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New wheels?

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Thinkong of getting some new alloys for the 8. Have been looking at some RS6 replicas with tyres for about £900? 19 inchers.....are the replicas any good??

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Reps are more often heavier than OE wheels But having said that I'm running 19 rs6 and have no complaints. Shop around you may be able to get them cheaper.

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How durable are they? judt worried that the paint starts to flake and corrosion sets in?

I'm needing new tyres soon anyway and thought it might be a good time to try some new wheels

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I would be a bit wary of ebay as you dont want a dodgy wheel that fails at speed. Some I am sure are OK, but you never know. Also beware of buying sets of wheels / tyres - you must make sure the load rating of the tyres is correct.

I recently bought a new set of wheels and tyres from Elite as they really seem to know their stuff. "A8 Style" wheels are about £80 each for 18 inch and £100 for 19. After a lot of research it seems as if the Goodyear Eagle F1 Aysmetric is the current best tyre (make sure you dont get fobbed off with the older styles of F1). I had wheels / tyres / new bolts / audi logos etc shipped direct to my house and fitted them at home.

A link for the audi wheels on the Elite site is

http://www.elitedirect.com/01_alloy_wheels/1-collection_audi.php5

Regards

Alan

PS Not trying to plug Elite - sure there are plenty of other good places around. I was impressed with them though.

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I've been looking at a website called wheel-base.co.uk who are offering 19 inch RS6 with Kumho tyres for £900, guy I spoke to reckoned the load rating was fine?

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They are similar....I'm probably gonna finance them as they do 0% finance. I know they're more expensive but it would suit my finances to do it that way.

Thanks for the lead though Alan

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Used to use Elite 2 decades ago, surprised and impressed they are still around smile.gif

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Was a 16v Jetta. Wheels wernt quite square...

If I recall (and things are somewhat vague so please give me a little leeway...) I used to have 205x16" Pirelli zero's on it.

Prior to that I used to get em to fit Goodyear Eagle NCT's on my Metro Turbo. Nice grippy tyres, pity they only lasted 5-6 months on the front!

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