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Calling all "wheel whores" !!!.......... a little advice pleeeeease!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by stefanhenchoz, May 25, 2010.

  1. stefanhenchoz
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    [May 25, 2010]
    Good'ay fellow forum'ers and in paticular all the "wheel whores" reading this. Not sure this is the correct place for the enquiry - if not go easy on me, I'm sorry.

    I have an 04 2.0FSI. To cut a long story short I have very luckily stumbled across some 19" Sportec wheels but need a little advice before fitment.

    The tyres on them at the moment (well 2 of them are shagged) are Michelin Pilot? I think and they are 245's. I am looking into putting the car on coilovers within the next month and wondered would they fit when the cars been lowered?

    I dont have any further specs on the wheels at the moment as have only viewed them once - but have been told that they were originally on a GOLF R32 MK1 - so should it be a direct fit for my A3? Will I need any adaptors? what figures on the tyre etc should I be looking for to ensure good fitment?

    Any advice from you pros out there would be muchos appreciated

    Cheers
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    [May 25, 2010]
    Your A3 = 5x112

    Mk4 R32 = 5x100

    Back to the drawing board.
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    :laugh:

    Plus, depending on how low you want to go on the coilovers, you will need 215's ideally to avoid rubbing
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    [May 25, 2010]
    damn.

    thats a shame. ok lads well thanks for your help anyways. ideally wanting some porsche wheels or rs2's. want a really fresh look for the car - whats in at the moment? smudge - i likes the look of yours - what are they?
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    I have a set of BBS CHs and Audi Split Rims for sale.
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    That's the least of his issues if the PCD is wrong...
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    ive just got some 19s and ordered some 225/35/19s cant wait to fit them :)
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    Lmao @ Pete
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    were you the jolly nice person that beat me by £20 on ebay? git!!!
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    [May 25, 2010]
    ok -update. apparently the guy that had them on his mk4 r32 had some h&r wheel adapters to take it from 112 to 100 in order to fit it to the r32.

    so im guessing that the wheels will be direct fit. so lets say i stick abit of rubber on them at 225 or 235 and lower - but not stupid low - just so the wheel fills the arches will it need much work?

    my uncles a panel beater by trade and said that the arches might need rollling?!
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    FInd out the width and offset and come back and speak to your uncle Petey :)
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    [May 25, 2010]
    I have a turbo`d MK4 golf R32 and looking for some alloys at the moment. If you don`t buy them i might be interested.
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    [May 26, 2010]
    Mk4 offsets are high like A3s they are low, so they will not fit, HENCE my original post of back2:

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    [May 26, 2010]
    Mine are VMR's
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    [May 26, 2010]
    Not strictly true N8, ET35 is fine on a Mk4, it was only on the Mk5 chassis that VAG moved to a very high offset.
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    [May 26, 2010]
    I typed that wrong Pete, I meant they are usually low and A3/mk5 high......

    Typo
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