Hi all, been a member here for a while, but not long purchased my first Audi :D I need to call upon your combined knowledge of your own vehicles (an easy topic) to help me with something I'm considering.
I'm looking at buying some 18's or 19's for my 53 plate 8P A3 TDi. The standard 17" wheels are ugly; and with such big arches just look daft. I've done lots of searching and reading but haven't managed to find a definitive answer.
I know that the standard A3/S3 wheels have an offset of somewhere between 42-55, but what wheel size is this based on?!? I'm thinking that the standard wheels; in 16", 17", 18" and 19"(?) will be different widths and so will have a different offset, so can anyone shed some light on what the different offsets are to match the different wheel widths?
I have the standard 17's at the moment, and they have 225/45R17 tyres, which leads me to think they are 17x7.5 or wider. Does anybody know for sure without me taking them off and reading the text stamped in the back?
Also, lots of you folks have fitted spacers to make your wheels 'fill' the arches better, especially on the rear. The most common choice seems to be 20mm rear and 8-15mm front. What wheel width and offset is this based on?
As some of you will have realised after these questions, I am trying to do something different and am working out the possibilities with regards to wheels from other manufacturers cars. I have something in mind, but don't want to say until I can show some pics of them (if my idea works).
Your help is greatly appreciated.