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Torn between alloys.....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by bootneck_max, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. bootneck_max
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    Hey guys, bit torn between these two sets of wheels! Anyone got info on quality ect that will help me make a decision?
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    These will be 18 x 8.5 all round

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    These would be staggered at 18 x 8 and 18 x 9 at the rear fill them arches!

    Any feed back would be appreciate, got an idea what they'd look like, just need help making a decision!

    Cheers, max
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    Unless your dropping a fair bit if get the 3SDM 0.01.
    Also why not go staggered 8.5" front and 9.5" rear?
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    I'm on weitec coilovers at the moment, lowered about 30mm from standard so got about another 30mm to play with, given once I've got the wider wheels on they'll fit. Will 9.5 on the rear fit nicely?
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    top ones are better
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    I've seen 9.5" on the rear with a 30mm drop.
    I'd say any lower you'd need stretch/cambee
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    I would personally go for the first set they look better and don't have a lip so would look a bigger, just my opinion. I can't comment on quality or fit though.
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    with 9.5 stretch it will rub unless you run 215 35 0r 40.
    rim wise i would go for the bbs LM looking one
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    I like the look of the second deep dish wheels but I would go darker inside! ;)
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    Yea I really like both...the 0.01 do look really good on the a3, especially with its deep concave look! To be honest I want to try and stay away from stretching the tires that much if at all?!
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    Found another member on here with the 0.01s
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364505691.813531.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364505700.827859.jpg

    Can seem to find any with the cades on?
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364506423.771473.jpg I know it's not a 8p but I think this pics put me off the cades? :-/
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    Shame this has popped up now, friend of mine sold a good set of 0.01's cheap 2 weeks ago.
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    Oh really? Bugger....
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    I have a set of black 0.01 And there all good quality wise :) not too badly priced either considering .
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    Aye, first ones are tip top :)
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    The red ones mine, make sure you get 215/35 on front and 225/35 on rear, depending how low you go will warrant weather or not you need to camber them in.

    Of the 2 pics you've posted, the left ones when it was on AP coilovers, dropped around 50mm and the right ones on air.
    I think you'll be fine with a 30mm drop, only time it's gonna rub is fully loaded with passengers under hard cornering.
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    how about this one[​IMG]" href="
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    now those are nice! And huge!!!
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    And expensive! They're HRE's ain't they?
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    but you can get tehm in any width / offset direct from HRE, isnt that worth some of the price, im highly considering a set
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    I can vouch for the quality of the 3sdm's, and they can be had cheap enough. This is with standard s-line suspension.
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    Yea think I'm set on the 3SDMs! They look mint! The HRE look really nice! Is that pic showing the weight of them?!!!! HEAVY?
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    What width are you running there?
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    Mine are 8.5j all round. Bought a set of 5, 2 months old with falkens, off a member here for £600 when he sold his a3.
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