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Alloy Wheel Advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3_Olly, Apr 22, 2012.

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anybody can help me, I have just bought some 18" Audi rs4 nuvolari alloys for my Audi S3 8l at a bargain price of £170.
    They just need refurbishing which they are currently being done but just wondered if anybody knew if they would chuck straight on my Audi or whether I will need new nuts, spacers ect.

    Once refurbished I just want to get them on the car but want to make sure I have everything in place if needed, plus if anybody is interested I will be selling the standard 17" alloy wheels if anybody is interested.

    Cheers Olly
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    What is the bolt pattern and what is the offset?
    As far as i know the gen nouvalari wheel is 5 x 100, you see them on mk1 tt's a lot, so id say theyd fit an s3 just fine, for now.
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    Oh and if theyre genuine you can use the standard bolts. If not youl need taper seated bolts. Oe bolts are radius seated
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    I'm always thought the oem version where 5x112, could be wrong tho.... I know most of the 5 stud reps come multi fit. Olly flip the wheels and check the Pcd stamp on the rear. If so you'll need 5x100-5x112 PCD adapters as for offset, not a clue.

    Good luck selling the Avus dude lol.
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    Yes i will have to have a look when i get them back from being refurbed, stupid me forgot to have a look before i took them down to be done.
    As far as i am aware its just the 5 stud fitment and they are genuin alloys, but if i need any adaptors then ill have to buy some that not a problem. any of you know where the best place to buy some adaptors from if needed and the bolts of course.

    Oh and damo soon as iv finished watching the F1 i will be cleaning the car so ill take a pic of the front grill you did.

    Cheers
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    IF they arent 5x100, you'l need some 5x100 to 5x112 adapters, go for h&r adapters, they are the best (strongest, safest). bolt wise, you say they are genuine alloys so the bolts you have for your standard avus wheels will be fine.
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    Hi,

    im just looking at some adaptors now, what mm spacing do you reckon i would need if they where 5x100 to 5x112.

    cheers
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    to work out what spacing you'd need you need to know the offset of the wheels.
    this determines how far out/in the wheels will sit.

    once you know your sizes:
    Wheel Offset Calculator
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    I believe they are ET42 offset, which is what the bloke I bought them off is saying.
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    if they are 8 inch wide, which im guessing they are, then they would sit quite far in the arch.
    i reckon 25mm adapters should make them sit nice. i dont think you can get lower than 25 in adapters.
    that would give you an offset of et17.
    put that into the offset calculator to give you an idea.
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    yes i will have to pop down and check the wheels out while they are being done, i was looking at the adapters but didnt see any lower than £140 for 2 with bolts, do you think i wil need spaces all round and do you know anywhere that is good priced for them.

    every car i have had where put on by an alloy wheel company that sorted the spacing out so i havnt had much dealings with this kind of thing so really appriciate your help with this as it all sound foreign to me lol.

    Cheers
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    the best adapters to go for are H&R. although im unsure of where to get them. id start with DPM, they sponsor the site, so there may be some discount for you
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