1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

S3 19" alloys on Std Suspension Pic's Request

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by idjbell, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. idjbell
    Offline

    idjbell Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Sep 19, 2009]
    Hi,

    Has anyone got any photos of an S3 on standard suspension and springs but with 19" alloys? 35 profile tyres.

    Desperatley want to put some 19" alloys on my car, but worrying it won't look right. I'd drop the springs, but that's adding hundreds to my insurance.

    Have used a wheel checker link on the forum which suggests it won't lift the car that much but it's a big investment to be wrong on.

    Thanks

    D
    #1
  2. Boydie
    Offline

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,942
    Likes Received:
    225
    [Sep 19, 2009]
    Trust me, it wont look right - had my 19s on before I fitted my insurance and looked soooooooooo much better when lowered.
    #2
  3. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 21, 2009]
    Matt andrews:

    [​IMG]
    #3
  4. aristides
    Offline

    aristides Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Sep 21, 2009]
    Looks good to me

    Whats with the obsession of lowering the car to the bottom ? :)
    #4
  5. zaeem
    Offline

    zaeem Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Sep 21, 2009]
    dude theres absolutely nothing wrong
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #5
  6. idjbell
    Offline

    idjbell Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Sep 21, 2009]
    N8kow...the white S3 is that lowered?

    Ta
    #6
  7. Boydie
    Offline

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,942
    Likes Received:
    225
    [Sep 21, 2009]
    No, not yet!
    #7
  8. Jamiekip
    Offline

    Jamiekip Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Sep 21, 2009]
    I really like the RS6 alloys. Looks really good that :o.k:

    #8
  9. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 22, 2009]
    No its not! LOL :laugh:
    #9
  10. Boydie
    Offline

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,942
    Likes Received:
    225
    [Sep 22, 2009]
    You get my pm nate?
    #10
  11. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 22, 2009]
    I did Boyds, typing away now......
    #11
  12. zeshan
    Offline

    zeshan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Sep 24, 2009]
    Would it be possible if anyone is able to photoshop this picture in sprint blue with a anthracite finish or even matt black??

    Wanting to upgrade my alloys and i think these are the ones!


    #12
  13. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 25, 2009]
    Just get them sprayed that colour and job done!
    #13
  14. idjbell
    Offline

    idjbell Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Sep 25, 2009]
    Thanks for the pics and the words of advice.

    Wheels have now been ordered so 19" BBS CK's on the way.....i know this is only just the start of the modifying bug, but for now the new wheels will have to do.

    Will post some pics when i have them fitted!

    D
    #14
  15. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,230
    Likes Received:
    2,457
    [Sep 25, 2009]
    [​IMG]

    On OEM suspension. A tad high, but bearable.
    #15
  16. idjbell
    Offline

    idjbell Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Sep 25, 2009]
    Thanks- that's exactly the conclusion i came too.....
    #16
  17. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 25, 2009]
    Good lad, well done, the bug never ends, well not with me anyway :laugh:

    Still looks nice Warren, where you been? You been quiet as of late...:ninja:
    #17
  18. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,230
    Likes Received:
    2,457
    [Sep 25, 2009]
    Many thanks sir. 2 weeks in Ibiza mothballing our holiday home for the winter, and I'm working away at the moment so not getting on t'internet as much as I'd like.

    Got a thread planned in the next week or so as I'm fitting a BSH catch can.
    :beerchug:
    #18
  19. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 25, 2009]
    What the hell is a BSH catchcan? :scared2:
    #19
  20. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,230
    Likes Received:
    2,457
    [Sep 26, 2009]
    It sounds tricker than it is!! It's a hi-spec PCV mod to take skanky residue out of the engine.

    One of these: linky
    #20
  21. anchorPoint
    Offline

    anchorPoint New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Sep 28, 2009]
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
    #21
  22. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 28, 2009]
    No they are not, as ET52 19x9 will not clear the shock..
    #22
  23. anchorPoint
    Offline

    anchorPoint New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Sep 28, 2009]
    I see .. do you have any numbers for the limits where the wheels will clear? I suppose the only OEM RS6 wheels that will fit S3 are the 18" ..
    #23
  24. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Sep 28, 2009]
    Not sure, but my rears are 19"x9 ET41 and they are fine, and my fronts are 19"x9 ET52, but with my 10mm spacer it makes them ET42, they are fine also :icon_thumright:
    #24
  25. idjbell
    Offline

    idjbell Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 16, 2009]
    Well after a few weeks of having to wait because of work commitments, here they are....19 inch BBS CK's on my S3.

    Thanks to all for the comments, Thanks to PW Motorsport for the wheels and great service from Blackboots in Chesham who fitted it all together.

    Fingers crossed i got the links right-

    Before....

    [​IMG]

    After...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #25
  26. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Oct 16, 2009]
    Any plans to lower?
    #26
  27. idjbell
    Offline

    idjbell Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 17, 2009]
    Hi,

    I think i'll stick to standard ride height. Think the back is perfect anyway, it's the front that looks a tad high.

    Problem when i first looked into dropping the car was insurance, as soon as i mentioned lowering, "that'll be £200 more sir".....maybe i'm just trying the wrong places, but quite happy with the look for now unless i crack the insurance and then there'll be no stopping me.......
    #27
  28. gingers3
    Offline

    gingers3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Oct 18, 2009]
    what size and off set are these mate ,and tyres any rubbing ? cheers
    #28
  29. PW-Motorsport
    Offline

    PW-Motorsport Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    0
  30. gingers3
    Offline

    gingers3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Oct 18, 2009]
    how much would a set like these in anthracite cost ?
    #30
  31. evapor8
    Offline

    evapor8 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 18, 2009]
    About £1,100 I think.

    Chris
    #31

Share This Page