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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pete20vt, Jun 16, 2011.

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    My S3 has standard 18" Audi alloys on but both fronts need new tyres to get through its MOT ready to be sold so was thinking i might just get new wheels and tyres. So:



    • What offset are the standard 18" (225/40/18) old style RS4 style alloys that come on the S3?
    • Wheres the best place to get some RS4 reps with cheap tyres?
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    he asked for offset
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    Thanks, is it defo 32? As i just read on wheelfitments website that its 38?
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    i thought it was et35.....:undwech:
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    Brilliant! Nobody knows! :)
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    You have genuine RSTT wheels and you want to replace them with reps? if you need tyres mate just get some from Camskill and get a local tyre place to fit them for cash... car will be worth more with genuine alloys on it than with reps!..

    I use Falken FK452's and are 70 quid a corner from Camskill... I normally get them fitted for 10 quid a corner... cheaper than buying reps and better for the sale...

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    Good info there thanks. But another reason i was thinking of new wheels is because mine are curbed. Might look into a refurbish and some new tyres maybe. Took my last set of tyres to Thrupp tyres and they charged £20 per wheel to fit them!
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    The Genuine TT 18" Rs4 rims that find their way onto S3's are ET33 .. I know cos I have 8 of them
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    Yes my local tyre shop once quoted me £15 a corner to change the tyres.. At that point I went out and bought my own tyre machine so I never have to pay again and I can do it cheap for my mates :)
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    One way round it!
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    Ski tyre in cheltenham do um for a tenner a corner... might also be worth your while giving Chris Mullins in gloucester a call and see what can can do for folding....

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    Sounds like a plan, i could do with a drive in drive out wheel refurbish and fit tyres all in one go really.
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    your selling it so why bother refurbing the alloys, you wont see anything back in return
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    Because the car is immaculate and the wheels let it down. Plus I'm real fussy
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    This, the OEM 17" AVUS rims are ET32, genuine RSTT rims are ET33, after market replica rims are most likely ET35 for 5X100 fitment.
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    Reps are ET35 5x100 have a set off rs4 wheels in garage not selling btw.
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    was thinking of using these people for mine... be interested to see the results... post before and after pics :D

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    They look quite good. If i go that route i will defo post before and after results. Really want to all the car so i have to look hard to find justification for spending £600 on it! I might just get new tyres and alignement done then push the sale. Don't know yet.
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