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R8 Reps on A3/S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RS84, Nov 23, 2008.

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    [Nov 23, 2008]
    Anyone fitted R8 replicas on their A3/S3?

    Would love to see how they look if anyone has any pics.

    thettshop.co.uk do them in 18" & 19" for reasonable prices, wonder what the quality is like???

    http://www.thettshop.co.uk/wheels.asp?cat=2006&product=703502

    They seem like a professional outfit, remember reading about someone getting an 8 pot RS4 brake kit fitted to their S3 there and they'd nothing but good things to say about them...
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    I think they look good on a audi a3 saw one of the older models like 2000 with them on and must sya did look good. So will look good on a newer model.
    And with the price there gonna be a good quality
    I think you may be on about Andy has a black s3 with Rs4 breaks
    And he did say the tt shop were great.

    Ashley
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    I think you would need large brakes behind them otherwise they will just look daft.
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    That's true Sem.

    With so much space between the spoke you'd want a fine looking set of brakes, maybe a Brembo Sport kit with nice red calipers...

    ... then of course to justify the big brakes you'd need to get a remap...

    ... and by then the bank would prob' be wondering when you were going to start paying for all this.
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    [Nov 23, 2008]
    Here are a few pics:


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    cheers
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    I'd save a few quid and get them from here,

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-R8-STYLE-WHEELS-TYRES-AUDI-TT-A3-VW-GOLF-BEETLE-GTI_W0QQitemZ150305332569QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET?hash=item150305332569&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1301|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    TT shop do sell the better quality reps and they are good but these ones on ebay are identical. I know a guy who imports wheels and he reckons these are the same as the TT shop ones.
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    [Nov 23, 2008]
    they actually look quite nice. I think they look better painted than they do in the machined finish.
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    I can supply you with a set of 19x8 ET45 (perfect fit) silver with polished face R8 reps as in the orange S3 pic. These will come with Kumho Ecsta KU31 tyres in 235/35/19 (much better than budget tyres) and cost £825 inc VAT and delivery. These a made in Taiwan so are very high quality.
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    what about 18's with no tyres ?
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    @John

    Can you get the same wheel with the ET 50? (The R8 replica on 19)
    I have ATS DTM Competition 8X18 et 45 and they rub against the rear wheel arch.
    How much does one wheel weight and are they strong enough?

    Thank you
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    18x8s without tyres are £379 inc VAT and delivery.
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    They only do the ET45 on the 19x8s, what tyres where you running on the 18s? I run 19x8 ET45 with 225/35/19 Contis on my 3.2 V6 and the rear is very low and I can get 4 people and a baby in without any rubbing. The 19x8 ET45 combo has always worked perfectly with 225/35/19 tyres for us.
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    They only do the ET45 on the 19x8s, what tyres where you running on the 18s? I run 19x8 ET45 with 225/35/19 Contis on my 3.2 V6 and the rear is very low and I can get 4 people and a baby in without any rubbing. The 19x8 ET45 combo has always worked perfectly with 225/35/19 tyres for us.
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    I have 225/40/18 Continental Sport Contact 2
    with standard suspension .
    It rubs when I hit bumps, only with 2 persons in the car
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    Can you tell me the weight of one rim please?
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    Not a fan of these tbh.

    Porsche style turbo badge is an unusual touch. Quite like it!
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    I was thinking that myself, Bright Colour Badge on a Black Car may look good, can anyone Photshop??
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    No, not really feeling them im afraid...sorry..
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    No, not really feeling them im afraid...sorry..
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    [Nov 26, 2008]
    Im sure someones got the R8 wheels in a diamond cut finish. Black but with silver spokes.

    They looked awesome and it were a grey/silver A3...
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    [Nov 26, 2008]
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    I like them! Oh, how did u get your roof and bonnet black? Vinyl?
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    [Nov 26, 2008]
    They do make an anthracite wheel with a diamond cut face, which looks fantastic. We had some black R8 reps with a red pin stripe that where quite nice, they where 19x8.5 ET45 so where not perfect. There should be some 19x8 ET45 and 18x8 ET45 coming soon though.

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    [Nov 26, 2008]
    All the 19" reps from this manufacturer are around 13kgs each.
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