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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 1animal1, Mar 30, 2009.

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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    Guys im in the market for some 18" alloys.... prefer to buy a set of 18" with decent tyres as im on the limits now and would rather spend the same money(as it would cost to replace the 17" tyres) on some second hand RST's or similar with tyres (as it wouldnt be much more expensive).

    Not really guided towards new given the fact that it would be dead money paying an extra £400 on top minimum (not prepared to lose that kind of money on alloys)

    If anyone spots any can they point me in the right direction, ive checked Briskoda/ebay and tyre smoke but obviously theres loads of VW sites out there

    cheers

    Tim
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    when I got a set of reps I think the alloys worked out at £54 each and the tyres were slightly cheaper than the normal retail price. I think I paid about £640 for 4 18 inch alloys and tyres but i`d never buy reps again tbh.
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    i have a set of bbs rc,s in the shed well theres five in total three with tyres and two without im only looking for £200 for them. i could email pics if your interested
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    could you post pics up on hrere
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    yeah ive found someone local who has a set of 4 refurbished originals off a TT with new tyres, trying to get him to settle on a price, although keeping my options open until he does (im thinking £400 as tyres arent a top make- nanchang or sumat like that)

    have you got any pics mate
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    Animal.

    Get some LM reps mate. Would be STUNNING on your car. Best colour imo.

    18" and a set of H&R springs would see it right. I'd love a set myself but think i might have lost my license, long story!

    G
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    how come?
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    Waiting for my NIP....13 days to go lol.

    I'm not going to go into it here as there are some who might use the information! Safe to say though that if i don't get banned i'll be having a party!

    G
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    I like the BBS CHs but they cost a mint! There are some replicas like Jaz Ver Ones but I can only find them in 19" and from america. I'd like 18" but dont want to shell out on suspension until it needs replacing and I dont want the car to look like a monster truck!
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    Tim, have you checked on Edition 38, theres always LOADS of alloys for sale on there...
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    timmmyy boy, go for some avus 18inch, after looking at Maz's ride how could you not be tempted !!!
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    im thinking of selling my rs4 wheels, my car is on the A3 photo thread. i will have a set of 5 on thurs ( collecting the 5th one) if u are intrested PM me
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    if it wasnt a small matter of £800 odd quid i would mate, just not prepared to spend that sorta cash on alloys.... they more than likely end up kurbed when the misus has been out in it anyway, dont get me wrong im not doing a 'S3MAD' and looking for a mint set for £250 on the other hand - just dont get hard on alloys like some do:thumbsup::laugh:
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    im no good at getting pics on here sorry
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    fraud - cheers for the email mate, im gonna try and post pics up as im 50/50 as what they will look like.....

    lowride, not 100% sure on those, what are the tyres like tread wise?
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    had a quick look on here mate and can only find cars for sale?
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    gutted!!! just went to bid on some RST's on ebay, only 1 mile away from me and were totally refurbed with new tyres, offered the kid £400 with 9 days to go and he wouldnt have it, waited until the last minute (ten mins of no trouble refreshing) and the computer freezes on me in the last 60 secs and i would have won them too.....p**ed off arent the words!! they went for £380.... :crying::aggressive:
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    gutted for you hate it when computers do that
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    If you don't buy a set of proper BBS at that price (assuming they are not square or buckled) and instead choose cheap-ass replicas/fake anythings you need your head read.

    RCs are one of the all time classic wheels...light as a light thing and uber strong.

    Hell, if I had a car they'd fit I'd have taken his arm off at that price!
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    Glen, i wasnt sure about the look of the BBS, will happily take your opinion of them but im not 100% - well as much the ones i was eyeing up..... the RSTT's were totally original which is why i went for them, theres loads of reps on the bay but really dont want a heavy **** cast sat on my car.....
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    I have a few new sets of Genuine BBS CH`s on offer at £749.99 a set.

    These are 8.5x17 ET30mm A3 S3 Golf 4 fitting.

    Please call for details
    Philip
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    www.pwmotorsport.com
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    cheers PW but im looking for 18" wheels with tyres, otherwise id snap ya hand off
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    The 18" BBS CH are £1299 in silver. Goodyear F1 assym 225/40x18 are £440 for the set
    Black Editons are £100 more.

    All in stock for next day delivery.....
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    thanks for the info PW, would love some CH's but just not prepared to spend that sort of money on a car this age.

    Any other suggestions welcome
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    Why dont you just powder coat your existing ones mate?
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    I love the black edition CH wheels !!!!

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    I was at my local stealers at lunch picking up a part and asked about their wheel refurb service. They charge £105 per wheel!!! I nearly fell over
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    Lee i would but want 18"s as my tires are up for replacement, i can get a second hand set with decent tyres for not much more....

    Sam, yup they are really nice , saw some on the mk1v's at pod.... not prepared to spend the bucks though, would do if it were a new S3:salute: unfortunately i dont own one as yet
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    righty cheers for your help guys.... spent the day searching various forums, Nilz: cant beleive how many sets are on edition38......

    finally won a set of RSTT's on the bay, original 18" with 4 pirelli rosso's @ 5mm tread, one has puncture....managed to get them at £295, they look in really good cond with only one having blistering.... *breathes sigh of relief*
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    get pics up when there on dude. oh and congrats. lol
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    will do mate, i was so torn on getting something different - just cant drag myself away from OEM stuff.... spotted some really nice 19" Audi OEM splits on edition32, kid wanted £800 for them without tyres though (multispoke design)
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    i would love some different wheels for mine, just cant decide what i want, plus i want car mapping first. I think you've made a good choice anyways dude they will look sweet. 19" would have ruined handling anyways.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    hey i did consider some of yours but then didnt wana prove Jas right in his choice of wheels*giggity giggity*

    Do you have PCD adaptors or are the wheels non OEM 100x5's?
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    mine are big fakes. lol. have to have spacers though to clear my brembo's. wot you reckon to bbs rc??
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    their nice mate, the fella emailed me the pics and they look good.... bit too old school for me though, not the look i wanted although like Glen said 'very cheap' good quality wheel
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    Did fraud send you pics? if so could you forward them to me pls mate.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    can do, pm me your email..... and excuse mine :laugh:
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    Good choice on the wheels, get some pics up when there fitted !
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