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    My silver S3 - First Pics!

    Well, after 1 month of possesion, I made some time after detailing the car to take some nice pics! Mods so far are:

    19x8.5 ET 48 RS4 replicas with 235/35/19 tyres, OEM RS4 centercaps and bolt covers
    TT MK2 Dead pedal
    Infinity Basslink sub/amp
    HID foglights
    tints

    Next on the list: APR software upgrade, and possibly H&R springs

    Hope you like it!










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    Tasty.

    Nice day for it and excellent background. Go for Black optiK grill. Would look great on the silver.
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    Very nice, silver isn't my favourite colour but it looks great on the S3
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    Very nice Demian, tints look too dark though, wheels look spot on though
    Could I maybe suggest a drop?

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    Looks good, be nice to see a pic with a direct side profile to see how the calipers look behind the 19".

    Its amazing that its the same car as mine yet looks so different with the larger alloys. Nice shot of the Mrs leg too on the interior shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin140
    Looks good, be nice to see a pic with a direct side profile to see how the calipers look behind the 19".

    Its amazing that its the same car as mine yet looks so different with the larger alloys. Nice shot of the Mrs leg too on the interior shot

    You got it!







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    Looks lovely mate!

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    Oh Pooh, thats done it ! You have managed to add even more confusion to my 'which wheels?' decision as they look superb. I love the way they show off the S3 calipers, are these italian reps ?

    Cheers Spin
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    Looks stunning... Really does.
    Try black optic grill... I reckon it will look just right for it.
    Still stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin140
    Oh Pooh, thats done it ! You have managed to add even more confusion to my 'which wheels?' decision as they look superb. I love the way they show off the S3 calipers, are these italian reps ?

    Cheers Spin

    My replicas are made in taiwan but the quality is very good.....bought them in the US at www.velocitymotoring.com , excellent service!

    I know many "forumers" think they are played out but I really love OEM+ styling and this wheel in particular so I did not care!

    I am considering the black optics grill, but I am not sure if I can buy it from my dealer here, or if it will be a rape!



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    Very nice Demian.

    Can i ask, has the ride height been altered from standard? If not i think that looks very nice indeed. I would have thought going up to 19's would have increased height, i suppose reducing the trye profile counters it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N
    Very nice Demian.

    Can i ask, has the ride height been altered from standard? If not i think that looks very nice indeed. I would have thought going up to 19's would have increased height, i suppose reducing the trye profile counters it..

    You've just answered your own question - the reduction in tyre rim compensates for increase in wheel size, looks great, I love the RS4 regardless, a great OEM looking wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin140
    You've just answered your own question - the reduction in tyre rim compensates for increase in wheel size, looks great, I love the RS4 regardless, a great OEM looking wheel.
    Im 100% in agreement with you. Looks the ********!

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    Good news is the car looks great

    Bad news is i keep telling myself i don't need a set of RS4 reps and now you've set me off again
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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N
    Very nice Demian.

    Can i ask, has the ride height been altered from standard? If not i think that looks very nice indeed. I would have thought going up to 19's would have increased height, i suppose reducing the trye profile counters it..
    Suspension is OEM, I really want to put some springs but the ride will be even harsher and this is my daily driver. Furthermore, our driveways and garage entrances are quite steep (not to mention the POTHOLES) so I am biased......as it is, I havent scraped once!

    I hope the front settles a little more (the car only has 2000 kms now)



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    that look's the dogs, them wheels really make a difference....
    they are for sure on my want list

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    [quote=DemianM]Suspension is OEM, I really want to put some springs but the ride will be even harsher and this is my daily driver [\quote]

    I swear everyone on this forum is scared of coilovers!! If you get adjustable coilovers you can adjust the ride height and the harshness/softness of the ride.

    Thats your best bet Demian, then you get the best of both worlds..

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    I am not afraid of them, it is just that the cost is quite high, I must source them directly from the UK or Germany and the cost of the coilovers+shipping+taxes is same as the cost to buy a brand new R8 also, as you go lower, you also need to go a little stiffer since there is less suspension travel and less space between the oilpan and the road....so if you set it to soft, you are often hitting the ground (at least where I live) , many streets have deep "channels" at each corner, specially in the neighbour, same with speed bumps, they are often quite high. But I am sure that the coilovers are a better choice that only springs.





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    Fair enough....nice rims and car eitherway

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    Looks awesome.

    Silver does set the Audi's off very well, and i am silver convert.

    As the over guys said, a black optic grill does suit silver, and make the car look very menacing, that's why i did it.

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    Look superb. Love the RS4 alloys.

    Was there any reason you chose 235/35 rather than 225/35 tyres?

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    Most 19"s are 8/8.5J most people go 235/35/19, you're the first person I know to stick to 225s...

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    Although they are a small bit higher, they are the most common size, most OEM cars run 235 35 19. On my special case, I got 2 of them from a friend with only 500 kms so I bought the other 2 to make the set.




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    Mk2 tt dead pedal looks nice. I reckon lhd and rhd models have different part numbers?

    How much are we looking at?


    *nevermind, just called vag-parts and the guy told me audi doesnt make one for RHD models.
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    225/35/19s (640mm) correctly match the diameter of the original 225/40/18s (637mm). 235/35/19s are 647mm diameter.

    But I'm not sure how this is effected when the tyres are stretched on 8.5" rims. It might be that the stretched 235s are fine...

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    My rims are 8J maars and I'm going with 235/35/19s, plus more common tyre size so the tyres are cheaper anyway

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    Great car! Saludos de otro Argentino a la espera de su S3!

 

 

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