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18" New A8 Di-Cut what do these look like on S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MingBluS3, Apr 3, 2006.

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    right i need 4 new tyres desperatley and tonight i hit a curb cause i drifted across the road due to grip. Really sharded up the two wheels on the near side. So the tracking is now out too.

    I was looking at Rochford tyres, they have a full package on these alloys. does anyone have any pictures of what there look like on the S3.

    Deal as follows

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    4 * Brand New 8x18" A8 Style Alloy Wheels. Fitted with Brand New Premium Performance 225/40/18 Tyres. Fitments available 5x100 et35, 5x112 et35, 5x112 et45. Price includes bolts, caps & badges.

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    Does anyone have any idea of what these tyres are? what brand? I know a few of you guys have gone down this route. Do they use cheap budget tyres? Or can you upgrade them to a better tyre for slightly more money.

    Also i dont want to put 19's on the car.

    Need some speedy advice, i got the canvas showing on both the rear tyres and the fronts are bald too. Plus i still need the bloody service.
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    You can upgrade them. A lot of people on here seem to like Goodyear F1s.
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    Wheels are a personal thing im affraid, and i personally don't think the A8 wheels suit the S3. I think the RS4's and 6's look best on the S3 but they are now very common.

    I also like the S4 Avus wheel in 18" with the 5 X 100 stud pattern as it looks very similar to the original S3 avus but bigger!
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    A8 wheels are nasty IMO...
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    Wheels are a personal thing im affraid, and i personally don't think the A8 wheels suit the S3. I think the RS4's and 6's look best on the S3 but they are now very common.

    I also like the S4 Avus wheel in 18" with the 5 X 100 stud pattern as it looks very similar to the original S3 avus but bigger!

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    Where do you get S4 Avus (18") in 5x100?
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    Well i've just decided to buy new tyres all round Michelin PS/2's. I will get the alloys refurbished when i can get the time to have the car off the road.
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    Well i've just decided to buy new tyres all round Michelin PS/2's. I will get the alloys refurbished when i can get the time to have the car off the road.

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    Good choice! That's what I have!
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    Wheels are a personal thing im affraid, and i personally don't think the A8 wheels suit the S3. I think the RS4's and 6's look best on the S3 but they are now very common.

    I also like the S4 Avus wheel in 18" with the 5 X 100 stud pattern as it looks very similar to the original S3 avus but bigger!

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    Where do you get S4 Avus (18") in 5x100?

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    www.autoalloyz.co.uk
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    I just phoned... (01254 692000)

    Wheels are multifit (5x100 and 5x112).

    £449 without tyres or £649 with Avon tyres.
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    Ive always had the Michelins, dont fancy having to get used to a new tyre, I know where i stand with the trusty michelins, i once swapped tyre make and had them taken back off 2 days later. Not sure if im getting a good deal £115 each + VAt. but they have them in stock and i need them desperatly.
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    Is that for 17s or 18s?
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    £115 each sounds okay to me.

    @ ImolaS3

    I think they would look great in 18" on an S3!
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    A8 wheels are nasty IMO...

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    Ditto! I'm no fan of the plugholes on an A3/S3 either.

    Is it me, or is there something not quite right with those Avus reps on that Autoalloyz site? The indentations look too big and the centre cap looks odd. Maybe it's just my age/eyesight....
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    The 18" S4 Avus is different to the 17" Avus on an S3.

    here is an S4 Avus wheel from VAG Parts

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