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    Lowered on 19s H&R springs plus RS3 brakes.

    Recently fitted some RS3 calipers with TTRS discs and today I lowered her on H&R springs.

    Just wanting peoples opinions.





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    I can't see the pics ?

    Can anyone else see pics?
    I didn't go to the gym today but I went to McDonalds and the cashiers name was Jim soooooo.......same thing.

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    Sorry can't see the photos 😟
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    Any better?

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    My opinion is quite simple.....

    It looks the dogs b@ll@cks

    Hope this helps
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    What Ron said
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    What's the exact wheel and tyre sizes ? Also the et?
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    Looks spot on mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron burgundy View Post
    What's the exact wheel and tyre sizes ? Also the et?
    Wheels are 19x8.5 ET45 with 3mm spacers.


    Tyres are 235/35/19 but rears catch so gonna remove the screw in the arch and see if that helps...if not think I'm gonna go for 225/35/19 tyres because I need new ones anyways and see if this sorts the problem.


    I'm sure RS3's run 225s on rear and 235s on front too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_fenwick View Post
    Wheels are 19x8.5 ET45 with 3mm spacers.


    Tyres are 235/35/19 but rears catch so gonna remove the screw in the arch and see if that helps...if not think I'm gonna go for 225/35/19 tyres because I need new ones anyways and see if this sorts the problem.


    I'm sure RS3's run 225s on rear and 235s on front too.
    Interesting...they go well with the colour of your car..

    They're genuine are they not?
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    Looks spot on mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron burgundy View Post
    Interesting...they go well with the colour of your car..

    They're genuine are they not?
    I think they are reps for what I paid for them. Don't think the genuine ones are same size as what mine are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_fenwick View Post
    I think they are reps for what I paid for them. Don't think the genuine ones are same size as what mine are.
    Cool, do you get rubbing on the rear with just you in the car? The fronts never rub no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron burgundy View Post
    Cool, do you get rubbing on the rear with just you in the car? The fronts never rub no?
    Front don't rub at all mate. It doesn't rub on back until you hit a ditch in road or go round a corner hard. Hopefully taking that screw out will solve that...if not 225 tyres I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_fenwick View Post
    Front don't rub at all mate. It doesn't rub on back until you hit a ditch in road or go round a corner hard. Hopefully taking that screw out will solve that...if not 225 tyres I think
    Ok cheers

    Yeah hopefully one of those will be your solution.

    You can't take them off...they look proper.
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    Looks soo good how you finding the stoppers?

    I'm still undecided with 19s a bit worried about pot holes and what not.

    Looks wise I'm sold! Haha
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    Looks perfect, 18's look too small on rotors, with the RS calipers looks a treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_S3 View Post
    Looks perfect, 18's look too small on rotors, with the RS calipers looks a treat.
    Yeah I agree...the 18 rotors look lost for some reason as do the bbs ch in 18s
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    When I changed from 18's to 19's there wasn't much in it (obviously). You can see side by side in the picture below the difference is marginal, but the final result is a big improvement:





    Also there is less dish on the 18's which look quite flat:



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    Both yours, and Warren's, look STUNNING! Makes me realise how much I love Sprint Blue, and having a black one, how much I need to consider RS3 rotors! How's the handling?
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    Firm but not back breaking if you run on 235/25/19 rubber
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    Superb looks with the rotors. I've decided to go with 19 bbs 8.5 et48 splits, having them fitted tomorrow. I'm interested in fitting the brembos too.
    With the OP running et45 with a 3mm spacer, is that effectively an et48? Is the spacer only needed to clear the alloys?

    I'm wondering whether I could fit the same brembo setup as the OP but without the need for spacers?

    Superb looking motors there guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Conrad_ View Post
    Looks soo good how you finding the stoppers?

    I'm still undecided with 19s a bit worried about pot holes and what not.

    Looks wise I'm sold! Haha
    Brakes work awesome! It's got standard pads in at the minute I'm toying with idea of yellow stuff as they are only £69 compared with the ferodo ds2500 which are £190

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    Quote Originally Posted by B120WNY View Post
    Superb looks with the rotors. I've decided to go with 19 bbs 8.5 et48 splits, having them fitted tomorrow. I'm interested in fitting the brembos too.
    With the OP running et45 with a 3mm spacer, is that effectively an et48? Is the spacer only needed to clear the alloys?

    I'm wondering whether I could fit the same brembo setup as the OP but without the need for spacers?

    Superb looking motors there guys.
    I'm sure et45 with a 3mm spacer would make it ET42? Anyone else know if this is correct?
    I only needed the spacer for the spoke to clear the calliper.
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    Your right et45 and a 3mm spacer is the same as et42

    Yours looks very good on the 19's
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    I'd have thought that the rotor shape alloy wouldn't need a spacer? Maybe il just get the brakes, me use 3mm spacers on mine bringing it down to et45 which should be fine. Hmmmmm...!

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    A few pics after a quick polish on Sunday

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    Love the color. Bought a 2010 in silver not because i like the color but because couldn't find other car in better condition. Fast cars deserve a little color!

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    looks stunning this pal id love some 19" rotors or reps next

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    Well I have the BBS splits fitted and wound the coil overs down a touch, looks and rides a treat!

    Ive had the wheels refurbed in a dark anthracite, using 235 tyres which only seem to rub on the drivers rear a touch..?!

    Let me know what you think, better pics to follow!

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    This looks stunning. Any news on the rubbbing issue?

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    Thanks!

    Rubbing has gone, took the arch bolt out and a little tweaking of the one further back and alls well!

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    Great news. You have certainly inspired me to do this! Any chance of a picture from the side to show the concave/dish of the wheels?

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    Any better brighter pics?
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    Makes you laugh when you think the 19's look so right on the S3 8P, yet evolution has not seen fit to grant this option on the new S3 8V (Hatch or Sportbacks). Only on saloon version can you spec 19's. The option wheel on the Astra VX-R is a 20" FFS, Audi need a good kick up the arse wheel wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam.S View Post
    This looks stunning. Any news on the rubbbing issue?
    Just ordered a set of Goodyear eagle asymmetric 2s in 225s so once I get them on I'll let you know.

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    This is mine on H&R 35mm springs and 19" Rotor reps


    I think I need new brakes !
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