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Cheapest lightweight, quality 18s for S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bantam1, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. bantam1
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    OK - I think I am asking too much here but having fitted OEM RSTTs to my S3 I feel the handling has been negatively affected, which I am sure is down to the extra weight of this wheels over standard avus's.

    So the million dollar question, being on a tight budget and all is, what are my options for a quality lightweight set of 18s? Can't afford to spend a bunch on these and so I'm willing to go second hand. Is it possible to get a quality set of lightweight 18s (that look good) for the S3 on a budget (£5-£600 exc tyres) or am I asking too much? Love BBS but just can't afford them (unless someone has a cheap set for sale that is!).

    Suggestions (and pics) welcome.

    Cheers,

    B.
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    [Jul 17, 2006]
    Tell us which BBS your after and i will try to get you a decent price.
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    CH are fantastic, but as said above I can't afford them. My budget is £500 or so. I presume you mean new not second hand?
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    [Jul 18, 2006]
    I have some BBS's on my A3 but they are 17 inch with 225 tyres, cheap ones. I may consider a PX with money your way??? they need a refurb too....


    Cheers.
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    [Jul 18, 2006]
    TRY BAY THEY HAVE A SET OF BBS RC ALLOYS FOR £750 BRAND NEW, THESE R HARD TO FIND AT THIS PRICE
    Item number: 280005686093
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    [Jul 18, 2006]
    HOW MUCH DO U WANT FOR UR RSTT AND R THEY REPLICAS AND WHATS THE CONDITIONS OF THEM
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    [Jul 18, 2006]
    Has anybody got a picture of some RCs on an S3?

    Cheers,

    B.
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    [Jul 18, 2006]
    Here's a quick photoshop for you. Not a good job, there more like 18"s than 17"s too.

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    [Jul 18, 2006]
    That's kind, thank you. I'm after 18s anyhow. Not sure I like the look of them to be honest.

    Does anyone actually have these fitted to an S3 or know anybody who has.

    Cheers,

    B.
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    [Jul 19, 2006]
    Am I imagining it, or did Rich have those wheels on his car?
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    Keep your eyes open on the various forums - I picked up a set of 18" BBS CH with Toyo tyres for £500 on a VW forum!!

    Scott
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    Wow thats a great price, mine were £1400 brand new
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    [Jul 22, 2006]
    Just another suggestion, how about BBS RSIIs?

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=21547

    I have them on my S3 - very similar to the RC's - however not cheap but you might find a set on ebay if you have a look around?

    Sorry about the pictures, keep meaning to take some more but haven't got round to it yet.
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    Just an update - stretched the budget and got some BBS RCs in the end for £725. I love the wheels as they are about 9 lbs per wheel lighter than the RSTTs I had on and the turn in is now superb. It's amazing how much this weight difference can make to turn in, braking, and acceleration. The car just feels much nimbler now. I also like the look of them as well!

    Cheers for the help in this thread.

    Regards,

    B.
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    Stick with BBS all the way!
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    Show us the pics then!
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    Would you believe I don't have a digi camera or phone camera! Still in the dark ages I'm afraid. If I can get access to one this weekend I'll try and take some.

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    [Jul 27, 2006]
    Are the BBS CVs new? not seen them before...look really nice
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    Not brand new but fairly new. Nice looking wheels, even better in the flesh!
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