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What are the smallest wheels I can fit to my 3.2?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by daver555, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. daver555
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    With my job I need to be mobile throughout the winter periods and this year my work are offering to pay for a set of winter wheels and tyres. I'd like to get a pair of steels like these:
    4 vw/audi 15" steel wheels 5x112pcd golf,passat,a4,a6 etc | eBay
    My only problem is I'm not sure what are the smallest size wheels I can fit to my 3.2? I doubt I could fit 15" ones due to the size of the brakes but hopefully 16" wheels will? Any help greatly appreciated.
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    I would have said 17" as the brakes are large on 3.2,s , cant see 16" being able to go on without catching and also it'll know the speedo out
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    Yes i think its 17 aswell due to the brakes
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    [Nov 11, 2011]
    I´m pretty sure that 17 is the smallest size that will fit...
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    may i say 17x8 or 8.5 but the offset has to be at least 32ET otherwise it might foul/rub your front calipers.
    ABT or OZ might do the trick.
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    Thanks for all the replies everyone. So, it looks like 17's are the smallest, I just hope I can find a set of steelies as I'm really not keen on getting alloys as they will be winter wheels with winter tyres fitted. However, if a set of 17" alloys come up nice and local for not much money I might as well get them.
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    I agree with 17's. Did read a report not long ago in one of the motoring mags that implied winter tyres were only realy a major benefit on RWD cars. Any one else see this?
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    i bet they were on about BMW's as they are **** in anything but dry weather lol
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    I can vouch for that my 1 series was soooooo rubbish in the snow 15 min journey like 2 hours.
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    [Nov 20, 2011]
    i saw a 17 inch A3 sport rims fitted to an R32 on this ebay link below. please have a good look at it.
    ** AUDI A3 QUATTRO SPORT 3.2 DSG AUTO DAMAGED REPAIRED TDI A4 S3 RS4 S LINE ** | eBay


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