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Lightweight alloys

devonmikeyboy Feb 27, 2009

  1. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    I am after some 18" lightweight alloys for my Audi A3. I have been looking at the usual OZ Ultraleggera in black which the best price i can find is at Rimstlye for £1169 HERE. Anyone know of where to get Ultraleggera`s at a better price or suggest any other good light alloys?
     
  2. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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  3. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    Have a look at the Team Dynamics range, the Pro-Race series are very light. Also have a search for ROTA, they are a very well priced japanese brand of lightweight rims.
     
  4. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    If you're after OZ, speak to Revolution in Gateshead - they're usually quite competitive on wheels, and are top guys. Never heard a bad thing about Rimstyle either to be honest.
     
  5. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    This man speaks the truth. I had Team Dynamic Pro Race 2's on my old car and you could literally pick them up with 1 finger.
     
  6. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    Checked out the prices and Rimstyle are a lot cheap by several hundred when you count in good tyres then Revolution but thanks for the suggestion.I have seen Team Dynamic Pro Race 2's but don`t know the weight of the alloys plus OZ look much better quality but something to think about. Just checking out ROTA now.
     
  7. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    @kaz219 If you have a word with your mate about his alloys as i need two sets of alloys really.
     
  8. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    ROTA don`t do Audi fitments apparently according to Revolution.
     
  9. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

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    Oh right, my mate has some on his 8L S3. Maybe they only do 5x100 which is a popular jap fitment too.
     
  10. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    Ended up ordering some black 18" OZ Ultraleggera`s with Falken FK452 tyres from Rimstyle for £1259 plus £25 P+P. Will post some pics up when they turn up.
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  11. edition

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    They look nice! Good price also by the looks of it!
     
  12. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    They do look good :D

    lost contact with my mate with them superleggas - misplaced his number and lost his email address - he had them up for sale about 2 months ago so they might be gonee

    Sorry mate but if i do find out, will let you know!!
     
  13. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Nice choice, I did consider the black version when I bought my UltraLeggeras but though it might be over kill on a black A3.

    Paul
     
  14. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    My car now.
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  15. evapor8

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    Very tasty Mikey.

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  16. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    Well thank you sir.
     
  17. Clivesportback

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    nice car mate, is that front tyre on the wrong way/side? tread should go forward? nice calipers though, how much were they ? grand?
     
  18. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    god that looks angry :drool:
     
  19. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    That looks the dogsss !! Very agressive!

    and blody hell - they just about fit - the gap between the tyres and calipers look svery tight indeed!!

    Get some tyre shine on the tyres too :D

    Looks awesome thought mate!
     
  20. S3 Rav

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    very nice looking car there mate
     
  21. Gti Jazz Blue

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    OK I take back that statement - very nice - perhaps I should have gone for the black ones too.

    Paul
     
  22. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    Don`t worry mate i wasn`t sure myself if having black alloys on my car would have been over kill.
     
  23. devonmikeyboy

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    [​IMG]
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  24. Tommy

    Tommy Makinen...ha

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    We need more pics!!!!

    Look incredible tbf
     
  25. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    bloody hell !!!!!
     
  26. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    flippin ec k- thats about a mm gap!

    Squeezed on for sureee ! :D
     
  27. liam

    liam waiting, waiting, waiting

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    Got any other pics from side on? :beerchug:
     
  28. HotboxDeluxe

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    Looks awesome that does, fair play :thumbsup:

    What's the bit on the front bumper?
     
  29. gixxer600k4

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    that looks stunning, ive always wondered what a black car with black alloys look like. ive seen like little rude boys in black fiesta n they get them small black alloys with the chrome rim n it looks horrid, but the a3 seems to pull it off extremley nicely! good work there mate, id be very proud of that!
     
  30. gixxer600k4

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    also, just a quick question, how much lighter are they than the oem alloys?
     
  31. Spin140

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    I'd be very interested to know that too, thinking of getting a set to keep as spare for track days etc, also read good things about the Falken 452 tyres, not just good value for money but good tyres full stop.

    The motor looks superb :)
     
  32. gixxer600k4

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    yea, falken have really come a long way since they started on the market! them and avon are doing pretty good, especially for bikes
     
  33. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    ive just got falken fk 452 for mine nathen the detailer told me to get em the grip is great thanks for the advice nate i love em they feel quite soft to touch though softer than my continentals so i doubt they will last that long but for the money who cares im chuft with em
     
  34. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    My 18" Audi alloys weighed 12.7 kg and these alloys weigh 8.2 kg so total saving of 18kg of un sprung weight or 108 kg of sprung weight.
    Ultraleggera Crystal
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    description:
    An amazing new light weight design from O.Z Racing of Italy. This single piece alloy wheel has six pairs of spokes and a carbon fiber cap. Available in 15" to 19". Sample weights for 15x7 is 4.9kgs, 16x7 is 5.9kgs, 17x7 is 6.9kgs and 8.2kgs in 18x8. Weights may vary up to 5% depending on fitment.
     
  35. devonmikeyboy

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    LCR splitter.
     
  36. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    The LCR splitter is only about £18 and just needs a few of the center lugs cut shorter then fitted useing some self tapping screws. It`s a cheap easy mod.
     
  37. HotboxDeluxe

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    :thumbsup: Cheers m8, that's just the sort of subtle front bit I was after - I take it LCR means Leon Cupra something or other, I've seen and read these words in association with A3s, but never saw one under an s-line bumper...till now! :yes:
     

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