what wheels are you running?

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
S3 reps, 19x8 ET45 (with 8mm spacers on the back) wrapped in 235/35/19 Goodyear Eagle Fi Asymmetric 5 tyres. It's obvious from the pictures that the wheels could get additional 3-5mm spacers to each corner.

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makelja

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BBS CH028 painted to gunmetal, with 10mm spacers in each corner. So in total 8*18 ET33. Brand new Falken Azenis FK510 225/40/18 tires.
 
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dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Received a package with a replica of the RS4 rotors from China today. I chose a smaller size of 18x8 ET42 as I was going to use them with 225/40/18 winter tyres. The finish is good, better than the current 19" S3 replica that I bought from the same supplier earlier this summer. They are also more concave than I expected (someone said that the new RS3 rotors aren't popular because they aren't concave enough). This is good. The bad is that the diamond cut surface doesn't have a layer of clear coat, so I will have to apply it myself or pay to someone. Another drawback is that they are heavy. They weigh 13.3 kg each. In comparison, the old version of the 18x8 RS3 rotors weighs 12 kg. My current 19" S3 replica weighs 11.9 kg.

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dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Fitted winter wheels last night. It's the same RS4 rotor reps as in a post above, now wrapped in Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 tyres, 225/40/18. I covered the rims with CarPro DLUX ceramic coating to protect diamond cut parts from salt. I hope it will help :) Liked the tyres. Despite I rode no more than 60 kms after fitting the wheels, I noticed that the tyres are pretty quiet and comfortable. I hope they are as good as reviewed. The MPG improved in comparison to my 19" summer wheels. Also, I used 5 mm spacers on the front and 8 mm spacers on the back.
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Flying Scotsman

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Those wheels have no clearcoat on painted and diamond cut finish? Are you sure they do not have a matt clearcoat. That is the finish coat on my 19" RS6 replica wheels, same as the OEM finish and I believe that the OEM RS4 rotors are a matt clearcoat finish also, as are the S5 and A6 with that design alloy wheel
 

Henda

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Received a package with a replica of the RS4 rotors from China today. I chose a smaller size of 18x8 ET42 as I was going to use them with 225/40/18 winter tyres. The finish is good, better than the current 19" S3 replica that I bought from the same supplier earlier this summer. They are also more concave than I expected (someone said that the new RS3 rotors aren't popular because they aren't concave enough). This is good. The bad is that the diamond cut surface doesn't have a layer of clear coat, so I will have to apply it myself or pay to someone. Another drawback is that they are heavy. They weigh 13.3 kg each. In comparison, the old version of the 18x8 RS3 rotors weighs 12 kg. My current 19" S3 replica weighs 11.9 kg.

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look decent quality. Have you got a link to where u bought them?
 

S3 ZA

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Unlike most members here, I want to move from a 235/35 R19 set up to an 18" one. Rims are likely to be one of the MAK or OZ ranges. What I can't decide on is whether to go 225/40 R18 on 7,5" rims or 235/40 R18 on 8" rims. The latter is actually a closer match to the 19"setup (circumference-wise) and offers an extra 4mm of sidewall height.
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
Those wheels have no clearcoat on painted and diamond cut finish? Are you sure they do not have a matt clearcoat. That is the finish coat on my 19" RS6 replica wheels, same as the OEM finish and I believe that the OEM RS4 rotors are a matt clearcoat finish also, as are the S5 and A6 with that design alloy wheel
I'm not sure. Perhaps they had a matte clear coat finish but I was unable to see it, so clear it was :) I didn't dare to scratch it. Anyway, a few layers of the ceramic coating will help with cleaning.
 

dp_motley

2019 A3 35TFSI S line
look decent quality. Have you got a link to where u bought them?
The quality is very good. The finish is smooth and wheels were easy to balance. I bought them and got shipped from China. I don't know if it's a reseller or a manufacturer, but my research has shown that our local traders sell exactly the same rims. This is the second set of rims that I bought from them (the first one are my 19" summer alloys). The link to the Audi/VW catalogue section is here: http://wheelshome.com/category/replica/audivw/ But the actual purchase I made via their facebook page where I contacted them via FB messaging and spoke to a guy named Steven. He sent me their latest stock list and quoted a set of rims with shipping to my address. I paid with PayPal (they send a PayPal invoice). They ship with FedEx, it takes approximately 10-14 days. The price for a set of these 18" rims with shipping was $660. No duties or other charges (perhaps they pay all duties via the FedEx themselves).

Edit: I forgot to mention that these rims must be lighter then I weighted them before. My bathroom weights had a bad battery and didn't show right numbers. The full wheel with the tyre weights 21.2 kg, so I don't believe that the rim alone is 13.3 kg. It should be lighter.
 
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makelja

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Winter wheels have the OEM 7.5x17 ET43 with Nokian R2 studless tires. With no spacers currently. I have to have an MOT this winter and spacers are a no-no.

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Saint AUDI

First Audi
Hi, Just bought my first AUDI after driving BMW for 30 years.
It’s a 2017 A3 Black Edition 1.5 TFSI 2 door s line hatchback in Nano grey.
The 18 inch Titanium 10 spoke alloys aren’t doing it for me and I’m looking to upgrade them.
I’d like to go bigger than the stock 18 inch and was wondering what would be the best alloy tyre combo without rubbing issues to fill the arches and without having to alter the s line suspension ?
Thanks for any help
 
Hi, Just bought my first AUDI after driving BMW for 30 years.
It’s a 2017 A3 Black Edition 1.5 TFSI 2 door s line hatchback in Nano grey.
The 18 inch Titanium 10 spoke alloys aren’t doing it for me and I’m looking to upgrade them.
I’d like to go bigger than the stock 18 inch and was wondering what would be the best alloy tyre combo without rubbing issues to fill the arches and without having to alter the s line suspension ?
Thanks for any help

Hi Saint. All the info you need is in this thread. Biggest wheel to fill the gap in terms of diameter and width is 19x8.5. I have et 45 and that offset puts the rim inline with front arch perfect. Any lower than 45 will poke out up front. . Tyres 235 35 19. But others have got away with 225 or 245.
 

Saint AUDI

First Audi
Hi Saint. All the info you need is in this thread. Biggest wheel to fill the gap in terms of diameter and width is 19x8.5. I have et 45 and that offset puts the rim inline with front arch perfect. Any lower than 45 will poke out up front. . Tyres 235 35 19. But others have got away with 225 or 245.
Thanks for the reply
 
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