1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Finally got me some S4 Avus Reps

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Maz, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    10
    I have seen them on a few S3's before but I wasn't convinced they would suit my car or not. Anyway, that all changed when I saw a few pics of them on Prawns lowered A3.

    After much searching, (they are not in stock in the UK anywhere) and a two week wait I managed to get them fitted today.

    Some might say boring but I think they look the part and will do so even more so once I get I get it lowered on the 22nd at APS. I've had the shocks and springs since November last year but due to lack of funds have had to wait patiently, which has been a pain but I think its all gonna come together nicely now:yum:!!!

    What do you peeps think?

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]





    [​IMG]
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. mattfinn

    mattfinn Smoking is good for you

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    6
    Simply nice mate!! Love S4 18's, they look well!
     
  4. Leon

    Leon Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    They look really good mate and suit the car perfectly. Where did you get the from if you don't mind me asking?
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    10
    Elite in Essex. http://www.elitedirect.com/ They are not listed on the site anymore but if you call them (speak to Lee) they should be able to order them. They are called Collection 114.
     
  6. Shy19s

    Shy19s Oil running through my veins.

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like them alot, i prefere them alot more to the Standard Avus, just something different, and they're abit cleaner looking, really suit the car, however i would get some spacers and lower it down slightly if it was mine.

    Does look nice tho.
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    10
    Spacers are on my list but they'll have to wait, I'm having the bilstein B8's and H&R combo along with a KW Rear Tie Bar, R32 Rear Arb and Defcon 2 kit fitted in two weeks so it should hopefully tighten up things a treat!

    ...The OEM RSTTs are for sale if anyone is interested. I will clean them and post some pics tomorrow.
     
  8. Leon

    Leon Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    You'll have to report back on the suspension changes Maz. I have priced them all up myself (but H&R arbs) and pending some money coming through soon will get them ordered. What mileage is on yours at the moment? Mine is on 75K so my suspension is totally shot (all sloppy).

    p.s. what is the defcon2 kit...?
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    10
    72k, the cars 7 years old now so Im pretty sure they need upgrading, lots of squeeks and creaks...

    I wasnt going to opt for the defcon kit but whilst all the other work is being done it makes sense to save on fitting cots.

    http://www.modshack.info/defcon.htm

    Fast road/track anti-roll bar and suspension bush upgrade.
    This upgrade makes an ideal replacemnt of the standard front lower arm suspension bushes with the very effective Defcon 2 bush kit. Fitted with this we use the MkIV Golf R32 front and rear anti-roll bars. This combination of stiffer bushes and larger diameter anti-roll bars gives far better turn in, less understeer and less body rol.
     
  10. j4jon

    j4jon Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2003
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've got the H&R springs and ARB, B8s, kw tie bars, and the geometry set to EssThrees settings and the car is totally transformed,same comfort on normal straight roads and goes round corners amazingly. I've only had them on for two weeks but I would recommend them to everybody.
     
  11. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    1
    I ike them, I've always thought they look better in 18s, the sunken centre caps make them look a lot nicer.
     
  12. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    10,427
    Likes Received:
    1,993
    Looking nice! I still love mine a few months on, they're subtle, but still nice

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    10,427
    Likes Received:
    1,993
    appologies, that pic is fecking HUGE!
     
  14. j4jon

    j4jon Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2003
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    0
    They do look good, can I ask how much they cost?
     
  15. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    10,427
    Likes Received:
    1,993
    I think I paid £900 all in for mine, with new bolts, lockers, centre caps, and a set of Eagle F1's
     
  16. Leon

    Leon Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    You should have paid £901 and got some dust caps included :)

    Very nice BTW - I like the tread on F1's they look cool.
     
  17. eagle_s3

    eagle_s3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    When I had mine fitted the mechanic at the tyre centre A - didn't notice the difference when they were off the car and B - said they wouldn't look that good once on.

    a short time later ..........

    This same mechanic was eating his words!
    They look mint mate. But I'm bias!

    I think they make the car look so much better.

    I'd love them more if they were lighter but you can't have everything.
     
  18. j4jon

    j4jon Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2003
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone know the weight of a wheel then?
     
  19. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    10
    I paid £980, tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport.
     
