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yet another wheel question

steve bain Mar 3, 2011

  1. steve bain

    steve bain Member

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    hello all.

    just picked up some wheels and its too late to get them fitted now so my question is will they fit?! and what spacers may i need?

    225/40/18's on 18x8J wheels with offset 40.

    I have a feeling i'll be looking at somewhere between 10-20mm spacing? 10mm more on the rear.

    according to car bible (compared to standard sport alloys):
    The edge of the new tyre will be 8mm closer to the inside of the wheel well and suspension components, and 12mm further out from the edge of the bodywork.

    thanks. very excite about new wheels....and cost me just £160 :p
     
  2. steve bain

    steve bain Member

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    oops. its an a3.

    i realise they are fractionally larger in diameter overall, but it will help to fill the arches i guess!
     
  3. steve bain

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    and how to answer my own question! my old audi had 18x8 with et35 and looked like this. so i think 20mm rear and 10mm front

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  4. steve bain

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    its these i got in gloss black with white lip. going to change the lip to lime green me thinks! :)

    not the coolest wheels ever but with 4 good tyres i couldn't say no

    avalini scorze alloy wheels rims
     
  5. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Look different mate get the pics up when fitted...
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    So long as the stud pattern and centre bore is correct, they should fit straight on! Ideally, you want offset of ET35, but 40 should be ok.
     
  7. steve bain

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    cool. i think i need spigots but there cheap as you like.

    just coz i'm bored at work i did a quick photoshop. lime green it is then!! and did a free respray on the bumper :)

    before

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    after

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  8. steve bain

    steve bain Member

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    lowered...yes i am this bored!!

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  9. steve bain

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    progress pics. i am either mental or a genius. not sure yet. hopefully on car in a few hours :)

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  10. steve bain

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    well i think it works well. needs a beating with the lowering stick now!

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  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Need to black the tyres a bit, and yes, lower it, it might just work!
     
  12. Westy_A3T

    Westy_A3T Member

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    It's going to be like Marmite.
     
  13. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    but i like marmite :p
     

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