Wheel offset

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Could some one help me out please.

Can anyone tell me the standard s3 wheel offset? 57 plate

Thanks in advance :)
 
They are deffo 18" x 7.5J and the offset is ET54. For some reason ET56 is floating around in my head but I'm 98% it's ET54.
 
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They are deffo 18" x 7.5J and the offset is ET54. For some reason ET56 is floating around in my head but I'm 98% it's ET54.

Very close.. Pre facelift is ET56 facelift is ET54 :)
 
Very close.. Pre facelift is ET56 facelift is ET54 :)

Close but no cigar!! lol...Thank you for clearing that one up ;)

Don't suppose you know the logic behind Audi using such high positive offsets, meaning the tyre is sucked into the arches? With 7.5J they could have used offset 45 with no issues whatsoever?
 
Close but no cigar!! lol...Thank you for clearing that one up ;)

Don't suppose you know the logic behind Audi using such high positive offsets, meaning the tyre is sucked into the arches? With 7.5J they could have used offset 45 with no issues whatsoever?

No idea the actual logic about it.. Its such a poor setup too, but the only thing I can think of, the car is sold in many countries.. Perhaps a safe generic setup, wasn't build for handling anyway..
 
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Cheers guys was going to buy some spacers but I'm not going to bother. Il just change wheels and put the spacer money towards a set
 
No idea the actual logic about it.. Its such a poor setup too, but the only thing I can think of, the car is sold in many countries.. Perhaps a safe generic setup, wasn't build for handling anyway..

Very poor setup considering the power output of some of the engines you can have in this chassis, namely, the S3 and RS3.

Hopefully they sorted it with their MQB platform for the 8V/Golf 7 etc
 

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