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16 inch steel rims on Black Edition?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Splat, Jan 10, 2012.

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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    Hi
    Does anyone know if you can put 16inch 205 on A3 Black edition, sportback 2.0TDI - normally has 18 inch wheels on with 225.

    Need some for winter tyres abroad!
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    so long as they fit over you brakes yeah should be fine mate , also need to have the right some tyres on too so whatever the equivalent is of the oem cars with 16" wheels
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    205/55 for the 16
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    Thanks for replies - do you know if brakes are bigger than norm A3 on black edition? (Dont have a clue about cars - im trying to find this out for other half and Im a "lady"!)
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    140 or 170?

    They are 'regular' size and should be fine. The golf GTI came with 16's as standard and had 312mm brakes (same as a 170 tdi).
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    [Jan 11, 2012]
    Hi,

    If you vehicle is the Audi A3 2.0 TDi 140, here are the official tyre sizes that fit your vehicle :

    205 55R16 91W
    205 55R16 91V
    225 45R17 91Y
    225 45 R17 94Y
    225 40R18 92Y

    Hope this helps
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    [Jan 11, 2012]
    I'm running 205 55 16 continental winter tyres on black steelies. looks ok too. 140 sportback by the way.
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    [Jan 11, 2012]
    Any chance of a pic? I'm not sure whether I'd ever do it (steelies on my A3 would probably upset me too much) but I'd like to have a frame of reference.
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    [Jan 12, 2012]

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    [Jan 12, 2012]
    And this is a video last week in the alps. I've got snow chains on and i never need to use them now I've got the winter tyres.

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    Holy thread resurrection Batman!

    Although the horrid weather is coming to an end, the sheer awfulness of my A3 in the snow has once again prompted me to wonder whether it's worth investing in a set of steelies and winter tyres for the next time.

    Question I have is what type of 16" steel wheel do I need? Obviously the bold/stud pattern has to be right for the A3 but presumably also the right offset so they don't stick out too far yet clear the calipers etc.
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    [Jan 24, 2013]
    Ive got vag steelies with bridgestone all weather tyres on for sale. They where fitted to my 2011 A3 140 black edition. Reason for selling I've fitted S3 brakes so don't think they will fit now.

    sorry guys if this is in the wrong section I'm on with sorting a classified post out.
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    Hi mate,

    know its a long time ago but are those winter wheels still for sale! Pm me if so cheers
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