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markbrown87

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Anyone got silver team dynamic pro race 1.2 wheels fitted to a phantom black 3 door s3?
Pics needed for inspiration.

Cheers
 
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markbrown87

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If anyone can photoshop these on my car it would be appreciated.
TIA
 

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d4dubs

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I doesn't have much of a drop to even think of rubbing. My car has been lowered 6 mm more (-31 mm off a stock ride hight) on VWR springs for two years before I replaced them with Eibach Pro and I had the same wheels with 5 mm spacers which made it ET45 that time, and I still didn't have any rubbing issues. I think you have to start thinking of rubbing when you drop 35-45 mm (Sportlines or H&R).

The spacers do some track widening. I have the same rims with the winter tyres on now and I use them without the spacers in order to protect paintwork from flying salt. I can take pictures.

If I was to do this again, I would choose 18x8 ET45 for the front and 18x8 ET42-40 for the rear axle if the drop was 30 mm.

The picture below shows 18x8 ET45 on VWR springs (31 mm drop). I guess the Eibach pro should have a similar drop if you use the oem dampers. My car is on Bilstein B4 dampers that push the car a little up due their gas pressure technology. Otherwise the drop on Pros would be like on the image below.

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Is that a stock diffuser on the bumper?
 

paddy

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Hi all,

Car is currently running 7.5jx17 et56 with 225/45/17.

If I fitted 7.5jx18 et54 with 225/40/18 could I run into any issues?

Car is an A3 3.2 Quattro.

Cheers
A bit late as usual abmat but the S Line 3.2 had 18" as std and i fitted std S3 wheels to it.
 

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abmat

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A bit late as usual abmat but the S Line 3.2 had 18" as std and i fitted std S3 wheels to it.

Cheers paddy. Ended up fitting some 18” speedline split rims in the end.
 

Yate5y

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Got 2012 Audi S3, Seen some wheels on eBay, right pcd and size, pretty sure the et is fine, can someone confirm?!


PCD: 5x112

Size: 8jx18

ET:42
 

leonwilliams

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Have a full set of theses for sale 17" good condition one has a,couple of scuffs 2 brand new tyres 2 still well within legal limit
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nOobem

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New to this . Got an A3 sport back 2.0 tdi 2014 don’t know a huge amount but can I put 18" 3SDM 0.01 straight on ???

Cheers
 

abmat

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8.5 may rub, may not. All depends on if you fit spacers, if car is lowered etc.

Go back two pages and this width is discussed.

Pcd and offset are fine.

Centre bore is the diameter of the hole in the middle of the wheel. If it’s 66 you will need shims. Can’t remember exactly but A3 centre bore is 54mm? Google it.
 
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nOobem

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Thanks for your advice car is not lowered. Will be taking wheels to a respected independent tyre fitters for the tyres and fitting. I’m presuming they would be able to put necessary spacers etc on to fit the wheels to my desired spec, or should I not be so gullible to think this?
 

leonwilliams

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I think you have to sort your own spacers out mate. I would check with your tyre fitters before you take car down only to find out they dont supply them. I went from 17" to 18" needed wheel hub centric spigot rings got from euro car. As 18" centre slightly bigger couple of quid. Where as spacers ar rather more expensive

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samuelh_888

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Le Mans on the S3, na, stick with the Rotors!

Although not an S3, my old A3 had Le Mans alloys - sold them as soon as I could.

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paddy

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Stick with the rotors if they are good, i really like mine but they are corroding under the paint so will not last much longer.
 

paddy

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What size are they ? are you using spacers ?
 

Oretas

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Anyone got pics of all black Audi BBS speedlines on an A3? Like these ones
 

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D.rc

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I bought a pair of 18' MAM A7 for my 8P think they look good just need to be lowered now!
 

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