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My Wheel Setup

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

  1. ScottSummerhayes
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    Just to give everyone a update!

    I have ordered 4x Falken Fk-452 Tyres in 215/40/18, got them fitted balenced etc for £300 notes. Not bad i thought....

    Hopefully more pictures tomorrow :D
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    Like promised here they are:

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    And to give you a idea of the stretch:

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    Cheers
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    A reasonable strech there. Ive seen alot worse.

    I take it that means your going very low?
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    Yeah its nothing to crazy, i didnt want to go over the top at all!

    Not going stupidly low, i guess around 50-60mm. i want it to sit the same as the yellow S3 up the page. next step is getting the rears spaced and painting my calipers!
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Looking very nice, just watch out for pesky kerbs!!.
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    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    looks lovely mate, If you dont mind me asking how much did the wheels cost with the caps? I want a set and Im trying to get it past the girlfriend. for some reason she thinks saving for a house is more important :noway:
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    bl_1969 Roads? We Dont Need Roads!!!!

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    Dump her :jester:
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    I have toyos on the rear of mine on 19`s and they look stretched like your pic compared to the ZZ3`s on the front. Both 235 /35/19. I can`t wait to get them off and have ZZ3`s all round as the stretch look isn`t for me but those wheels look good ...
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    Forgive me gents, but what are stretched tyres? And why would anyone use them instead of the correct size tyre?
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    People use them to get the Euro look, just buy 215 rater than 225 or 235

    But you have to have the car really low amongst other things go get the right look.
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    Quite True! I dont think mine looks to bad, but will be a million times better once lowered :)
    Stretched tyres are as you can see in my picture, tyres which are designed for a smaller width rim. It give a inwards look to the sidewalls.

    My tyres are falken 452's!
    Yeah i don't mind sharing!

    wheels were £500, plus £35 for the carbon caps and £20 delivery.
    tyres cost me £300, which was cheap mates rates!

    scotty
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    Lowered :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]
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    ^ that looks the nutts ^
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    The general idea behind a stretched tyre is so it tucks under the arches better, therefore less likely to scrub.
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    HTC, you are a great man!

    That is the perfect ride hight, just how i was going to get it to sit. Thanks ever so much for the image!
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    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    the back end on the lowered pic looks the nuts
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