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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Mikey, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Mikey
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    After having the Mercedes Segin wheels painted and looking brand new, and having new rubber put on them, they looked just too small and didnt cut the mustard to be a big playa at the 2009 shows. So, without even travelling a single yard on them, I sold them, and bought these:

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    9x19" ET41 Genuine Bentley Continental GT wheels.

    Managed to get some mint used caps and badges for a steal:

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    Trial fitted on the A3:

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    Then me and Nathan (N8KOW) had a play with them. We masked part of the rims up, and sprayed 1 wheel with some cheapo grey spray paint from halfords just as a mock up before I decided what colour route to go down. I was very happy with the colour match, Citroen Metoer Grey!!!

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    Wheels will be split as they are 2 peice, fully re-furbed, the lips mirror polished, the faces painted Audi Dolphin Grey, and the studs kept stainless. Going to fit 225/35-19 FK452's to fill the arches. My coilovers are wound right down but dont go very low.
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    Looking forward to se them on!
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    I'mRonBurgundy? Lets make that kitten purr...

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    Much nicer than the merc rims imo.

    Looking forward to seeing the end results.
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    They look perfect mate, the wheels, the colour combo.. cant wait to see em on with some rubber. Nice one :thumbsup:
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    Yes very bling - just watch that you don't get reported to that new Police line - :laugh:

    What are you going to do about badges - keep the Bentley ones or find an Audi centre badge of the right size to fit those covers ?

    Paul
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Look awesome with the two tone colour!!!

    Cant wait to see them on the car properly...

    well done :)
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    although i do like the 2 tone alloys i think it takes away some of the OEM look that should go with the bentley rims otherwise they'l look like cheap replica's. thats my opinion, on the whole i think they look stunning.!
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    people can make their own mind up about them being replicas (not that you can get Bentley reps), painting them grey makes it more custom, and people can think any rim is a replica, when it may or may not be. dont really care if a person thinks they are reps or not, i know they are not, and thats all that matter, aswell as them looking good of course!
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    They'll look awesome once they're painted and on - whats the offset on them ?
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    9x19 ET41.
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    They look really good mate and will look awesoem once they're on.

    I like them alot - but think they'd look better on my car :moa:
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    Excellent mate - you selling the merc rims?
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    awesome!

    Dont think you can get replica bentleys....yet so no worries on that front!
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    says I sold them mate in my 1st post, hehe.
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    Dont mean to piss on your firework Mikey but tbh the paint job was a mistake, just ruined the look tbh, sorry but I'd hazard a guess you posted on here for opinions even if its not what you wanted to hear fella, not liking the paint job, they looked better from 1st post, as with the RS6 style which for me are still the best all round wheel for the 8P, they suit, fit & just look so much better than anyother wheels including mine which I'm probably changing for the RS6 ones & hope you do at least lose the B as thats just making it worse, Bentley wheels on an A3, uh noooo

    But your car so my opinion is irrelevant tbh huh
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    you havent pissed on anything, nobody ever will no matter what they say good or bad, I like it, so thats all that matters. I dont do mods to please anyone else but myself.....but thanks for your valued input. :arco:
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    For what it's worth, I'll add my 2p!

    Think the colour coding looks fantastic, but would agree with changing centre caps for something Audi-related.

    I look forward to seeing them on the car for real.

    Chris
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    Its a euro modding thing that some people dont understand. Lot of dubbers put porker rims on their dubs, same again with merc rims, even lambo wheels. Why....coz you can!! Simple. Its a bentley wheel, so keepin it bentley, not wanting to badge a wheel up as if its been made by audi when it wasnt. Ultimate baller status! It just would not work the same by putting an Audi badge on them. Those who dont agree just dont get it, in the same league as those people who moan and say "why do you have to have your car that low?"
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    Loving the baller status! I think they look quality, definitely better than the merc ones, nice to see something unique!
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    Dont change the center caps, its what the scene is about at the moment!
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    wheels look amazing mate they look spot on.....
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    Yes Saf your right, they do look good. Lets put a set on your S3 for our cars to match ;)

    Here are a couple of pics of the Bentley wheels once you have them on dropped, my car sits way lower now when i started to play. My Bentleys are custom with modified offsets :)

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    mikey do you wanna sell ur wheels to me....lol

    jamal seriously thinking about a set now... hmmmmm
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    Saf lets do it, they sit so right with a few tweaks to them. They'll be fine even with the big power plans. :)

    Im thinking 235/35 semi slicks to match these wheels without any compromise to the handling. Stretch tyres can kill!! ;)

    A few more.... Drool :faint::wub:

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    wheel porn right there. im thinkin of going 225-35-19 too. streched tyres are to blame for the Gaza conflicts going on right now.
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    Looks awesome Mikey, I'd say keep the centre caps, make sure you get some new pics up when you get the tyres on em!
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    when you say streched tires what do you mean by that strech 18s onto 19 wheels ????

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    put a narrow tyre on a wide wheel. ie a 215 or 225 on a 9" wide rim will be strecthed across.
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    oh right sorry to sound thick im new to this im getting 19s but want thin tyres from the side not accross do you no what i mean how does sizes work to thickness of tire low profile im after or do these damage rims alot

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    you mean you want a small sidewall? how wide are your 19's?
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    Some mess around pics from our little "session" on sunday :rockwoot:

    Lovely number plate LEDs, mine should be here this week.

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    Wheel Masked Up

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    During Spraying

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    All sprayed up

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    Ready for Strippin :jump:

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    Not a bad job at all!

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    Front wheel on, looking good I must say, even if supporting the new Pirelli P Zero Woodos :w00t:

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    Love the stance here :o.k:

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    Like this pic for reason :)

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    The wheels are gonna look fukin REEET lad, when they are on the car, you know it :tocktock:
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    quality pics Nath.
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    No problems lad. The SLR was a good investment
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    Like the Merc rims mate but I have to say they look stunning, really like the idea of colour coding the centre portion of the wheels.. Keep the Bentley caps too

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    Jonny change ur sig, the S3 is gone now. Whens ur ED30 project gonna be finished?
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    that,s what i thought but i dont get it apparently im an old man lol

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    Falken 452s 225/35/19s fitted, looking nice and thin, just how we like it!

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    Wheel fitted to car looking good!

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    Lovely stance on these wheels, just looks RIGHT!

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    *Yorkshire Accent* Love abit of stretch me....

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    Rear one on

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    *Yorkshire Accent* Nice bit a' poke n all....

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    *The Money Shot* :hubbahubba:

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    Loving the yellow fogs

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    There you have it, wheels gettin furbed n sprayed next week :yahoo:

    N8. :hi:
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    Would look much better with Bentley centre caps.
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    was thinking of ford ones.
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    I agree, nice big "B" in the middle would look the schizzle!

    Bentley "B's" FTW! :)

    ................No actually forget that, who you trying to kid? Once those wheels are on then people will easily confuse it with a Continental GT, it will look identical! and then you might get accused of being a "pretender" and trying to be something your not! ;)
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