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which sizes do you guys think look better? 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / etc....

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just going by aesthetics only, which rim size do you think will look much better on the s3?

i personally was thinking about going 18x9.5 inches, and lower it to match the fenders.

whats all your opinion about sizes?
if you have awesome photos post them up or photos of others cars you think are awesome!
 
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If anyone does it, just remember that changing the wheels to oversize may change the offset, and start scrubbing/handling changes.

Personally I opted for stock refurbed 18s on the coil over lowered suspension (which also changes handling), with the stock offset, spacers on the rear made the steering more sensitive (turns in quicker), but then I like that, others may not, and if you're not expecting it, it could be an 'oh sh!t' moment during a spirited drive.

So I have handling changes, without the scrubbing.

In case anyone wants to look at the potential changes to their suspension/steering, before purchasing anything, just take a ruler under the car, measure the clearances you have between tyres and bodywork, and whilst lock to lock on the steering, and use this handy on-line tool.

https://www.willtheyfit.com/
 

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Is the centre of the tyre on the steering axle in the same place as it would be with stock wheels? If not you could use spacers if its a higher offset number on your current wheels.

Changed offset and use of spacers is not going to cause scrubbing on a rear axle, unless you have rear wheel steering, but scrubbing does occur on the front steering axle if the offset is changed, or spacers are added to stock wheels, since this changes the steering geometry.

Any change us going to change the handling, but scrubbing increases tyre wear, and might allow the front wheels to lose grip earlier in poor road or weather conditions.
 


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