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porsche alloys on my car how??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Doyle, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Doyle
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    hi was wanting to fit these to my car can it be done there 19"

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    here my car

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    any help would be great thanks Ross :)
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    Buy the alloys, tyres and adaptors:) haha

    Go DPM for adaptors and you will have to get 4 fronts as genuine rear 997 alloys wont fit.
    Or get reps
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    Won't fit sorry. :)
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    ah you beat me too it, i was going to say cant see the rears fitting, they must be massive!
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    Sure a member on here has already done this.
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    Wheres N8 when you need him!
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    he's here somewhere lol
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    as above, you'll need 4 front alloys, or alloys from a Cayman or Boxster in that style. you'll be looking for a very VERY long time, and it's not worth the extra expense of going new
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    indeed, the smallest adaptors you can get are 15mm so you would still be looking at plenty of poke due the low offset. If you want porsche look then get reps, easy! Real ones only work on the golf mk4 platform as the offsets work out nearly perfect with adaptors.
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    4x fronts - 19 x 8 ET57 - 15mm - 215/35 job done
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    If you go for it I'll buy your current alloys off you, they're my favourite ones :)
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    backing out that plan going for bbs chbe 19" thanks to much needed help by n8 cheers

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    Told you N8 would sort you out!
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    I agree, BBS CH's in black are a good choice. However I must admit the blakc 19" sport alloys on my CS with the low profile tyres look amazing. Rears are 265/35/19
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    No worries.
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    has bbs gone into liquidation ??

    they expensive:O
    and holy fok that would eat into my budget for this summer and my engine work costing 2 g lol
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    haha now you know why a lot of people go for rep BBS rather then genuine!!
    if you think CH's are expensive, have a look what a set of BBS LMs cost!!
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    any good places for reps lol
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    too sick..
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    i think they sit either 5mm further in or 5mm further out, i cant remember which way round.... cue N8 for clarification
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    n8 said 8j but these reps 8.5j problems ????
    and et50 from n8 and reps et45 problems ???
    god wheels confuse the life out me not good :(
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    haha dont worry does the same to me... why im still running stock wheels lol
    think 8.5j is fine, just means you will have a bit more stretch on the rubber, (OEM BBS splits are 8.5j and plenty people running them on A/S3's)
    the et im not sure, worst case you can always get a set of 5mm or more spacers so they fill the arches nicely
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    dont worry your not the only one who gets confused buddy
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    whats my standard offset ??
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    Did I clear it up now Doyle via pm? Or you still confused? :unsure: :ninja:
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    think N8 needs to write an idiots guide to et's would be a good sticky to have on the forum, would save him explaining it several times a day as well lol
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    So Paolo is saying, Audi Sport = FULL OF IDIOTS :laugh:
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    haha nicely twisted :laugh:
    generally no, but the issues of wheel et seems to be one that stumps a lot of people, with what works on a given car, maximum and minimum and how the different numbers relates to how they sit in the wheel arch
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    i understood all that, until someone told me that 9J wheels will fit with ET35, and then showed me photos proving it - i thought ET44 was your limit.

    if the ET relates to how off centre the wheel is where it mounts to the hub then surely dropping the ET and then making the wheel wider makes it stick out of the arches MORE, not less?
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    ET41 on a 9 with a 215 is best Sub
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    beanoir Sharpest Tongue in the West

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    I'm still trying to resist this thread........
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    Go on Nick, whatever your gonna say, say it!
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    beanoir Sharpest Tongue in the West

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    Don't make me do it Nath, seriously!!

    No, i'm being good, i'm trying to be less antagonistic, it's my new years res! :)
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    Yeh like thats gonna happen :tapedshut: :footy::nyah::Flush::shutup2::ermm::wacko:
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