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Damn just found out the OZs I wanted only come in 8 inch wide for 18s and I’m not going down to 235s.

My dilemma is 20s or a set of track wheels. On one hand I see the benefits of higher side walls but on the other I love the look of 20s. Currently I’m on 30 profile fronts and 35 rear, so would it really make much difference to performance having 30 front and rear?

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I’m assuming your not changing your brakes at any point then? If so your going to find it very challenging to find a kit that sits under an 18” rim.

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I’m assuming your not changing your brakes at any point then? If so your going to find it very challenging to find a kit that sits under an 18” rim.

 

Good point Jay and there are limited wheels available but I have been told the Neuspeed RSe10 18s work with the oem brakes.



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Good point Jay and there are limited wheels available but I have been told the Neuspeed RSe10 18s work with the oem brakes.

 

Not that I think a whole heap of development went into the damping rates, even on the DCC but whatever did go in, went into the 19" wheels and 35(ish) profile tyres so that is what I'm sticking to (although I am experimenting a bit on the tyres to suit my preference)

 

Have you seen this thread?

 

https://www.audizine...-Wheel-Fitments

 

Not looked back through the 41 pages but I am sure there were 18" fitments in there somewhere that cleared the brakes



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Not that I think a whole heap of development went into the damping rates, even on the DCC but whatever did go in, went into the 19" wheels and 35(ish) profile tyres so that is what I'm sticking to (although I am experimenting a bit on the tyres to suit my preference)
 
Have you seen this thread?
 
https://www.audizine...-Wheel-Fitments
 
Not looked back through the 41 pages but I am sure there were 18" fitments in there somewhere that cleared the brakes


Great post, I’ll be reading that for days lol.

Definitely going to get Cup 2 tyres whatever size rims I go for.
https://youtu.be/L4G1MV2PXqg

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After speaking to Regal who are fitting the new subframe/suspension parts I’ve decided to go to the OZ Lagerra HLT wheels with Pilot Sport Cup 2 245/30/20 tyres. I’ve just seen a new TTRS at Audi with exactly the same wheels and tyres sizes. It has Pirelli tyres but no doubt that’s a cost thing.

Regal have said my subframe/suspension is far more adjustable than the oem and they will be able to get the geometry spot on so no issues with uneven tyre wear or poor grip. The RS3 LMS has the same subframes which is probably the reason they can run such wide tyres and get even downforce on the tyres.

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Definitely going to get Cup 2 tyres whatever size rims I go for.

 

Do you have another car or set of rims for the winter?

 

https://www.youtube....vwopvZLuNc&t=4s



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Do you have another car or set of rims for the winter?
 
https://www.youtube....vwopvZLuNc&t=4s


Well I’ll have 2 spare sets of wheels but to be honest it’s not an issue. I have a Land Rover for when the weather is bad and I never drive the RS3 fast in the wet. In fact cold tires is never an issue because I never go fast before my oil is fully warmed up.

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Well I’ll have 2 spare sets of wheels but to be honest it’s not an issue. I have a Land Rover for when the weather is bad and I never drive the RS3 fast in the wet. In fact cold tires is never an issue because I never go fast before my oil is fully warmed up.

 

A mate of mine said something similar and he is one of the few people I know that I would believe and trust to drive sensible, but he has put his Cup-2-shod 911 in the ditch twice now. Like I said before an accident that was no fault of mine was made 10 times worse having the wrong tyres under me in the wet. Wet performance is a must on any tyre I daily in the UK.

 

At least you are going into it with eyes open  :D

 

I thought this was a good run through on tyres by someone who uses lots of them in anger every day (as opposed to the bucketload of 'influencer' types out there who don't)

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-0YWxSGTv78

 

Have you got active TPMS display? I think I would like to have the real-time tyre pressures and temps on that Cup2

 

 I’ve just seen a new TTRS at Audi with exactly the same wheels and tyres sizes. It has Pirelli tyres but no doubt that’s a cost thing.

 

Are you sure that TTRS was 245/30? I'm sure they are 255/30 not a huge difference granted but when I looked couple of weeks ago it made me wonder why they went from 245 on the 19" to 255 on the 20"s

 

I'll have the 245s on as soon as it stops bloody raining and warms up a degree or two to check clearance



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A mate of mine said something similar and he is one of the few people I know that I would believe and trust to drive sensible, but he has put his Cup-2-shod 911 in the ditch twice now. Like I said before an accident that was no fault of mine was made 10 times worse having the wrong tyres under me in the wet. Wet performance is a must on any tyre I daily in the UK.

 

At least you are going into it with eyes open  :D

 

I thought this was a good run through on tyres by someone who uses lots of them in anger every day (as opposed to the bucketload of 'influencer' types out there who don't)

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-0YWxSGTv78

 

Have you got active TPMS display? I think I would like to have the real-time tyre pressures and temps on that Cup2

 

 

Are you sure that TTRS was 245/30? I'm sure they are 255/30 not a huge difference granted but when I looked couple of weeks ago it made me wonder why they went from 245 on the 19" to 255 on the 20"s

 

I'll have the 245s on as soon as it stops bloody raining and warms up a degree or two to check clearance

Maybe you are right and they were 255. I zoomed in on the picture so I may not have read it correctly, but definitely 20s.

 

It's raining here also so I can't even give the work car I borrowed a good clean.

 

Don't forget to post some picture when you get your tyres done.  :)


Edited by StuW13, 10 April 2021 - 10:55 AM.


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Has anyone fitted 20 inch wheels before and are there any pictures?

I’m considering 18s for the track and just had a mad thought of a set of twenties. I love my OZ Lagerra HLT wheels and see they now do 20s that fit the saloon RS3.

Looking at the diameters my 235/35/19 tyres are 247mm and 245/30/20 would be 255mm, so not a lot in it and easily correct with my adjustable springs. There is already a difference with my staggered set up so it would mean going 245 all round and I don’t want this to make the handling or acceleration worse.

Any views appreciated guys.

 

https://www.audirs3o...oz-leggera-hlt/

 

Everything you'd need.


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Great, looks like the set up I’ve ordered will fit. Even if I’d seen them last year I wouldn’t have bought them due to having been repair welded. I know you can do great repairs on alloys but the OZs I’m taking off are really good and not a single kerb mark, if he sold them for over £2k I think he was lucky and I will be looking for £1400 for my 19s with PS4S tyres and the tpms valves.




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