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    My Solar Orange S3

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    Guy from my work has a set of polished genuine BBS LM's 9.5x19 rears and 8.5x19 front. I asked if i could try them on my car to see what there like and see if i want to buy them off him. The car will need lowered quite a bit and the front wheels need a more stretched tyre to match with the back. I think they have the potential to look brilliant. Here's some pics for a rough idea. If anyone is any good with photoshop it would be great to see it lowered to suit :D








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    To be honest I'm not that keen on the BBS wheels, other than that nice car.

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    I always loved Solar Orange stunning mate!
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    Once it's lowered, brilliant.
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    Yeap always loved orange, had pair of orange converse years back, hooked since then on colour, love the S3 in that but wheels no, sorry but doesnt suit IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Yeap always loved orange, had pair of orange converse years back, hooked since then on colour, love the S3 in that but wheels no, sorry but doesnt suit IMHO.
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    Yeah, &?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Yeah, &?
    I really like orange as a colour, in fact I have just come back from the pub where I wore a "pumpkin" polo, but orange converse
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    I really like orange as a colour, in fact I have just come back from the pub where I wore "orange converse" , but a pumpkin polo

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    i think its fair to say i really like orange as a colour but orange converse hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_phillips95 View Post
    i think its fair to say i really like orange as a colour but orange converse hmmmm
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    Big YES for the Car
    BIG! Yes for the Colour - stunning

    And sadly a big NO for those wheels!

    I think they are bit "retro-styled" don`t fit that good with the car


    Also big fan of yellow shoes, who gets my vote now? :P Staz or N.?
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    lmfao, hey you like your wheels I like orange converse, colour is cool, end of, lol

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    Should look sweet once lowered mate!

    Looks nice and do like the wheels but think the would look better in black chrome :D
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    You need to run more stretch, then slam it, then it'll be win win. I'm not overly keen on the ford focus st orange, but I like the fact its an S3

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    Quote Originally Posted by aristides View Post
    Also big fan of yellow shoes, who gets my vote now? :P Staz or N.?
    Hey yellow is colour so all good in this corner mate, colour makes u happier.

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    Lovely motor and colour - Not sure about the BBS I'm afraid. I'm not keen on Y-Spoke BBS rims (If that's the correct description of the style), plus from the pictures you have got some wheel arch issues... looks likes you'll need to flare the arches from the pics.

    Infact, I don't think I've seen a A3 with flared arches... might end up looking like a zakspeed ford capri..? Any pics anyone, besides the artists prototype for the RS3...
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    Blimey - if you want lovely looking wheels, take a look at

    http://www.pwmotorsport.com/Gallery.aspx
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    'Saf`s S3 fitted with 19" BBS'

    I may have to retract my previous comment about BBS rims... : )
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    That'll be the one... Looks lovely.
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    What a siiick car!!!
    The only problem is after you have lowered the suspension is the wheels will stick out and you'll need to flare the arches.

    I'm yet to see an S3 with flared wheel arches so can't comment on what it will look like once its done....
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    Love the wheels !!!

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    I LOVE lm's but I just do not think they suit to be honest :S

    h&r springs are your best bet unless you want coils - www.orange-tuning.de are the best price out there I have found for them

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    The S3 looks great in Orange. Congrats
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    For me the front wheel just doesnt work. Even with more stretch it 'pokes' too much. You also wanna try to get the rolling radius of the tyres as close as possible to prevent damage to the Haldex system with the wheels being staggered.

    Im running staggered Super RS's which are 8J front and 9J rear, but only 18's with an offset of 41. The offset of the LM you have must be 32or something close to that. Are the 5x112 or 5x114.3?

    Heres a of pic for ya!



    Its down 25mm on H&R springs

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    Yours could do with coming down a little more Ian, like it though

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    BBS just dont suit the A3/S3 IMO, i think they just cheapen a high marque car and make it look a bit boy racerish.. This may be what you are going for though...
    Orange is a bit much too i think, again, boy racerish.. BUT its an S3 so all good there

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    Hi David

    Always liked Solar Oranage good choice. From the picture the car looks wkd and i do like those LM, they mean business!. She will look a lot better once she lowered. Enjoy the car and get some more pictures up once she been lowred.


    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    For me the front wheel just doesnt work. Even with more stretch it 'pokes' too much. You also wanna try to get the rolling radius of the tyres as close as possible to prevent damage to the Haldex system with the wheels being staggered.

    Im running staggered Super RS's which are 8J front and 9J rear, but only 18's with an offset of 41. The offset of the LM you have must be 32or something close to that. Are the 5x112 or 5x114.3?

    Heres a of pic for ya!



    Its down 25mm on H&R springs

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    One of the best looking Solar Oranage S3 i've ever seen. Looks really aggressive
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    That orange one was for sale on piston heads - 350bhp

    BBS in general? no better suiting style wheel IMO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    That orange one was for sale on piston heads - 350bhp

    BBS in general? no better suiting style wheel IMO!

    Thats right was on sale on Pistonheads. Nate said he sold it now though. I'd agree with BBS no better suiting style wheel for the A3/S3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    That orange one was for sale on piston heads - 350bhp

    BBS in general? no better suiting style wheel IMO!
    Indeed boydie. BBS = Boy Racer Wheels Never heard so much cr4p in all my days

    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Thats right was on sale on Pistonheads. Nate said he sold it now though. I'd agree with BBS no better suiting style wheel for the A3/S3
    He has sold it, cant' remember what he's getting next, I'll find out on sunday as I'll see him at players.

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    Players? What's players? I'm free Sunday....
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    Quote Originally Posted by aristides View Post
    Big YES for the Car
    BIG! Yes for the Colour - stunning

    And sadly a big NO for those wheels!

    I think they are bit "retro-styled" don`t fit that good with the car


    Also big fan of yellow shoes, who gets my vote now? :P Staz or N.?
    Yeah ditto that. I nearly went for Solar Orange myself - but the wheels - just do not suit the car IMO and are you sure they are legal? They look like they extend beyond the body work - maybe just the camera angle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    Players? What's players? I'm free Sunday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staz View Post
    This is gorgeous looking ... but WTF is that hanging from the rear view mirror... looks like some kind of Voodoo accessories
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    I'm beginning to like solar orange more and more I have to say.

    Saw a solar orange TTRS in Stafford services on the M6 north bound on Thurs am - looked amazing - and the sound of it was something else.
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    Is that troon in the pics, looks like it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Yours could do with coming down a little more Ian, like it though
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragsterx View Post
    BBS just dont suit the A3/S3 IMO, i think they just cheapen a high marque car and make it look a bit boy racerish.. This may be what you are going for though...
    Orange is a bit much too i think, again, boy racerish.. BUT its an S3 so all good there
    Hahaha, boy racerish

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