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I'm struggling to find a set of alloys for my A3.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by paul_r, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. paul_r
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    [Mar 4, 2011]
    Okay, so its a bit of a plug, but its also a genuine question. As per sig i'm after a set of these alloys. I check Ebay daily, and do the odd search on Gumtree. Most sets are kerbed and go for around £250, but ideally i'd like a set near perfect and would pay up to £400 (as long as they didn't need a refurb).

    Any tips, i've been searching about two months. (or should i lower my sights, get a kerbed set and factor in £50/alloys refurb)
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    yeah i would just get kerbed set if thats all that is avail as they can be repaired easy enough by a wheel place
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    I'd just get oem RS6 alloys for that price fella
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    yup, i agree with ben. you could get some rs6s with plenty of tyre for 400 ish
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    [Mar 4, 2011]
    there is lots of genuine wheels on ebay ive seen rs6 style s-line wheels , new rs4 style s-line wheels, black edition wheels all 18" there is pleanty of 17" too
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    [Mar 5, 2011]
    i just bought an audi a3 and am looking for some new wheels! i have the ones you are after on mine, i can take pics and measure tyre depth if you are interested?
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    Pictures would be welcome. If you could highlight any damage.
    paul5046@ntlworld.com

    thanks.
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    Huz, i have sent a pm. thanks
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    [Mar 8, 2011]
    Thats one, i'd rather get a full set.
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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
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    the tyres on them arent the right size they should be 225/45/17. there are the size tyres that i just took off mine as i had these wheels on before getting my 18s.
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    Depends on the offset. He says they are from an A6, so more than likely they will be ET45. A3 is ET56 which is what i would like.
    The average ebay price is around £250 with some kerbing. £400 for undamaged and decent tyres.
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    [Mar 9, 2011]
    Very soon I will be selling the ones in my Sig if anyones interested? They are the optional a3 Sport Parabolic design ones :)
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    Theres about 10 sets I want for mine! :laugh:
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    i didnt think there were 10 sets you havnt owned n8 lol
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    There is bro trust me, got my eye on some now, they're in Switzerland though :ninja:
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    hope there not made of cheese lol
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    No £££ like the interest rates there :laugh:
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    [Mar 13, 2011]
    Very nice, just not the ones i am after.
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    Huz, are yours for sale, or are you still looking for some new ones?
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    [Mar 21, 2011]
    While we are on the subject of alloys I'm after a set of genuine s3 wheels 2007-2009ish ones if anyone knows of a set!
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    Do you mean the facelift S3 alloys? As 2007 S3 had different alloys. Check ebay there was a set on there last week
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    Even better. You won't need spacers :)
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    [Mar 26, 2011]
    These are becoming hard to find.
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    A4 offset is perfect. they'll fill the arches bang on... you missed a bargain there you muppet lol.
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    [Mar 26, 2011]
    i have genuine set of 18" s3 alloys from my 07 plate s3 . they are mint condition , two would require new tyres.

    p.m offers/info
    thanks
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    Im selling my R32 alloys just had them powdercoated look the bees knees check the classifiesd..totally perfect condition
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    [Mar 26, 2011]
    Whats the offset for A4 alloys as I am looking for some but many sellers just say they fit audi a3 etc etc but I need to know the correct offset to fill my arches to avoid spacers.
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    generally speaking you're looking for an offset of between 45 and 55. not only are A4 wheels a slightly lower offset (i.e. they stick out more) they're half an inch wider so they look a little meaner.
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    I want the A3 ones.
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    [Mar 26, 2011]
    A4 is ET45 and the A3 is ET56.
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    BTW, if anyone did have a set for sale, i would be willing to part exchange my present ones. They are the standard 5 arm sport 17 inch alloys.
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    [Mar 27, 2011]
    I'd prefer the ones in my sig.
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    [Apr 4, 2011]
    There's a new set on Ebay for the A6, still nothing for the A3 :(
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