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Compomotive wheels on s3???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by welshy_s3, Jun 20, 2013.

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    Is there anyone on here who runs compomotive wheels on their s3's? I'm thinking of them for mine, the mo5's in 17's but can not find any images of them anywhere! If anyone can help out and post an image or two i'll be most greatful :sign_pics:
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    Personally, apart from the OEM 17" Avus rims, 17" looks inadequate on S3's, but that's just my opinion.

    I don't recall anyone running Compomotive Mo5's on here, but the pic below is the nearest thing I guess. 18" 1552 Tarmacs.

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    Wrong.. Opinion void :p
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    Isn't that Danes old S3....
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    It is, albeit, it never actually sat like in the pic, but it does look awesome with the stance!
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    That flipping photoshop pic is a goodun.
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    Well it looks like I may be the first then! :D Haha
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    I guess it depends on the width and design of the wheel as to whether they look good. 17x9s on mine looks "purposeful" if nothing else.

    Compomotive do make some awesome wheels but not sure the MO style design suits the S3 body shape?
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    Compomotive_MO_NA_Mazda_Miata_03.jpg This is the style I had in mind, just in a very dark anthracite as they'll be going on a dolphin grey car!
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    Post pics when you get them on! Quality wheel I must admit, with a quality price tag to match!
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    I've been given an unbeatable price to be honest otherwise I'd happily stick with the standard avus rims :rolleyes: I'll be putting a thread up on the car when it's complete in a few weeks hopefully!
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    Other wheel to consider is the MO6. They have an awesome dish in wider sizes (as I'm sure the 5 do thinking about it?):

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    I was just about to say MO6 would look sweet in 18 x 9.

    Look stunning on the above cars.
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    Haha... Is this Nick Rolfe?? Its Jamie from Neath here Budd :) Hope all is well!! I'll look into the mo6's instead then, its just I have a brand new set of yoko ad08's in 17's which I wouldn't mind using to be honest as I want the car to be a bit of a track slag when complete!
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    I have ad08s, nice tyres. If you're going for 9s you'll want to run 245s but that also means it's a pretty tight fit.

    Looks to me like the RS4 in the pics has 17s and the S4 18s. Both are 9 wide I'm sure, based on the inset spokes.
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    Not an S3 but any excuse
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    Nice! Just need to be wider ;)
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    theyre plenty wide enough. I like driving my car ;-)
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    Are they 8"? I guess maybe the S3 arches have more room?
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    yeh 8". Anything wider scrubs like mad
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    They look lovely on the cupra's! Sam is there a lot of clearance running a 17x9 and has it affected the cars handling in anyway??
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    comp th2.jpg These are another option which I quite like in 18's.
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    No need for 9's, at all. Extra weight, extra hassle, extra cost, less room, no need for the extra grip you will never know about.
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    Yep it's me mate! Haha small world :p

    The above wheels are another favourite of mine too. Think the MO6 would suit better though.

    I'm getting more jealous of this car of yours every day!! Lol
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    8" wide is all you need in an S3, you want to fill the arches, use spacers!
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    8" may be sufficient for some but I wanted to run wider tyres in preparation for a slight power increase with the new engine. The weight difference in reality is going to be negligible. My new wheels with 245s were a good few kg lighter than the BBS CHs they replaced. Extra agro, not really.

    To answer the question about clearance, the rear is a non-issue, the front really depends on your brake setup. I have to run 25mm spacers (ET15) to clear the 6 pots (again, overkill to some...) so am having to get the front wings pulled.

    An added benefit with the 9" versions of most rims is, they look better too.

    Bill is running 17x9s. Perhaps he doesn't need them either ;)
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    Bill runs 600hp to 2 front wheels
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    Yeah? The S3 is also quite a heavy car. I'm sure you've experienced understeer once or twice? Is it really an alien concept that wider tyres mean more grip?
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    Kinda unrelated to the original topic but still relevant. Perhaps have a read of this...
    Tyres - Why is wide good? - PistonHeads

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    Sam, from personal experience out on track, yes, wider tyres gives you more grip, but the S3 has a chassis that's inherent towards understeer. This is why a lot of us spend a lot of time on rear ARB's, lowering the front end a bit more, increasing the front camber etc. to produce more mechanical grip. What the S3 doesn't need, is more grip on the rear, so in an ideal setup, you would want the wider wheels/tyres combo at the front, but stick with the standard 225 tyres on the rear, but we don't like an odd looking car do we? Wider rear tyres increases the turning circle because they have more grip, and you lose front end response as a result. Audi even went with the wider rubber option on the 8P RS3.

    Of course this is all a matter of opinion, I've got my car setup almost how I want it for my power levels. Once you go towards big turbo power+, the goal posts are moved, and you have to make sure the chassis can cope with the extra power.
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    I guess the understeer is always going to be an issue regardless of grip levels, it's just at what point you start experiencing it. I run wider front track and have a decent setup (and proper geometry) but still get the understeer in some situations. Much less than on the old suspension though. I can't help thinking I have a too high spring rate on the front. The H&R clubsports are pretty stiff. I've not really researched it much and aim to take it out to an instructor day at one of the local tracks and see how it fairs. I wonder what the difference between the FWD and AWD chassis would be in terms of understeer as I know some of the FWD lot run massive front ARBs which would only make it worse?
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    Haha, feel free to call by if your ever up the Neath way or get bored one night! It's almost there now mate... been doing it for almost two years on and off lol! Hope all is well with you and your bro :sm4:
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