Facelift 18" - Mag Ride height?

soziblewuup

Registered User
Hi,

I'm currently configuring a facelift S3 sportback and need a little advice regarding 18" alloys and mag ride.

Firstly, will mag ride be beneficial on 18" wheels? I can see mag ride is mandatory on 19" wheels but not 18".

Secondly, from doing a little research it seems the ride height is increased when opting for mag ride. I've seen an image comparing the two but couldn't notice much difference myself. I was wondering if anyone has another example of the ride height difference? Does mag ride also make 18" alloys look a little small?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Lehn

Registered User
See images below or try to take a look at my Instagram images: kennethlehns3. That's 18" with mag ride.

IMO 18" looks okay and it makes a huge difference to the ride quality with mag ride in comfort vs dynamic but the 19" with 235/35 will fill out the wheel arch a bit more which will look better and here I think you'll be very happy to have mag ride.

Regarding the ride height it is around 5mm more than non mag ride.

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soziblewuup

Registered User
Looks fantastic, thanks for sharing. I'm of the opinion this is perhaps something someone with a keen eye may be able to pick up on, but for me, I think it doesn't make too much of a difference. I think I'll opt for mag ride.

Many thanks for the help!
 

Lehn

Registered User
Looks fantastic, thanks for sharing. I'm of the opinion this is perhaps something someone with a keen eye may be able to pick up on, but for me, I think it doesn't make too much of a difference. I think I'll opt for mag ride.

Many thanks for the help!

You're welcome - you won't regret it! :hi:
 

Beery

Active Member
Silver Supporter
Magride is excellent. Comfort and dynamic does actually make a difference. Mines on 19s which probably makes it a little more of a harsh ride but I like being able to wack in comfort when I'm just bumbling about!
 

Lehn

Registered User
Magride is excellent. Comfort and dynamic does actually make a difference. Mines on 19s which probably makes it a little more of a harsh ride but I like being able to wack in comfort when I'm just bumbling about!

The different modes sure does make a difference! It's funny how you sit in your seat jumping a little when driving on the highway in Dynamic. Then when you switch to comfort it's like you're on 15" and balloon tyres :stupid:
 

jungle650

Registered User
The different modes sure does make a difference! It's funny how you sit in your seat jumping a little when driving on the highway in Dynamic. Then when you switch to comfort it's like you're on 15" and balloon tyres :stupid:

I agree Mag Ride is very good for ironing out the bumps.. Especially useful if you have 19’ wheels as well. Certainly worthwhile excellent with 18’s.
 
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