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Anthracite or gunmetal alloys on silver 8L S3??

s3Easty Nov 10, 2013

  1. s3Easty

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    After much searching on forums and google searching I cant find a picture of a silver 8L S3 with the above..
    Iv got the standard 17" alloys on mine and want to keep it OEM looking but was thinking about getting the wheel colour changed.
    Has anyone got a silver car with the Avus rims but in gunmetal or anthracite so I can have a butchers at them??
    Or if anyone has a link to another thread i may have missed??..
    The only other thing I could think of is a photoshop but im no good at it so if anyone wants to have a go I would gladly share a pic to use..
    Any help is appreciated..
     
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nilzy has one, to be honest, any dark shade looks good on silver S3's.
     
  3. Mattwurbo

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    Anthracite on silver sounds nice
     
  4. tardinabox

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    Have Anthracite on my rstt looks nice with the silver and black roof. Will take a pic tomorrow

     
  5. SPARTAN91

    SPARTAN91 RED FIVE STANDING BY Regional Rep Team Silver Audi A3 TDi

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    Not an S3 I know but this is my Monza Silver A3 with gloss gun metal wheels

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  6. s3Easty

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    That pic gives me an idea..I'm liking the glossy finish..cheers for that Spartan..
    If you can get your pic up as well tardinabox that would be good..

    Thought black rims had been done to death and I think the gunmetal or anthracite would keep a classier look..
     
  7. Wallm0nkey

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    My cars black but I had my Avus wheels refurbed anthracite a few months back I loved the result. The wheels do seem suited to being darker in my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  8. s3Easty

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    Is the outer ring of the centre cap a different shade or is it just the light? Almost looks to have a hint of purple??
     
  9. Wallm0nkey

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    Yeah it is slightly darker quite glad I had it that way in the end the refurbers idea but it seemed to look right!
    Bit of a better view [​IMG]
     
  10. s3Easty

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    Yeah its a bit different..Not seen it done before..
     
  11. Sam_

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    I wanted the anthracite version of my wheels but the gloss black came up way cheaper.

    Here's black with brown fronts (brake dust)...

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  12. Sidey

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    Some pics of mine with some previous wheels.


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  13. s3Easty

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    Yep, I think that confirms it.. The grey alloys have it..
    Im yet to see some Avus in gunmetal though..
     
  14. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Search for Nilzy.
     
  15. NIGE28

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    Can I ask what size alloys they are 17x8j ? And what size tyres ? Thanks
     
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    Hey Neil,

    They are 17x9" with 245/40/17 AD08s. The 8" wide version doesn't have the inset spokes which I was after. The 17x9 Pro Race 1.2 were the standard for the BTCC cars (in center lock of course) for a few seasons.
     
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    What brakes are you running ? Will they fit over brembos ? I am running tt reps at the minute, wanted comps but don't want to run adapters and rotas have been done a lot but you have found an awesome looking setup
     
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    I run the 18Z Cayenne/Q7/Touareg 6 pot calipers over a 334x32mm Mk4 R32 disc. They should fit over the GT kits etc too as they are a touch smaller. The 6 pot calipers are rather large. I do have to run spacers. The wheels are ET40 and I run a 25mm spacer to clear the caliper. Oddly, if I ran bigger disc (which I think I could, plenty of clearance outwards) I could run a smaller spacer I think.

    Thanks, I've always been a sucker for multi-spokes and these just work so well on most platforms. I'd have preferred Anthracite but these look decent.
     
  19. NIGE28

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    Well I'm running r32 setup at the moment but they really are not that good, so I got a lcr brembo setup so slightly smaller. I will be going anthracite as my s3 is black
     
  20. fisher72

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    my s3
     

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    IMG-20150523-WA0000.jpg and another
     

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  22. I wanted Anthracite, swore I would never get Black. Got Black and now wouldn't change.
     
  23. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    @fisher72 That looks spot on mate, mine used to look exactly like that...think the colour contrast is just right.

    I have never been a fan of black wheels, to me they just look lost on a car, unless the car is black and you go for the murdered look.
     
  24. fisher72

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    matched the colour to the centers and it came back with Audi steel grey also had the bibs ch painted the same nilz the colour combination is perfect
     
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    you cant beat that colour combo
     
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    IMG_0200.JPG Or this combo
     

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