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19" Alloys

JMerrie Aug 2, 2012

  1. JMerrie

    JMerrie Member

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    Hi,

    I hope some one can help I have the option of a set of genuine Audi alloys but they are 9x19 will a 9J with fit or are they too wide??

    Help appreciated!!
     
  2. N8

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    Depends on the offset, but you'd have to run a 215 or 225, and if you've got Shark Stage 1 bite, I wouldn't bother! ;)
     
  3. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    As with many times before....

    18s for handling and 19s for show....choose carefully first before buying as I know a few who've bought 19s and then moved back.
     
  4. devonaudi

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    S3Alex is that rule for lowered or standard suspenstion?

    I dont want to make the mistake :banghead:
     
  5. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    I think it depends on what you want.

    Mine is slightly lowered(and by that I mean about 2cms) but I would rather have handling any day than looks.

    The car is a bit towards the far end of what most would do to a poor old S3 but that does make the handling important and I found the limits of that at a recent track day where the understeer was obvious.

    If you don't need the most grip and you don't mind it crashing a bit over bumps then the 19s will look good and work OK.

    If you want more power eventually I would think about 18s.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  6. JMerrie

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    Ok, well thanks for the replies ... Job sorted I will stay with the 18's and just lower a bit!!

    Looking to take the car to stage 2+ for starters but my aim is 400BHP + buy the time I finish with the engine!!
     
  7. devonaudi

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    Thanks man, sound advise

    I too will be sticking with 18's and lower a little
     
  8. larsmate

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    How come the RS3 comes standard with 19's? Just sayin.
     
  9. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    RS3 has bigger fenders so can handle a 'proper' sized tyre.
     
  10. larsmate

    larsmate Member

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    Fair call!
     
  11. N8

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    You can buy a pair, they just cost £700 odd each :laugh:
     
  12. JMerrie

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    What RS3 Fenders??
     
  13. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    Front wings
     
  14. JMerrie

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    Ahh kk!!
     
  15. N8

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    JMerrie, get your car to AITP ;)
     
  16. JMerrie

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    When is it?? You guys got a stand there??
     
  17. JMerrie

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    Found it!!
     
  18. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Try it and see.

    All I can go by is the advice of my own tuners and the number of people who've tried 19s and gone back when they find the handling has worsened.
     
  19. Zak0123

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    Complete newbie question, why do the fenders make a difference? Just literally because of the size of the alloy? :think:
     
  20. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    Wider fenders on the rs3 means more space for a larger wheel/tyre combination
     
  21. N8

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    I could air out a set of 20" x 9s differently on the fronts :wub:
     

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