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New Wheels.......What do you think??

MrTackalakalaka Feb 16, 2012

  1. Got my Rota Grid Drifts through the post this morning! Just needs lowering a bit now!


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  2. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    Droooooool. I reckon they'd suit my ming blue....may follow suit!
     
  3. Haha! i dont think the photos do it justice......when i pulled it out of the garage i almost fainted! haha
     
  4. egesford

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    niiice
     
  5. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    Very nice mate, although maybe space out the rear slightly..?
     
  6. cheers!!! yeah i had 15mm spacers provided but definitely needs bigger ones on the back!!
     
  7. Just to check..........what lbs/ft do i need to torque the wheel bolts up to? is it 80lbs/ft?
     
  8. patTTpoa

    patTTpoa Member

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    One word........ Copy cat ;)

    Nice!

    Pat
     
  9. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    God knows, VFT (Very F**king Tight) is my normal torque setting for wheels.
     
  10. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Autodata reckons 120NM
     
  11. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    nice! What are the specs? width and offset?
     
  12. S3 AUO

    S3 AUO Member

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    120nm is the setting which if I worked it out right is just under 90lbs/ft?
     
  13. I went with 18" 5x100 et44 8.5 with 15 mm spacers

    i was gonna fet 19" 5x100 et29 9.5 but they were nuts money!! £1400 with no tyres
     
  14. ekkkkk sorry pat!! ive only ever seen the Yellow S3 in mags and The Red S3 thats on here! oooops.
     
  15. ah yeah thanks, will do it to 90 then!! thankyou!
     
  16. patTTpoa

    patTTpoa Member

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    Haha, no worries dude.
    For some reason I really like yours..... Oh & the colour is really nice.... ;)

    What are your plans?

    Pat
     
  17. Next im gonna re-spray it......not 100% on colour but......Ibis White, Bright Metallic Orange or Maybe a lighter blues, i sprayed my MK4 golf the same colour as my s3 from black just before i sold it and loved doing it!
    Then gonna lower it a bit (not over the top though, just so it sits a bit better with the wheels.
    Then a milltek system.......
    Thats about it really
     
  18. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    yeah think pat went for the 9.5J option
     
  19. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I liked it how it was but thats just me ..............

    The photos don`t do it justice .... probally
     
  20. I know what you mean, i did like the RS4 replicas but unfortunately where i live with muddy farm lanes all the time i was constantly cleaning the RS4 wheels and i hate cleaning the twin spoke bit as mud really gets clogged up in there!!

    Now ive got these, will be much easier to keep clean and will chuck my standard S3 wheels on when its winter next year!
     
  21. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Looks nice, but seriously, Fullrun tyres?!
     
  22. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    lol, LMs are a PITA as i live down a half mile pot holed dirt track
     
  23. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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  24. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    No, they're garbage.

    Why on earth would you spend $$$ on nice wheels then skimp out on the bit that ACTUALLY matters when driving the car?!
     
  25. Always had Fullrun tyres and never had a problem with them.........I use my car for everyday use, not a race track or anything like that, they do the job perfect!
     
  26. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Well you've clearly never felt what a car is like to drive with some decent rubber on it then.

    Believe me, those tyres will be absolutely appauling compared to some Eagle F1's or Conti SC5P's or other similar performance tyres.

    I use my car for everyday use too, but i like to know that when i need to stop in a hurry, or come across an unexpected corner on a road i dont know well, that the tyres will grip without compromise.
     
  27. DJ_Troopa

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    Nice but needs lowering big time! And some spacers too :)
     
  28. Hammy999

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    They look good suit the car well
     
  29. Customboy

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    A very very very nice looking motor, top marks fella!!
     
  30. Yeah definitely going to lower it! Has 20mm spacers all round which came in the package, i think the front wheels sit ok the back needs an extra 10mm i reckon!
     
  31. Thanks!
     
  32. Thanks for the kind words!
     
  33. Alais DJA

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    What colour is the car at the mo?
     
  34. Im not sure what the name is.........judging from your picture of your A3 its the same as yours
     
  35. Alais DJA

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    yeah, dont know the paint code name lol
     
  36. do you need it?

    Hopefully re-spraying it in the near future!
     
  37. Alais DJA

    Alais DJA Member

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    No i love the Blue / Purple flip, similar to a Golf Gti i once had that was Royal Metallic Blue. I see all the paint names, just wondered if you knew.
     
  38. Benjiman46

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    ...That's 2 words ;)
     
  39. deeman88

    deeman88 Watch this space...

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    Great looking set you got there love the Rota Grids :)
     
  40. Hello everyone

    So I got some bigger spacers for the back.......im not on 25mm (15 on the front, thought it was 20mm)

    Now i need to get some longer locking bolts..........Anyone know anywhere that sells longer wheel bolts? (links etc)

    The wheels are et44 and as i said I've got 25mm spacers on. Had a look around a few shops near me but nowhere had any that are long enough!

    Thanks
     

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