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    New wheels and DSG paddles

    Some pics of my new wheels









    And some pics of my steering wheel with the R32 ally paddles - cheers Japper.




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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    : Off topic: Where did you get the mirror covers from?

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    Nice paddles MB [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    What will you do to "old" ones?

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    White shoe laces with a black car, No. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    Chuckle.
    I just love the way there's a pristine photo of the wheel and dash with beautiful alloy paddles and, er, oh dear, some grey trainers in the footwell.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    Car looks good. Slightly off topic where did you pull the cable through to power the road angel and what power feed did you use?

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    Nice wheels - I think those RS4 reps are going to be very popular!

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    What about some 18'' x 8 with offset 44? Do you guys think they will rubber or become to outside? I remember so hear some ones rubbing with et45 but 8,5 correct?

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    where did you get the paddles from mb,and were they a straight swop,looks great by the way,i see what you mean about the pro kit,and the drop,

    im still thinking about the sportlines but im not sure how much stiffer they will be,takes me ages to make a decision when it comes to these kind of things.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    I too am the proud owner of the R32 paddles :-)

    Straight swap for the plastic ones but a) look the mutts & b) have a deeper profile so you can grab a gear under the spoke as well.

    I got mine from MikeT as he's selling his A3 but they're available fron Vagparts for about 250.

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    available fron Vagparts for about 250.

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 250 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles


    It actually looks higher with the new rims on, I think it's because the wheels are wider and the tyre is a little more stretched?

    Yep the paddles aren;t cheap but I bought mine from Japper.

    J.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    MB,

    That's not a crack in your windscreen i trust ! - last picture

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] yep not got round to getting it fixed yet.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    oooh, just noticed this thread... wheels look excellent mate.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

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    available fron Vagparts for about 250.

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 250 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yeah expensive eh? They're more than that from Audi, they are actually B6 S4 mirrors, I got mine from e-bay from "world of rover" I got two COMPLETE brand new mirrors with blind spot heated glasses for 170........they look good with Misano red, there';s an article on Fourtutude, tells you how to fit them

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

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    oooh, just noticed this thread... wheels look excellent mate.

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    Thanks you [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] I knew after seeing your car it was gonna cost me money...

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    lol, where'd you get them from in the end?

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles


    My usual, south coast wheels [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] did me a cracking deal

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

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    oooh, just noticed this thread... wheels look excellent mate.

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    CM's next mod coming up.

    They are cool though. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    LOL...CM had them on his car when I met him to hand over the pedals so it was the other way round [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] I told him at the time they where a must have purchase... OMG I sound like a girl

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    Looks good J !!


    ShaHeed: 18x8 ET 45 is (as far as I can tell) the practical limit. On S-Line suspension, I had mild rub in front and back, in HARD turns with bumps.

    There is a screw in the front fenderwell which can be removed, and the tab it attaches to can be bent upwards into the fenderwell (be gentle...).

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles


    Mine are 18x8 ET 42 with no rubbing, when I ordered them I told the guys n the shop I needed a 45 offset as I wanted the pumped out look but they said I would easily get away with a 42mm offset. So they ordered them on the proviso that if they rub they will relpace them with some 45's

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    Just for info, the "ET" of a wheel is probably the most misunderstood measurement I have ever come across, The "ET" is the measurement from the centre of the wheels width to its mounting flange,

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

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    oooh, just noticed this thread... wheels look excellent mate.

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    CM's next mod coming up.



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    Errr, no mine already had them.. J got the idea from me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img]

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    I know about ET's thanks by the way. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    The question here is that originals are 56 or 54 i don't know exactly (sport and sline) and I do mind to not have them too much outside, laso because of what married says that it looks even higher and because of rubbing.
    And also....well it's a big indecision, because I do want to have 18'' rs6 stile the ones everyone have in yours sline but here in PT slines comes with 17 rs4 brggg...
    Replicas are being sold in internet from diff sellers but I do mind about quality of them apart from being biggest offset possible 45. I don't know what to do, since delivery of them I cannot choose after installing them. :/

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    I know about ET's thanks by the way. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    The question here is that originals are 56 or 54 i don't know exactly (sport and sline) and I do mind to not have them too much outside, laso because of what married says that it looks even higher and because of rubbing.
    And also....well it's a big indecision, because I do want to have 18'' rs6 stile the ones everyone have in yours sline but here in PT slines comes with 17 rs4 brggg...
    Replicas are being sold in internet from diff sellers but I do mind about quality of them apart from being biggest offset possible 45. I don't know what to do, since delivery of them I cannot choose after installing them. :/

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    My lads Mk4 Golf has 19 inch RS6 replica's, they are looking real sad after one winter with engrained brake dust and corrosion etc, they are however, quite a good copy, but they are HEAVY compared to a genuine S-Line wheel and have lots of balancing weights on them, two of the wheels have about 120gramms on them

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    The wheels look loverly, though the car would benefit from a suspension drop.

    It may just be the camera angle but the rear looks relatively high. I can see these wheels becoming very popular.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    Which 18'' wheels are the ones similar to BBS CH in ETKA online for A3 8p 2005?
    ETKA does not contain any P/N for those ones.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    J,

    Wheels look [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img] hot mate - nice one!

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles


    It looked lower before fitting the new rims as it has been dropped, slightly, on a set of Eibachs but because it is only an s-line it only came down by about 8mm.

    These wheels are slightly wider so the tyres are stretch slightly more giving the imression of it being higher.

    Contemplating getting the sportline kit or going for a set of coilovers. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

    J.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    so back to the mirrors then - i think I want some, should I go for the ebay plastic fantastic
    Baghdad Market

    or wait for some OEM ones to appear and pay the kings ransom or order some from a shop for a king + queen ransom?

    MarriedBlonde: Link now working [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    What you guys think about optional BBS CH Audi original wheel? 7,5x18 ET54.
    Anyone of you know if wheel caps are compatible with other wheels in Audi list? Cause those 18 wheels comes with horrible chrome rounding caps.
    Waiting for your fast feedback.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    I know a lot of people rate them, I had them on my golf, but I think the RS6s suit the A3 much better.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

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    What you guys think about optional BBS CH Audi original wheel? 7,5x18 ET54.
    Anyone of you know if wheel caps are compatible with other wheels in Audi list? Cause those 18 wheels comes with horrible chrome rounding caps.
    Waiting for your fast feedback.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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    i personally think the centre looks too heavy which makes the wheel look small, as MB says its hard to find a wheel that suits the A3 better than the RS6, there are however some nice RS6 19's about........

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles

    i agree on that,the new rs4's look nice,and the rs6's,
    ive seen some a3's with the rs6's, replicas probably,but they look wider,maybe 8or 81/2" as opposed to 71/2"on the standard s-line,which make the overall appearance of the car wider.

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    Re: New wheels and DSG paddles


    It could be they are running a different off set? My car looks a lot more squat but the rims are only 1/2" wider than standard but I am running 42mm offset so they are pushed a lot further out.

    J.

 

 

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