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A3 1.6 Wheel choices

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by lukerevhen, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. lukerevhen

    lukerevhen Luke Henderson

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    Hi there,

    I have just bought a 2007(57) a3 1.6 - I want to buy some new wheels for the car and particularly like the BBS speedline rims - or the rs4 style ones. My question is am I best buying 17's or 18's. I would prefer 18's however would I need to lower the car to avoid it looking like a monster truck?/Rub? And what tyre profile should I go for?

    I am completely clueless!

    Thanks, Luke.
     
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  3. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    17s look too small on the A3, 18s look ok without lowering the car.

    Use a 40 profile tyre, standard 18" tyre size is 225/40/18

    Speedlines are a lovely wheel, not that I'm biased or anything:beerchug:
     
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    lukerevhen Luke Henderson

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    Ok great mate. Do I need any spacers or anything? The wheels im looking at are 18X8
    ET 45
    PCD 5X112

    Thanks, Luke.
     
  5. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator
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    nope they will be spot on fella , I've got the same set up on mine right now (but with different wheels) and mine is lowered and i don't get rubbing or do very very rarely
     
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    moag she's no d-turbo

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    What fran said....
     
  7. lukerevhen

    lukerevhen Luke Henderson

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    spot on fran - i think i will end up going down the lowering route, again what are my options? im a bit clueless when it comes to modding!
     
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    all depends on if you want just a nice subtle drop or a full on slam , mine is down about 65mm on the front and about 60mm on the rear on v-maxx coilovers of course there are other coilovers that go lower but they are very very comfortable so are fine for everyday use I've had mine on for over a year now and still love them even now , if you want some v-maxx coilovers then Pm N8 he sells them for a dam fine price
     
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    nally MPG the new BPH

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    what about the 5 spoke sline ones ? ( like fat fives but skinny lol)
     
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    FranA3 events moderator
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    like mine you mean nally ?
     
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    nally MPG the new BPH

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    no the ones you see all the time cerca 2007
     
  12. lukerevhen

    lukerevhen Luke Henderson

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    I'm torn between the 5 spoke s lines and the speedlines mate! Gonna be On the lookout on the 'bay this week anyway so we will c how I get on
     

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