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Smallest Wheels on S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by beanoir, Sep 26, 2010.

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    As the title says, I was wondering what the smallest size wheels I can fit on the S3 are, does anybody know? I suspect it won't be much smaller then the 18's already on it, if at all.

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    S3 shares brakes with the old 3.2 that was available in Sport trim with 17s
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    Thats interesting, i've since read up that 345mm discs (like on the S3) will not fit within a 17" wheel, but then I thought the 3.2 had the same size discs as the S3....confused!
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    im sure theres a photo floating around of someone with sport wheels on thier s3 for winter runners
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    well thats kind of what i'm after, winter tyres on the 18s are 170 each, so i was thinking of getting smaller wheels and cheaper tyres!
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    i think im just gonna shell out, depends on what set of winter alloys i can find as i need to buy a set of boots for the a3 and the s3 too should be able to delay the s3's set by buying winters and running them early
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    Isn't the calliper bigger on the S3 though, i'm sure a 17" wheel would be a tight squeeze. Maybe with the right offset they would fit.
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    On this thought, does anyone know if the spare is different for the S3 and a 2.0 TDI? As I've fitted S3 brakes I'm worried the space saver won't fit if I need it!
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