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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash B, Oct 9, 2008.
Thanks for the photoshop dave :thumbsup: Much appreaiacted...giving my idea what to go for and what to not go for
Dont think these alloys suit my car at all.
Mtm are soo niceeeee i really want a set but out of my price range right now. (tempted to save)
Not for my car.
I do like one one
Thanks dave do like these ones aswell...I think really going to have to see see if i can get some used bbs or mtm alloys. Thanks again dave.
What do you lot think?
For my money, it would be the BBS CH's. They're classy wheels
yeah i think the same. Think im going to have to find a nice second hand pair or some nice reps. thanks again dave:thumbsup:
CH & the original RS6 style seem to be the best ones, but I'd add a spoiler as it honestly does make alot of difference would you believe, lol, no ballshit
Lol actually just bought one off ebay ha! It defo makes a difference. (i should really be blaming you for me spending so much this month bumper grill etc) lol
Hmm never really considered the rs6 ones
hey I didnt buy them for you so dont blame me, lol,(ok I did convince but r u saying isnt worth it, lol)
well S3 parts are with me, tomorrow is a day of reckoning, post when done or not done
Spoiler aswell, bloody hell what did I do, gotta be best asphetic mod I've done, its just such a small mod but what a difference visually it makes huh??
Lol you were a BIG part of convincing me, Should go into sales mate ha.
Yeah i've noticed from other a3 how much better they look with a spoiler.
Im hoping to get my car most mods done by end of this month of half way through november. So two grills to one. Alloys Lowering and spolier. Yeah keep me updated quite looking forward to seeing how it looks all done :thumbsup:
Thinking about buying 07 s3 alloys for my a3 they off ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=260298234629
What you guys think? Think they look good on my a3 or would it look like some thing im trying not to have it look like (s3)
if you like the MTM why not pick a set of the old rs4 wheels they are not far of the same, and the a4 fitment would mean you wundent have to fit a spacer to fill the arch like most a3 owners do.
I wouldnt stick these rs4's on any 8P car tbh as they just dont suit, infact personally I wouldnt stick them on any car, lol, lol
thanks for that matt
Im not really fussed on the old rs4 on a3
Even though they are a bit similar to the mtm
I might give the alloys a wait seeing i cant really make my mind up
Lol thanks for that nigel. Im not sure what alloys now really
How the car looking et any where yesterday?
well came up against some hurdles & answered some today by Wesley who very kindly took photos for me, no one else with an S3 bloody well helped, nice to see that huh, not!!!
Anyway I'll get cracking on it tomorrow as few issues to resolve myself & paint guys as they forgot to take some tape of the skirt end caps so I might just do the front end for now then finish of skirts when paint hiccups resolved, but I want this done asap as got springs arriving in next day or so, then I am trying to decide on which shocks to buy, plus wiring stuff coming together, cant wait until finished, will transform the car I think asthetically.
Lol yeah ha..nottt! Yeah might aswell do the front end whilte waiting for the skirts. Does sound good nigel, quite looking forward to seeing your car finished. where abouts you from anyway? I blame you for me buying stuff for my car so help me out with alloys lol...I really dont have a clue what to go for! And i need to order some this week so i can see how much i got finished for little touchs for my car.
East of the Sussex pal, alloys well, I'll be honest, my alloys I like cause they are different from the norm, but overall I'd have to say the best alloys for an 8P are the RS6's as MattAndrew has, no matter how many times I see them they always & I say always look so right for the car, but BBS CH's are 2nd, thin spoked alloys dont suit the 8P whatsoever, S3 ones are ok but not something I could look at everyday & say yeah they are nice I wont change them, I had the RS6's on my S4, they looked good everyday I saw them.
As you can see:
Thanks for that nigel they do look good on matts are. and seen a nice lava grey a3 with them on last night besides they had a fight with a kurb any lost lol
Thanks to davemk for all his help found quite a nice set of alloys.
But just wondering if any of you would know if the BBS RC's (Golf Anniversary wheels) will fit my car without adaptors? And look good?
Here a photo
Here a link to the alloys: http://www.dropshots.com/motormadj#albums/Liquid%20Anthracite%20Anni%27s
If these are a no i'll probably be looking for a nice set of rs6 as nigel as said.
And they do look good on a3 any one selling a set let me know or know where i can get them off the internet?
