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New wheels, opinions please

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mattandrew, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. mattandrew

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    Ive been in the market for a new set of rims for a few months now, two tyres are nearly on the limit and I havent managed to find a set of new rims yet

    Ideally id like some MTM bimoto's but cant find them anywhere. Currently I have 18 inch OEM rs6. I also have another set of OEM rs6 of an A4 in the shed (save me fitting spacers as offset is 43) and was gona have these refurbed in anthracite.

    Quite fancy 19's but can find any at the right price. I have also considered rs4 reps in hyper black.

    The rs4 wheels in the pic are 19 whereas the rs6 are 18

    Heres the rs4 and put along side on a stand at wheelbase and i photoshoped the fronts anthracite.
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    does this mean if offset is 45 A4 18s will fit an A3.

    sorry to hi-jack.

    shame about bimotos, i would have chosen them too.
     
  4. mattandrew

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    A4 18s are the best to get, thats why I bought another set a few months back, as its like fitting 10mm spacers.

    A4 OEM offset is 43
    A3 OEM offset is 54
    99.999% of replicas people buy are 45ish offset
     
  5. K-Dash

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    some guy is trying to sell me 43 offset is these ok?
     
  6. mattandrew

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    Yeah they will be fine
    OEM A4 may even be 43 id need to check mine
     
  7. K-Dash

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    your a gent, thanks.

    sorry about the hijack again.

    Good luck

    just to answer your question, I like the rs4s you have in top pic go nice with your colour car.
     
  8. kaz219

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    Mate - the 19" RS4 look the dogs!

    I have the 18s but was thinking of getting 19s - I dont even think they're that common (in 18s or 19s)

    I was also thinking rivieras, project kahn rsc2 with the centre black or bbs lm with the centre chrome-black or bbs ck but they're hard to find!

    Am torn but the RS4 definitly look teh dogs - make sure you get good quality reps as the cheapo ones buckle very easily.

    I was thinking genuines but they're offset 29 so trying to find someone to skim them so i can lower the offset to 35 to 39 and stretch the tyres a bit.

    A set went for £430 in need of a refurb on the bay so thats prob your ebst bet - look to be good quality too

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=330308829739

    HTH
     
  9. 10blazin

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    hi matt are you saying a4 wheels fit an a3 but are just wider ??? and to the wheels id go with 19s and drop her on coils

     
  10. Matt

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    I'd go for the 19s
     
  11. Jamiekip

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    I'd go for the 19"s too, but you'd need to drop the car a bit otherwise they never look quite right.

    Here's my car on the RS4 style wheel

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  12. mattandrew

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    Thanks for the replys so far

    Are yours OEM Jamie or are they replicas

    The ones im looking at are from wheelbase in oldham 799 fitted with toyo tyres (they are not multifitment, just unsure on the quality of the wheel)
     
  13. Jamiekip

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    They are Italian reps mate - maybe drop wheelbase a note asking where they source their rep's from?
     
  14. RAPS3

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    I'd say the 19" RS4's fromthe pics posted above. I much prefer these to the RS6's on the A3, I think they suit the sahpe much better.
     
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    I do like the RS4 but because the A3 has an offset of ET54 it loses the dished centre.

    This ones an original RS4, I love the dished centre and the curved spokes. OEM A3 RS4's (I have them on mine) and replicas don't look as good.

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    Yeah I'd agree with that, its the dish that does it for me also.

    I didnt realise that was the case. Never really looked that closely in the flesh and didnt put two and two together and realise it was the offset.

    I just thought it was the quality of the copies. Similar to the previous RS4 style wheels.

    I had the older style on my (8L) S3 (original audi) and they looked a lot better than the reps, as they retained the dish in the spokes.
     
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    These are probably the best reps i've seen - VMR V708.
    ET48 19x8.5 - would these rub?

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    I know what you're saying.
    Here's a few more of mine - I think the dish of the spoke is OK

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    The dish is related to the offset, I think the 8L S3 is ET38 which is enough to get a good curve on the spokes. I'd love a set of the 19's pictured above but I won't buy replicas!
     
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    Blimey those dark chrome ones are awesome and no i don think they would rub, not on standard sus anyway!
     
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    X2

    They look awesome.

    Never actually come accross those before...
     
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    Thanks for all your comments guys

    I fired them an email over last night and am awaiting a reply
     
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    My next question is what tyre size do people run with 19's 225/35/19 or 235/35/19
     
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    235/35/19 for me
     
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    Those polished black 19" RS4's are sick. Sem, any idea how much they retail for?
     
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    Looks like they're $175 to $200 a corner in the US ....
     
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    heres a closer pic of the wheel from wheelbase

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    NICE THERE QUITE CHROMEY I USED TO HAVE A SET OF THESE IN 18S THERE OK I TOOK A GOOD FEW KNOCKS WITH MY 18S AND THEY WERE FINE B4 MY A3 GOT ROBBED WHERE IS WHEELS BASE MATT ...

     
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    Matt, you don't skimp on tyres so I don't know why you wanna go reps. Just pull the 2gs out and get the MTMs you know you got the dosh
     
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    i no hurry with them wheels nate... gona look the dogs ....i want em lol

     
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    hi matt have a look at this site for wheels in mansfield www.wheelworx.net usually good on price cheers Ian
     
  34. Jamiekip

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    MTM's weigh a tonne though - wouldn't spend my money on em!
    You'd want light weight for that sort of money IMHO
     
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    i had a trip up to wheelbase today matt did you see the rs4s old style with antherite trim they looked the dogs id defo get them but they was only 18s
     
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    Not the best photoshoppin but what do you think to either the BBS CH or CK or rs6 anthracite

    CH in silver

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    CK in anthracite

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    CK in silver

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    BOTH
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    RS6 & CK

    the fronts are meant to be anthracite

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    CH silver looks good overall, but given the rs6's are blue :fart: I cant really say, I would hazard a guess if the rs6's were in a proper colour they'd win for me, still best wheels for the 8P IMHO
     
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    If coilovers are my rant, thats your bloody rant for sure :nyah:
     
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    Ck's lad you know it makes sense, lets see whats at ultimate dubs
     
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    Wanna step outside mofo, cause if you do then I can lock you out in the cold :nyah::)
     
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    I don't like NHN he's clever, straight to the point and really funny, a credit to this forum but yet I hate him? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I think my opinion needs to evapor8 :laugh:
     
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    I only suggest MTM's as thats what he really wanted before but didn't want to pay the dosh.

    Damn you pick up on everything don't you, he doesn't want lightweight wheels he wants nice looking wheels, we don't drive super fast S3's like you lot, we drive around in tractors LOL :laugh:
     

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