18" RS4 Alloys

ScottyKemp

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I have an Audi S3 2000 Model and am looking to get some 18" RS4 Style Alloys.

Can someone tell me if i put 18" alloys on with standard suspension:

Will there be a massive gap between the Tyre and the Arch ? Will it look like it belongs off road and just sit really tall ?
Has anyone done this without lowering or changing the suspension ?

I know 1 put 17" Alloys on my VR6 Highline on standard suspension and it looked silly so i had to lower it, but that was from 15" Alloys !

I guess from 17" to 18" it is not much of a jump !

Cheers
 

Gambba

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The S3's I've seen running 18's on standard setup looked fine, I honestly think the difference is minimal.

Can't think of anybody on here running 18's on standard suspension, but the difference is so minor in rolling radius, that I think it will make almost no difference to the stance of the car....just my opinion.
 

JayBeeS3

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when you go from 225/45 17 to
225/40/18 there shouldnt be any difference in the size of the wheel/tyre combination, so no reason fo big gaps.
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JayBeeS3

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ScottyKemp said:
" Shouldn't be any difference "
Just in the Price of the Tyre :0( !!!

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only little bit....... not?
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pure

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im on standard suspension on 18"'s I'd like to lower mine, but i dont wanna fork out for suspension and dont wanna knacker the ride quality by fitting crap lowering springs. I can post u a pic of how mine looks on standard suspension if u want?
 

bjacks

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Here's a pic of mine on std suspension. Black cars hide the gap between the wheel and the arch well - which is nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

 

pure

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pic
 

pure

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another
 

pure

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i think it could do with being lowered 30-40mm. Anyone know if this would affect ride quality if I just use some standard lowering springs and keep the same shocks?
 

RAPS3

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I'm running with 18's, on standard shocks with MTM lowered springs from QST. The ride is fine, just dodge the larger potholes /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif


 

Mike.M

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I think the MTM springs are 15mm..........but no idea of costs, sorry!
 
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