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R8 alloys on a3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by kettle, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. kettle
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    [Dec 11, 2007]
    just put this together quickly to see what they may look like
    sizing is not very good but was only a quick jobby:icon_thumright:

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    opinions???
    apart from lowering!:p
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    I think they look nice, but a little too big and 'fiddly' ..

    wider spokes look better on a3's i think! =]
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    They look alright, in a 'bling' stylee.
    But they're gonna look really daft with weedy little discs behind them.
    I note the photoshop you've done has HUGE discs!
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    sorry guys like i said only a quick jobby:)

    i just nicked the alloys straight from an r8 which is why it has huge discs!!!

    and yes they do look rather big the replicas i have seen are usually 18's

    i do like the alloys but not sure if they suit!
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    they do look nice though

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    They're not cuttin it.
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    is it time to give up on these then:bye:
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    Your money, your choice. YES GIVE UP!!! :icon_thumright:
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    Dont like the style of rim on the A3 at all - A3's suit chunky, non chrome rims
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    Not a Fan t.b.h.... See too much wheel arch....
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    lol - it was a photoshop marcy :crying: But you're right I hate cars that put rims on then leave then looking like they are driving round on stilts!!
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    stilts i think the term 4x4 is more suiting and yes it was only a two minute photoshop

    they are diamond cut not chrome but i think i am being put of these more every time i look at them!!!! :)

    now i have to think what else to get? hmmm
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    im in twickenham home of england rugby:)

    not sure about 19's most people seem to say the ride is harsh!
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    No it aint. My friend had A4 with 20" 245/30/20s with Tein coilovers it was the smoothest ride I've ever been in
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    ok haven felt the ride myself so i will take your word:icon_thumright:
    haven thought about lowering it yet! which is another issue with larger wheels

    bit undecided at the mo about wheels sizes and lowering!:sorry:
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    Its all depending on what you want kettle and how much you can afford! My philosophy is do it properly, or don't do it at all...:thrashi:
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    Personally doesn't look right to me.
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    But that's not a level playing field, as he's changed the springs.
    On standard springs, 20" wheels will give a harsher ride.
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    Yeah good point. Hence why to avoid springs, and get coilovers, buy once not twice, if you're gonna do something, do it properly, believe me I've learnt the hard way.
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