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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by silver75, Jun 22, 2007.
I have been for the last 10 months!
Quick one of mine from the beach yesterday, had a blast out with the missus over the Horseshoe pass and festiniog (spelling) and ended up in Porthmadog, Wales.
Car felt immense all day, didn't miss a beat!!!
Looking nice mate....
What offset are those wheels at?
Mine are supposed to be et35, which (I think) leaves me with 5mm left until the max (?) et30.
Yours fill the arches much better than mine...
no you can go lower than et30 you can get et10 on the back and et25-et20 up front on an s3
Would that work OK with no suspension mods? Wouldn't you need different camber plates to make that work on the rear? (I think that's what I mean, but I don't know much about suspension setup).
And I can get an extra 10mm at the front without rubbing the arches with a standard width tyre (i.e. not narrower than the wheel)? It looks like there is less than 10mm left when I look up beside my front wheel.
What offset and tyre width have you got on yours?
I'd like to know what setup (A)rturo has though, as it closer to what I want (yours is SLAMMED )
Cheers for the info.
my offset would work out to be et10 on the back and et25 up front with 8x18's although i did have 8.5x18's before,
you would'nt need any susspension mods to fit wide wheels although it would look daft imo with wide wheels and stock ride height, you only adjust camber when lowering the car as when you lower the car it throws out the camber,
what tyre size have you got 225/40/18 i guess in that case its fine and no you dont need streched tyres although the back might be a bit close if you went et10 probably et15 would be better,
how are you trying to get your wheels to these offsets are you going to try and buy wheels in this set up or are you going to use spacers???
I was thinking about 10mm H&R spacers. I know it's not as good as getting wheels with the offset I want, but I've got those wheels now.
As long as they are good quality spacers instead of those naff multi fit ones it should be all right shouldn't it?
yeah i have h+r spacers there very good quality, well my wheels were et35 and i have 10mm spacers up front and 25mm on the rear, if i were you id get slightly bigger on the rear though 15 or 20mm imo
Here is my sexy S3mirror...
Does spacing out the wheels change the feeling of the car much?
I love the way mine handles at the mo, but an improvement is always good
And does having a wider track at the rear feel much different? I can see how it would give better stability, but how does it feel?
My car seems nicely balanced in corners at the moment, especially the balance front to rear. Would this make it grip a little more at the rear, increasing under-steer slightly?
As I say, I know little and am just guessing at all this
handling wise you will notice very little to be honest maybe a little more grip fromt the rear, but the car will seem to turn in quicker which is a good thing imo
I finally gave the car a good clean, still would like it cleaner, but heres a few pics for now
nice pics nilz....bit spooked on that last one is that a ghost to the right of your ride ?
S3 at Boxhill, Surrey....
Cpl more...completely standard car barring the RS4 rep's.
From Argentina... a3 1.8T w/ TT rims 17
Et 35 8.5`
distance Front: 20mm
distance back: 30mm
Jase, thanks, but thats not a ghost..lol....bit of a cover up thats all
christ your brakes look huge
Are you braking alot Kingston...?
Flippin 'eck Kingston, have you got Truck brakes on there??!!???
Ha cheers Guys i never worry about needing to stop. I just go as fast as i can lol. Fronts are 350x32mm with 4 pot backs are 330x20mm disc conversion.
MINT if i do say so myself.
with Nankang a am afraid you dont have the shortest stop man...
To be honest if i stopped any quicker i think my wheels would snap off lol.
Nice shot that first one Scott. Looking mint...
I hate looking at my car, i needs to be dropped...Hopefully this sunday it will be V-Maxx coilovers are in the post as we speak
you've got a top camera Scott,also an eye for photos.
Nice car Kingston, think i saw your car at preston audi a while back, must have been yours because that had huge brakes too, love the white recaros
I shoot photo's for Ride Bmx Mag in my spare time I could do a lot better than this, these are just quick snaps ha
Cheers it has a few of many mods i wanna do. Yes it was at Preston Audi they where fixing the roof defect. (Blisters on the guttering) They honoured the corrosion warranty and had HB Panel craft fix it. Cost was free. You from Preston?
I r my case...
ABS-BREAKING ON DRY
ABS-breaking on dry
1. Goodyear 9,5
2. Bridgestone 9,3
3. Nokian 8,2
4. Kenda 8,2
5. Hankook 8,0
6. Barum 7,3
7. Nankang 7,1 Here is Kingstons wheel snaper...
As on wet, we used only the front breaks. Because of better gripping, the measuring speed was higher: 50-5 km/h.
The newcomer from Goodyear was the best also on dry.
GUYS GUYS GUYS how do i post up pic on this thread i still dont know how to and i want to show of my audi to.
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