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New rims finally on (warning: rubbish photos)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by V6Pete, May 15, 2010.

  1. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    After buying these over 3 months ago and getting them painted up (thanks N8 for all your help), I've finally got them fitted!

    Nothing revolutionary, but the flat grey finish makes them look a bit different to the regular finish. You can't see in the pics, but the mirrors are painted to match which really helps.

    It's subtle which I wanted, so well happy.

    The back could do with coming down a few mm more, but it rubs like a bastard when lower (a full tank of fuel and another set of wheels in the boot showed that!) so need to fit some adjustable suspension to firm it up first.

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    IMHO the stance is perfect though:

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  3. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    Which (Bentley?) alloys are they? Very nice indeed and as you say subtle! Do you have any side pics to show the mirrors too? May have to mind the 'stance' as you put it but even so looking very tasty.
     
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    they look great and some how look bigger than 19's.
     
  5. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    They're from a Conti GT:

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    I am an awesome parker, so hopefully no problems with the lack of rim protection...

    No mirror pics sorry, but will get some when I get some better pics.
     
  6. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Ok wrong Bentley pic, but something similar to that!!!
     
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    those are gonna be a bastard to protect from the potholes!
     
  8. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Nope, I'll just drive at 10mph around pot holes and piss off every other motorist. It's all worked out :)
     
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    taxi to the kerb eh! They look very big! Nice on the A3!
     
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    They look brilliant
     
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    They look really nice, I like
     
  12. Dec

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    I love these, they look amazing!
     
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    Awesome Pete, really are! Glad I could be of assistance brother!
     
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    i wouldnt mind something like that but its mainly the missus who drives the car and she loves kerb contact so its a definate no no for anything worth more than 3p. are they bolted straigh up or is there any spacing at all? they do look the nuts
     
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    They look awesome!!! how much did they set you back ?
     
  16. fattiereturns

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    The wheels lookgreat.

    The sandals do NOT :haha:
     
  17. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Cheers! Rims, refurb, tyres, fitting.... about 1300 quid all in.

    Whatever, those are very cool sandals ;)

    These wheels are definitely not suitable for any lady drivers! No spacers, ET41 9J is perfect fit.
     
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    hay, whats the tyre specs, et, width, and what suspension are you running mate, will help me out alot!
     
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    215/35/19 Falkens on 9Jx19" ET41, dropped 60mm ish on V-Maxx coilovers.
     
  20. warrenlord

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    thanks! yeah thats a fair stretch on a 9j, and you say your still having scrubbing issues with that sort of offset and tyre.

    hmm wonder how a 8.5 with 225 35 with a et of around 45 would be with coils about your ride hight ...?
     
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Scrubbing isn't bad at all unless I've got a weight in the back.

    225's are the 'correct' tyres to run. They'll fit nice onto a 8.5J, but do expect a bit of rubbing still.
     
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  23. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    Look amazing. Well done mate :rock:
     

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