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Offset on A3 03-08

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dannyhall, Nov 29, 2011.

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    What's the best offset for an A3? .. Would a 54 offset S3 wheels fit ok?
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    ET54 is the standard for the 8P so will fit fine but doesn't look the best. Makes the wheels look like they sit too far into the arches.

    Spacers or a wider wheel with a lower offset looks better.
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    I get mixed up with everything, what do spacers actually do, how are they fitted and are they dear?
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    Spacers make the wheels stick out further, they normally fit with longer wheel bolts and fit between the brake discs and the back of you wheel. Price from £40 upto £150 and you get what you pay for really
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    Offset 45-55.:readit:
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    Thanks for the replys, i feel my standard sport alloys stick out too far as standard so maybe them sticking in might not be a bad thing? But if they look bad i'l just get some spacers, deciding on tyres now, i don't need nothing special just ones to tide me over, nice and cheap till next year, moneys tight around the festive season haha!
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    Depends on the wheels, what suspension, what tyres, what look etc, etc, etc.
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    I'm on about the standard S3 alloys, the straight spokes with the slight curve.. I'm on standard SE suspension at the minute, thinking of doin a SLine conversion next year including springs.. Has anyone got any sites for cheap half decent tyres to tide me over until next year?
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