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    who's going to be the first to ditch the awful wheels? :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_entrust View Post
    who's going to be the first to ditch the awful wheels? :)
    Yep. :)

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    Will probably wait until the coilovers are on, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_entrust View Post
    who's going to be the first to ditch the awful wheels? :)
    Plan on throwing on my TSW Bahurst immediately


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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_entrust View Post
    who's going to be the first to ditch the awful wheels? :)
    B8 S4 rotors in the front, S5 rotors in the back. Before I even get it home, actually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Yep. :)

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    Will probably wait until the coilovers are on, though.
    From all the many posts in this form that I've read, there doesn't appear to be a definitive proof that any aftermarket wheels will fit the RS3 with staggered wheel set? I'd love nothing more than a set of nicely concaved HRE wheels or something similar: (or more affordable). Just been reading about how there's no way to know if different wheels will rub? This car is definitely a DD for me, it will split time with my 11-year-old Acura TL-S; I'd like to throw some Michelin Pilot AS on come colder weather... thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    B8 S4 rotors in the front, S5 rotors in the back. Before I even get it home, actually.


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    excited to see this!
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    Hi Guys,

    Had my dealer call and ask me if I wanted to go through Audi to do some paint protection. Waiting to hear back on some pricing.

    I was quoted for a full front in ppf - $1,500 and the rest of the car covered with a ceramic coating for a total of $2,500. Does that seem reasonable? I Paid $900 to get my current car opti coated and for a 2 stage polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin-Dave View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Had my dealer call and ask me if I wanted to go through Audi to do some paint protection. Waiting to hear back on some pricing.

    I was quoted for a full front in ppf - $1,500 and the rest of the car covered with a ceramic coating for a total of $2,500. Does that seem reasonable? I Paid $900 to get my current car opti coated and for a 2 stage polish.
    Does Audi warranty this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethernaut05 View Post
    From all the many posts in this form that I've read, there doesn't appear to be a definitive proof that any aftermarket wheels will fit the RS3 with staggered wheel set? I'd love nothing more than a set of nicely concaved HRE wheels or something similar: (or more affordable). Just been reading about how there's no way to know if different wheels will rub? This car is definitely a DD for me, it will split time with my 11-year-old Acura TL-S; I'd like to throw some Michelin Pilot AS on come colder weather... thoughts?


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    Pretty sure the fitment will be the same in the front as the 8v RS3 hatch has been.

    Either way, I'll let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin-Dave View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Had my dealer call and ask me if I wanted to go through Audi to do some paint protection. Waiting to hear back on some pricing.

    I was quoted for a full front in ppf - $1,500 and the rest of the car covered with a ceramic coating for a total of $2,500. Does that seem reasonable? I Paid $900 to get my current car opti coated and for a 2 stage polish.
    Problem is...should anyone be doing paint protection without first doing paint correction??

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    Quote Originally Posted by riko77can View Post
    Just got word from my dealer that my RS3 is enroute on a truck. It's going to arrive just after I leave for vacation.


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    Oh that is rough. I was at the dealer yesterday declining all their extras. I pick up Monday at 11am. I am going tomorrow to sit in it! I hope you get in yours soon!

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    Anyone familiar with STEK PPF? I was referred to this guy and he mainly uses Xpel, but also uses Suntek. We were talking for a while as I was picking his brain and getting prices he stated that more and more people are going with Suntek these days, but that Xpel just came out with a new glossy PPF that he would highly recommend. However he then mentioned this Korean film STEK and said after using this PPF that he feels they are the best in the market (also most expensive) I personally thought his prices were reasonable, but looking into STEK and hearing about them from him makes me want to go that route now and just wanted to see if anybody used them before or is familiar with them? Here's a link to them below: https://stek-usa.com/dynoshield.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_entrust View Post
    excited to see this!
    Ditto. Didn't want to do spacers and, assuming we clear the calipers, these should fit just about perfectly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuattroS5 View Post
    Anyone familiar with STEK PPF? I was referred to this guy and he mainly uses Xpel, but also uses Suntek. We were talking for a while as I was picking his brain and getting prices he stated that more and more people are going with Suntek these days, but that Xpel just came out with a new glossy PPF that he would highly recommend. However he then mentioned this Korean film STEK and said after using this PPF that he feels they are the best in the market (also most expensive) I personally thought his prices were reasonable, but looking into STEK and hearing about them from him makes me want to go that route now and just wanted to see if anybody used them before or is familiar with them? Here's a link to them below: https://stek-usa.com/dynoshield.html
    Never heard of stek, but My full front end is suntek. Will never use xpel. Xpel is way overpriced and is very cloudy. Suntek is more glossy. My full front suntek cost me 1100 while xpel was 1k alone for front bumper ( ymmv). Iv had suntek on my previous a5 and current tts and will b using them for my future cars



