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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by nally, Apr 13, 2013.

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    [Apr 13, 2013]
    Hello guys
    not posted for a while no real updates apart from wanting some
    porsche panamera wheels with the diamond finished edges
    not seen any on a sport back or any a3 up to now and I think they would suit the car really well.
    i know I would need 7-8" width ones as I think some are 10"
    here are done I have found below but I don't think they will fit can anyone please help?


    My sportback
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    the wheels I am looking for
    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=300886578941&index=1&nav=WATCHING&nid=73250403098
    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=350763609793&index=3&nav=WATCHING&nid=68224967381

    Thanks nally
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    8" wide ones will be ideal, if you could source 4xfront wheels, that would be what I would do. I'm sure a 10" will fit on the rear with the correct offset and tyres, but it's all about how far you want to go really? going 10" rear would require lowering of the car, or it will look stupid in my opinion.
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    Thanks
    I think my existing wheels are 7" ? There standard sline 18s
    so prob need new tyres ?

    dose that offset and PCD sound ok for audi ?
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    You will definitely need hub adaptors to make those Porsche wheels fit, can't comment on offsets, I don't know the range you require for the 8P.
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    bugger didn't really wanna mess with all that thought I could get bolt on ones like lambo reps
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    [Apr 13, 2013]
    The offset for your Audi is 5x112. These Porsche wheels are 5x130 so the bore of the studs is slightly larger.
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    thanks any idear what width my sline wheels may be ?
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    I'm pretty sure the standard s line wheels are 7.5 J ET54
    -edit- just checked they deffinetly are 7.5 J ET54
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    thanks so if I go for an 8" what tyre would that be a 235 / 245 ?
    would I also need spacers ?
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    Whether you want to put spacers on will be entirely up to yourself and how you want the car to look.

    There's also an element of personal choice which goes along with which tyres you go with. A 225/40 will fit an 8' wheel though.
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    You might like the r8 v10 wheels, ivevread they look good on an a3!
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    seen a few about I think I prefer those, rtt ones but still think the cayman ones would look sick or the merc c63 AMG ones.
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    You could easily fit a set of 225/40/18 tyres to an 8j rim with a small amount of stretch, which would probably help reduce any chance of rubbing which an increased offset is likely to give. Turbo jay answered the same question in a post I popped up earlier in the 8P section, so that's a yardstick to work from. You can eyeball your current wheels and where they sit in the arches then play with offset to move them in/out as required. I've checked that moving from the s line alloys at 7.5 width and ET54 to 8 wide with ET45 and they will sit 13mm further out from the car. Thisis pretty much the limit on the front though you could probably fit anything up to a15mm spacer on the rear to get them to fill the arch nicely :)

    That listing for the TT RS wheels doesn't give any info on offset or width, so doesn't really help, unless someone knows it and can provide the figures.

    V10 style wheels would look quite smart aswell, especially on a black motor :)
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    I'm still stuck wether to get bbs ch reps or v10 style. I'm in a dilemma!
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    i like the back bbs but they are getting quite popular on golfs now : (
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    found the off set and PCD will these be fine with my car and tyres?
    Also this may sound odd but when I drive or reverse on full lock out if my drive the tyre feels like it had poped off the bead only ever noticed with my audis whith low profile tyres. Will the new wheels help eliminate ?

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    OMG how true is this?? you understand the meaning of the word 'Sure' in the dictionary right mate? can anyone confirm this info.. lol

    Later

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    [Apr 27, 2013]
    The Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) of the wheels for sale is 5 by 130mm (advertised as porsche wheel).. This measurement has nothing at all to do with the 'bore' of the stud, or the offset of the hub's placement. the bore of the stud on the porsche is in deed much bigger than the Audi, but that is certainly nothing to do with the offset or the PCD!

    Please guys, get your facts straight before putting info on this forum.. lots of people rely greatly on the info that gets shared on here! I'm sure NALLY has taken your advice as true, therefore potentially may pass on this false info to the next person.. if you don't KNOW for SURE, then just say, "I don't know for sure, but i think... blah blah blah blah... etc etc"

    The PCD of the Audi is 5x120, which means the diameter of the circular pitch line is 10mm too small on the Audi stud pattern. (basically the studs are closer together on the Audi than the porsche.

    My apologies to Natty for the false info read on this forum.

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    Thanks for taking out a snip of my entire reply, you only missed out the part where I mentioned you need the correct offset and tyre to make them fit! It's been done before, but as I don't own an 8P, I did not put and definite 'yes' in my reply. I even mentioned he needs hub adaptors in a later reply, so it wasn't as if I was hanging him out to dry mate. lol
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    There has to be a wee degree of irony in having a dig at other folk for providing false information in the very same post you tell someone their Audi has a 5x120 PCD lol.....
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    I love that! I hadn't noticed, but I think that dudes post has just made my day!!!! Excellent.
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    Oh, how I wish I'd got here first, LOL!
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    And who shall apologise for your false information?
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    Quality, by the way mikeemac " please get your facts stright before putting info on this forum.. and if you don't know for sure then just say I don't know for sure" :haha:lol
    My apologies too my fellow chaps reading this for the false info given by mikee lol
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