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    Aftermarket alloys on new A3?

    Im very confused over this whole offset biz. Am I right in saying that us new A3 owners are limited to what after-market alloys we can use due to the offset required? Most rims im looking for are only avalible in ET30-35, and ive read up that the best you can get away with is ET42 on the new A3. So am I right in thinking that upto now im pretty stumped for getting a nice set of aftermark rims due to the offset situation?

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    What you are saying is correct, on a new A3 you need wheels with an offest between ET42 & ET54 which is what the factory 5 spoke RS6 repicas are... ET42 being the ones that stick out more.

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    well i hope that aftermarket wheel makers (not replica makers) start making their designs to cater the new A3, coz i aint stick with OEM Audi wheels all my life!!!

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    Or how about buying a used set of OEM wheels? Usually plenty on eBay - where I got my new 17" Stars from. What design have you got currently?
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    im into the show scence so they have to be special wheels, NOT oem. was looking for 18's or 19's, split rims.

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    Shouldn't be a problem with wheels, B5 A4 offset is 38 so that would mean the wheels would be 7mm further out. Which is just like having a set of spacers.
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