TTRS brakes on an S3 fitment guide - INC STD S3 WHEELS
Given the amount of people that have asked me to help with TTRS brakes and what wheels fit and what dont, i thought i would stick this up so hopefully it will help everyone.
As you know, I had 4 sets of 19's and below you can see what did and didnt fit over the Rs3 setup
Std 18" S3 alloys (the earlier shape ones) - FAIL - even with an 11mm spacer - wheel was tight with the caliper. I therefore added a 3mm shim to see if it fitted and it does. There isn't a great deal of clearence and i wouldnt drop to 13mm overall as i wouldnt be comfortable with that.
- 19" BBS CH ET50 8J - FAIL - even with a 11mm spacer. Would need 13mm or 14mm to clear.
- 19" BE rotors - Et 43 - 8.5J - easy cleared. No spacers
- 19" Speedline Spits - ET 48 - 8.5J - FAIL even with a 11mm spacer. Would need 13mm or 14mm to clear.
- 19" MTM Bimotos - ET50 - 8.5J - easy cleared. No spacers
THE ONE KEY POINT TO NOTE IS THAT YOU CANNOT HAVE WHEEL WEIGHTS ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE ON THE INNER BARREL AS THEY SIMPLE WILL NOT CLEAR THE CALLIPER. THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM IF YOU DONT HAVE A PAIR WHEELS WITH NO WEIGHT.
When I turned the wheel, the weights jammed on the caliper - end of. No go.
Overall fitment with 14mm spacer/shim combo is good - wheels don't run on the arches even with 25mm H&R lowering springs and they are pretty much flush.
I'm not smart enought to calculate what offset/width combo does and doesnt fit as i think its more to do with the design and shape of the rear of the wheels. But i could be wrong.......
Hope this helps people.