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out of the box and finally onto my car 3sdm 00.1 !!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ali50ferrari, Jun 30, 2012.

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    from the box........

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    onto my car!!!!

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    will definitely get some proper pictures for you guys but at the mo these are here for a temporary viewing............good or bad choice?

    18x8.5 on front 18x9.5 on rear same tyres all round £900 all in balanced fitted locking nuts etc.......

    yes or no people............im happy so im not bothered but opinions welcomed!!!
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    Wheels look nice mate!
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    Wheels look sweet!
    Are you lowering it?

    Pat
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    I've wanted those wheels on my car for soooooo long, but had to spend the cash on other things first, they look every bit as good as i imagined, and not a bad price either.
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    i can forward anyone the details of the company who supplied and fitted them for me if they interested, yes i will lower it but by the bare minimum, 30mm max i heard about recoiling springs so maybe jus 20mm i really enjoy the ride of bog standard s3 suspension very comfortable, got afew more plans in the hat and slowly but surely i will update this page ! thanks for the comments guys!
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Love these wheels, seem to suit all things vag nicely, try somehow look lkke an aggressive OEM look to me. Love it
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    Love the wheels. I'm thinking of getting these wheels for my BM.

    Small question though, is your car a Quattro? Will it not mess things up running a staggered set-up on a quattro?
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    They look fantastic mate what wheels are they just slam the car !!
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    yes my car is a s3 quattro, i have kept the rolling radius the same and tyres aswell so no issues i believe the haldex systems compensates upto 5% so no real issues there had it all double checked before applying this setup.... the wheels are called 3sdm 00.1 .....i was gonna go dark or black but i thought no need to be different so im glad i chose these rims suit the car was unsure right up until fitment!!! once its lowered ever so slightly it will look good!
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    Ali I saw that pic of your car with the new wheels on your mates phone yesterday at Stockwood!!! LOL. Showed your mate that his black R32 has been repaired a bit on the headlights etc. I take it they are both your mates or only the one with the purple S3?
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    yh mate they both my friends ! i had a thread on here with his and mine at stockwood park afew weeks back at the festival of speed....yeh its a small world man, i will be detailing that purple s3 soon its a really nice colour! thanks for the positive comments! cheers lemons3
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    looking good. Be very wary of parking near kerbs - looks like you need to get as close as possible looking at the width of your road.
    Those chrome mirrors look and match well with the overall package.
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    cheers man.....its normally on the drive or in the garage so its lucky in that sense....yh it all kinda matched up mirrors exhaust and front grill didnt do too bad!!
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    well, I for one I'm glad you haven't got dark (stealth) and make one less visible S3 on the road !
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    looks very nice :)
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    Looks awesome :D
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    thanks for the positive comments people i just literally went out with a cloth n wiped off all the brake dust n road dirt aftrr the small spirt of rain yesterday looking at the s3 now kinda making me forget about my e30!!!
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    nice looking wheels mate, who did you get them through?

    just needs lowering :)
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    i got them through a company in luton bedfordshire called 612 (01582) 592207 hes quite good n very professional service...definitely going to lower it,is it possible i can get 20mm springs from anywhere or do i need to jus have my originals recoiled? dont want coilies becaiuse of the overall stiff ride
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    payday is coming need some advice shall i buy a badger 5 t.i.p, diverter valve or lowering springs, got a budget of £150 ideally could stretch it by afew quid, so put me outmy misery ;-)
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    Badger tip! Do it !
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    will it make a real difference?
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    Lovely wheels mate, I keep eyeing up the 0.05's! Shame a about the Nankangs though, im not a fan of those. And she definately could use a slight drop now. Sweet ride
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    900 quid thats wat u gt man, cant really complain they do the job, gotta decide what to do in a few days
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    I didn't see the nangkangs mate I'd save for goodyears or zeros or at least falken fk452..... Then b5 tip!:)
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    3sdm 0.05's wrapped in Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta for me mmmmmm
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    They look nice wouldn't mind a set
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    They are nice rims glad i chose the silver ones, 00.5 is a awesome rim man like a bigger version of the borbet a rim, im tryna persuade my mate to buy them for his purple s3, i think im gonna go for a d/v any recommendations out there?
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    wheels look good mate would look even nicer if you lowered it! as already been said. as for the dv a 007p seems to be the best choice or now they do the 008 for like a tenner more
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    nicest wheels
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    anyone got some 25mm springs for me?
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    so its been about 2 months+ since iv have had the s3, shes had afew coats of meguairs wax and poorboy's black hole show glaze and on lazy days just demon-shine but .....been planning to clay-bar it for awhile so i did, gave it a good wash, used meguairs clay-bar with autoglym super resin polish and finally sealed it with autoglym sealant i left that on the body for about 40 mins while i cleaned up the wheels and small interior bits happy with the final results so i got afew snaps for you guys what you think??
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    in desperate need of lowering!
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    tell me about it!! definitely the next step! question is eibach or h and r, eibach offer 25mm on front 20 mm on rear and h and r do 25mm all over price is a 10quid difference between them so not too bothered about that but which 1??
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    i must be the only 1 who doesnt like these wheels :/
    nice car by the looks of things, but i think the wheels would look better in a dark colour.. :sm4:
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    beautiful
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    Im with s3clarke, they are indeed lovely wheels, but they look a little bit BMW for me, not suited to the 8L IMHO
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    thats the thing i was gonna go for a dark colour but i thought no every one has dark wheels now so i stuck with silver, once it is lowered i know it will look better!
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    Those wheels look amazing pal I was literally looking into ordering them myself for mine lol you have a beautiful example of an s3
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