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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by indiemike, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. indiemike

    indiemike ZoomZoom

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    As above looking for a new set of alloys. After a good set of 18"s that are light weight but also look good on a imola yellow s3

    any ideas please

    thanks mike
     
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  3. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    BBS CH Black Edition. :hubbahubba:
    I wouldn't mind a set myself or some Sportecs.
     
  4. Rough

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    lenso sco2 in bronz? black pro-race 1.2? oz's ect ect ect
     
  5. jojo

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    BBS all the way mate if you want lightweight, strong and good looking alloys. The only problem is they are not cheap, but then you get what you pay for with BBS rims! :cool:
     
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Team Dynamics have some of the lightest alloys around.
     
  7. gareth_oau

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    also try http://www.raderwerks.com/

    They have a range or good lookers

    for example the M-TEN85

    18x8.0 F / 18x9.0 R or 18x8.0 R
    5x100
    ET35 F / ET35 R
    24.0lbs
    $899.95/set of 4

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. s3dave

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    bbs LMs or OZs ?
     
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    Team pro race 1.2 or BBS CH or lm, I think the 1.2 is the lightest though!
     
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    #9 Sandip, Mar 19, 2010
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    Sandip your link throws up virus detection! hmm :scared2:
     
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    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Does it? lol Strange! Not sure why it would do that, i just put tenzo r in google, copied and pasted the link:think:
     
  13. Keeno

    Keeno Spooly Spooly Boosty Boosty!

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    GF-7's

    I think I bit of sex wee came out. However I'm undecided as to whether dished wheel suit the 8L...
     
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    The type m version 2 in bronze would look interesting on a yellow 8L, there hasn't been an 8L with bronze wheels yet. With an offset of 25 the centre would dip inwards more so i think it would compliment the S3's chunky arches. I've priced these wheels up from a dealer down south and surprisingly for lightweight wheels they are priced fairly:)

    All depends on if you want looks or want to blend in, personally if i was going lightweight i'd want to show them off and i think the bronze would look very tasty on your imola:yes:
     
  15. AudiS3Dom

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    I had 18" TD 1.2s on my Mk5 R32 and you could feel the difference, turn in was sharper, and felt more spritelier!
     
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    OMG Tenzo R Type M version 2......how sexy is that wheel. I'm almost clicking the Buy button! :p

    S3K04 probably your machine mate...mines fine!

    G
     
  17. Mr.G

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    Sandip...thing is mate, the offset wont be 25 will it? What wheels will fit the S3 nicely and have an inward dish?

    G
     
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    get on edition38.com, some of the best wheels around going on there, best site ive found by far!!
     
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    niiiiiiice
     
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    have to say im quite tempted by some porsche splits on edition38....dont like spending over 1k on just wheels tho!!
     
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  23. vetch

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    My god I love those wheels! Probably cost more than my S3 though.

    That website looks Max Power for VW fanboys!
     
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    i dunno ya know, i hate the chav image yet theres always shed loads of every type of alloy you could want, pages and pages of them daily
     
  25. Mr.G

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    I personally love the Euro look. Kev's car is just stunning, his plans for it are also going to be great! I'm after the M3 CSL look if you get what I mean, dished concaved centres with the spokes of the wheels going inward towards the hub. It's certainly different and think it would look great. I was set on S8 Avus wheels (OEM look just 1" bigger) but now I'm set on Euro look.

    Watch this space.

    G
     
  26. Olly P

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    LM's mate :icon_thumright:
     
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  28. vetch

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    I prefer the BBS RC, found the Golf mk4 Anni.

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    had some of them on my e46 beemer very sweet
     
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    Check out the scale, Its set at kg

    About £1500.... Each !!
     
  32. vetch

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    Blimey! They must be made of Titanium or Magnesium or something? I wonder how much of a difference it would make having all four wheels weighing in at just over 10kg, rather than the usual 40-50kg!
     
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    ive got these wheels on my S3, they have had a really tough time on our BAD Greek roads and still are in top shape.. very light and strong..
    i saw a big difference compared to stock 17in rims in weight..
     
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    pattern dictates it should be carbon fibre, no?
     
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    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    Steve, have you got any pics mate?
     
  39. Kave

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    Or you could swap me your std S3 17" Avus alloys with my 18" Team Dynamics Pro 1.2. Looking for as much tyre as possible!!

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  40. [Dave B]

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    But imagine accidentally curbing one of them.....
     
  41. jojo

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    The kerb would probably get damaged! lol
     
  42. AudiS3Dom

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    Look better in Gloss Black...

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