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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chunkerz, Nov 30, 2010.

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    looking at getting at set of bbs lm's 18x9 wheels for the car what would these be like any rubbing etc any advice would be appreciated

    i know would look stupidly high until lowered but anything else i should look out for:ninja:

    :)
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    You just need to run stretch. So 215/35/18 and you'll have no problems. Heres my car on 19 x 9 ET41 lowered 65mm on KW V2s wearing 215/35/19s, no rubbing with 3 in the back :wub:

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    you need a US spec tailgate...
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    Talking about split rims - you must get a big split in opinion on those red wheels!!!
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    No I don't, they are too deep, but the recess is gettin done anyway lad, 2 steps ahead of you.

    They went last year, but actually no, everybody LOVED them.
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    I take it that they are real LM's and are 5x114.3 as they dont come in 5x112 in a 18". If they are the ones I have said then they are ET 48 so you will more than likely need to run a spacer on the front to clear the strut.

    Here is a pic of my 8x18 et 41 and 9x18 et 41 Super RS. I run 215 on the front and 225 on the rear.


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    ^ :drool:
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    Those need to be on an old BMW, not a newish A3 IMO!
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    Your wrong
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    haha i agree they would look mint on a mk1 M3 but think they really suit the S3 as well, the white on white looks fantastic!
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    seconded, now ian get the centres black and try em on my motor ;)
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    Na you want BBS E50's on a E30 M3, another one of my fav wheels.
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    just googled, they are pretty close in looks!
    think either would work on an E30
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    Ians car pulls off those wheels, to get into the "euro style" or the "scene" you need to join edition38 forums, and certainly attend Ultimate Dubs in March 2011.
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    glad you're on top of it :icon_thumright:. take it you have no plans of selling up any time soon then lol


    i'm surprised they didn't polarise opinion. imho i don't think the red goes with Akoya at all, but you obv loved them and that's what's important - and clearly others agreed with you anyways lol. as much as i disliked the purple before it's grown on me quite a lot. what does it look like on silver Fat 5s?

    hmm that look is just not really my thing... i'm too much of an OEM+ boy.

    i saw a Tornado Red Jetta V on colour coded BBS Impuls tho and that looked pretty good
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    ive got 19 x 9 on mine with a 50mm offset, 235/35/19 do catch on the back dropping off speed bumps and sometimes mid corner but my car is lowered by 25mm. Ive been told 225/35/19 are ok and wont catch
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    Fronts getting done as well, and car will be here for a few years yet lad :wub:


    At first people were shocked, but when people like my mother think they look good, then you know its full of win :laugh: The red worked as its the contrast. The purple works as there is purple in the paint :eyebrows: Car looks GAY on Fat 5s:

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    The sayin goes, whatever floats your boat :sly:
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    Like when she tells you you're the best looking boy in the world? :p
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    I am

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    :ninja::laugh:
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    [Dec 3, 2010]
    Ok they are 18x9 and running 215x40x18 any gd
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    Not a fan of stretched tyres myself. I prefer the "edge" to a tyre LOL
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    "Shud be ok"

    Stretch is necessary for people who want slam + no rubbing though brother
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    Na, just need to get Leepu in & he will re-do your arches & fire on some 6" spacers ;-)
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    Well they r like new so for 400 would that be a good buy or not im confused!!
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    :laugh:
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