1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Facelift BIL11 85 Audi RS3 Build

billymc92 Jan 10, 2018

  1. D0C

    D0C Registered User

    3,273
    3,087
    113
    I think that's too much mate.
     
    AudiNutta, billymc92, AB RS3 and 2 others like this.
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. jimojameso

    jimojameso Well-Known Member Section Mod

    500
    262
    63
    I'm afraid i agree. I think it will be too much aswell. Are you running 235s or 255s? Might just get away with a 235 possibly. :(
     
    billymc92 likes this.
  4. Leo-RS

    Leo-RS Registered User

    868
    738
    93
    Would agree, going to be too much Billy. With the tyre on too even the Michelin, it will go wider again some what.

    Back to the drawing board on the wheels front I think.

    Just my honest opinion but see what everyone else thinks. If you’re happy with the wide toe tho then to hell with what we all think.
     
    billymc92 likes this.
  5. T-800

    T-800 Guest

    0
    0
    0
    Looks too much Billy.........

    I've seen an PFL RS3 with FFR1's fitted with spacers and it looked spot on

    nowhere near that level of poke

    It'll just look wrong with tyres on.
     
    billymc92 likes this.
  6. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    I did think so to, as the 2 damaged wheels are getting collected I spoke to the supplier and said they may as well take the 4 as I don’t think they will fit and they just said he will find a solution over the weekend and get it sorted for me.

    I didn’t even ask for a refund I just said I’d change them for another brand they have in stock
     
    jimojameso and NevMan like this.
  7. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    On another note got a 10.89 @ 126.34 today on dragy
     
  8. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

    6,674
    8,683
    113
    Please excuse my ignorance, but would 20” alloys not give you more clearance with calipers? Appreciate you would then need new tyres


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. Leo-RS

    Leo-RS Registered User

    868
    738
    93
    Yes, good time that Billy, just need to replicate that time at Crail now to get it “official”.

    Easier said than done though as as you know the launch surface at Crail is poor :(

    Good luck though.

    Yes, I think you’ve made correct decision with the wheels, you need to go back to the drawing board to find a set that are verified to fit.
     
  10. Leo-RS

    Leo-RS Registered User

    868
    738
    93
    20’s I don’t think will fit without rubbing. Certainly not on the rears anyway.
     
  11. drgav2005

    drgav2005 Registered User

    19
    51
    13
    The FFR1 alloys ET37 at the front do fit... [​IMG]
     
  12. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  13. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

    6,674
    8,683
    113
    Fair enough, suppose they would then clear calipers but rub on arches


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. Leo-RS

    Leo-RS Registered User

    868
    738
    93
    Your car looks great Gav, colour combo on the wheels works well.
     
    DW81, drgav2005 and billymc92 like this.
  15. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

    6,674
    8,683
    113
    VERY nice


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    drgav2005 and billymc92 like this.
  16. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    wow that's phenomenal. I do love those alloys. Just a shame I cant get the FFR1D to fit!
     
    drgav2005 likes this.
  17. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    The more I think about this situation the more ****** off I get. First because ive got scabby looking callipers and 2. Ill now not get my wheels fitted till I return from offshore in 3 weeks!!

    I really am not wanting 21mm poke on the front. Even if it did just fit it now means I cant ever lower my car when I have always planned on getting MSS spring kit. Im now not wanting them to say well just try it and see because one, im not wanting anymore damage than whats already been caused and 2. Once I come home in 3 weeks time and try fit them if it doesn't fit or looks ***** ill then again need to wait anout 7 or 8 days for new wheels to come again.

    The FFR1 look so good on @drgav2005 so think ill just change to them.

    Ive just tried to call them and arrange for them to pick up the other 2 wheels [as 2 damaged ones got collected today] but the boy who is dealing with me wont be back in till Monday....GREAT

    Another thing I've noticed is on there website they only have ET42. So no doubt they will make me put the 5mm spacers on front again. It would be better if they could just give me the ET37 [same as @drgav2005].
     
    NevMan likes this.
  18. drgav2005

    drgav2005 Registered User

    19
    51
    13
    Many thanks Billy,

    So sorry you have had so much hassle on the wheels and the damage to your calipers. I would definitely hold out for them to supply the ET37 on the fronts - I'm pretty sure they weren't on their website when I spoke to them, they just offered me them directly when I was discussing the various options.
     
    T-800 likes this.
  19. drgav2005

    drgav2005 Registered User

    19
    51
    13
    Many thanks q5man and Leo - I'm pretty chuffed with them!
     
    NevMan and T-800 like this.
  20. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

    6,674
    8,683
    113
    I bet you are, what a real shame, especially as you had checked with them. I agree the FFR1’s do look sick on @drgav2005’s car, get the right spacers and go for them


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    drgav2005 likes this.
  21. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    where did you order your rims from?
     
