A3 S line standard alloys

Ahmed1981

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I’ve had my A3 for 4 months now and I’m really not a fan of the standard silver painted alloys on the s line model. I was wondering if anyone has got them power coated to a different colour or would recommend to do that.
 

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Ideally need to see pic of the car sideways of course.
 

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As long as its a good powder coater, yes, just colour wise is the choice, as the cars darkish, the silver adds contrast tbh.

Maybe drop the suspension a little.
 

Ludus

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Is that the standard suspension?
 

adro

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There is one on autotrader with the wheels matching the platinum grey parts of the car if you want to have a look. I’m not a fan and think they are better in silver.
 

AlS3BE

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I’ll attach a photo below
Surprised they aren’t diamond cut on the face. Most Audis wheels I’ve had have diamond cut faces apart from winter alloy wheels.
I think they could look quite good with a dark ish gun metal grey with a shiny diamond cut face to contrast.
 
Is that the standard suspension?
I think it’s the lightning. If you zoom in on the alloys the gap isn’t as big as it would appear. Not sure if the sport suspension is standard on the S-Line though or if thats just Edition 1 and above.
 

Ludus

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I think it’s the lightning. If you zoom in on the alloys the gap isn’t as big as it would appear. Not sure if the sport suspension is standard on the S-Line though or if thats just Edition 1 and above.
Yeah it's standard on S Line and above
 
i know what you mean i got the edition one and the wheels are not that good imo, like a satin/matte silver, as everything is black on the car id prefer black wheels, but not sure if you can just get them powder coated without alot of prep work.
 

Duncs

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The wheels were a big deal for me - saw the standard ones on the configurator and autotrader at the point of ordering, and knew these would just not do. Therefore this was one of the few optional extras I had to tick - very happy with my diamond cut grey wheels...
 

Ludus

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The wheels were a big deal for me - saw the standard ones on the configurator and autotrader at the point of ordering, and knew these would just not do. Therefore this was one of the few optional extras I had to tick - very happy with my diamond cut grey wheels...
Yep, they're some of the nicest wheels in the entire Audi lineup imo. Very happy with them.
 

Bigjase88

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I just got my wheels powdercoated this week.

£200 refurbed and gloss black. Look amazing.

That was them taking the tyres off and putting them back on

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Yep, they're some of the nicest wheels in the entire Audi lineup imo. Very happy with them.
As a £150 option, they are good value, too. (I don’t usually specify upgraded wheels, but for that price they were a no-brainer for me).
 

Ahmed1981

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I’ve finally found an a3 8y with the standard s line alloys powder coated in black. Let me know what you guys think.
 

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I’ve finally found an a3 8y with the standard s line alloys powder coated in black. Let me know what you guys think.
All black alloys have never done anything for me. They either make the car look like a base spec or a wannabe chav. A gunmetal colour would look much nicer in my opinion.
 

Mastachaz

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Surprised they aren’t diamond cut on the face. Most Audis wheels I’ve had have diamond cut faces apart from winter alloy wheels.
I think they could look quite good with a dark ish gun metal grey with a shiny diamond cut face to contrast.
cost cutting :) almost all audi are design for diamond cut but are one color , proboboly to safe money and on other trim or models they are diamond cut
 

Ahmed1981

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Anyone got a source for these alloys. Dont think I want to paint the alloys want to keep it looking oem.
 

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