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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. Smoothie
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    Stunning mate
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    awesome wheels paul spot on wheels for your sportback
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    Not sure this one's been posted here and it's a looker tbf, bang tidy... although I'm not the biggest fan of bentleys lol!!

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    Any of you guys seen the TS-Racing A3? 10x19 CH's on it. 5 cylinder engine in it too.

    TS-Racing Chip Senter
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    Hmm just looking through the site again. On the main page it says its a 5 cylinder but on the link I put up he is just running a 4. Maybe has a choice of engines
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    Not keen on the looks of that .
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    Hi Guys,

    Just a suggestion, not sure this has been done already...
    As there are so many members that come on the forum asking about which offset, width and size wheels they can try maybe we should make up a table or a guide to say what is safe and what we shouldn't touch... this is not just for newbies on the forum as many of the guys here are unsure how far they can push it...
    For instance I guess its safe to say that a 10j wheel is out of the question for us normal modders... and that in any instance we should stay away from a 35et offset on the A3...
    Now im not too knowledgeable on the subject and I know that N8 and some of the other wheel whores can set this up properly, but to start off as a general guideline: (please feel free to change the below if i get it wrong)

    A3 Stud pattern 5x112 - OEM Audi, Mercedes, VW, Seat wheels should go straight on (5x114.5 can be run with wobble nuts - not sure about 5x110?) BMWs 5x120 will not work! A3 8L (pre 2003) cars run 5x100 which also will not work with our A3 8P's.

    18" wheels - with an offset from 54et to 40et, width from 7.5j to 9j, and tyres usually 225/40/18 or 215/40/18
    19" Wheels - with an offset from 54et to 40et, width from 7.5j to 9j, and tyres usually 215/35/19
    A3 Centre bore is 57.1mm so anything else will need spigot rings.

    I'm not sure how much you can lower without it rubbing so maybe you guys can be add it in as an option from experience to say what you have tried.

    Would like to hear your thoughts on this idea :)

    Thanks
    Ash
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    Its kinda hard to comment on all the above, your near enough right, just pm me when you've found some wheels and I'll tell you what the fitment will be and what tyres you'll need.
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    N8 you will always be PM'd for more info so don't worry... your not going to end up lonely :friends:

    Its just something that i thought could be used as maybe a sticky or on the FAQ so that members can be pointed towards a table of info before asking a hundred questions if this offset and that width will fit... :readit:
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    [May 6, 2011]
    Wot wheels r on the 2nd photo?
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    VMR's bro:

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    Thanks man, i really like them. Might need to consider them on a later date :)
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    moag she's no d-turbo

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    VMR 710s
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    moag she's no d-turbo

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    damn you smoothie
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    lol hate it when that happens
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    Does n e 1 recommend websites to buy them? im looking for 18"
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    You buying genuine mate?
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    Ummm, they hav reps? I wud consider both tbh. All depends on price.

    Also wot is the best offset for the car?
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    Big difference mate, here the fitment info on genuine's:
    Velocity Motoring -- Wheels
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    Yeh i saw the price of genuine VMR's and they dont come cheap lol, just went on ebay and saw some reps and they r half the price. I know the quality wont b n e where near as good as genuines. Ive got a few bits planned for the car first, so once all those r done i will save up the pennies for the wheels.

    Also, r those genuine audi centres caps on the pic? dnt suppose ppl know the diameter of the centre caps?
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    [May 6, 2011]
    Think there 60mm
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    VMRS ARE REPS lmfao you lot crack me up
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    Saw this in Union Square today. Me likey a lot. Anyone on here's?

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    BBS LM [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Wheres union square? Belongs to a lad who lives in Bath unless he's sold it now...
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    Young lad Greig just bought it, or rather swapped it for his mk4 anni.
    Get yourself on the local forum ;)
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    Ah right, nice one.
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    That bagged A3 is originally from Northern Ireland - belonged to a mate of mine called Toner. Now drives a berg VXR Astra.
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    Yeh I remember it being your mate first of all boyds.
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    Well, I might as well stick mine on here now, now that I've got my new 'uns on. I just need to take the damned thing off those stilts...

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    Hopefully we'll sort that soon ey Dave!
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    [May 8, 2011]
    I've never been a huge fan of those wheels but they look great there!
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    They look the business Kriminal. I read your thread on vortex about 18's v 19's. How does the ride compare then?
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    @ Kriminal. Looks good mate, will look even better with the drop.
    I've liked these wheels since seeing them on the RSTT.

    Where did you purchase these from?
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    South West Tyres in Clevedon, UK
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    This is why you shouldn't rock 17s on a SB:

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    Car is too big to pull off the 17s, air or no air IMO.
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    [May 9, 2011]
    Those rims are nice tho! what BBS are they?
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    BBS RS I believe, yeh Ian has nailed them on his S3. But his are Super RS, not sure on what the differences are..
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    They look nice on the sportback... Was looking into a nice set of dishs for the sportback, still not sure tho :think:
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    You gonna lower?

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