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Can someone comfirm these rims will fit??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by wanton, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. wanton
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    Hi All,
    I want to buy some new rims but I cant confirm if they will definitely fit my car without the need for any spacers ect. I have a 2009 facelift S3 the rims sizes are 7 1/2 j x 18 h2, ET 54. I have searched this site thoroughly and can't come up with a definitive answer. Also been to a few sites which are able to calculate if they will fit but being a total noob on wheel sizes I cant make head or tail of the info!


    Many thanks in advance!
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    If they are 5x112, yes. But you will need spacers to sit flash. My winter wheels are the same, I have 15mm at the back and 10mm at the front.
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    Thanks for the response Mr B. Unfortunately this still means nothing to me so I am hoping the person who is selling them can confirm this!! lol
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    That is the std S3 alloy size? You will only need to spacer if you wanted to improve the stance, and not to make them fit BTW.
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    OK nluk100 looks like im making a purchase then! :)
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    Thanks for the link Mr B!
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    ET35 will NOT fit the S3 - the minimum you can get away with is about ET45 (you can go a bit lower, say to ET42 but expect rubbing or over-stretched tyres).

    Furthermore, you can't just go by ET figures as the tyre width comes into play as well.

    Oh, and 16's won't clear the S3 brakes.
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    Thanks nluck. I think the rims I am buying were a direct fit for A3s so I'm hoping there won't be any problems. I have come to the conclusion that I definitely want them but if they don't fit I will just have to sell them on lol...
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