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Quick pic of new wheels

col6821 Jan 28, 2011

  1. col6821

    col6821 Member

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    Hi All,

    Thought I'd post a quick pic of the new wheels fitted to our A3, seeing as how the car was never going to be modified but all the great cars on here inspired me...

    Wheels are OEM Ronals with a 54ET purchased off e-bay and powder coated in gloss black. Anyone know what tyre pressures to run (225/40/18 - 3.2 Quattro), the fuel cap only lists 17" sizes?

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    Cheers

    Col
     
  2. Watty

    Watty ..... (_!_) Sarah's A3s #1 Fan

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    36 to 38psi??

    Mate, get out there and get that big load of bird doo off your bonnet, perfect circle too, lol.
     
  3. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

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    looking good mate
     
  4. col6821

    col6821 Member

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  5. col6821

    col6821 Member

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    Thanks mate
     
  6. rOb_A

    rOb_A Active Member

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    wheels look good, did you get them powder coated? if yep how much??
     
  7. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Looking good!
     
  8. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    They look really good in that colour!
     
  9. col6821

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    Got them done at Rugby Powder Coating, £25 per wheel, including shot blasting but they don't refurb so I repared the kerb damage myself as it wasn't too bad.
     
  10. col6821

    col6821 Member

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    That'll do for me! Cheers N8
     
  11. col6821

    col6821 Member

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    Thanks Sarah.
     
  12. N8

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    :ninja: :laugh:
     
  13. Ash B

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    Looks good Col. You got any more photos maybe a side one?
     
  14. N8

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    Get my pm ash?!
     
  15. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Yeah got it fella, just in work so cant view ebay :( will pm you once home
     
  16. ~RS~

    ~RS~ Active Member

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    + Black grill = win!
     
  17. tyrrelll

    tyrrelll Lukey.T

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    I second that!
     
  18. N8

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    Found you 1 18" Speedline.

    +3 :wub:
     
  19. Lings

    Lings Active Member

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    Black grille darkened headlights win win .love it !
     
  20. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    im still after luganos for my s3, im gonna sell my sepang facelift s3 wheels
     
  21. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Aww is it nice one N8 :happy::wub:



    EDIT: links says 20-BENTLEY-ALLOY-WHEELS:p what you got planned haha:laugh:
     
  22. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah tbh wheels black, grill silver, it just doesnt work atm tbh, too contrasting, add some tints to ur headlights aswell as grill mod then will look allot better.
     
  23. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    it looks good although cant help but think the wheels would have looked better in gun metal grey or similar with a decent flake.... just personal opinion though, and it doesnt take anything away from what you have done ;)
     
  24. col6821

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    Thanks for the comments all, I did thing about gun metal, but the powder coaters want another £13.50 per wheel to apply the clearcoat, and I had a budget to stick to (well, that's what I told the missus).
    Black grill surround is next, I'm going to vinyl wrap the surround but leave the grill it's original colour to see if I like it, then I may take the plunge and buy a black grill..

    If the wrapping goes well I may wrap the mirror covers too...

    Side photo after today's wash session
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    Cheers

    Col
     
  25. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    are the grills on these different colours? (behind the plate) - washed my red S3 for the first time today and noticed its a light grey colour which ive not encounted before....slightly lighter than yours in the pics? so if you go for the black grill does the whole centre part come too?
     
  26. col6821

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    The number plate panel and the grill are the same grey colour on my 2004 Sportback, don't know about the black grills, I presume that all the parts come in black.
     
  27. N8

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    Looks nice from the side! Good work son.
     
  28. paul_r

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    Nice wheels mate.
     
  29. Ash B

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    Looks good Col. Black grille and mirrors would be a nice touch
     
  30. col6821

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    Cheers follks.

    Paul_r, I have a set of them which I was planning on keeping. PM me if you want to twist my arm into selling them. :)

    Col
     
  31. Bugsy_27

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Looks good mate, red and black theme is always a winner!
     
  32. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i agree:yum:
     
  33. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    good work col as said black grill looks so good on a red car thats why i did mine in black do your wing mirrors too and also another good touch is i did my front and rear audi rings in black, the front one gets a bit lost against the black grill but the rear one looks gooood , oh and get them centre caps done in black too looks so much better then
     
  34. col6821

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    Cheers Fran,

    I was going to have a go at wrapping the mirror covers when I've worked out how to remove them (ther's bound to be a thread on here somewhere). Did you spray youur's or paint them?

    Col
     
  35. paul_r

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    I have sent you a PM.
     
  36. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i sprayed them after braking BOTH wing mirror glasses DOH DOH lol i just did them in satin black with clear lacquer on the top they came out quite good to be fair considering i did them as a quick job before a car show lol soon tho they are going to be carbon fibre as im looking into doing a bit myself thats the real stuff too not vinyl lol
     

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