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18" RS4 Alloys

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    I have an Audi S3 2000 Model and am looking to get some 18" RS4 Style Alloys.

    Can someone tell me if i put 18" alloys on with standard suspension:

    Will there be a massive gap between the Tyre and the Arch ? Will it look like it belongs off road and just sit really tall ?
    Has anyone done this without lowering or changing the suspension ?

    I know 1 put 17" Alloys on my VR6 Highline on standard suspension and it looked silly so i had to lower it, but that was from 15" Alloys !

    I guess from 17" to 18" it is not much of a jump !

    Cheers
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    The S3's I've seen running 18's on standard setup looked fine, I honestly think the difference is minimal.

    Can't think of anybody on here running 18's on standard suspension, but the difference is so minor in rolling radius, that I think it will make almost no difference to the stance of the car....just my opinion.
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    when you go from 225/45 17 to
    225/40/18 there shouldnt be any difference in the size of the wheel/tyre combination, so no reason fo big gaps.
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    " Shouldn't be any difference "
    Just in the Price of the Tyre :0( !!!
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ScottyKemp said:
    " Shouldn't be any difference "
    Just in the Price of the Tyre :0( !!!

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    only little bit....... not?
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    I have 18's and standard suspension on my S3 and the gap is very minimal
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    im on standard suspension on 18"'s I'd like to lower mine, but i dont wanna fork out for suspension and dont wanna knacker the ride quality by fitting **** lowering springs. I can post u a pic of how mine looks on standard suspension if u want?
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    Yes a pic would be fantastic, if you want my email it is scottlkemp@aol.com

    Thanks Pure !!
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    Here's a pic of mine on std suspension. Black cars hide the gap between the wheel and the arch well - which is nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    What profile are those tyres ? Looks sweet mate !
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    40's. The correct size when upgrading to 18's. 225/40/18.

    Cheers

    Ben
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    pic
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    another
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    i think it could do with being lowered 30-40mm. Anyone know if this would affect ride quality if I just use some standard lowering springs and keep the same shocks?
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    I'm running with 18's, on standard shocks with MTM lowered springs from QST. The ride is fine, just dodge the larger potholes /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif


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    For ATT r88per

    How many mm was your car lowered by, and how much did they charge all in including fitting ?
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    I think the MTM springs are 15mm..........but no idea of costs, sorry!
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