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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

As we said in our Know Your Mods Video covering Michelin Pilot Super Sports, your tires are one of the most critical-to-performance parts of your car. When you pair a great performance tire with a lightweight, high performance wheel, then the results are especially amazing. Such is the case with Chun, who owns this Audi 8V A3 that reached out to  Sr Mod Expert Alan Wei to pick up a new set of wheels.

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on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

When it comes to wheels for 8V Audi A3 + S3, you need to keep in mind the higher offsets needed for a compact car with a narrower body – fortunately HRE Performance Wheels offers their Flow Form line in the offsets needed. Alan recommended a set of HRE FF15s in a square fitment of 19×8.5 ET47, finished in liquid silver. The HRE FF15 is lighter than the stock wheels, and simply by virtue of being lighter, that means faster acceleration, sharper braking and better handling performance.
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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

To capitalize on the benefits of a high performance wheel, Alan recommended this A3 pair their HRE Flow Form Wheels with a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, spec’d out at 235/35-19.

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We asked Chun why he got started modding. His answer:
“I’ve always loved cars and learning about them. But I never really got into modding too much until I bought my 2015 Audi A3 2.0T Prestige. After meeting other fellow enthusiasts and reading a lot about the car from various forums and blogs I decided to take up the adventure of modding. It definitely has  been a great experience seeing the transformation of this small stock car to the beast it is today.”

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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

Chun continued,
“When I was looking for a new lighter wheel setup one of my car buddies told me to reach out to Alan from ModBargains right away.

Since his experience was stellar and came highly recommended. I reached out to Alan and we spoke briefly about the wheels. I already knew what I wanted and Alan reaffirmed the decision I made. Pricing was very competitive and the service I received was top notch. I also received the wheels ahead of the original time line. Overall my experience with ModBargains was excellent and throwing Alan into the mix made it even better. I will definitely be looking for Alan for some of my future projects and would recommend him and ModBargains to any of my family and friends.”

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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

 

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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

 

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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

 

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Audi A3 on HRE FF15 19×8.5 ET47 (Sq) Liquid Silver / Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 235/35-19
on Bilstein B14 Coilovers

With a winning combination like that, you’ve got a pairing that performs as good as it looks.

That’s it for now, we hope you enjoyed the photos.

As the saying goes, life’s too short to stay stock. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to the Best Mods for the Audi 8V A3/S3, then talk to a Mod Expert – Give us a call here at 714-582-3330 (x8006 for Sr Mod Expert Alan Wei), stop by the showroom in La Habra, CA during business hours, or Chat Live on ModBargains.com.

Need a part installed? Our shop, Mod Auto, offers full service installations – if it’s aftermarket and bolt on, odds are we can install it for you. Call 714-582-3330 or CLICK HERE to Use Our Online Appointment Scheduling System

Story & Photo Editing Nicholas Gregson

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