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312mm Brakes & 16" Wheels

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by boosta10, Dec 1, 2009.

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    [Dec 1, 2009]
    I'm thinking of getting a set of winter wheels for my 2005 A3 Sport, i have currently got 17" sport alloys and wondered if 16" wheels will fit over the 312mm brakes, does anyone know?
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    Why do you need to downgrade from 17" to 16"? :scared2: Run the 17"s as your winters
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    I would be buying the set on a limited budget of say £500, a second hand set of 16" alloys seem to be cheaper, 205/55/16 are a narrower tyre in my understanding would be better in winter (snow/ice) conditions and also they are generally 25-40% cheaper than the 225/45/17 equivalent.
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