Facelift BIL11 85 Audi RS3 Build

NevMan

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Looks good billy. IS the exhaust issue sorted now? What was done if so?
 

billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
Looks good billy. IS the exhaust issue sorted now? What was done if so?

No they have took pictures and need to get in touch with milltek, this was on Friday so nothin will start till tomorrow. They said the have been milltek dealer for 7 years and fitted 1000s of exhausts and have never seen anything like this. They said they will be very surprised if milltek does not fix the issue. And they know I’m MRC Stage 2
 

NevMan

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No they have took pictures and need to get in touch with milltek, this was on Friday so nothin will start till tomorrow. They said the have been milltek dealer for 7 years and fitted 1000s of exhausts and have never seen anything like this. They said they will be very surprised if milltek does not fix the issue. And they know I’m MRC Stage 2

Hopefully sorted next week then


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Phil3

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@billymc92 Just a quick one mate, without filtering back through half the pages here... what size and offset etc are the alloys you’ve finally got? also have you got spacers fitted front and rear too? Cheers
 

billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
@billymc92 Just a quick one mate, without filtering back through half the pages here... what size and offset etc are the alloys you’ve finally got? also have you got spacers fitted front and rear too? Cheers

8.5j Et42 with 7mm spacers on front and 5mm spacers on rear

255 on front and 235 on rear
 

Phil3

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8.5j Et42 with 7mm spacers on front and 5mm spacers on rear

255 on front and 235 on rear

Thanks mate... did RimStyle supply all the spacers etc within the price they quote online?

What offset is the standards on the Sportback, they’re different to the Saloon aren’t they?
 

Callum66

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FL Sportback has ET53 Front & ET49 Rear on the 8.5” / 8” setup
 

billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
Thanks mate... did RimStyle supply all the spacers etc within the price they quote online?

What offset is the standards on the Sportback, they’re different to the Saloon aren’t they?

I would not be buying from Rimstyle, what a hassle I’ve had and because they supplied me with wrong wheels that they said fit because tires had been fitted to them they refused to exchange them. Rubbish customer service after the sale had gone through. And standard sizes are as Callum mentioned
 

Phil3

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That’s for the info mate... I emailed them a few days ago and they’ve just got back to me, saying their ideal fit is 8.5 et42 with 8mm spacers all round, so a bit more of a poke out than yours are
 

Phil3

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I’m all new to looking at alloys and the different fit and sizes etc... and it doesn’t help that the Saloon and Sportback have totally different offsets. Trying to work it out, here’s the figures I’ve got


Billy’s Sportback setup:

Fronts stick out 18mm more than standard
Rears stick out 18.4 more than standard

RimStyles offering for the Saloon:

Fronts stick out 11mm more than standard
Rears stick out 13.4 more than standard


With the alloys being a concaved shape, it looks like they are going to foul the calipers on the Saloon, but that’s just a guess at this stage, a bit more research required I think
 

billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
That’s for the info mate... I emailed them a few days ago and they’ve just got back to me, saying their ideal fit is 8.5 et42 with 8mm spacers all round, so a bit more of a poke out than yours are

Haha they have changed there story now. Used to be 5mm spacers all round will clear it!!!! Idiots
 

billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
I’m all new to looking at alloys and the different fit and sizes etc... and it doesn’t help that the Saloon and Sportback have totally different offsets. Trying to work it out, here’s the figures I’ve got


Billy’s Sportback setup:

Fronts stick out 18mm more than standard
Rears stick out 18.4 more than standard

RimStyles offering for the Saloon:

Fronts stick out 11mm more than standard
Rears stick out 13.4 more than standard


With the alloys being a concaved shape, it looks like they are going to foul the calipers on the Saloon, but that’s just a guess at this stage, a bit more research required I think

Mines is only 16.4 on rear. I have 5mm spacers on rear not 7 all round
 

Phil3

Registered User
Haha they have changed there story now. Used to be 5mm spacers all round will clear it!!!! Idiots

I think they’ve used you as a bit of a test mule here mate... I’m just wondering if they have fitted them to a saloon before and are aware the setups are different, as the numbers above are a good few mm’s different!
 

billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
I think they’ve used you as a bit of a test mule here mate... I’m just wondering if they have fitted them to a saloon before and are aware the setups are different, as the numbers above are a good few mm’s different!