  20. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,438
    Likes Received:
    15
    oh wow, they're awesome...

    Very nice.
     
  21. themanthatcan

    themanthatcan Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    661
    Likes Received:
    0
    I do love the S4 wheels..they should have been on the car from the factory! Couldn't bring myself to pay £900 for a set though; they don't look different enough to the 17s to make it worthwhile in my eyes.
     
  22. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,084
    Likes Received:
    44
    :applaus:Nice work.....i think them wheels look the dogs.......
    Never considered them till i saw them on prawns, it's been niggleing away ever since :hubbahubba:

    Best looking wheel for the S3 in my opinion......
     
  24. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    10
    True, fair point although sometimes you have to pay over the odds to get the desired effect. Everyone has their own thoughts on how to mod their car and for me the long term goal was always keeping it in line with what it originally looked like with subtle mods and the right suspension upgrade without going OTT.
     
  25. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,084
    Likes Received:
    44
    :iagree: Original is best !:thumbsup:
     
  26. SnoopS3

    SnoopS3 You cant beat German

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    They look spot on.

    Once its lowered and you get some spacers for a bit more of an aggressive stance it will look perfect imo :icon_thumright:
     
  27. scott_johnson

    scott_johnson Audiless

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    1
    Mint with a capital M
     
  28. S3Dan

    S3Dan New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was after a set of these a few months ago but was told the stud pattern wasnt the same as the S3's ?

    Are the ones you guys have got 5x100?

    Ta
     
  29. j4jon

    j4jon Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2003
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    0
    The ones off the S4 will be 5x112 and won't fit an A3/S3 but those are reps so my guess would be they are double drilled at 5x100 and 5x112.
     
  30. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    10
    They have a multi-drilled stud pattern to accomodate 5x100 & 5x112.
     
  31. S3Dan

    S3Dan New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    sweet.. something else to go on my ever increasing list.
     
  32. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    THREAD RESURRECTION!

    I'm starting to give up all hope of getting these wheels for my car. I've been keeping an eye open for a while now and they are so difficult to get hold of, thinking of joining the majority and going for some RSTTs.

    I am currently waiting for a quote from elitedirect.com and have only found the wheels at one other place that are quoting me £1225 for wheels and Michelin PS3s! I think I might have to get some cheaper tyres!

    Also the reps I've found are ET35 which the guy said were OE....... er no, OE is ET45! I'll wait to see what Elite come up with.
     
    finesse likes this.
  33. sulaiman

    sulaiman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    You could get a genuine used set with tyres for about £400, then spend £200 on adapters.
     
  34. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    33
    dude i picked up a set for £300 on here...
    [​IMG]
    now running pirelli Pzero rosso's. Best looking wheels for the S3 I think.
    [​IMG]

    Dont get RSTTs... stay strong mate and get the better wheels.
     
  35. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    I'll stay strong mate cheers for slapping me and making me man up ;-)

    What adapters did you need? I've already got wheel spacers 10/15mm which are multi drilled for 100 and 112 fitment. Will this be ok?

    Oh and can you guys keep an eye out for a set of wheels for me :friends:
     
  36. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    10,427
    Likes Received:
    1,993
    I still love mine, 3 1/2 years old and not kerbed one yet :)


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Now got 215/45's and ET25 all round. Ran at ET20
    rear for a bit. It looked awesome, but rubber with people in the back :(

    [​IMG]
     
  37. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    Stop rubbing it in you total sod ;)
     
  38. Ian W

    Ian W Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    8
    Very nice looking wheel the S4 Avus.

    Not enough to make me swap my RSTT's but nice :beee:
     
  39. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    Prawn/Sportstractor

    What spacers are you guys running with the S4 rims?

    I already have some multi drilled spacers that are 10mm front and 15mm rear, will this be enough clearance?
     
  40. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    33
    I'm not running any spacers, but I would say 10/15mm would be ok. Iv got 20mm spacers for the rear but it pushed them out too much.
     
  41. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's!
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,796
    Likes Received:
    1,170
    Hayes, sell me the 20's?
     
  42. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,358
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    Well what adapters are you running then? Surely you need to make 5x112 fit your 5x100 hub and the wheel offset is ET45 instead of the standard ET32!
     

Share This Page