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The "Rimz" Thread ** Look here before requesting pics of specific wheels**

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Boydie, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. supanova
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    name of these rims pleaseeeee!!! THEY ARE STUNNING ! ! !

    :blush::yes::anbet:
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    they look like merc AMG ones
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    brabus wheels...
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    yea think they are called monoblock 6 or something like that, sick of looking at them over here, done to death
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    ** Pic Request **

    Hey guys im looking for a bit of advice and help... I know replica wheels are not to everyones taste but BBS do not do the LM wheel in the fitment for the A3 as far as im aware...

    I Really Like the BBS LM wheel and have seen the following pictures which make me want the BBS LM style wheel from ebay... anyone got any other pictures appart from the following?

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    not sure if these are bbs LM reps but it looks lush...
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    also this would look better if lowered...
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    While im asking for help... do you guys think that the 18's will look too small?

    Thanks
    Craig
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    First of all, up the NI cars running LM Reps lol Second 19"s are the only way to go with them due to their look

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    wow, not usually a fan of lm's but that 2nd one looks gorgeous!! All this rep talk is a joke tbh, once there on who knows!! OK if your one for shows n meets but as a daily driver spruced up I'm game for reps any day :ninja:
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    there is an american company called Volks (i think) that do a version of the LM's, proper split rim jobbies but they are like BBS, you pay top dollar for them, but the quality is meant to be top
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    Yeah I'm not gonna pay top money for them.. The reps are alot cheaper but just need to know the 19's will fit the A3 nicely... The higher the ET number on the offset the further out or in they are??? Can anyone tell me?

    Think I'll have to order the coilovers at the same time to not have the horrible arch gaps!
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    Also what do you mean 'up the NI cars running LM reps'? Lol
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    lower ET further they go out basically
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    Those are local cars to me that you've pictured apart from the black one which i meant to ask photoshop?
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    I think it's a Photoshop yeah! The other two are from that autoalloys.co.uk or what ever it is which I assume is based in NI... Yes Iv only just realised what you meant by NI...
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    i iike the lm reps they look alot more expensive than they actually are they have my vote for sure thats why im thinking of getting some for my car or bbs ch reps
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    i really shouldnt be looking at this thread... am starting to develop a want for LM's someone tell me its a bad idea and not needed... please
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    its a good idea they would look awesome on your car haha soz
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    yes one of the only reps that look the part imo

    they are not needed lad, but at the end of the day what is? Exceptional of fuel lol
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    haha true, but in that case all our cars would be totally standard, i will be good & not buy wheels lol
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    "just yet" haha
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    ive got to wait till about march time to buy mine as im skint till then trying to pay off xmas lol but then its new wheels and lower it finally will look soo much better then i cant wait
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    not helping mate lol
    i dare say i will get bored of the OEM ones at some point, but think i can hold off for another year, till i got all my performance mods done
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    lowerage will change it completely mate
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    i know im countin down the weeks till i can get it done but its the end of feb/march so its not too long now im going to lower it first tho as ive already got 18' wheels so if i cant afford wheels then at least i can lower it and get it look nice
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    performance is important and in my opinion the S3 looks good anyway so at least you dont have to rush out and buy wheels lol
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    very true, the S3 is a very good base car to start with looks wise, but thats the problem, there is very little you can do to it to make it look better without spending big money
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    yeah i know what you mean you dont see alot of heavly modded S3's looks wise do you, i think you can spoil the looks of a car by going over the top
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    you really could!! just need a careful choice of wheel, unless i decide to go with the sleeper look and keep it standard... decisions!!
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    most defo mate , yeah lots of power but standard looks is a good combo
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    maybe ill just get a refurb, change the flavour a bit, they need it as got a few curb marks... only wheels ive ever caught!! :(
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    Can't wait to get my new wheels in this thread :wub:
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    Nobody wants to see 'spinners' N8... They are so 2001... Haha only joking...

    Would ET42 on 19's fit on the A3 with no problems? The LM reps in 19 are ET42 I think...
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    So I hear that the sportback S3 rubs easier than the 3-door? What are the limits on wheel size for sportbacks N8? I am on stock suspension now, but I may add H&R springs lateron
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    19" x ? and it depends what size tyres you plan on running...

    What wheels do you plan to run?
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    not sure the width of the rim... ebay is blocked at work so i cant have a look... hopefully its 8 or 8.5....
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    Using my phone i have found some which are ET48 19 x 8.5 .... can i spacer these out to fit?
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    OE s3 facelift. 18" ET56. If I change it will be the ones on the RS3 (the rs6 replicas), but I don't have the details on those.
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    That look gorgeous.. Regardless of them being reps.
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    No need for spacers.

    Should be fine
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    They are Genuine 20" LM's
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    they are stunning wheels they must be worth a few quid if they are genuine bbs

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