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Are these genuine S3 18" wheels?

immense Jun 13, 2010

  1. immense

    immense New Member

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    Can anyone tell me if these are OEM wheels or reps?

    PCD: 5x100
    Offset: 35 to 42
    Bore: 57.1

    Cheers.


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  2. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    if there not multifitment they are more than likely oem
     
  3. vetch

    vetch S3

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    I'm sure I read somewhere (possibly on here), that there is a slight difference between the reps and the real thing. From memory, and I could be wrong here, I think that lip you see running either side of each spoke only goes half way down the spoke on OEM wheels, but goes all the way down on reps.
     
  4. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    not the case on my reps mate, the lips only goes half way down. Oem should have audi stamps etc on the rear
     
  5. immense

    immense New Member

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    I've asked the bloke for the part number that should be marked under the caps (if correct) - That should go some way to clarifying whether or not they're reps right?
     
  6. vetch

    vetch S3

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    Ah, looks like I was talking ***** then! And to the OP, if you do have physical access to the wheels, the stamps on the inside of each wheel will indeed confirm whether they are genuine or not.
     
  7. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Those are reps:)
     
  8. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    looking into it mate you are right, but all the way down are genuine, and half way are reps. Hence explaining mine being reps.
     
  9. immense

    immense New Member

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    Kk, well I've been offered these for £325 - 4 new tyres, some slight kerbing round the edges. Worth it or not?
     
  10. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    yup they are reps.... and £325 is too much for reps, they are heavy and like said, dont have the line all the way down...some reps dont have the spokes pushing slightly in towards the hub either....ie they are flat faced and the spokes are perfectly straight

    you could argue the costs of the new tyres but they dont look like a named brand from that picture.....

    i paid under £300 for mine and they were in original cond with good 4-5mm pirrellis on, just keep an eye out for refurbed ones too cos most places refurb them in normal silver when the original alloys had a mirror finish to them - i had to replace one tyre with a budget as it had a slight tyre wall damage....let me tell you, one budget tyre on the back is very noticeable, replaced them since and have pirelli rooso's all way round, massive difference ;)

    Tim
     
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  11. emery1990

    emery1990 Active Member

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    I had them on my audi and like people have said the oem ones have the lip the whole way around like mine did. dont buy them. They do really suit the a3's though so find some oem ones.!
     
  12. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    If it's £325 for the wheels and tyres above then no. The tyres are different, 2 budgets, 1 Avon and a Yokahama. Ideally you'd want all the same, the two in the middle are not new. £250 max for the those above:)
     
  13. immense

    immense New Member

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    Yeah good shout, not sure what brand the tyres are, the spokes do look like they push in towards the hub which is the same as OEM ones but like you say £325 for reps that may need refurbing...... not really worth it........ I'll wait :)
     
  14. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Good idea:)
     
  15. emery1990

    emery1990 Active Member

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    these are off my old audi. Notice the lip goes all around the spoke.

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    Suit it really well.! I do miss it i admit!
     
  16. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    The wheels without the lip all round are RS4 wheels or reps, the wheels with the lip all round are RSTT's wheels or reps
     
  17. immense

    immense New Member

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    Yeah they look class, they 5x100 PCD aswell out of curiousity?
     
  18. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Be careful as just because they have a lip all round doesn't mean they are genuine
     
  19. emery1990

    emery1990 Active Member

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    I thought those wheels came standard on the tqs every tqs ive seen has had them on.? When taken them off i have seen the audi logo though.
    ask the person to photo each wheel with the audi logo on to varify there oem, but go for different ones as the tyre mix isnt good.
     
  20. emery1990

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    Do not have a clue mate, cant remember seeing 4 or 5 bolts when taken them off. Think it was 5 though.
     
  21. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    all 8L cars will be 100x5 unless your running hub adaptors...which you would be able to see as they will be about 25mm minimum normally....

    Emery yours were the 17" version werent they? they look kinda small them doood
     
  22. emery1990

    emery1990 Active Member

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    Yes they are mate, i didnt pick them though would of got 18's :D thats why i think they came as standard as there 17's ? plus got the logo on them. Some wheel man said oh there the special edition 10 spoke model arnt they, after a simple count of 9 i knew they wasnt, so dont have a clue what he was on about. are the rstt 10 spoke or something.?
     
  23. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    nope im sure mine are 9 spoke....... there were an option on both the A3 and S3........ not sure if the 18's were an option on the A3
     
  24. gareth_oau

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    forgive my ignorance, but how can a wheel have an offset of 35 to 42 mm.

    surely its fixed?

    OEM is 32mm correct?

    a 42mm offset will probably make the rims sit more in than normal? I would have thought you'd be wanting a lower offset than 32mm?
     
  25. jojo

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

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    It's true that a set of wheels can only be of a fixed offset, maybe it's a set of mix and match wheels with offsets between ET35-42 ?!, if so, then run....quickly.
     
  26. Essflee

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    My Reps had the lip go all the way round, like said there are different types of reps, without taking the centre cap off you wouldn't know the difference though did bubble up quite badly...

    Got myself some brand new genuine RSTT's without tyres, never been on a car for £470 which I didn't think was to bad.
     
  27. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    That is a good price Leggy, I love the look of RSTT's I think Audi should of fitted all S3's with them as standard!
     
  28. finesse

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    17 avus alloys all the way!
     
  29. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    I got a set of genuine RSTTs for £200 plus £35 quid per corner for a refurb. decent price i thought...
     
  30. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thats a good price, its alright if you can get them cheap enough to then get a refurb, some people want silly money for tatt...
     

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