I've never been the worlds biggest fan of the early Mk2 S3 alloys, but that said I'm not a huge fan of the latest version of wheel either. I was perusing the alloy wheel manufacturers tonight and looking at BBS's, Team Dynamics, OZ's etc., and the BBS's were the only wheels that retained some kind of German 'Audi-esque' look about them (which I am aiming to hold on to). As the car is grey it just won't carry off blacks / anthracites as it's just too conservative. Silver / polished appears the only route. I then had a quick look at replica's (RS6 new style / RS4 B7 style / R8 style), and with tyres they are under a grand on 19's. I'm all too aware that the OEM wheels won't win any awards for lightness, but are the aftermarket ones any worse? Are they likely to be any more detrimental to handling as they may be poorly cast / badly balanced? Is anyone running copies on here, and if so did you notice any side effects?