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    Can someone comfirm these rims will fit??

    Hi All,
    I want to buy some new rims but I cant confirm if they will definitely fit my car without the need for any spacers ect. I have a 2009 facelift S3 the rims sizes are 7 1/2 j x 18 h2, ET 54. I have searched this site thoroughly and can't come up with a definitive answer. Also been to a few sites which are able to calculate if they will fit but being a total noob on wheel sizes I cant make head or tail of the info!


    Many thanks in advance!
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    If they are 5x112, yes. But you will need spacers to sit flash. My winter wheels are the same, I have 15mm at the back and 10mm at the front.


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    Thanks for the response Mr B. Unfortunately this still means nothing to me so I am hoping the person who is selling them can confirm this!! lol

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    That is the std S3 alloy size? You will only need to spacer if you wanted to improve the stance, and not to make them fit BTW.

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    OK nluk100 looks like im making a purchase then!

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    Audi 8P wheel fitment as a rule I might wrong
    5x112
    16'', 17'',18'',19'',20''
    215, 225, 235
    ET:35+
    7.5j ,8j ,8.5j ,(9j rear)

    Watch this might help in the future: GUIDE to Offset, Lug Pattern, Wheel/Tires Specs - YouTube


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    Thanks for the link Mr B!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. B View Post
    Audi 8P wheel fitment as a rule I might wrong
    5x112
    16'', 17'',18'',19'',20''
    215, 225, 235
    ET:35+
    7.5j ,8j ,8.5j ,(9j rear)

    Watch this might help in the future: GUIDE to Offset, Lug Pattern, Wheel/Tires Specs - YouTube
    ET35 will NOT fit the S3 - the minimum you can get away with is about ET45 (you can go a bit lower, say to ET42 but expect rubbing or over-stretched tyres).

    Furthermore, you can't just go by ET figures as the tyre width comes into play as well.

    Oh, and 16's won't clear the S3 brakes.
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    Thanks nluck. I think the rims I am buying were a direct fit for A3s so I'm hoping there won't be any problems. I have come to the conclusion that I definitely want them but if they don't fit I will just have to sell them on lol...

 

 

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