Chris NottBadger5
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Wheel decision

  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    75

    Wheel decision

    cant decide what wheels to go for on my orange s3, dunno wether to go for some 18" or 19"


    im thinking these in 19"




    or these in 18"




    what you reckon?

    also will 8JX19 5X112 ET42 be okay lowered on H&R springs?

    Cheers
    Last edited by LukeHS3; 15th October 2009 at 20:47.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    kkp0897's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex (Boy)
    Posts
    560
    You wanna have a look at Boydie's, his looks the dogs boll.... 19's and lowered. SWEET!

    .. but I would go for 19's whatever you decide on style...
    You can take the boy out of Essex but not Essex out of the boy...

  4. #3
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Neither.

  5. #4
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Neither.
    you dont like them? what about the fitment any ideal if that would be ok

  6. #5
    crypric23's Avatar
    Never satisfied

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    583
    I agree with Nate , Neither

    But he knows i will say 18's if you do choose a size.

  7. #6
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    up north...
    Posts
    767
    depends on looks or handling
    19" looks better but light 18" definitely handle/ride better

    in terms of value for money, the 8x18 et 45 or 50 race pro 1.2 are only 8.9kg each and easily the best for the money but not everyone likes them.

    you should probably go for at least et45, but 48 or 50 would give you more room and you can always add a small spacer where as you cant take it away if you catch with a smaller offset.

    looks wise then theres plenty to choose and its very personal, but a bbs ch at 19" looks great and is about 11.5kg and the mtm bimotos 19" look bloody fantastic but weigh in at 15-16.5kg depending on width
    TT-RS 410hp revo
    Fiat 500 1.3 tdi 120hp
    A3 8P 2.0tdi 240hp Autograph Cars
    RS4 B5 520hp MTM
    S3 8L 345hp MTM
    Volvo 850 T5 300hp BSR
    Fiat Punto GT 130hp
    Lancia Delta Turbo 185hp
    Lancia Beta Coupe 122hp
    Mini 74hp

  8. #7
    PaulAr's Avatar
    S3 (8P)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Tyne & Wear
    Posts
    4,047
    BBS CHs, CKs, MTMS
    18" are big enough for as small car like the A3.
    Maybe 19" SB if tyre cost and ride isnt an issue.

    Can you get decent CK/CH reps these days?

    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

  9. #8
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by LukeHS3 View Post
    you dont like them? what about the fitment any ideal if that would be ok
    Don't like either. Fitment will be fine with the right size tyre.

  10. #9
    andyb_88's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    99
    18" as 19" affect handling too much
    Black A3 2.0 TDI DSG Sport
    Done and dusted Window Tints | Blacked out rear lights
    24th Oct - AMD Remap Stage 1 | De-cat and Downpipe
    Todo List Face-lift | Black'd RS4 alloys | R8 style lights | Lower 20mm



  11. #10
    Boydie's Avatar
    Boycie

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Greenisland, Co.Antrim
    Posts
    4,814
    BBS CH 19





    BBS LM 19



    BBS CK 19





    MTM BiMoto



    BBS CK



    Merc 18"



    TSW's I think



    Sportec Mono 10's 19





    TSW I think


  12. #11
    Spin140's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Derbyshire, England
    Posts
    2,013
    Some cool pics, the BBS are an expensive choice but the pictures clearly show why, I'd be really torn between silver CH or anthracite CK's. 19" for looks.

    Give Phil at PW a call, a nice bloke who makes you want to spend your money
    Wife - 12 BMW 320D 181 bhp, 8 Speed Auto, Melbourne Red, Heated Leather, privacy.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy. (Sold)
    Golf GTi MK6 - Revo stage 2, ITG, Milltek Race TBE, AP Racing 4 pot BBK - Sold.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy,Nav, Park sensors, 6 disc, Revo Stage 1, ITG Enclosed Intake - Sold
    BMW M135i F20 - Bloody good straight from the box !

    "Fast Cars are Safer...."

  13. #12
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    75
    was thinking bbs ch.. but would rather have pro race and spend the money i would have left on something else!

    think im going to go for pro race as apart of me wants to keep 18s, cheaper tyres (some nice r888 in the summer!) , better for performance etc etc

    i havent got photoshop but played around with paint! think they look pritty good myself if u squint you kind of get the ideal lol


 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO