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Hi Guys, ever been confused ......I have a wee problem on ma hands..... Next week i shall be parting with some hard earned cash for a new set of rims for my Gt Tdi 130 Dark grey 5 Door.

These are the three styles i have to pick from which are 18" Rs4, R32 and Rs 007 all are reps

All are fitted with 225/40/18 Fedrals

Rs4 = ?545 R32 = ?695 Rs 007 = ?695.

What do you guys think?

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Any of those rims are cool, but Federal tyres i'm not so sure about, Quality of tyre more important than style of rims.

To be honest i've never heard any reviews of this tyre so i really should reseve judgement.

By the by, have you considered RS6 alloys?
 

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Well Guys thanks for your views.....but still no sleep to be had over which ones to buy.

I was told the Fedrals were a middle of the road tyre and was quite alright for the money.

As you guys were sayng a tyre is a tyre unless you know what you are looking at.

More views on the rims would be great and please help as time is getting closer....................
 

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have u tried rochford (rochfordtyres.co.uk) they do the best rs4 replicas (i just got some and did alot of window shopping and asking around about the rs4 replicas) but i dont know about others. reason im asking is you can do a tyre upgrade for ?100 to toyo proxes which not only look awesome they are a quality tyre. they look like this...

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As you guys were sayng a tyre is a tyre unless you know what you are looking at.
Completely disgaree, tyres can transform handling and slash stopping
distances - crap tyres can make a car terrifying. I fimrly believe you
should go with a quality tyre like an Eagle F1, Toyo Proxy, Bridegstone
Potenza or Michellin Pilot Sport - worth their weight in gold. Wheels are pretty,
tyres make or break the car...and I am cynical as hell but having
experienced good tyres vs cack ones myself, the difference is
unbelievable.
 

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As you guys were sayng a tyre is a tyre unless you know what you are looking at.
Completely disgaree, tyres can transform handling and slash stopping distances - crap tyres can make a car terrifying. I fimrly believe you should go with a quality tyre like an Eagle F1, Toyo Proxy, Bridegstone Potenza or Michellin Pilot Sport - worth their weight in gold. Wheels are pretty, tyres make or break the car...and I am cynical as hell but having experienced good tyres vs cack ones myself, the difference is unbelievable.
cudnt agree more, i moved onto toyo's on my last car and it made a massive difference and im no track day driver and never have been. the toyo's transformed my car and gave much better grip especially in the wet they felt much safer at speed too. ive stayed with toyo now for around about 3years and cant see myself buying anything else in a hurry. they also look the part, why spend ?500+ on nice new wheels and stick sh*t tyres on them and ruin them? the tread on the toyo totally transforms the wheel and will compliment your new alloys.
 

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Well Guys looks like the Golf will be getting a new set of toyo's fitted as well next week.

I see where you are coming from and like wise i agree aswell, just that the guy i am getting the rims from sells these Fedrals tyres by the dozen and he swears by them.

Myself in early years also have had toyo's fitted on former cars,but i thought these fedrals might have been nae bad.....as we all know you get what you pay for....

Thanks again for the usful info and putting me in the right direction , it's good there is someone who know his stuff

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As you guys were sayng a tyre is a tyre unless you know what you are looking at.
Completely disgaree, tyres can transform handling
and slash stopping distances - crap tyres can make a car terrifying. I
fimrly believe you should go with a quality tyre like an Eagle F1, Toyo
Proxy, Bridegstone Potenza or Michellin Pilot Sport - worth their
weight in gold. Wheels are pretty, tyres make or break the car...and I
am cynical as hell but having experienced good tyres vs cack ones
myself, the difference is unbelievable.
cudnt agree more, i moved onto toyo's on my last car and it made a
massive difference and im no track day driver and never have been. the
toyo's transformed my car and gave much better grip especially in the
wet they felt much safer at speed too. ive stayed with toyo now for
around about 3years and cant see myself buying anything else in a
hurry. they also look the part, why spend ?500+ on nice new wheels and
stick sh*t tyres on them and ruin them? the tread on the toyo totally
transforms the wheel and will compliment your new alloys.
Yep, gotta agree, good tyres make a world of difference. Think about it
for a second? Whats the only thing between your car and the crap
british roads. Thats right those thin black bands! Think about it like
that and it makes sense to buy the best IMO.
 

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Tyres do transform the handling of a car, I know that, but were not talking complete cack vrs ?150 a corner tyres here. Federal are a mid range tyre and IMO they should present no problem for an everyday driver. Why go and pay for Eagle F1's, Bridgestone or Michellin Pilots, when you will spend most of your time doing less than 80mph and a lot of that time doing 30 - 60mph or less. Tyres become very important when you start to push the car, but for every day use, I stand by my original statement.

j600.com. New tyres are always going to feel better than the ones just removed, obviously. 'Looking the part' is not always a prerequisite for quality, sorry.

I stand by the fact that, unless you are a fast driver or a track day driver, then tyres are tyres. I'm not saying go and buy the absolute cheapest tyre in the shop, but go for a mid range tyre and you should have no problems. I never have !!!
 

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j600.com. New tyres are always going to feel better than the ones just removed, obviously. 'Looking the part' is not always a prerequisite for quality, sorry.

I stand by the fact that, unless you are a fast driver or a track day driver, then tyres are tyres. I'm not saying go and buy the absolute cheapest tyre in the shop, but go for a mid range tyre and you should have no problems. I never have !!!
I know that new tyres are going to feel better than ones just removed obviously but i had replaced my wheels with cheap tyres in the past and not noticed an improvment overall in the handling but when i moved to toyo's i did. regarding the looks then people who are buying new alloys obviously ARE in interested in how theyre car looks or they wouldnt be moving onto jazzier wheels?! so putting good looking tyres on your good looking wheels makes sense to me (especially when the difference in price is only ?25 a tyre!) at the end of the day if im going to go to the effort of buying a new set of alloys for my pride and joy and spend over ?500 then i see no point at all in saving ?25 a corner to stick cheap tyres on them. if anyone ever comments on my wheels they always say how nice the tyres look too, i would much prefer that than someone think nice wheels shame about the tyres. it just takes the edge off having that shiny new set in my opinion.

Thats before even starting on the improvement on handling/safety. I cudnt disagree more with the statement that "tyres are tyres" ask anyone in the industry or anyone that knows anything about wheels if "tyres are tyres" and they will be [:eek:]
 

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Okay guys since we have the tyres sorted , any thoughts about the rims????

I still like the idea of Rs4's but are a bit dated and i think the R32's will set the car off nicely.

Have see the Rs007 in the shop but they don't seem to look right for some reason.

Well it's down to the R32's V Rs007's

To me the vote so far is R32's = 75%

Rs007's = 25%
 

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Well Guys i took the plunge yesterday and went for R32's and well chufted with the result (like Scotlands score last nite).

Went for a middle of the road tyre till some more funds come on the go.

This month i have spent ?695 for rims ?269 Miltek Exaust ?395 for remap from angel tuning = ? 1360

So will be lying low for a few months

Will send photos later this week....

Cheers.
 

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Thought you Scots were supposed to be tight gits !! LOL.  Nice one mate sounds like a sorted motor !! What chassis set up have you got in mind ??
 

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Well might be looking at lowering at some time around Christmas(see what Santa brings) but apart from that nowt on the cards as the missus is wondering where the dosh is going....you know what like!!!!

Still trying to get the pic's sorted so can post some nice photo's of the new 18" R32 rims.

Catch you guys later..............
 
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