  22. drgav2005

    drgav2005 Registered User

    19
    51
    13
    Hi Billy - I called Ispiri direct: 028 686 33006. According to their website they should be open tomorrow between 9 and 2 p.m.
     
    billymc92 likes this.
  23. savo

    savo Registered User

    63
    40
    18
    Hi Gav,
    How did you get on with fitting the TPMS ? As I’m going to lower my car do you think I’d be able to fit 245 on the rear without causing any rubbing
     
  24. drgav2005

    drgav2005 Registered User

    19
    51
    13
    TPMS was an easy fit - but given the slight difference in thickness between these alloys and OEM my tyre fitter just added a washer on the outside of the rim under the OEM TPMS valve. No issues and the TPMS system picked up the sensors and stored the pressures immediately as I drove away from the garage.

    Sorry but no idea whether the 245 tyres would rub at the rear - I thought it safer to stick with the tried and trusted Audi staggered setup of 255/30/19 front and 235/35/19 rear. You *could* get away with lowering I guess but I'm not the man to ask!! :tearsofjoy:
     
    savo likes this.
  25. neg

    neg Registered User

    251
    150
    43
    I'm running 245 all round on 20's - also with the MSS kit.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    billymc92 and savo like this.
  26. savo

    savo Registered User

    63
    40
    18
    What wheels you running neg
     
  27. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    Any pictures?
     
  28. Ed_rx7

    Ed_rx7 Registered User

    328
    160
    43
    If your running 20” and 245 tyres you can get away with 8.5 inches wide wheels... but ET at front 45 will rub ever so slightly on reverse.... (but not when driving) won’t be much of an issue once a couple of mm are removed from the tyre from use, if the tyre is new... however you won’t get 245 on rear without having a lower offset as under compression it will rub
     
  29. Dodgygtr

    Dodgygtr Registered User

    263
    153
    43
    I’m looking at 245/30/19’s on 8.5/19 offset38 so should be ok
     
  30. Ed_rx7

    Ed_rx7 Registered User

    328
    160
    43
    Yep should be fine... even if lowered .... but your a saloon right.... so you may be able to get away with more
     
    Dodgygtr likes this.
  31. Dodgygtr

    Dodgygtr Registered User

    263
    153
    43
    Can you get 255’s all round?
     
  32. Ed_rx7

    Ed_rx7 Registered User

    328
    160
    43
    I believe so, as the track in the saloon is wider so I’ve been told... however I’m not sure what offset you would need
     
  33. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  34. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    Just a quick update about the wheel situation. Here is parts of the emails I have been receiving from Rimstyle

    “I have arranged all of this with Ispiri just now, and the 2 wheels will come out as good as they were, complete with 7mm spacer kit for the front, achieving ET35 which is proven to work and sit correctly on the RS3 Saloon. We have many customers running the BBS CH-R 19x8.5 ET40 combined with a 5mm spacer, creating the same end result ET35 offset. You can see from the mark created by the caliper, the extra clearance required was fractional which is down to the tolerances the VAG factory works within.”

    “I fully appreciate you said you were going to lower your car in the future so need the clearance, so we have put it to ET35 as an end result, which is run many times over on the RS3, BBS CH-R 19x8.5 ET40 with the 5mm spacers to ET35.”

    Hopefully this works because they said they will refuse to take them back as there is a few scuffs on the wheels from where the tires got fitted.

    Does anyone have any doubts if this will work as wheels and ETs are not my strong point and confuse the F**k out of me lol
     
  35. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    I also stated at one point I wanted to swap the wheels to the FFR1 as I did not want to much poke and know they fit as @drgav2005 has it and they stated there is no difference in the size of the spokes. They said they have had my wheels fitted to other cars the exact same as mine. But each car has VAG tolerances and just because they fit a car the exact same as mine my hub could still be 2mm further out than that and that’s the reason I got a scrape.

    Sounds like a load of **** to me but I may be wrong.
     
  36. D0C

    D0C Registered User

    3,273
    3,087
    113
    Manufacturer tolerances?! Lol!
     
    jimojameso likes this.
  37. neg

    neg Registered User

    251
    150
    43
    [​IMG]

    Must get some better photos, hopefully the weathers getting better!



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    PanamaS3, AudiNutta and billymc92 like this.
  38. Ed_rx7

    Ed_rx7 Registered User

    328
    160
    43
    Billy.... why are they quoting for the RS3 Saloon.... when you have a Sportback!

    Could this have been the issue as the saloon has different offsets to the Sportback
     
  39. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    No mate they know I have sport back and that they have different offsets. But I think they were just mildly saying that they have done it to a saloon
     
  40. Ed_rx7

    Ed_rx7 Registered User

    328
    160
    43
    Ok cool
     
  41. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

    667
    726
    93
    So found this car in the leaderboards on dragy.
    Considering everyone saying a aftermarket intake is not any better than the stock one my times are a bit quicker. As you can see we pretty much have same mods apart from I have a Eventuri intake and he has stock. He even has the sports exhaust and the better intercooler.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Kristijan Sabljar and FBF01 like this.
  42. D0C

    D0C Registered User

    3,273
    3,087
    113
    An intake wouldn't make a car 0.5s quicker over the quarter mile. Must be conditions.
     
  43. Callum66

    Callum66 Registered User

    103
    76
    28
    If that's Dave Henderson then he may well not be pushing his new car to it's maximum potential yet. I have a feeling he will be posting 10's in the not too distant. I'd like the Eventuri to be making a big difference but I doubt this is reason for the 0.5 second discrepancy.
     

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information