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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by V6Pete, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. V6Pete
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    [​IMG]After selling my CH's, I needed some wheels to run around on until my new "Summer" wheels are ready.

    I went for 18" Cades Bern's. It's a new wheel, but really pleased with how it looks on these

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    they look really nice and surprising bigger than 18s
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    Very nice - good contrast with the colour of the car too. I agree they look bigger than 18".
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    Very nice Pete. I imagine that they look bigger coz you've dropped it on its arse?

    I would have loved to take your CH's off you, but still awaiting the decision from work on my bonus!!

    Chris
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    nice, love it i actually think it almost looks like its meant to be there, similar style to some vw oem wheels too cant go wrong with that
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    Cheers for the comments. I didn't think they look all that big, but very used to seeing the car on 19's, as had 19" BBS LM Reps before the CH's.

    I'm really pleased with the style - it's a 'classic' wheel design, and doesn't look too aftermarket which was my concern.
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    Tidy!

    I think they look bigger because you had black wheels before and the new contrast is deceiving you! Black wheels never look big i reckon.
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    Strangely I thought the CH's looked a lot bigger! It's the 40 profile tyres it's got on now that make them look small to me.
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    Look good, much better contrast with the car.
    I really struggle with black rims on a black car.
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    I like those a lot mate :) So what are your summer wheels?

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    Cheers. Summer wheels should be revealed in the next few weeks!
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    Pretty nice for 18's, i like.

    I liked your CH's more, but then i'm biased.:)
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    My CH's rocked, but unfortunately were too good (and worth too much) to just use as winter wheels. My summer wheels should hopefully be a bit special!!
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    I like them, very BBS looking, how much did you pay Pete ?
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    They don't look big to me at all, but they do look nice Pete, and I like the choice of your summer wheels....
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    I know the guy behind the Cades range, so he did me them at mates rates. But RRP is just £500 inc VAT per set, so very good value still at that price I reckon.

    Agreed, they look like 18's I think. Not big, not small, just 18's...
    Oh and that's assuming the ones you know about aren't decoy summer wheels ;)
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    Loving the wheels Pete but didnt you once say 18 wheels were for ****,s pete :ohmy:
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    :wub: The rims look sharp Pete, great choice, suit the car well, very OEM. Throw in some Audi center caps and you wouldn't know!

    They look like a cross between BBS RC and CH's and loving the look of your car in general, it's giving me inspiration:icon_thumright:

    I may look at getting some Summer/Winter set of rims:yes:

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    Only if they're your only set! As I have special summer wheels also, that makes me a super-hetro-stud :)
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    I would have snaped your arm off for those bbs wheels mate . how much did they go for if you dont mind me asking
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    £1550 with tyres.
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    they look nice m8. whats your ride height now?
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    i would of had them mate . i live them wheels
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    All I did was put up one post saying I might sell them and I was fighting off offers ;) They were great wheels, but I think I'm too young still to settle down with just one set.

    Cheers. Should be around 60-65mm with the measurements I took last year.
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    Nice rimmage - look alot like HRE Monoblock's which are up there as one of my all time fav wheels.

    Always wondered what they'd look like on the A3. Any chance of a side on pic?
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    Yeah very very similar to the HRE's, which are awesome wheels I agree.

    Just taken this pic for you:

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    Quality not great, as in my garage, with my phone, etc. Hope it's some use!!
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    Thanks. I've not heard of Cades before. Just checked the website - a bit basic but not bad though.

    Do you know if the standard audi centre caps fit?
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    It's a new brand, but the guy behind it has been in the wheel game for years. Not sure if the standard Audi centres fit, but sure they'd hook you up with Audi badges for the new centre caps if not.
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    very similar to VMR 710's which is one of my favorites
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    I Like them, the black looks quite good too, i've got the option of either having mine refurbed or getting new set and then just using the originals for winter. I'd love 19's but they wouldn't last long around here and i think the ride would be way too hard.
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    I've never had a different set of wheels for each season, but quite like the idea. Just need to think of a good autumn set...

    If I'm honest, I noticed no real difference changing from 35 profile on the 19's to 40 profile on the 18's.
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    hmmmm i wonder what they would look like in matt anthracite in 19's on a red Leon....
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    Unfortunately not available in 19's right now. But would look very good on that if they did!
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    Wheels look great, suit he car nicely. lookin forward to seeing your "summer" wheels!
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    Cheers dude. Looking forward to seeing a pic of your new wheels too!
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    Will do as soon as i get a chance to give the car a good wash hopefully this weekend ! They look lovely and got some HnR springs fitted last weekend aswell to finish it off.
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    they look sweet mate, glad your sale went through, with me not buying them it forced me to get my wheels powdercoatd which they did today gloss black n glad i did they look awsome:)
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    Look very similar to my new VMR v710s Pete
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    Looks sweet mate! you should get facelift rear lights!!
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    Cheers. The lights are one of the few things I want to do, and keep looking out for them, but they don't seem to turn up all that often...
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