2007 A3 S Line Quattro 170 TDi

  9. #8
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Warrington, North West
    Posts
    986
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkBunny View Post
    Merely adding my opinion - if you're after cheap wheels, you may be after cheap tyres too
    I see where you coming from, but for winter wheels to be ruined, why would one spend stupid amounts to buy good wheels

  10. #9
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    88


    these are my winter wheels, got them last year. they r from an A8 sport. straight swap but this year am gonna put winter tyres on.
    immo likes this.

  11. #10
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NI
    Posts
    785
    I wish Id seen that pic 2 weeks ago alex! Was really debating whether to get A8s or not!
    back to boost, oh how I missed thee....

  12. #11
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    I wish Id seen that pic 2 weeks ago alex! Was really debating whether to get A8s or not!
    some people don't like them but i love them! they r only for winter :-) just old school alloys.

  13. #12
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NI
    Posts
    785
    I have them as my only wheels. Love being a little different while staying OEM. Youre right though some people are just like WTF?
    back to boost, oh how I missed thee....

  14. #13
    PaulAr's Avatar
    S3 (8P)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Tyne & Wear
    Posts
    4,050
    Unless changing them to put Winter rubber on then why change them at all?

    I`ve never had wheels ruined specifically by the Winter weather. Even the infamously corrosion prone MONZA 2s. The ROTORS on my S3 BE were unphased by the Winter too, even with minor curbage.

    Unless you are running un laquered polished rims or 3 piece splits etc. then a quick wash/hose down blast off periodically is more than sufficient to keep them right.
    Means your car doesn't look cack for 6 months of the year too!

    Spend the money getting a Winter protection detail on the whole car instead.

    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Winter Wheels
    By S3mad in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd September 2008, 17:42
  2. Cheap s3 wheels , on seat cupranet
    By nick-barnes07 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd June 2007, 20:50
  3. winter wheels
    By mas in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 8th December 2005, 22:15
  4. Winter Wheels on..
    By Lowride in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22nd October 2005, 20:21
  5. What OE Audi wheels for winter wheels? Suggestions please.
    By Markb in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 23rd September 2005, 16:54

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