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A3s with 18" & 19" OE wheels

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by K-Dash, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. K-Dash
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    Want to upgrade to 18"s

    Could owners with VAG wheels on their A3s post a pic of their car to give me an idea of what looks good.

    Thanks for replies.
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    18" S-Line 14 Spokes (BBS I think), which arent available any more..
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    Thanks,

    so I take it very limited numbers were made and getting a set would be difficult?
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    Factory-fit 7-Twin spoke 18"

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    u lowering it?
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    I'm lowering mine yes.

    That'll be the first thing I do.

    Need to source springs and shocks first though. NO idea what to get in this german car community. lol used to french cars
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    Eibach/H&R are good springs. Not fancying coilovers?
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    Well its the sport 2.0 Tdi which I've been told has the sport suspension? which is lower than the SE etc.?

    But i feel it needs another 30mm odd shaved from its height.

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    I want a proper reliable setup....but will the standard shocks be sufficient for a 30mm drop.

    Can't afford a great deal so coilovers aren't an option.

    Can anyone recommend a VAG fitter/suplier and fitter in the essex area.

    Many Thanks.
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    Fair enough.
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    Elite in Rainham should be able to sort you out with lowering. Maybe some Eibachs is they are made for an A3?
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    cool, thanks mate.

    So is it wise to drop 30/35mm on standard shocks?
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    Sorry can't answer that, i'm still on my standard (s-line) setup and TBH looks and rides fine IMO. I think it will all depend on the size wheel/tyre you go for, 19's may rub if dropped severly and you use the car 4-up? Maybe sourcing a 2nd s-line setup could be an option?
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