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RS4 Alloys Cheap on Eba

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  1. Orangio
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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    Hello people,

    I've been looking out for some RS4 19's for a while and have stumbled accross some reps on ebay.

    Now these seem a bit too cheap to me - eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    And another link to another set (same seller but under a different name) - eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    I contacted the seller as i live in the same town and have arranged to see them when im on my lunch today.

    Can anyone advise if i should be cautious of cheap alloys?

    Cheers!
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    Why be cautioned? They are rep wheels, that's why they're cheap, simple as. Do they come with tires?
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    Just dont wanna waste money on cr@p mate.

    Nar, no tyres will have to get some sorted.
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    Just looking back at both them adverts and the second set say they are 18" on the item discription but other than that they look ok for the money
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    Sound, think i'll have me some new alloys this lunch time if they look ok :)

    Now for tyres!
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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    I have had a few sets of replica wheels in the past, never had any issues.
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    Sound - Hopefully I wont have any issues either... Famous last words lol
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    From experience and what I've been told by several dealers the cheaper replicas are usually cheaper because the metal alloy used to make them is not as durable. Which 95% of the time, if you're careful with your wheels you won't notice, but if you hit a pot-hole with reps they're supposed to be more prone to dents/buckling.

    I had a set of reps on an old 3-series and went over a pot hole and didn't think I hit it too hard... buckled the wheel though (minor but annoying at the wrong speed)... Never been able to find out what constitutes a 'durable' replical wheel though?
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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    Some original alloys would also buckle if you hit a pot hole. Rep wheels are a lot heavier than originals too. If they look in good shape go for it.
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    Just picked them up, they look like really good copies

    CANT WAIT TO GET TYRES AND GET THEM ON MY CAR!!! :)
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    1 thing I just thought about...

    Are replica alloys ok with acidic alloy wheel cleaner ie the type the turkish car washes use?
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    I wouldn't. Why not clean them up and put a coat of sealant on them before you get tyres.
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    Sealant? As in wax?
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    You worry too much, you've just purchased a brand new set of alloys and your worrying about them corroding, get your tires fitted and get them on your car already so we can see them :)
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    LOL

    Im picking them up from garage in the next few hours.

    I'd put some pictures up but im on my works laptop - I can get on near enough any websites but cant get on any picture/video hosting websites :(

    I'll get on my laptop on the weekend and post some then :)
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    Now ya talking
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    Just got them fitted, they look mega!

    Just need to lower it now :rock:
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    No excuses, pictures now :)
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    Get them pics up on the weekend like you promised lol
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    Will do!

    Was gonna do it tonight but by time I got home it was dark :(
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    fair enough, cannot wait :friends:
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    On another note -

    Is it me or is the standard suspension on the a4 s line absolutely pants? I had an Astra before this which I lowered and the ride quality was much more comfortable than my Audi.

    I've read a few people saying lowering actually makes the ride better than standard?
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    Depends on how you lower it.
    Just changing springs is not ideal and ride quality is dependant on spring rates/quality etc.
    Better to change springs and get matching shocks, but again, you get what you pay for.
    Next best would be springs and damper adjustable shocks where you could setup the ride to a reasonable level.
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    Yesssss I love it, those wheels really suit your car mate :)
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    Nice one! :)

    Next on the list of things to do:

    Lower, Chrome mirror covers, RS6 grill mod and I think im gonna get rid of these headlights for some OEM bi-xenons
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    Looks good without the plate, you should deffinately do the RS6 grill mod you won't be disappointed, it's a shame those headlights aren't the black ones or else I'd have offered to buy them off you, what are the daylights like on yours ie are they bright or dim?
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    Yeah Im deffo gonna do the rs6 mod - Is that what you've done on yours? I cant really tell from your avatar picture.

    They are bright, not quite as bright as OEM DRL's but they are bright enough - I've not got any pictures of them so i'll get out when I get back from holiday at end of this month and ill take some pictures to show you.

    I may even keep them still - possibly cover the headlights in lamin-x :)
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    Looking good those, sometimes simple works best!

    I have a set of the older RS4's I was going to use before I changed my mind
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    yea mate retrofitted a RS6 grill to a A4 surround and jobs a good'en, i strongly recommend it :)
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    Was it easy to do? Just a case of cutting and glueing to fit?
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    Also, Did you just buy the mesh off ebay or did you actually get a rs6 grill and butcher it?

    I've noticed there's mesh on ebay pretty cheap
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    I used a RS6 grill and butchered it, used my tears as a lubricant :( but the end result was sweet, cut and re glue basically
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    P.S. will that RS6 grill fit on my 2005 audi? [​IMG]

    thanks
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