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BLACK ON WHITE

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by PUREHOMES, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. PUREHOMES

    PUREHOMES New Member

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    Hi from a Newbie!

    Ive always had german cars except for a Lexus about 5 years ago, but since then had VW, Merc, Porsche.

    Finally got round to ordering an A3 Sportback 1.9tdie Sport in Ibis White, debadged with a few toys etc.

    I really dont like the alloys on it, so want to change them from 17 to 18 inch. Preferably black ones.

    Ive had a good look on here and found a few different ideas, but is it simply a matter of taking the 17s off and putting 18s on or do I need to alter anything else?

    Thinking of getting the windows tinted too.

    Possibly get them done at the same place.

    Will post some pics when done!
     
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  3. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    yeah just swap em over i think
     
  4. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Just be a straight swoop mate dont need to add or change any thing.
    Enjoy the car

    Ashley
     
  5. woohoo

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    Straight swop but remember to get the correct offset so they look as they should!
     
  6. PUREHOMES

    PUREHOMES New Member

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    Anyone give me an idea of what size tyres and what offset I need then to make them look as they should? Cheers
     
  7. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Think it would be 112 & ofset is 54 some might need to correct me

    Ashley
     
  8. ragsterx

    ragsterx Rear Ender

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    Why not order the black edition???
    Black wheels, window tints and few other extras on there too.
     
  9. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed!
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    Not the offset you should be worrying about, the diameter of the rim has no bearing on the offset, its the width of the rim which affects the offset.
    Its the tyre profile you need to check out, as the larger the rim the lower the profile has to be to maintain the same rolling radius, otherwise your speedo will be inaccurate.
     
  10. Jimri

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    would recommend VMR 708 RS4 8,5x18" (or 19") from VMR in Onyx black! Ordered 18" in Gun metal myself.. Offset: 45

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    PUREHOMES New Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Didnt order the black edition as I didnt know about it when I originally ordered otherwise I would have gone for it.

    Just hunting for the best place to get the best deals on a set of black 18s now....Thanks for all your suggestions!
     
  12. Tommy

    Tommy Makinen...ha

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    I know some people dont like the idea of big wheels, but 19" wheels really fill the archers, but like i said, each to their own.
     
  13. waqi

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    Hi.. Newbie here.. Ive been trying to source these rims in the UK, but having no luck so far.. Would you or anyone else happen to know where I could find them.. I NEED them for my white a3 :D
     

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