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RS4 Reps... its all about the dish!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jediknight, Apr 16, 2005.

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    Right lets just clear things up for those who are confussed

    Rochford tyres and Leigh tyres are 2 separate companies but are both in southend and both sell RS4 reps.

    The set i got from Rochford were perfect apart from they were flat...had no dish...

    The set i just picked up from Leigh tyres are exactly what i was expecting and have a nice dish effect.

    Also the ones from Rochford are ET35 and Leigh are ET33 and i understand ET33 is the correct offset!

    What do i mean by dish??

    Well if you lay the wheel on the floor on its back and put a meter ruler across the face of the wheel right over the center cap... the ones from rochford touched the centre cap as it was the same level as the rim... The ones from leigh tyres ..if you put the meter rule acros the rim there is a 1/2 inch - 1 inch drop before you get to the centre cap

    understand??

    hope that helps

    I will post pics of my wheels in this thread asap and show different angles

    Leigh tyres currently only has one more set of these wheels in stock but are ordering more
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    Are you saying that the wheels from Rochford weren't as advertised or you didn't notice the difference in offset?

    p.s. For clarity are we talking about RS4 reps or RSTT reps?
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    concave then.

    et33 is the same offset as my factory 18" rstt alloys.
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    the wheels from rochford were as advertised but IMO were not as good a replica as the ones offered by Leigh tyres. Rochford did state ET35 on thier site but after some research i find it should be ET33
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    Did you get the money back from roachfors then jedi?
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    concave then.

    et33 is the same offset as my factory 18" rstt alloys.

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    Looking at the rim from the outside, I would say that the spokes are Convex /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    hi, i got mine from rochford and they are dished. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    when i took my avus s3 wheels off and under the centre cap it said et32?(or at least i thought it did!)
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    hi, i got mine from rochford and they are dished. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    Me too about a month ago!

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    nice wheels, how much?
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    They look really good.

    Now I'm over the moon that I called him and ordered the last set today /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif

    So glad you posted about the rochford ones before I ordered them /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif

    Did they supply new bolts etc ?
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    Mine are from Rochfords also abd mine are dished! Seems a bit of a lottery?
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    Just looked at the pics, looks really nice mate! You need some spacers now! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    dicky.... what would spacers do for the looks and ride??

    wheels and tyres were £674
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    they look nice mate, good work
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    dicky.... what would spacers do for the looks and ride??

    wheels and tyres were £674

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    Fitting spacers will improve the stance of the car. If you look at your wheels now, you will see that they do not stick out as far as the wheel arch. They are indented if you know what I mean???

    If you fit spacers, the wheels will be pushed out further which will make a nice difference in the way the car looks, making it look phat!

    I first spotted cage's S3 at a RR day and was immediately drawn to it! The car somehow looked differnet and then realised it was down to the spacers.

    I put some on mine last week and it has made a hell of a difference! A few people have also asked if I have done something to the car/suspension so it is noticable.. A few mm makes a whole load of differnece imo! (Just ask the misses /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    dicky.... what would spacers do for the looks and ride??

    wheels and tyres were £674

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    Fitting spacers will improve the stance of the car. If you look at your wheels now, you will see that they do not stick out as far as the wheel arch. They are indented if you know what I mean???

    If you fit spacers, the wheels will be pushed out further which will make a nice difference in the way the car looks, making it look phat!

    I first spotted cage's S3 at a RR day and was immediately drawn to it! The car somehow looked differnet and then realised it was down to the spacers.

    I put some on mine last week and it has made a hell of a difference! A few people have also asked if I have done something to the car/suspension so it is noticable.. A few mm makes a whole load of differnece imo! (Just ask the misses /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Have you got the car lowered as well as the spacers dicky? Any pics?
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    do you have a before and after pic of your car with and without spacers?

    ta
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    do you have a before and after pic of your car with and without spacers?

    ta

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    Would be interested in this too.


    Hope it doesnt look too good or I might have to sell them studs and lockers on already Rich /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    Sorry guys, didn't take any before pics.

    Hoping to clean the car on the weekend so I will get some new shots then.
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