1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Winter wheels?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Breezey, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Breezey
    Offline

    Breezey Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    So its approaching that time of year again, anyone use winter wheels on your A3/S3? i only ask as im coming up to needing 4 new tyres for my RSTTs.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 18, 2014]

  3. S3 Paul
    Offline

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,785
    Likes Received:
    75
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    I will hopefully be getting/ running a second set of wheels for the winter
    #2
  4. Breezey
    Offline

    Breezey Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    What size are you getting? tyres are still expnsive for 17" so theres not much point changing but its gonna look stupid with 16s on ?
    #3
  5. voorhees
    Offline

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,325
    Likes Received:
    1,301
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    16's won't fit over your brakes
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
    #4
  6. S3 Paul
    Offline

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,785
    Likes Received:
    75
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    I will hopefully be using my standard wheels for winter and either getting some 18's around christmas or shortly after winter.
    #5
  7. jojo
    Offline

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,699
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    They do over standard brakes, I ran a set of 16" V6 4Motion wheels for a week when I had my wheels refurbed.
    #6
  8. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,421
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    I use my 17 inch avus wheels with Yokohama mud and snow tyres when it snows but otherwise stick to my normal wheels...

    <tuffty/>
    #7
  9. Breezey
    Offline

    Breezey Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    Cheers guys, with an R32 brake setup going on im gonna be stuck with 18s so its going to be down to tyre choices what would you guys get? ive been looking at the falken 452s as they are only 60 quid a pop i know they are summer tyres though.
    #8
  10. Christer
    Offline

    Christer Engage the beige!

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    37
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    I used 225/45/17 Nokia Hakka IV on my previous A3. With studs.

    Looked like this:
    [​IMG]
    #9
  11. MartayMcFly
    Online

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,687
    Likes Received:
    307
    [Sep 12, 2010]
    If it snows like it did last year I'll throw on my Avus, but other than that I'm not too fussed.

    Autocar magazine did a big tyre test not too long ago for testing wet weather tyres, and I'm sure they did one before on the benefits of winter tyres too (well, "cold-weather" tyres for use below 7 degs iifc).
    #10
  12. S3quatt
    Offline

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    46
    [Sep 14, 2010]
    I keep the standard wheels with Kumho IZen tyres on & they are awesome! When testing alongside my mates R32 on a solid covering of snow, I left him for dead on take off, both standing & rolling starts & more importantly even at 20mph he took over 2 car lengths more to stop!!!
    Imagine 30 or 50mph.

    They also give superb lateral grip & on a 50 mile drive on twisty roads I was able to keep a steady 50-60mph feeling completely secure.
    I honestly can't recommend proper winter grips enough!!!

    This is something I adopted from working in Norway where it is the law you have to put winter grips on from September to March & when winter snow falls, they just get on with it unlike the UK where after an inch of snow the whole country grinds to a halt!!!
    #11

Share This Page