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    New S3 Wheels - Alternatives???

    Hi all

    Looking at the general posts re the new facelift S3, just wondered which wheels you will be putting on your new purchases when the lucky ones anongst us take delivery.

    If I order one next year I will have the wheels booked in for change on the first day, sorry, can't be seen driving a new S3 for one day with those minging wheels.

    I'd probably go for the RS4 reps!! 18"

    Any thoughts on what you'd replace them with.

    Ps. still enjoying the A3 sportback until my S3 time comes again!

    Cheers

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    When the S3 first came out quite a few people slated the wheels then but with time they have grown on them. A don't mind them at all so will be keeping mine on!
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    Those new wheels just aren't very 'Audi' are they. They look like something i'd expect to see on a Lexus...
    Anyway i recon they should give the 5 spoke 19's from the new TT-S as an option on the S3. Much more clean looking, sporty wheel.
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    i have a set of 19inch BBS CH which i will be putting on

    09' imola yellow S3...
    h&r spings, forge twintake, forge dv, frc software, autotech hpfp, 76mm dp + zorst, bbs ch 19's & defi boost gauge

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    Quote Originally Posted by L33TAY View Post
    Hi all

    Looking at the general posts re the new facelift S3, just wondered which wheels you will be putting on your new purchases when the lucky ones anongst us take delivery.

    If I order one next year I will have the wheels booked in for change on the first day, sorry, can't be seen driving a new S3 for one day with those minging wheels.

    I'd probably go for the RS4 reps!! 18"

    Any thoughts on what you'd replace them with.

    Ps. still enjoying the A3 sportback until my S3 time comes again!

    Cheers

    Lee

    If you cant stand them, I'll have em!

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    Have you seen them in the flesh L33TAY?
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    What's the wheel/tyre specialist people recommend on here?
    Mate is looking for a wheel/tyre deal for some 18's on his little Merc convertible.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
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    I ordered mine originally with an upgrade as I didn't like the new wheels. When I went to the garage they had a car in with them fitted, they actually look not too bad, and like a lot f people say....I think they will grow on you.
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    RS4s are too common. Just about every S-line car (A4, A6 included) has them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3norwich View Post
    RS4s are too common. Just about every S-line car (A4, A6 included) has them...
    Indeed, I even saw a VW camper van with RS4s today!
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    I think the new wheels look ok but I'm biased as mine turns up in 4 weeks
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    I'm hooked on these bad boys!

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    The curse of the hooooooge wing mirrors lives on, though they dont actually look big on that beast

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    If you like the rims on that S5 you'll love these....

    http://audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=58960

    Gorgeous wheels, nice RS4 alternative too.
    On another note....Gotta say i've gone off the A5/S5 a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeckedS3 View Post
    I'm hooked on these bad boys!
    They are the dogs!!! I am having a slight panic attack as I don't recognise those wheels, I don't even recognise the brand!! They look like they could be multi piece, do you know what they are? I have a customer with an A5 and we are doing the full hit for him (body kit, lowering, tints and wheels) and these would be perfect for him.
    A4 Avant 1.9 TDi 2004 - 20x8.5 & 20x10 Futura wheels and tints

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    What's the wheel/tyre specialist people recommend on here?
    Mate is looking for a wheel/tyre deal for some 18's on his little Merc convertible.
    It's hard to recommend wheels for people as everyone likes different things, but I would say the RS4 thing has been done to death so stay clear. If you want something Audi try R8 reps or the new RS6 reps. If you want something different try August Werke as they still have an Audi feeling to the design and really werke (sorry for the pun!) on the A3.

    Bowfer if your mate is after wheels for his Merc tell him to give me a call on 0151 343 0003 or email me at john@designerwheels.co.uk and I will be able to go through options and prices.



    A4 Avant 1.9 TDi 2004 - 20x8.5 & 20x10 Futura wheels and tints

    To come: lowering, HIDs, full MB Quart and Orion sound system, covered interior trim, body kit

    www.designerwheels.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by John @ DW View Post
    They are the dogs!!! I am having a slight panic attack as I don't recognise those wheels, I don't even recognise the brand!! They look like they could be multi piece, do you know what they are? I have a customer with an A5 and we are doing the full hit for him (body kit, lowering, tints and wheels) and these would be perfect for him.
    They are 360 Forged rims! They are lovely looking wheels...... I'm sure they'll cost a few pennies too.
    http://www.360forged.com/
    http://www.wheelsto.com/servlet/the-...t-Seven/Detail
    Last edited by DeckedS3; 6th August 2008 at 07:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeckedS3 View Post
    I'm hooked on these bad boys!

    am sorry but PORN....
    love them A5/S5

 

 

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