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S3 19" alloys on Std Suspension Pic's Request

idjbell Sep 19, 2009

  1. idjbell

    idjbell Member

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    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
     
  2. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Trust me, it wont look right - had my 19s on before I fitted my insurance and looked soooooooooo much better when lowered.
     
  3. N8

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    Matt andrews:

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  4. aristides

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    Looks good to me

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

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    dude theres absolutely nothing wrong
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  6. idjbell

    idjbell Member

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    N8kow...the white S3 is that lowered?

    Ta
     
  7. Boydie

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    No, not yet!
     
  8. Jamiekip

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    I really like the RS6 alloys. Looks really good that :o.k:

     
  9. N8

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    No its not! LOL :laugh:
     
  10. Boydie

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    You get my pm nate?
     
  11. N8

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    I did Boyds, typing away now......
     
  12. zeshan

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    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!


     
  13. N8

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    Just get them sprayed that colour and job done!
     
  14. idjbell

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    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
     
  15. warren_S5

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    [​IMG]

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

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    Thanks- that's exactly the conclusion i came too.....
     
  17. N8

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    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:
     
  18. warren_S5

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    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:
     
  19. N8

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    What the hell is a BSH catchcan? :scared2:
     
  20. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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
     
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  22. N8

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    No they are not, as ET52 19x9 will not clear the shock..
     
  23. anchorPoint

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    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" ..
     
  24. N8

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    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:
     
  25. idjbell

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    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-

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  26. N8

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    Any plans to lower?
     
  27. idjbell

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    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.......
     
  28. gingers3

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    what size and off set are these mate ,and tyres any rubbing ? cheers
     
  29. PW-Motorsport

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    The wheels are 8x19 ET44.
     
  30. gingers3

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    how much would a set like these in anthracite cost ?
     
  31. evapor8

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    About £1,100 I think.

    Chris
     
  32. Cjanks

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    That looks mint
     
  33. St53daw

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    This is mine, standard suspension 19" et43 8.5j 225x35 pZeros
    Will look better when I get coilovers fit but still looks good imo
     

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