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Who is running 18" wheels on standard springs?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I was going to get my standard 17" Avus wheels refurbed in the next month or so but for a decent job have been quoted about £100 a wheel and I need all 4 doing.

    I was thinking at that price I might as well wait until my tyres are no good and buy a brand new set of wheels and tyres together. My motor is currently on standard suspension and springs and i'm worried that if I get 18" wheels it will look too jacked up. is anyone else running 18" on standard springs and if you are can you stick a photo on this thread for me.

    I dont really want to spend £1K on shocks and springs just to be able to put 18"s on. If 18"s look stupid then i'll just go back to plan A and get my 17"s refurbed

    many thanks
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    Im in a similar sitution, I think OEM 18s will look fine (as Audi offered 18s as an optional extra i think). However Im looking into some LM's but am not sure if the car will look silly on standard suspension with the BBS rims on.
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    Not a very good pic but you get the idea..

    I was running B8's and HR's for a bit, tbh the difference in drop wasn't massive anyway.

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    i'm runnin 18" lambo rims on standard springs, they look fine but i wouldn't mind dropping it down a bit

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    18"s were an option from standard so wont be any issues at all.... ive just bought a set of RSTT's with tyres for £295.....there loads cheaper if you dont mind scratches
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    If there is any chance your near luton fella, know someone who will refurb them for you,£120.
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    Luton's not too far from me but now I'm thinking S4 reps instead of a refurb lol. I may get refurb until tyres are shot.
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    I ran 19's on standard suspension for quite a while before I uprated it, looked fine, the S3 was a sports car out the factory in the first place, so sits slightly lower than your average 1.8T, like most manufactorers when it's top of the range.
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    This is great news, I may get some TTRS or S4 reps :yahoo:
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    your very welcome :laugh:
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    jojo any pics of yours on 19"s?
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    genuine RSTT 18's on mine with standard suspension. I think it looks far better on 18's. If you read the buyers guide on this forum it suggest 18's handle better too.
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    Pics please ian:rulez:
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    Just found another pic of mine...any excuse to pic whore :whistle2:

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    Did I hear someone mention pictures?

    18's using 225/40 tyres on standard springs and shocks.

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    couple of mine on 18's with standard suspension, not the best angle but should give you an idea

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    Standard suspension.
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    Lowered.
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    Spot the difference lol
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    Mine on 18s but its been lowered 20 mm all round.

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    Also with the 19' MTMs

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    19' BBS CHs

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    Any excuse for photos :p
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    Minty love those wheels matey.....

    Faz your a damn good wheel whore
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    cheers guys I think i've made my mind up :whistle2:
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    Me too :) thanks for the pics everyone.
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    LOL nothing wrong with that, lad wanted some pics so he got them ;)

    Personally though I think the 18s are best for overall driveability, 19s look the business but they make the car feel quite heavy and also the ride is harsh!

    The 19s do look the best however ;)
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    Faz I wanted 18"s on standard suspension and you gave me 18"s lowered and 19"s lowered :asskicking:

    Stop parading your big shiney wheels round like some sort of show pony :no:

    Only messing. I love the CH's but they cost too much plus I think 19"s looks slightly too big. Your gun metal TTRSs have given me an idea :idea:
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    LOL, any excuse mate any excuse!!! Yeah the wheels can change the whole look of the car! gun metal just makes its look so lethal i actually luv them!!
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    I was thinking gun metal on my standard 17"s if I get them refurbed but not sure about them against the ming blue :think: They do look good on the black though. Idealy I want the 18" S4 Avus but they are a very expensive replica for the same wheel as I have just an inch bigger!
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