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Ive gone euro ! New Rims !

jimboA3 Sep 14, 2004

  1. jimboA3

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    17 x 10 on the back , 17 x 9 on the front. Split rims with forged centres , 215/45's all round! Im really pleased with the way it looks , so much better than the old rims ! Some better piccies to follow shortly

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    Let me know what you think ! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  2. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking good mate! How come you didnt go for 18's? IMO they could do with being a bit bigger... Bet they werent cheap tho! How many wheels have you had on this car now?

    Rich
     
  3. imported_RastaS4

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    Very nice rims! Enjoy /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    Just wanted to ask, since you used a different size in the back, why did you get the same tyres all around?


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  4. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    I would have gone bigger as well.

    The Euro look does look good, but streching tyres can't be good for road holding!
     
  5. HTC

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    But stretching tyres look oh soo cool!! :)

    The stretch on those tyres is fine. That amount isn't dangerous IMO. I've seen some seriously stretched tyres on dutch motors.
     
  6. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    Stretching a 215 tyre over 10" is a fair stretch!

    You can see from the pic the sidewall is stretched which does nothing for road holding!

    All depends what you are into LOOKS vs PERFORMANCE/HANDLING.
     
  7. DavidR

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    Imola S3 said:All depends what you are into LOOKS vs PERFORMANCE/HANDLING.

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    ...cough... 19" rims ... cough cough /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  8. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    [ QUOTE ]
    David R said:
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    Imola S3 said:All depends what you are into LOOKS vs PERFORMANCE/HANDLING.

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    ...cough... 19" rims ... cough cough /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

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    Ha ha... I was waiting for that! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

    Hence why I put my 17s on for doing the 1/4 at Edzell on Sunday!

    I'll have a go doing the 1/4 mile next time in my 19s - see what the difference will be!

    Anyone fancy a bet? +0.5, +1.0? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  9. jimboA3

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    18's were just way outta my price league! the 17's including shipping and hub adaptors were nearly £1400 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Plus coilovers and a serious drop are on the list next! This is my third set of rims in 12 months , these will be stayin 4 a while though !
     
  10. jimboA3

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    Those pics realy make the car look more red than orange. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    The tomato soup mobile strikes again ! lol! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  11. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    This is what you call tyre stretching - and possibly a little too low!

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  12. jimboA3

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    That looks awesome in my opinion !
     
  13. Khufu

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    nooo, I dont like the look of streching at all, much prefer a nice squarer edge. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  14. JamesA3

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    makes you wonder how they get the tyre on the rim, does look really good though
     
  15. Markb

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    Looks good.

    Have you got any day light pics yet?
     
  16. jimboA3

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    Gonna get some arty ones this weekend (weather permitting!) to do a new sig , so i'll post them next week bud !
     
  17. HTC

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    Even if its [censored] down you can get some good rain shots if its clean and waxed.
     
  18. jimboA3

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    thats the beauty of being euro , mine stick out that far at the back that when im driving i can STILL see them ! lol ! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  19. RichA3Turbo

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    Steve/Jimbo,

    Where did you guyd get your wheels from?

    Rich
     
  20. StephenBogan

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    Motorsport Wheels.

    Much Cheapness, many many bargins! Already had the tyres off my old RS4 wheels so bought the wheels on their own for £650+VAT

     
  21. jimboA3

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    i ordered mine fron styledynamix , great bunch of guys , couldnt be more helpful !
     
  22. StephenBogan

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    Man, that is one phat looking S3. Not into the silver plastic above the number plate. Wonder what exhaust that is? Looks rather substantial!
     
  23. Speedo

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    think it was a milltek, that must have been one of the best cars at the show and it wasnt even on show (parked in the car park)
     
  24. jimboA3

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    Hows that 4 a stretch ! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Cant be safe ! [​IMG]
     
  25. RichA3Turbo

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    jimboA3 said:
    Hows that 4 a stretch ! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Cant be safe ! [​IMG]

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    Kerbs become your worst enemy!

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  26. StephenBogan

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    Looks like it would be good for driving on rail tracks!
     
  27. StephenBogan

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    Maybe he couldn't afford the right size of tyre!?
     
  28. neil.c

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    I think you would be best to run innertubes in a setup like that
     
  29. XXX_18T

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    thats it jim now ur Pimpin

    Go The Dish!!!
     

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