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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. MartayMcFly
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    Lots.
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    Are 9x19 et 35 an absolute no no on a sportback? Can anything be done to make these work ?

    Cheers
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    clearance fixed using 5mm spacer, I think 4mm should be enough. I hope it woudn't be rub. It looks very similar to my BBS CH 18"x8 ET50 + 13mm spacer at front. No rubbing issue as well.
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    Hi guys, been offered a mint set of rota grids that are only 10 days old!
    Downside is they came off a mk4 golf and he says they are 5x100 but my a3 is 5x112 I believe!
    Are pcd adapters a good idea or shall I leave!
    They are 9.5J so would they be too wide too?
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    It depends of the rim offset size mate! I think 9,5inch would be too wide even if they are up to ET50.
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    Yea I think it would be too much, shame as they are lush wheels and new with new tyres! 😩
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    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    anyone no if 8.5x19 et35 be ok? want to run with 225/35's but think I may need 215/35's?

    cheers
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    I had et35 19x8.5 with 225 tyres on and it rubbed like hell like this

    So I sold them and now I have 19x8.5 et45 with 215/35/19 and doesn't rub a bit

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    Out of the two, which one would be more concave? 19x8.5 et45 or 19x8.5 et45
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    They're both the same lol. If u mean 35 they will be the same as they are same width ImageUploadedByTapatalk1390120102.569615.jpg

    That's the concave I've got on 19x8.5 et35
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    Love those wheels Gavlar.. Rotiforms?
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    Anybody got pics of an a3 8p with 18" porsche twists? Found a set I fancy!
  14. chris.vincent3
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    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!

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    Yes mate there is a pic further in the thread somewhere
  16. chris.vincent3
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    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS!

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    Don't you worry, I did check for more :p
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    Yeah I meant 35. Confused, How can they be the same? The offsets are different

    8.5 j/ ET 35/ 19 VS 9.0/ ET 40/ 19. Which on would be more concave?
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    9 as it's a wider wheel. Be hard to fit tho
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    Here's mine on 19x8.5 et45 with 215/35 tyres

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    I like what you did there! Lol
    But I did try that with no luck on 8p only 8l
    Not to worry as found a set of cayenne turbo's I fancy! Lol
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    Good huh? :p The second picture under images of the silver 8P sportback looks pretty cool! Please don't tell me it's the hideous gloss black and silver cut wheels they do?
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    9j et52 from a mk2 TT should clear the suspension legs on an s3 surely?
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    Nope went and collected them yesterday! Not seen any like these so had to get them! Lol
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  24. chris.vincent3
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    Mindak, Love them!
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    Really excited to see a few pictures of these on the car Mindak. They are stunning!
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    My s3 8p

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    Cheers mate, me too just need to source the correct adaptors! Lol
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    Anybody know what thickness adaptors I'd need if my new wheels are et57?
    Think the guy said his mate ran them with 25mm"s that work out well?

    Thanks
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    What are these called? Audi a5?

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    Lamborghini rep wheels I think. No idea which but they are 19's
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    The style is called 'Callisto', and yeah those are almost definitely reps.
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    What width are the wheels? You want around ET45 on a 8.5J rim, and use this comparison site to get the right offset for the width you're using - 1010TIRES.COM - Wheel Offset Calculator
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    Maybe. 9" is really wide on an 8P A/S3, though that gives you just about the best outward fitment so if it doesn't fit at ET52 it's probably not going to fit.
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    Hey Rick20VT,
    So thinking of switching my new s3 8v rims to VMR.
    Do you have any issues with them? Shaking? Unbalanced? Pulling steering wheel?

    Tnx
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    how bout these avant garde 590 wheels on our boy Jason's car

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    I have 19x8.5 VMR 701s like Rick20VT. No troubles at all.
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    Amerikok, tnx for the reply!
    Will et45 and 8.5" will be ok on 18"?
    Maybe you can share photo of your car with the rims?
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    Ispiri ISR1 19"x8.5" et45. These are for sale in the classified section:whistle2:

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    You won't have any troubles with that size unless you start running massive spacers and stuff like that.

    I was waiting to put a pic up when I got one of it cleaned and new spacers on it but here it is

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