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BBS Wheels - Fitment S3

S3RYE Mar 15, 2010

  1. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Yeah I paid about that. It was a blinding deal at the time I thought. It would surprise me if it's still around though, tyre prices fluctuate load, and Conti must've had a lot of that size they were offloading cheap.
     
  2. N8

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    The points you've highlighted are what I've highlighted, most boys who fit lightweight wheels are for performance, not for looks? I don't need to ask anyones opinion, everysingle person I've ever spoken to whos running 19"s have never bought for performance.
     
  3. N8

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    Good point Paul, same here man, as I've said before, I'm not 100% PERFORMANCE, otherwise I would have bought an Evo FQ400 that does 0-60 in 3.9s and looks like a japanese lunchbox.
     
  4. S3RYE

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    this is all so much help thanks lads!

    to make matters worse ive just been offered a set of 18" BBS CH brand new old stock for £750inc vat! im so tempted
     
  5. N8

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    If they were 19"s I'd buy them at that price :icon_thumright:
     
  6. S3RYE

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    so would i ha!

    i could have these 18's on the car today. :think:
     
  7. N8

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    You've already got 18"s on the car today :ninja:
     
  8. S3RYE

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    yeh but they are pony. these are lightweight, BBS's :eyebrows:
     
  9. willmac

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    Hold out for 19's
     
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  11. N8

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    A-Men brother
     
  12. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    This is a man that is talking sense!
     
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    :friends:
     
  14. Muneeb S3

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    Looks lik i'm in the minority here as I prefer 18". I personally find the handling sharper and less harsh on the 18"'s compared to 19's. Just lowered my S3 at the weekend on H&R's and TD Pro Race 1.2 and I am really happy with the result. No rubbing at all and the correct tyre choice can make a difference cosmetically. I went for PS3's. Some pics...

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  15. Phil_T

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    Am with you on the 18's but I want all performance/handerling stuff. Think I have something in mind for some lightweight 18's that no one has put on an S3 tho ;)
     
  16. N8

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    18"s will always handle/perform better than 19"s, but 19"s imo will always LOOK better - imo
     
  17. V6Pete

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    Not necessarily true. The lower profile of the 19" rubber will give firm things up and is a good thing for handling. It's the ride that tends to suffer.
     
  18. N8

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    I prefer the ride on 19s, weird
     
  19. S3RYE

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    another spanne rin the works! there was me all decided this morning im going to order 19 ck's! now a sudden inflix of people preffering the 18's:sadlike:

    muneeb! your car looks sick! i need to see more pics! of the wheel in the arch (face) pictures to see how they fill the arch. dont think i could do a td 1.2 on a phantom s3
     
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    right guys ive decided.. im goin 18's. final decision

    after thikin and thinkin i get the general feeling most people who tune there cars for hard road/track use are using 18's etc.. Jonny c springs to mind who always goes 18 and if im right he races cars??

    just been to look at them 18 ch's and they are mint! offered them up to thre car and they look the bo**ocks!!!

    im a hard driver, into performance over looks although i still think they look wicked in 18 especially once lowered!

    right am plannin to fit them this afternoon.. i want to coat them up but do i need to do this woith them off? if so will it be ok to get them then on the weekend take em off and do one by one??

    oh and what should i buy to protect them?? and coat them and where from?? (today) no links please

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  21. N8

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    Best to coat them when they are off, and use poorboys wheel sealant or rimwax, also Autoglym Super Resin Polish...
     
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    cheers nate, anything i can get hold of from halfords?? or carnoisseur?
     
  23. Spin140

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    TD 1.2 are available in a variety of colours, excellent quality plus much lighter than OEM. Car looks great Muneeb.
     
  24. N8

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    Autogylm Super Resin Polish...
     
  25. V6Pete

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    Carnoisseur in Ilford might well stock rimwax. Pretty sure the one in Southend does.
     
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    ok does this clean them or protect them??

    agreed his car looks sick! but i feel the pro races look much better in black on ibis!!

    just checked no luck, damn always things holdin me back!! :motz:
     
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    what bout autoglym alloy wheel seal? quite highly rated! i could get this and SRP? but what order and do i get both? come on n8 u wheel,detailing whore :friends:
     
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    Poorboys wheel sealant is best!!
     
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    spin u still got these for sale? might be interested. will know once i got the wheels on tonight :eyebrows:
     
  30. Spin140

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    In last weeks Autoexpress they tested wheel sealants and the surprise result was a product from MER won over all those listed on here, should be able to get that from a local Chavfords.

    Love those wheels and what a great price.
     
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    i know i love them too, and like you think the 18's look fine, especially once lowered. which will be done as soon as my wallet allows. i know i got them cheap thats why i dont really wanna miss out!

    spin u missed my question :)
     
  32. N8

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    Spin I'm interested in the spacers as well..
     
  33. S3RYE

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    Won't need the spacers looks sweet as it is, just needs a drop now. I thought it would look worse. Well happy with the wheels though! Driving is improved, Turn in is better. And they look wiked. I admit not as good as 19's but I'd rather sacrafice the looks over performance every time. I already made that mistake on my Cooper S. I'll get some pics up asap. :icon_thumright:
     
  34. gingers3

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    are they ch reps ? i tried 2 sets of reps on mine but they hit the calipers
     
  35. gingers3

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    a mate of mine said this ,on his old a3 tdi s line his ch 19 "was better than oem but he transfered them on to his new S3 and then got 18 " speedlines and says 18 s are loads better on the S3 !!!!
     
  36. N8

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    To be fair, if I drove with some 18"s on now, the ride probably would be better, and handle better. But it looks gay, so 19"s for me ADL
     
  37. S3RYE

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    nah they are proper ones! 18x8 et50

    let me just tell you, i have been out tonight only for a little bit but they are even much better than oem wheels. i havent experienced 19's but if there is an improvement from my change it almost makes me feel like 19's would have been a step in the wrong direction (only as im lookin for performance over looks) but they still look sweet

    they dont look gay, my car does a bit now but it needs a drop bad ill admit that.. but the wheels are amazing
     
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    thought id add some pics after all this discussion, no the best as they are from iphone... i absolutely love them, needs lowering badly... butill suffer it.. car gets loads more looks now (as my pal said, its a proepr s3 now-the oem wheels on the facelift especially are so unsporty), drives better feels better over bumps, there also seems to be less road noise.. overall couldnt be happier, got a blinding deal to top it all off.. next up springs or coilies cant decide!

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  39. N8

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    Glad your happy dude!
     
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    well happy, im already out lookin for prices for springs n coilovers haha!! so addictive modding.. this is exactly what happend with my last car...
     

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