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Wheel size help please

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3DOL, May 9, 2008.

  1. A3DOL
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    Hi All,

    2004 A3 (3 door) tdi. Wanting to change standard SE 16" alloys to either 17"s or 18"s.

    Can anyone advise me on the fitments for the two sizes please.

    Thanks
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    what do you mean by fitment? bolt pattern etc or offset? what wheels are you after, audi or aftermarket?
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    Probably just some aftermarket wheels.

    I mean the offset etc. Have no idea what to look for on the new ones.
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    offset between et45 and 55 - ideally et50 which is what I have

    do not get wider than 8.5"

    Source yourself a set of genuine RS6 style alloys in 18" or what type of aftermarket rim were you thinking of?
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    mate give www.elitedirect.co.uk a call & they will give you what you need & they are open today I think, also for that car which is same as mine get these:

    http://www.elitedirect.com/01_alloy...elite&wmodel=Imagine&colour=&suv=&mmake=&pmod=

    They look absolutely stunning when on, trust me & I've had s3, s4 etc many wheels & for this car they look the best, A8 style are ok but on this car these cant be beaten, think was £600 or less all in tyres etc.

    Ask for Barry, he's fairly good & they deliver next day & had number of them & never once had damage by courier.

    Smiler.
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    Oh also dont buy 17's, they will look boring, same as 16's almost & I have 18's, ride is perfectly fine, not hard atall & no rubbing on bumps in road.
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    at 18x8, the most common aftermarket size, you could squeeze offset 42 in, as long as you stick to 225/40/18 tyres - these will fill the arches well and wont catch at the rear unless you lower the car more than 30mm from SE/standard

    its difficult to get 45 or higher offset in the cheaper aftermarkets, but 45 might be slightly better. pcd is of course 112x5.

    50+ offsets dont look quite as good anyway - they could do with spacers so you might as well get 42-46mm offset anyway.

    i searched on ebay and found some rs6 style replicas with 46mm offset which is great, but i have 235/40/18 tyres so needed the extra clearance from a higher offset
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    I can get bi colour RS4s in 18s with 225/40/18 Falken FK452 (not Nankang ditch finders!) for £690 inc VAT and delivery. Give me a call on 0151 343 0003, I am in until 5 today and the phone will divert to my mobile after that so you can get me any time up to 9pm and on Sunday.

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