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Steel wheels and winter tyres

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by defer, Nov 14, 2010.

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    I've been offered some 17" steel wheels with winter tyres off a 2009 A4. Question is will they physically fit on my S3, will they alter the speedo reading and will they look naff. I want winter tyres as i found the S3 to be quite rubbish at stopping in the snow last year
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    Not sure if the 345mm discs will clear the steelies, possibly.
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    If they are off a B8 chassis car (which I assume the 2009 model will be) then the centre bore will also be 66.56mm vs the 57.1 of the 8P A3 - not a massive issue (set of spigot rings) but the offset may be too aggressive

    If you don't take them up - I will probably be interested as I need some winter tyres for my A5 :) - now that was sh1t last year - no quattro & 255 section tyres on a 9j rim :(
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    Thanks for the answers. I looked at them today and they're actually 16" not 17" so they're definately no good. IanMcA3 if your interested i can put you in touch, they are Nokian 205/55/16 M+S tyres. Quattro is good for setting off but i found stopping to be the hard part hence the search for winter tyres. I've found some Toyos for £128 each, Falkens for £115 each or Semperit for £154 each all in 225/40/18 92v, i used Semperit M+S when i was in Germany so i know they're good
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