No they won't fit, 5/100 and yours is 5/112.
Damian @ DPM
there niceeeeeeeee wheels and like the colour they would match the look i want BUT as damian says the PCD is wrong, also the offset is 38 which is to low for the A3
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Hi, I have a set of 18" genuine rs6 of my sline if your interested pm me if you are cheers Alan
Hi matt thanks for that. I did like them but looks like now out of dpm bbs reps and rs6 alloys. Either way i need to be happy with the alloys i get as my they will be on my car for a while till i get a new car in july or augest.
Just pm you mate.
Hi damian thanks once again for the help.
Forgot to add rs6 alloys or as damian said bbs reps here the link http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/bbs-...ls-c-2170.html
Pics for Ashley
thanks dave they look great. As forgetting them refurbished im getting a quote off a place be me now by email. Thinking about having them standard how they are or gun metal grey or Satin Matt Black (which by there photos doesnt look black looks like a dark grey) What do you reckon?
I'm gonna be boring and suggest saving your money towards an S-line!
Matt as for the new car next year?
I am toying with the idea of getting my rs6's power coated gun metal, heres a quick photoshop I did. I will probably by a set of an A4 tho as the offset is 45 (save me fitting 10mm spacers to my current 54 or whatever the A3 offset is) and then sell my current rs6's
Not to keen on the BBS replicas as I dont like the chrome
Looks nice matt good idea. You reckon you will get them power coated un metal? Will rs6 alloys fit my 54 plate with no problems? think im gonna give bbs replicas a miss till ig et a new car next year and can afford the real deal.
If ur not keeping car that long for you could go for a set of replica rs6 you can hardley tell a difference
or fit a set of 2nd hand rs6, it doesent even matter if they have kurb damage if your gona get them powder coated.
I am going to have a better look around to see if i can find a set of replicas in gunmetal or similar
If you go for genuine rs6 I would go for a set of an A4 rather than an A3 as they will look better (as i said before no need to fit a spacer to fill the arch) They will fit your 8P A3 no problem.
Note: the A4's have 235 tyres instead of 225 on the A3 so if you did buy a set of the a4 remember to change the tyres
A3 is ET 54
A4 is ET 45 or close
repliacs are normally about 43-45
I made the mistake of buying the OEM rs6 from an A3 rather than the A4 as it saves you about £140 on a set of 10mm spaces and longer bolts
Yeah aws thinking about rep's but thanks to alnes im buying his at a good price cheaper then the replica's aswell. Yeah wouldnt matter as im going to get them powder coated. So you reckon gGun Metal Grey? Or The Satin Matt Black anyway here a photo as you can see its not really black. (by the way any one looking at the thread not the alloys for my car )
Yeah maybe have a look tonight and tomorrow for a4 rs6 alloys.
I havent looked into powder coating yet, going to get mine either powder coated or sprayed. Yeah quite like that colour as its not full on black. Gun metal will look good
Im actually going to where the company based tomorrow to have a chat and get prices etc. Will let you know how it goes. Im stuck betwen Gun Metal Grey Or Satin Black Matt. Either way the car should look good with either colour as its lava grey and im having the optic one grill
you doing the conversion from double to single grill?
Have you seen my conversion thread
let me know how you get on
Yeah doing the conversion from double to single grill
Yeah seen your thread been looking over it alot last week.
Will let you know how it goes...Right now its having its up and downs!
After this thread and thinking decided to go for RS6 alloys bought from a few ASN member Alan Aka 'alnes' they were picked up friday and delivered today. Thanks again Alan...They look Great getting fitted this week. Got to get them booked in so they can get refurbished and change colour to GunMetal Grey.
Anyway here the photos:
Let me know how you get on mate, Was looking at getting mine done gunmetal / anthracite
Will let you know how it gets on wont be till the end of the month though.
Forgot to even add photos of the alloys on my car
Will take more photos when i paint my calipers next weekend..thanks again alan for the alloys
Here the photos sorry taken on camera phone
What you lot think of the alloys on my car then? Before any one says any thing dont worry when i parked a cross those parking bay it was when i finished my shift at my work and this was the only place dry and close lol. And P*SSING DOWN WITH RAIN & it was probably 12:30am
Looking good mate, well done, let us know how you get on with the refurb...