New wheels rota grid drifts?

190sline

Registered User
Hey guys looking at getting some new wheels this week really fancy rota grid drifts. I want to check that the sizes I have here will fit my b6 Quattro so the wheels are 18x9.5 et20 looking at having some stretch in the form of 225/40/18 tyres will the offset be ok and the wheels not to wide to hit the top arms?
 

Andie0

Registered User
Pretty sure the et will be incorrect. You should be sticking between 35-45
 

deano1978

different gear
Yeah man 20et will stick out loads.
Mine r et30 and only just tuck under lip. And they do rub.
 

J Eyo

Polo GTI (6) R
Rotas fitted perfectly, (5x100, 9.5 et38) 15mm spacer at front and 20mm at back. For those who want to know, the back definitely needed a spacer, hit top of the coil mount without! could probably get away with a 5mm at the back if you weren't running 9.5 with a 15mm at the front. Had to go 20mm rear for look and handling characteristics. The clearance between the inner rim protector and the strut in the front however is roughly 2-3mm so JUST fits. Tires are stretched 225 and managed to keep the tread in the arch (rears fine, front just), can definitely lower the car in the rear with no problems, may need to roll arches or camber to the get the fronts nicely inside. One thing to note, these are LOUD rims, the thick flat wall of each spoke gives a very audible propeller like tone, and the spacers create a frequency at around 80kmh that begins to ring and never lets off as speed increases. So, if you're willing to loose a bit of that soundless s3 interior for that wiiiide super phat look, then its well worth it!
 

deano1978

different gear
Rotas fitted perfectly, (5x100, 9.5 et38) 15mm spacer at front and 20mm at back. For those who want to know, the back definitely needed a spacer, hit top of the coil mount without! could probably get away with a 5mm at the back if you weren't running 9.5 with a 15mm at the front. Had to go 20mm rear for look and handling characteristics. The clearance between the inner rim protector and the strut in the front however is roughly 2-3mm so JUST fits. Tires are stretched 225 and managed to keep the tread in the arch (rears fine, front just), can definitely lower the car in the rear with no problems, may need to roll arches or camber to the get the fronts nicely inside. One thing to note, these are LOUD rims, the thick flat wall of each spoke gives a very audible propeller like tone, and the spacers create a frequency at around 80kmh that begins to ring and never lets off as speed increases. So, if you're willing to loose a bit of that soundless s3 interior for that wiiiide super phat look, then its well worth it!


PICTURES?
 

J Eyo

Polo GTI (6) R
reviving an old thread here! Sorry didn't see you guys wanted me to post pics!! will do, when i'm up :p still in bed right now :D however, I'm looking at lowering now, coil overs of course, buuut will the damn things fit?? I've only got 2-3mm of clearance up front (on the inside) anyone met with similar issues?
 

J Eyo

Polo GTI (6) R
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J Eyo

Polo GTI (6) R

666markyboy

Registered User
Those sizes are for an 8L S3 not a B6 A4
Rotas fitted perfectly, (5x100, 9.5 et38) 15mm spacer at front and 20mm at back. For those who want to know, the back definitely needed a spacer, hit top of the coil mount without! could probably get away with a 5mm at the back if you weren't running 9.5 with a 15mm at the front. Had to go 20mm rear for look and handling characteristics. The clearance between the inner rim protector and the strut in the front however is roughly 2-3mm so JUST fits. Tires are stretched 225 and managed to keep the tread in the arch (rears fine, front just), can definitely lower the car in the rear with no problems, may need to roll arches or camber to the get the fronts nicely inside. One thing to note, these are LOUD rims, the thick flat wall of each spoke gives a very audible propeller like tone, and the spacers create a frequency at around 80kmh that begins to ring and never lets off as speed increases. So, if you're willing to loose a bit of that soundless s3 interior for that wiiiide super phat look, then its well worth it!
 
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