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where can i find some A6 BBS RS861 (19x8½)???? HELP!

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    im looking for a set of A6 BBS RS861 size-(19x8½). preferably replicas or second hand as i around 800-900 to spend but love thses alloys and cant afford brand new ones. as shown here- http://[​IMG]]
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    Ebay is going to be your best bet! I found 1 US site with a link for replicas but I can't find it.
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    Loving those wheels :cool:
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    Got mine from ebay but they don't come up very often. oempl.us is your best bet for gens rather than reps.
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    Theirs a set in the classifieds on here.
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    If it's these (http://audi-sport.net/classifieds/showproduct.php/product/2339/cat/10) then they are ET52 and I'm not sure that offset will fit without rubbing. Mine are ET48 and are a squeeze! You'll also be better off with 225/35s rather than 235/35s to maintain the correct rolling diameter.
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    the ebay ones look like the best bet. . . . i did pm the guy thats selling them in the classifieds on here but i had no reply. but thanks for the help guys, and il deff post some pics when i get them sorted.

    oh and how much per tyre am i looking at for 19" 225/35 maars?
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    thry look great but take it from someone who has these in 18's... they are a pain to clean, you cannot go wrong with 5 spokes !
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    i could imagine, u cant use acid based prducts on them to clear brake dust either due to it being a split rim?? i may be wrong tho. . . .
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    elz33 use bilberry wheel cleaner.
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    or just water :) its a bugger cleaning the bolts out though !
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    We can do you a set of these (reps) for £680 inc VAT and delivery. Let me know if you want a price with tyres.
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    Maars

    How has the increased wheel size and lower springs affected the ride?

    I find the s-line suspension hard enough as it is. Bit crashy too. Have your mods exagerated this?
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    I seem to remember paying £600 for x4 Goodyear F1s, fitted. Brilliant tyres - much better than the OEM Contis.
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    I had 18" 20-spokes before. And they, they are a pain to keep clean, but not as bad as you might think. I just spray them with wheel cleaner, agitate it with a Halfords alloy wheel brush, then wash them with a mitt. Amd finally treat them with AutoGlym Alloy Wheel Seal which works a treat in protecting them from brake dust...
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    I had the 19s fitted before the suspension and have to say the ride with the F1s was more comfortable than the ride with the Contis on 18s! But once the springs went on the ride definitely became firmer than the rather softer but decidedly jiggly std S-Line ride (which IMHO is poorly set up). I prefer the better grip and flatter cornering the car now has over the stock setup. The only noticeable difference (so I'm told) is that the ride feels quite bouncy if you're sitting in the back (which I never am!!). And the rears only rub with a very full load thanks to the right offset and right size tyres.
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    Thanks Maars

    Do you have any pics with the 19"s before you lowered? Bit worried that it'll look like I'm driving the world's first A3 Allroad without lowering!
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    At home somewhere - I'll dig 'em out tonight.
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    It will look like an allroad Ron, so get coilovers and you can set up the ride to how you like and the right height! :)
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    How are you finding the ride on the coilovers compared to the crappy standard s-line set-up?
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    My car doesn't even feel like its lowered at the moment Ron! Got the car on maximum softness, its so smooth its unreal, slightly bouncey, but got the 18"s on for the winter, so wanted the ride comfy! I cannot recommend coilovers enough, those along with ARBs have completley transformed the ride! It is 10x more solid. I will probably turn them up next summer if I get 19"s again, I prefer the ride, slightly harder, not harsh like S-Line. I wish I could take you out to show you how they are worth their money!

    Cheers Nath

    Anybody in the North West thinking of getting coilovers, gimme a shout and I'll take you out in mine.
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    What happend to the fancy rimmage from the US of A?

    So If I purchased coilovers how much incl fitting (If you don't mind me asking)?
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    Basically, I took them off for the winter, and thought to myself. I want to get them refurbed, a PROPER refurb from Lepsons will cost £400, plus new tyres (hated the profile on the 235/35/19 Falkens) so a new set of 225/35/19s in a decent tyre was another £600+. So its paying £1000+ for the same set of wheels if you know what I mean? :think: I'm in-decisive about getting more 19"s?! Don't know what to do......

    How's your car anyway. I think the Coilovers were £850 + 2 hours labour. So £950-£1000 I'd expect to pay. Transform's the ride and drive though imo. :rockwoot:

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    Dirty!!!

    Thanks for info - hmmm decisions, decisions...
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    Its a shame your not local, I would have picked you up and we could have gone for a chat and a drive!
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