Winter Wheels And Tyres

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by chunky79 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:51 pm

They look superb. bam_bam told me to get these for my rs6 but I thought they looked pants, you have now changed my mind.
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by Dave_Hedgehog » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:01 am

chunky79 wrote:They look superb. bam_bam told me to get these for my rs6 but I thought they looked pants, you have now changed my mind.
i am really happy with them, double so when you consider how cheap they are

the stopped bidding on the last 2 sets of genuine RS3 wheels on ebay when they hit £1500 :( These with tyres fitted came in at just under £1000 :biggrin2:
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:17 pm

Managed to get some pics sorted out this morning;

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They do exactly what the brief was which was reasonably stylish / OEM look , cheap (£850 all in including tyres) and easy to clean.

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by HYFR » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:06 pm

Look great mate

Well done

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by chunky79 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:48 pm

Looks great PG, but where's the little mud flap thing on the rear bumper?
previous- Pug 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gti Goodwood.
Audi S3, S4 V8 avant.
Porsche Macan Turbo.
Gone but NEVER forgotten - C5 RS6 Misano red avant.

Now - Empty garage

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there!

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:51 pm

It's there, just low light when I set off this morning so you can't make it out at all.

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by chunky79 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:05 pm

Ah. Nice little touch that is.
previous- Pug 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gti Goodwood.
Audi S3, S4 V8 avant.
Porsche Macan Turbo.
Gone but NEVER forgotten - C5 RS6 Misano red avant.

Now - Empty garage

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there!

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Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by Dave_Hedgehog » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:24 pm

Well there's a bit of luck

Snowed this morning and our road was covered in frozen rain

I slipped getting in the car, but the tyres gripped like it was a dry road, bloody impressive
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by Ian_C » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:32 pm

Yep, amazing isn't it, I left the traction control on but gave it a couple of squirts where I could, didn't see the traction control flash once, didn't feel it slip once! I followed a brand new fwd A5 coupe for a while with huge alloys, 19s I think, useless in ice and snow on summer tyres, it tip-toed round a tight roundabout slowly! Huge difference, if anyone is debating buying winters, do it, they are awesome!
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:35 pm

We've got a few cms here on the Coast and the RS3 has just sailed along the roads with no hint of slip or slide. You really have to be agressive in your steering inputs for it not to grip and go in the direction you want. Tomorrow will be the big test when the roads will have frozen over. Why can Continental make such good winter tyres and such crap summer tyres? :bash:

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by lofty » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:42 pm

I've just fitted a set of winters to my new Mazza , ( well Revoloution did) but it stayed at home today so didn't get a chance to try them out. I ordered a set for my van on Monday but they are not coming until tomorow, could have done with them tonight for the journey home, two hours to go 12 miles , what a nightmare.

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by Ian_C » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:56 pm

Well I finally got the traction control on tonight, turning left from a roundabout, when the car was straight after I'd made my left turn I gave it full wack at the top of first into second the car squirmed a bit and the dash lit up. Snow on both verges, dash showing +1. Impressive stuff. Mental note that if one hits sheet ice, winter tyres cannot rewrite the laws of physics......
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by dbm » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:16 pm

I've got a set of 4 18" Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 which I used to use on my TTS. Should these be compatible with the RS3?

I've got winter tyres on them, so they might be useful!

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by Ian_C » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:11 pm

Get the trolley jack out mate!! Id they have been on a TTS before I'd imagine they'd be fine on an RS3. :thumbs:
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by Dave_Hedgehog » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:37 am

Necro Bump (sorry) so that i can find this info as car and winters are going to up for sale soon

MAM MAMA2 18" alloy 8J 112x5 ET42 66.5mm bore

http://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/car ... 5-149.html

ContiWinterContact TS 830P - 225/40/18




235/40R20 8Jx20 ET43.5 5x112 M14 x 1.5 66.6

http://www.wheel-size.com/size/mercedes/gla/2016/


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Ride is better, turn in a lot softer, a little big noisier, not bad thou
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