Audi S3 8V Wheels Thread

S3 TRS

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Just thought this would be a good place to post pics of Audi S3s with different wheels on to help out people wanting advice on what aftermarket wheels to get. Hopefully this will become a sticky.

Please feel free to post here with the following info and of course photos!

Wheel Make:
Wheel Model:
Offsett (ET):
Wheel Width:
Wheel Size:
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different):
Bolt Pattern:




Ill get us started:

First up


Wheel Make: BBS
Wheel Model: CO (later called VZ)
Offsett (ET): 44
Wheel Width: 8 inch
Wheel Size: 18
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different): 225/40/18
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112

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Wheel Make: Rota
Wheel Model: Force
Offsett (ET): 48
Wheel Width: 8.5 inch
Wheel Size: 18
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different): 225/40/18
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 114.3 (wobble bolts required)

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Wheel Make: ?
Wheel Model: M310 Avant Garde
Offsett (ET): 45
Wheel Width: Front 8 inch - Rear 9 inch
Wheel Size: 18
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different): Front 215/40/18 - Rear 225/40/18
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112


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dstama

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Wheel Make: MSW( OZ)
Wheel Model: 24 (Matt Gun Metal Full Polished)
Offsett (ET): 48
Wheel Width: 8
Wheel Size: 19
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different): 225/35/19
Bolt Pattern: 5x112
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This is much nicer than the first lot IMO

is there are a profile shot available?
 

balsaq

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balsaq

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Yes...mine for the summer. Winter I have the original 18 inch.

I like the MSW26s too. Do they fit without any issue?
 

ConS3

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Wheel Make: VMR
Wheel Model: V701 in Galaxy Black
Offsett (ET): 45
Wheel Width: 8.5 inch
Wheel Size: 19
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different): 235/35/19
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112

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S3 TRS

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Had the wheels powder coated in gunmetal/anthracite with a matt clear coat.

Wheel Make: Rota
Wheel Model: Force
Offsett (ET): 48
Wheel Width: 8.5 inch
Wheel Size: 18
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different): 225/40/18
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 114.3 (wobble bolts required)

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S3 TRS

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Have a look here.

The wheels are 5 x 114.3 whereas the car is 5 x 112
The wobble bolts have loose collars which enable them to fit different wheel fitments.
 

The Challinor

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Mods, can this be made into a sticky and everyone can update as they fit their own wheels.
 
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monopole

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Wheel Make:
Wheel Model: RS6 replica
Offsett (ET): 45
Wheel Width: 8.5 inch
Wheel Size: 19
Tyres Size Front and Rear (if different): 235/35
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112

(need centre bore spigot 57.1>66.5)

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nervus

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Those RS6 reps dont look like they do on an RS6/5/6/7 is the offset dramatically different? I guess they are 21" on the bigger cars too :-/
 

visionthing

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Decided to get the S3 C0Z alloys powder coated in anthracite matte. Should be finished tomorrow, pictures to follow. I think the polished / gloss anthracite of the C0Z is a bit messy and they are a ****** to keep maintained, any hint of a kerb and the polished surface is ruined. Hope I made the right decision :laugh:
 

cam87

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just a quick question if I was going to buy a new set of wheels 18 or 19" would the car look right with it not being lowered or is lowering pretty much a must when you change the wheels to aftermarket?

thanks
 

MA3RC

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Do you have an S3/Sline? You'd probably get away with it if you do, just....
Any other suspension setup and you'd want to go lower. But then again you have room to lower on Sline & S3 suspension and it will look better
 

cam87

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sorry its an s3. yeah what happened is I have curbed the diamond cut alloy on my wheel today and im just weighing up the option. I don't really want to go down the lowering route but if I have to I have to.

thanks
 

visionthing

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Thought it time for a change...
8j x 18" BBS alloy wheels - Audi OEM - 8E0601025AN


The 8j fills the wheel arches nicely :chuncky:

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naughts4187

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BBS CH-R
19 x 8.5
ET48
225/35/19's
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Just wanna resurrect this thread. Actually, I've been looking for a "rimz" thread similar to one at the 8P section that has 78 pages of useful information. I saw people are asking questions about rims all the time, but nobody shares anything in this wheel dedicated place.

Why is this thread so inactive? The last post was more than three years ago. It's a shame. Should we start posting here again? Should we request renaming this thread from the S3 8V to the A3/S3 8V (or just 8V) wheels thread and make it sticky for more activity?

Personally, I have fitment questions and I got tired of browsing all the picture and build threads (not that they aren't interesting) collecting small crumbs of information here and there. Come on people!
 
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19x 8.5 et 45 fit with 235-35-19's
I went for P-Zeros with the AO spec these have a deep lip too for rim protection which looks good and actually adds a few mm onto the tyre with. No issues what so ever on Standard S3 sportback suspension, loads of spare room and the front tyres are about flush with front archs when looking from above.
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
19x 8.5 et 45 fit with 235-35-19's
I went for P-Zeros with the AO spec these have a deep lip too for rim protection which looks good and actually adds a few mm onto the tyre with. No issues what so ever on Standard S3 sportback suspension, loads of spare room and the front tyres are about flush with front archs when looking from above.
Mind sharing some pictures?
 
Here’s are the pics. Not the best but should give an idea on firmest. The fronts arguably poke a couple of mm (basically the rim protection part) which wouldn’t exist with contis or similar but this looks fine in the flesh. Was worried that they would poke and look too extreme until I fitted but actually looks oem / ever so slightly aggressive but not offensive at all. Not had any adverse opinions from purist friends.
 

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dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Here’s are the pics. Not the best but should give an idea on firmest. The fronts arguably poke a couple of mm (basically the rim protection part) which wouldn’t exist with contis or similar but this looks fine in the flesh. Was worried that they would poke and look too extreme until I fitted but actually looks oem / ever so slightly aggressive but not offensive at all. Not had any adverse opinions from purist friends.
If to trust the pictures, the rear tyres poke a little more than the front ones? It would be interesting to see the front look taken from a very sharp angle that shows the front bumper/wing part and the wheel. I'm still on a 8P SB and my summer setup is 8x18 ET42. It looks flush from above and from the back, but when I look from the front at a certain angle, I see the tyre treads and it makes it look like it pokes. It wasn't like this when my 8P was 7 mm lower on different springs.
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
I've been thinking of Pretorias as an option since I saw them last summer on a GTI Clubsport. It was a white GTI with black optics and 18" glossy black rims and it looked cool. Mind me asking why there are BBS centre caps on your wheels instead of Audi rings? Don't Audi centre caps fit the Pretoria rims?

P.S. What wheel size are they and are there any spacers?
 
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