Winter Wheels And Tyres

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Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:53 pm

With cold weather seemingly approaching what are RS3 owners doing in respect of winter wheels tyres? Are you sticking with the wheels you have and just changing to winter tyres? If so what brand? Or do you have a winter set of rims? Was thinking 18" rims with 235/40's on front and 225/40's on the rear?

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by doodlebug » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:14 pm

I looked at this a while back, choices are limited and costly, RS3's offset appears to be a rarity which doesn't help.

I think I'm going to stick on both cars again this winter, I've coped to date.

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:31 pm

How do you find the diamond polish edges cope with the salt? I've heard conflicting reports about corrossion of the exposed surfaces albeit i pretty much bathed mine in G-Techniq C5 when I got it so they should be good to go.

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by doodlebug » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:33 pm

Not had a winter yet, but given the wife has had a good crack at 3 of the 4 it's somewhat immaterial!

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:41 pm

Aye, I can see why it's not a problem then! :biggrin3:

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by doodlebug » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:43 pm

All within the first month....and I was in the car (hangover!) when the nearside met with the kerb.

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by scillyisles » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:12 pm

P_G wrote:How do you find the diamond polish edges cope with the salt? I've heard conflicting reports about corrossion of the exposed surfaces albeit i pretty much bathed mine in G-Techniq C5 when I got it so they should be good to go.
The wheels may very well have been diamond cut on a lathe to get the flat finish but they are not diamond polished finish ala say the Monza alloys on the Golf GTI. They are also not clear lacquered as the parts which look as if they have been finished on a lathe are painted with a matt finish paint/lacquer.
Matching the finish after you have kerbed them is going to be tricky - anyone had any refurbed yet?
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:46 pm

Just procured myself a set of 18" rims, sourcing tyres now.

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by Dave_Hedgehog » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:00 pm

is that each or for a set of 4?

i thought we where ET50?
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by chunky79 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:51 pm

Dave_Hedgehog wrote:
is that each or for a set of 4?

i thought we where ET50?
*were

Et50? That's why the wheels have no concave then. Can you get away with lower or are the brakes a big problem?
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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:06 pm

Will soon tell you, have 8Jx18 ET45's on the way so will see what happens but 5mm concave should still be OK on the front brakes. Just to check, our wheels are 57.1mm centre bore size?

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by n5tews » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:36 pm

ET42 fit fine - all the european guys run this set up. Price is for 4!

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by n5tews » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:38 pm

P_G wrote:Will soon tell you, have 8Jx18 ET45's on the way so will see what happens but 5mm concave should still be OK on the front brakes. Just to check, our wheels are 57.1mm centre bore size?
What have you gone for?

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Re: Winter Wheels And Tyres

Post by P_G » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:40 pm

R8 V8 replicas, wanted something nearly as easy to clean as the OEM rotors but looked right for the car.

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