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S3 19" Wheel Choices ?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by the_lecht_rocks, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. pat15312

    pat15312 Active Member

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    Cheers...
     
  2. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot
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    Sorry :(

    Have to say it though, that was my first thought when I spotted them as a mate of mine had an Astra VXR so they stuck in my mind.
    Still a nice wheel, just not for me ;)
     
  3. WetFishDB

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    Just had it confirmed from my Audi dealer as well as £754.14 per wheel including VAT, which makes my dealer fractionally cheaper, but not enough to make any difference. That's nuts. I want those LD Prestige wheels instead but can't find anyone who sells them in the UK :/
     
  4. Don76

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    Which LD wheels fella? New RS4 or RS6?
     
  5. Brodster

    Brodster Shark Performance in Scotland
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    Who makes them LD?? Im a dealer for BBS, Oz Racing, Rotiform and Vossen and £750 per wheel will get you some awfully nice rims......forged ones at that too.
     
  6. bjorngra

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    Every dealer can order them (8V0 601 025AB) but look at my post above. That will save you a lot of money.

     
  8. Don76

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    This is what we all want to know. they've got a monopoly on Audi reps. Nobody else has their range and thus they can charge retail accordingly.

    only bright side for us buyers is the exchange rate this week makes them about £50 cheaper than last week!
     
  9. bjorngra

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    I think LD Prestige makes the rims or let them make, because these rims are nowhere else for sale.
     
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  10. WetFishDB

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    RS6 ideally
     
  11. WetFishDB

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    It would if they delivered to the UK. We desperately need a reseller or grey importer.
     
  12. Don76

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    There's an eBay seller in Manchester who does them. £749 delivered. Sheldons of Manchester are their name.
     
  13. WetFishDB

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    Can't seem to find them. I don't suppose you have a link?

    update: found em. Got both options on there although not quite the colour I was looking for. Very tempted.
     
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  14. Don76

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    @Louay got the RS6 rims from LD Prestige in silver.
     
  16. WetFishDB

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    Is the hyper silver RS6 ones that I want. My S3 is monsoon grey so worried the gunmetal might be a bit washed out on a grey car
     
  17. Don76

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    Are you sure LD Prestige don't ship to UK? They do silver for sure.
    I thought it was the Aussie blokes who'd been refused delivery?
     
  18. WetFishDB

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    I emailed them and they just never replied. I don't speak French so can't really work out what I'm doing on their site

    What do others thing about gunmetal on a monsoon grey S3?
     
  19. Don76

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    Silver is best on grey imho.
    I'm getting glacier so I'm thinking a grey finish will suit better.
     
  20. Louay

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    nicolas@ldprestige.com

    LDPrestige
    4 rue du Monnoury
    77610 Fontenay-Trésigny
    09 50 17 77 77
    Mardi au Vendredi de 9h00 à 18h00
    Samedi de 10h00 à 13h00

    LDPrestige
    Route de Lens
    Parc d’activité du moulin
    62660 Beuvry
    03 21 65 71 14
    Lundi au Samedi de 9h00 à 12h00 et 14h00 à 19h00

    I dealt with a guy called Nicolas. He can speak and understand broken English and failing to contact him via email you could try and call him? (think he is on the second number ending 71 14) I have sent him the link to this thread to make him aware of your interest WetFish. Let me know how you get on.
     
  21. WetFishDB

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    Cool, thanks I have emailed him so fingers crossed I saw some debate about 225 or 235 tires on the 19s. What did you go for and were they ok?
     
  22. Andy15james

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    Although i dont have a s3 im loking at some new alloys for my a3 sb sline. Currently got standard sline 18" on and being scuba blue not sure whether black will look to dark, im looking for something with a fuller coverage than the standard sline but something that doesnt look to busy. I like these one. Thoughts welcome.
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  23. WetFishDB

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    Think I'm gonna go gunmetal on mine in the end. Found some cool pics of them on a grey A3 and they look nice. Nicholas has emailed me and they will ship to UK. Two more questions:

    What brand and model of tires do people recommend?
    What do those who have moved to 19s do about the spare wheel, which is an 18 inch spacesaver?
     
  24. Louay

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    225/ 35 / 19 Continental sportcontact 5P. great tyre with muchos grip flying out of corners.
     
  25. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    keep the 18 spacesaver. you can still use it in the eventuality of a flat for essential trips until the 19 is replaced.
     
  26. WetFishDB

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    Thanks. That's what they recommended too. Considering going with 235 tires with slightly better protection for the rims. They are recommending Euros Goodyear F1 Asym 2?
     
  27. Louay

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    Not much diff between the two sizes. Personally went for a lower profile ready for some springs.
     
  28. Louay

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    Try tyrereviews.co.uk
    Also why the name WetFish? Lol
     
  29. WetFishDB

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    I've had it so long I don't remeber why ;) It's my handle in almost everything. Will have a look at that link.
     
  30. J6YAK

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    Not taken the plunge on the springs yet Louay?
     
  31. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    Not yet! Got a warranty issue with one of the led headlights which is slowly being sorted. Then I'll probably do it and then get the car detailed so realistically towards the end of summer beginning of autumn. How you finding the car?
     
  32. J6YAK

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    Still loving it mate thats me 5K miles down now and it's loosening off just nicely. while we are on the wheel thread, I'm still waiting for my chosen wheels to arrive!! There's been delays after delays but they are now on their way I hope. Away on holiday on Wednesday so hopefully get them when I return and then get the H & R's on also.
    Hope you get your LEDs sorted soon.
     
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    image.jpg

    Here's the ones I ordered all fitted.
     
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  34. Louay

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    so you went with 235's?
     
  35. WetFishDB

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    Yeah, a bit more protection for the rims.
     
  36. Louay

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    how do you rate the service from ld prestige? did you order tyres and alloys from them? did you deal with Nicolas?
     
  37. WetFishDB

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    They were great. His written English was very good. He was helpful and communicative. Delivery was quick too. They look exactly like the pictures online and the immediate impression of the wheels is they look great. I did scratch the plastic audi caps which are a little 'fragile'. In general I was very impressed.

    Still not sure the wheel colour goes perfectly with the car colour, but still much better than what I had originally.
     
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    I tried searching around for fitments on 19s, but the closest ET fitpic I found was of a 19" 8.5 with ET 43..

    Can you guys tell me if these http://www.3sdm.co.uk/collection/wheel-001.php will fit my 8V S3 Sportback in 19" 8.5 ET42?

    Thanks in advance guys!
     

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