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethernaut05 View Post
    From all the many posts in this form that I've read, there doesn't appear to be a definitive proof that any aftermarket wheels will fit the RS3 with staggered wheel set? I'd love nothing more than a set of nicely concaved HRE wheels or something similar: (or more affordable). Just been reading about how there's no way to know if different wheels will rub? This car is definitely a DD for me, it will split time with my 11-year-old Acura TL-S; I'd like to throw some Michelin Pilot AS on come colder weather... thoughts?


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    We know the offset of the stock wheels in the staggered setup and we've been told that on those wheels there's a 13mm gap in the front between the wheelface and the fender and 20mm in the back. With that info, we can at least roughly determine what should be "safe" (which is what most of us are doing).


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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Pretty sure the fitment will be the same in the front as the 8v RS3 hatch has been.

    Either way, I'll let you know.
    It's not. It's slightly different.


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    I was leaning towards Suntek, but just to be clear I'm asking about STEK PPF being I'm not familiar at all with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    It's not. It's slightly different.


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    Ok, so here's the pre-facelift 8v RS3 hatch wheel specs:

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    Do we have this info for the sedan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Ok, so here's the pre-facelift 8v RS3 hatch wheel specs:

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    Do we have this info for the sedan?
    Here are all the specs for all the wheels made for the 17-18 RS3. Black Optics sedan is boxed in red. SB are the rows in white.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    Here are all the specs for all the wheels made for the 17-18 RS3. Black Optics sedan is boxed in red. SB are the rows in white.



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    Ok, so my BBS wheels are 19x8.5 ET40 in black - 5x112 57.1.

    My fronts will have +6mms inner clearance than stock and will be +6mms closer to the fender edge.
    Rears will have -4mms inner clearance than stock and will be +8mms closer to the fender edge.

    Huh. Once lowered I'm hoping that the fronts will clear the fender edge.. I think I'll be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Ok, so my BBS wheels are 19x8.5 ET40 in black - 5x112 57.1.

    My fronts will have +6mms clearance from the calipers and will be +6mms closer to the fender edge.
    Rears will have -4mms clearance from the calipers and will be +8mms closer to the fender edge.

    Huh. Once lowered I'm hoping that the fronts will clear the fender edge.. I think I'll be good.
    How do you know caliper clearance?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    How do you know caliper clearance?


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    Good call. I should've stated that the values I listed were clearance vs. stock staggered setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    We know the offset of the stock wheels in the staggered setup and we've been told that on those wheels there's a 13mm gap in the front between the wheelface and the fender and 20mm in the back. With that info, we can at least roughly determine what should be "safe" (which is what most of us are doing).
    Where did the 13/20 come from? Is that the front wheels, rear wheels, or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westmc View Post
    Where did the 13/20 come from? Is that the front wheels, rear wheels, or both?
    His posts in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    His posts in this thread.
    I'm confused then because that thread says...

    *Fender to Wheel Face: 15mm front and 20mm rear

    *Fender to Tire Face: 5mm front and 10mm rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by westmc View Post
    I'm confused then because that thread says...

    *Fender to Wheel Face: 15mm front and 20mm rear

    *Fender to Tire Face: 5mm front and 10mm rear
    I'm asking because I'm trying to figure out if 265/30/19 19x9.5 +50 will fit on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westmc View Post
    Where did the 13/20 come from? Is that the front wheels, rear wheels, or both?
    UAE (username) measured it for me. I'm going to a C&C on Sunday to measure for myself to confirm, but that's where it came from.


