3.2 Quattro new wheels

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Hi to all,

want to put a new set of wheels and tyres on the car. has the 5 spoke star shape wheels at present, all in pretty good nick. I notice that the ET is quite large about 65 i think, where as most upgrade wheels are 35. has any one got any ideas what fits for not too much dosh. I think that the BBS LMs look hard as nails but they are quite pricey unless anyone knows of a second hand set going cheap that I can refurb?

cheers, Rich
 
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The 3sdm wheels are nice, and reasonably cheap. Other than that it's bargain hunting or reps. There's loads of ideas on the wheels thread.
 

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thanks, have mailed them, they look stunning, but, i expect it will more than break my budget!
 

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thanks it does, bargain, £140 for new wheels :) of set seems to be a problem though, my 3.2 has a massive offset, think its 65?
 

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The A3 has an offset of ET56, most reps are ET45 and fit fine (in fact better than oem), so anywhere in between is good
 
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Are you sure it's not 56? In which case the et45's would be just like running an 11mm spacer. I'm sure theres a few lads running the wheels already.
 

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Here is an idea of what et45 looks like...

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Both my lava gray and the white one are running 18" wheels with et45 on mine and I think et43 on the white one. Both have 225 tires with a little bit of stretch on 8.5" wide wheels.

If you wanted to push it, you could manage et35 but it would rub and you'd have to run a good stretch on the tires.
 

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perfect, thank you, grey one looks tough :)
 

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3SDM rims look stunning and at 140 a corner they are indeed a good deal. my budget inc tyres is about 600-700 so I really need to go for the second hand option. anyone know of any LMs or other rims like the 3SDMs?

thanks to all

Rich
 

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Anymore pictures of the greys ones LED fog holders?
 

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There is someone selling a set of the 3sdm in 18inch in the forsale section with tyres for £700 mate page 2 about the 3 one down on the page
 

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thanks for the tip but Ipswich is too far for me, I'm on the south coast..........very near 3SDM actually, I;ll see of they have some ones that need a refurb?
 
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If you get the 18" x 8.5 at £135 a corner, that's only £540. Then have a look about for some cheap part worn tyres until you can get the funds for a new set. You'll pay at least £150 for a decent refurb anyway.
 

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thanks, have replied to guy with 3SDMs for sale, just a bit concerned that 225s on 8.5J's look a bit too stretched?
 

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Look at my pics again... ^^^

Those are both 225s on 8.5" wheels. There is a little bit of stretch, but it's not too bad.

Or here you go for a better look...

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thanks both of you, those look perfect, just saw a set of Bently alloys on an A3 today and the stretch looked a little too much, but probably needed it to get the clearance. My car is Phantom Black, so, with a set of these I think it'll look good.
 

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I live near Chichester if you have seen my wheels for sale? Would be willing to do a deal on your standard wheels too possibly?
 

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no thanks Ian, I am going to stick with mine for now, the wheels on mine do not seem to be standard, they are "dished" quite a lot, and the mre I look at the car it looks good. It is an AUdi Germany development car, I got through a gut I know where I work, its well tricked up underneath and has a good few horses on top of the standard and I think I am going to try and keep the "sleeper" type of look
 

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Yep, sounds like we need some pics of the beast!
 

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You need a photobucket account, once you have that, upload your photos to there and copy and paste the img links into your posts on here
 

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thanks, away at the moment, will take some when I get back but be prepared to be underwhelmed!
 
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