New wheels for our Audi S3 8L
September 8, 2016 by zaosan
As my friend Danilo says, the easiest way to boost a car’s appearance is to change the wheels.
Our S3 was fitted with the original 6 wide & flat spokes Audi/Ronal Avus alloys (7.5 x 17 ET32), very original look, but not sporty enough for my taste.
The previous owner had lowered the suspension 2cm at the front & 1.5cm at the rear using Eibach springs and also fitted spacers all around to fill the fender gap. I don’t like spacers, unless absolutely needed and I prefer to widen the track using wheels of appropriate specifications.
After an extensive search I decided to go for the american XXR wheels
type 530 in chrome black finish (8.25 x 17 ET25), that would match the dark silhouette of the car and need less care to look clean.
The reason I chose them, apart from the attractive cross-spoke design, was the fact that this reputable company produces wheels of 1/4″ width increments, allowing a very precise sizing to suit your needs. In our case, instead of having to choose only between 8 and 8.5 inches, I had the great option of 8.25″, which in combination of some less negative offset, extend the outboard wheels reach by 17mm.
Having been an importer of wheels for many years, I did not buy them on the internet directly, but ordered them from a Greek importing company autopartsnow, based in the city of Drama and I was very pleased to find out that my order was handled efficiently.
The result met my expectations and I share some photos.:)
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