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Alloy help with sizes and offsets

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by brough74, Nov 9, 2010.

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    [Nov 9, 2010]
    Hi im looking to replace the alloys on my S3, i think the standard size is 18 x 7.5 with an offset of ET56 with 225/40 tyres is that correct ?

    What offset would be best for 18 x 8 ? considering my car is lowered on H & R springs and i dont want any rubbing.

    As the roads are a bit rough and bumpy and i want to keep everything intact, not bothered about keeping audi alloys as i might go aftermarket when i can decide on the look.
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    [Nov 9, 2010]
    I'd also like to know what the stock numbers are.
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    [Nov 9, 2010]
    as per etka, a 2009 s3 the 18" option is 7.5" with an et of 54
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    What alloys you looking at?
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    Not sure yet, i want something thats a bit unique and wont rub or catch, i did think about standard alloys and getting them powder coated.
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    You show me wheels and I'll tell you whats hot and not, rub not rub, win or fail :laugh:
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    Ive got a 1.6fsi 3dr se. I want to get a set of new style RS6 wheels. Im just wondering if 19" will be ok after lowering around 30mm? Should I expect any rubbing or scrapping problems once I have afew passangers on bored etc? Also what ofset is best..

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    19x8.5 ET45 with 215s and you wont have a single problem
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    Are ET48's no go then?
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    ET48 is fine
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    Why ET45's over ET48's then?
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    ET45 is the most common offset
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    If you had a choice between ET45's and 48's, which one would you choose and why?
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