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Would these wheels fit my 1999 Audi A3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by turbodan, Aug 30, 2005.

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    Timbo Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?

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    Yes they'll fit and no your arches won't need rolling.

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    Cool!

    Need a bit of lowering tho?!

    Just got the standard 1999 A3 TDI Sport suspension
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    hahaha, i love the way they're advertised as:

    "GENUINE 18" S-LINE RS4 ALLOYS"

    but then states:

    "PLEASE NOTE;THEY WILL NOT FIT AUDI RS4,S4 OR S6"...

    best check the part number, as he clearly doesn't have a clue. Only think i can think of is that they're RSTT's.
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    Cool!

    Need a bit of lowering tho?!

    Just got the standard 1999 A3 TDI Sport suspension

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    You could try them on and see what you think. The factory Sport suspension is lower than the normal suspension anyway (20mm I think) - I was parked next to a 1.6 at AmD before I changed my suspension and there was quite a difference in height.

    I've got -30/35mm Eibach springs on my 1.8T now, and TBH there's not a huge amount of difference - I presume the -30/35mm is in comparison to standard (non-sport) springs.
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    Ok thanks for the advice, how much would a garage charge about to supply & fit lowering springs?
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    hahaha, i love the way they're advertised as:

    "GENUINE 18" S-LINE RS4 ALLOYS"

    but then states:

    "PLEASE NOTE;THEY WILL NOT FIT AUDI RS4,S4 OR S6"...

    best check the part number, as he clearly doesn't have a clue. Only think i can think of is that they're RSTT's.

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    Just out of interest how can you defintively tell the difference between genuine and replica wheels??

    Cheers,

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    IIRC, genuine ones will have the part numbers stamped/cast on the back of one of the spokes, and cast audi logos in the centre.
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    Turbodan - I was charged £200 (5 hours labour @ £40/h) at a local Veedub/Audi/Beemer specialist for fitting springs & dampers and wheel realignment. I've heard of people getting it done much cheaper.

    [edit] Sorry, just re-read your post - Eibach springs are about £140. [/edit]

    Bantam - I believe the genuine ones have Audi logos cast into the wheel behind the centre cap and replicas don't. Someone may correct me here though!
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    Looking at the pics of the alloys, it would seem that they are genuine RSTT wheels, due to the fact that they have a groove that goes all the way round the spoke edges, so should fit your car no probs /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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