I would most certainly not go with them. If you have a problem then will not help you. There is plenty more companies with same wheels and prices to choose fron
 

NevMan

Well known member
I think they’ve used you as a bit of a test mule here mate... I’m just wondering if they have fitted them to a saloon before and are aware the setups are different, as the numbers above are a good few mm’s different!

Either that or they have no f@cking idea, which sounds like the case. As billy says, plenty other companies to choose from.


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Phil3

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Either that or they have no f@cking idea, which sounds like the case. As billy says, plenty other companies to choose from.

I totally agree... but I’ve been in contact with two others today and I’ve even less confidence in them! One said no spacer are need and they will be fine (same size alloy setup) and the other company has said I only need 3mm spacers but will have to purchase them separately for £40 each (again same setup)
 
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T-800

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I totally agree... but I’ve been in contact with two others today and I’ve even less confidence in them! One said no spacer are need and they will be fine (same size alloy setup) and the other company has said I only need 3mm spacers but will have to purchase them separately for £40 each (again same setup)

Why not just speak to the organ grinder ?

Ispiri Ireland.

Job done.
 

NevMan

Well known member
2mm? I had 5mm and it didn't exacty just scuff the wheel lol.

Clearly even Inspiri Ireland have no idea ‍♂️


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Callum66

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Clearly even Inspiri Ireland have no idea ‍♂️

I called them and wasn’t in the least bit impressed. The bloke who answered the phone obviously didn’t know what he was talking about but was convinced he did.
 

Callum66

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Are you looking at a set off them too mate?

Yes, I was as I liked the look of Billy’s but that Ispiri call put me off. I’ve gone with HRE FF04’s. Not fitted yet but they’re not perfect either so I’m not recommending them. Maybe it would be good to have a FL wheel thread to help others trying to make the same decisions.
 

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billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
So I thought I’ve had the sunroof rattle the last couple of days, was a knocking very loudly above my head and thought it was my sunroof after reading everything on line. Turns out my sunvisor had not been clipped back in to its slot properly and it was that knocking away. What a relief it was just that!
 

NevMan

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Billy, do you have PPF and Ceramic coatings? Car looking seriously good! Do you maintain, or regularly take to "Pro's"
 

cjm999

2017 RS3, Ara Blue Sportback
Nope not on start up as I had the cold start mapped out. But I do get it at low RPM when accelerating/under load
What do you mean by that? With my RS3, my cold starts are always the quietest, is that normal or not? I only get a loud start up with some crackles when I've been driving for 20 minutes+, then stop and start up again soon after. I'm not aware of any exhaust ticks on mine either so I'm not aware of the issue that has been talked about a lot on here.
 

billymc92

2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3
What do you mean by that? With my RS3, my cold starts are always the quietest, is that normal or not? I only get a loud start up with some crackles when I've been driving for 20 minutes+, then stop and start up again soon after. I'm not aware of any exhaust ticks on mine either so I'm not aware of the issue that has been talked about a lot on here.

There’s 2 different rattles people talk a lot about on here.

The first one is not a fault, although it sounds like a fault and sounds broke it’s just present for the first 20 seconds of cold start. It’s the warm up phase for the cats. A simple solution for this is start it in dynamic and you no longer get it. Since my car no longer has any cats as I have a Downpipe there is no need for me to have a cold start as there is no cats to warm up so my tuner mapped this out.

The 2nd I and most other people talk about is the decat rattle. If your car is standard you will not have this rattle. It happens with any decat fitted so far (milltek, scorpion, OEM gutted cat proven so far) is present when every you are under load (accelerating) at low revs. (Most noticeable in reverse). There is loads of different things people say this could be but no one really has a 100% idea and no fix seems to be available yet.
 

RS3-Rob

Registered User
I saw something on Iroz Motorsports in the US saying that the second rattle you're referring to is actually the turbo wastegate and not a rattle of some kind in the exhaust from the valves or anything else like we all thought even though it sounds like it and the only way to solve the issue is by upgrading the turbo and in turn, the wastegate.

According to Iroz you can try a little trick to be sure that it is the wastegate which requires a cheap hand vacuum pump and force the wastegate closed at idle and 'blip' the throttle and the rattle shouldn't be present. I'm not sure how or where you'd attach the pump but its worth a shot for the technical guys out there and give us a solution in terms of a fix :rockwoot:
 
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