New Wheels - Temptation

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New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:39 pm

I have seen these wheels for sale & despite wanting to keep the car original I am getting very tempted to buy a set,............15"x 8 ET20 in silver h[b[ any thoughts?

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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by A7RXY » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:12 pm

Too hard to keep clean ........

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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by tomsmy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:46 pm

Nice! I really like the mesh look.

I'm currently in the same boat, I have stock rims in immaculate condition but would really like to swap to some 15" mesh rims instead.

I think they will look great, but agree with A7RXY - keeping them clean will be a hassle.

But then when isn't keeping a car clean a P.I.T.A.?

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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by ian65 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:54 pm

I'm a big fan of the mesh and split rim look..... is 8" a bit wide though?
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:14 pm

ian65 wrote:I'm a big fan of the mesh and split rim look..... is 8" a bit wide though?
This is where my experience falls short, I want a bit of a dish but not too much, they said that 195s was the widest on 7".
I want to put 200 x 65 x 15 tyres. I thought ET 20 was not too much or have I misunderstood the numbers?
What would you suggest?
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by TOOL » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:39 am

8s are too big. Certainly on the front.

I've got some wheels you can test fit if you want.
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by spirit r » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:16 pm

A7RXY wrote:Too hard to keep clean ........
You can take Ate ceramic brakepads for example reducing brake dust. NOT worry about the dirty mesh look wheels. They look even better dirty then the clean blinky blinky OEM one :lol:
You will be able streching your edgeless fender a little bit warming up the paint. Not sure if the Quality is good cause i cannot read anything about a quality test certificate like Via or JWL or German KBA.

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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by DKWW2000 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:14 pm

TOOL wrote:8s are too big. Certainly on the front.

I've got some wheels you can test fit if you want.
Thanks, how could we do this owing to the distance, do you have a picture of one fitted?

What width are the stock S3?

Thanks for all your concerns about cleaning...............I lurrrve cleaning metal :ugeek: :ugeek:
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by TOOL » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:48 pm

I've got a set of these in 4x114.3

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15x8 +0 but these are 4x110 centres but split rims so can change them out.

Ok, it's more than a set.
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Re: New Wheels - Temptation

Post by TOOL » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:55 pm

15x6.5 +13 / 15x7 +6 on Kiwidave's car:

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