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New wheels rota grid drifts?

190sline Oct 30, 2013

  1. 190sline

    190sline Member

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    Hey guys looking at getting some new wheels this week really fancy rota grid drifts. I want to check that the sizes I have here will fit my b6 Quattro so the wheels are 18x9.5 et20 looking at having some stretch in the form of 225/40/18 tyres will the offset be ok and the wheels not to wide to hit the top arms?
     
  2. Andie0

    Andie0 Member

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    Pretty sure the et will be incorrect. You should be sticking between 35-45
     
  3. deano1978

    deano1978 different gear

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    Yeah man 20et will stick out loads.
    Mine r et30 and only just tuck under lip. And they do rub.
     
  4. J Eyo

    J Eyo Polo GTI (6) R

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    Rotas fitted perfectly, (5x100, 9.5 et38) 15mm spacer at front and 20mm at back. For those who want to know, the back definitely needed a spacer, hit top of the coil mount without! could probably get away with a 5mm at the back if you weren't running 9.5 with a 15mm at the front. Had to go 20mm rear for look and handling characteristics. The clearance between the inner rim protector and the strut in the front however is roughly 2-3mm so JUST fits. Tires are stretched 225 and managed to keep the tread in the arch (rears fine, front just), can definitely lower the car in the rear with no problems, may need to roll arches or camber to the get the fronts nicely inside. One thing to note, these are LOUD rims, the thick flat wall of each spoke gives a very audible propeller like tone, and the spacers create a frequency at around 80kmh that begins to ring and never lets off as speed increases. So, if you're willing to loose a bit of that soundless s3 interior for that wiiiide super phat look, then its well worth it!
     
  5. deano1978

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    PICTURES?
     
  6. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Awesome wheels usually reserved for Jap drift cars.
     
  7. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, each to there own but would only put them on Jap cars personally. Then again saw a nice b5 with them the other day so who knows it might work maybe it just depends on suspension setup and wheel/car colour.
     
  8. J Eyo

    J Eyo Polo GTI (6) R

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    reviving an old thread here! Sorry didn't see you guys wanted me to post pics!! will do, when i'm up :p still in bed right now :D however, I'm looking at lowering now, coil overs of course, buuut will the damn things fit?? I've only got 2-3mm of clearance up front (on the inside) anyone met with similar issues?
     
  9. 190sline

    190sline Member

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    Pics pics pics :)
     
  10. J Eyo

    J Eyo Polo GTI (6) R

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  11. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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  12. J Eyo

    J Eyo Polo GTI (6) R

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    Nope s3 225 bam motor
     
  13. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    Those sizes are for an 8L S3 not a B6 A4
     
  14. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Sorry thought you were OP, was thinking why the heck has he gone through all this and posted up the wrong car haha.
     
  15. Jamiej

    Jamiej New Member

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    my car with 19 x 8.5 rota grids Car.jpg
     
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  16. 190sline

    190sline Member

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    That looks spot on! Is there much concave with them being 8.5?
     
  17. Jamiej

    Jamiej New Member

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    Cheers. There's a slight concave but not as much as the 18 x 9.5.
     

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