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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Jambo26, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Jambo26
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    [Dec 3, 2012]
    Hey,

    i have recently fitted some S3 calipers to my car and wondering if my 16 inch steel wheels will fit over the calipers if not what's the best solution?

    jamie
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    [Dec 4, 2012]
    NO you would need to run 18s. I have heard some 17s work but haven't seen it up front to confirm
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    [Dec 4, 2012]
    17 inch wheels do work.
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    [Dec 4, 2012]
    I believe all OE 8P 17's fit.
    The V6 came with 17's and it has the same brakes.
    Stick some Michelin Alpins on them, brilliant tyres!
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    [Dec 6, 2012]
    Sorry for jumping the thread but has anyone any ideas of the size of the tyre the 17's would need to run ? as this is also a subject i was thinking to ask about
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    225/45/17, it's what I was running for 2 years before I went to 19s
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    [Dec 6, 2012]
    17s will fit, but they'll need to be wide enough to clear the calipers too.
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