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    I'll update on Sunday (with pictures) if no one else does. That distance is, obviously, important to a lot of us!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    I'll update on Sunday (with pictures) if no one else does. That distance is, obviously, important to a lot of us!


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    Thanks for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    I'll update on Sunday (with pictures) if no one else does. That distance is, obviously, important to a lot of us!


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    Thanks. Besides fender/strut clearance, do you mind also measuring caliper clearance (or at least eyeballing it) to see if 18s are possible? From the pictures, I'm guessing no. With 19s, that doesn't leave much in the way of r-compound tires. I was thinking maybe the R888R in 265/30 front and 235/35 rear. If the 265 doesn't fit then I guess it would be a decision between the 235/35 front/rear or maybe the Pilot SC 2 in 245/35 all the way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcb View Post
    Oh that is rough. I was at the dealer yesterday declining all their extras. I pick up Monday at 11am. I am going tomorrow to sit in it! I hope you get in yours soon!
    Congrats! Glad the wait is over, it will be the first time I look forward to my vacation ending!


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    Quote Originally Posted by westmc View Post
    Thanks. Besides fender/strut clearance, do you mind also measuring caliper clearance (or at least eyeballing it) to see if 18s are possible? From the pictures, I'm guessing no. With 19s, that doesn't leave much in the way of r-compound tires. I was thinking maybe the R888R in 265/30 front and 235/35 rear. If the 265 doesn't fit then I guess it would be a decision between the 235/35 front/rear or maybe the Pilot SC 2 in 245/35 all the way around.
    You give me an easy way to measure that and I'll do it. I just have no idea how to even start with that. Wheel face and tire face to fender is easy. Calipers, not so much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    You give me an easy way to measure that and I'll do it. I just have no idea how to even start with that. Wheel face and tire face to fender is easy. Calipers, not so much.
    With a tape measure, you could measure the inner diameter of the stock wheel and then the gap between the caliper and the wheel. Alternatively, you could try measuring from the center of the wheel to the outer edge of the caliper, although I'm guessing that would be less accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westmc View Post
    With a tape measure, you could measure the inner diameter of the stock wheel and then the gap between the caliper and the wheel. Alternatively, you could try measuring from the center of the wheel to the outer edge of the caliper, although I'm guessing that would be less accurate.
    Sure, but what would either of those measurements tell you about clearance on a new wheel? I'll measure whatever you want. I'll have a string, weight, some tape, yardstick, ruler, and a tape measure with me. You MacGuyver up a measurement that is meaningful to the question of caliper clearance and I'll do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattvandyk View Post
    Sure, but what would either of those measurements tell you about clearance on a new wheel? I'll measure whatever you want. I'll have a string, weight, some tape, yardstick, ruler, and a tape measure with me. You MacGuyver up a measurement that is meaningful to the question of caliper clearance and I'll do it.
    Lol. Sounds like you are definitely prepared. The ultimate goal would be to get a template like this where you know how much space you need for inside diameter as well as distance to the spokes. I don't know how you would get that depth measurement, but diameter should be fairly easy using the two methods I mentioned. It is my understanding that the TE37 has the largest inside diameter of any wheel with 425mm on the 18" wheel. Subtract 6mm to get 3mm clearance from the caliper and that would mean 419mm or 16.5". So, if you measure >16.5" then that would eliminate all 18" wheels. I'm not looking to spend TE37 money (assuming they even make one that fits the RS3), so if you measure more than 16.25" then that will probably take out 18" wheels for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John P. View Post
    Ok, so my BBS wheels are 19x8.5 ET40 in black - 5x112 57.1.

    My fronts will have +6mms inner clearance than stock and will be +6mms closer to the fender edge.
    Rears will have -4mms inner clearance than stock and will be +8mms closer to the fender edge.

    Huh. Once lowered I'm hoping that the fronts will clear the fender edge.. I think I'll be good.
    I know it's conjecture, but don't you guys agree that if that front were lowered (and its effect on camber) that pushing the wheel out 6mm--even with a meatier tire--would clear (and not rub)? Rear at 8mm closer to the fender?
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