What a winning combination by Audi for the RS3. A performance sedan Audi enthusiasts all over have been begging for and Audi delivers! MQB architecture for the platform featuring a performance optimized inline five cylinder capable of making GTR owners second guess their lack of 4 doors when they see the tail lights. Bang for the buck is beyond an understatement with the Audi RS3. With Marquis’ big turbo RS3 he really wanted a set of wheels that can truly compliment the performance pedigree while being perfectly flush on his freshly equipped Air Lift suspension.
What we came up with was the Rotiform LSR. Featuring a convex profile that allows for maximum possible lip on the RS3 platform. We were able to also deliver a half inch larger rear lip while maintaining the same offset all around for a “staggered” look. Keeping the functionality alive as much as much as possible for the desired look and fit he wanted.
Now onto the details!
Wheel Design: Rotiform LSR 3 piece Convex profile LSR flange detail x every other bolt exposed standard cap, exposed lugs (no cover plate/hex) Staggered Lips (wider rear lips)
Size: 19×9.5 +35 5×112 pcd / 57.1 cb
Finishes: Face: brushed ddt – matte Lip: brushed clear – gloss Hardware – black Barrel – black Cap: Color matched to center
Car info: Audi RS3 Stock steel brakes Air lift
Words by: James T. Curtis Customer: @handsomeboyvegas Photographer: @josh.photography__
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The B8/8.5 generation S4 is a car we hold near and dear. A car we owned for about 4 years. This platform we are very passionate about and honestly love seeing different customer renditions of what the “perfect” S4 means to them. Scott had a unique vision and wanted a very specific look and fit. Scott’s car is running one of our favorite coilovers on the market and he wanted this set up for MAX flush with his camber and tire specs. The SPC control arms really helped us keep a fat tire at a 20×9.5 +30 offset!
Since nothing can be considered cookie cutter about Scott’s car, we knew the BC Forged line would really set off the car. Especially with a wild color scheme. 3-5 week ETA to your door. No upcharge on concave or custom finishes. Can you really beat BC Forged? In our mind, no!
Wheel Design: HCA168 (exposed hardware)
Finishes: Brushed black center Sapphire blue lip TI bolts
Specs: 20×9.5 et+30 x4 5×112 PCD 66.56 CB
Car info: 2015 Audi S4 (B8.5) Solowerks Coilovers SPC Control arms Macan Caliper Conversion w/ ECS Wave Rotors
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Words by: James T. Curtis Photos: @s550_boomer Owner: @b8s4carbon
This R8 has been a journey. When I first met Niju, it was for a set of BC Coilovers for this very car. When we hear from Niju we always get excited. He always has a cool friend to refer, or a new exciting stage for the R8 that at times we get to to be apart of that.
This stage of his build is by far our favorite. The wrap color, the turbo work, the air and of course the wheels. Once we knew we were bagging Niju’s car and he was going turbo with Brandon at B-Rouge we knew wheels were next! Niju wanted a true motorsport feeling vibe for this 800+HP single turbo manual 4.2 R8. I think he hit the nail right on the head with the LSR.
Now, onto the details!
Wheel Design: Rotiform LSR 3 piece convex face Rear load rim parts Every other bolt exposed w/ LSR flange detail
Finishes: Gloss Gunmetal Face Polished Lip Chrome Bolts Black Barrel
Specs: 20×9 et45 with Toyo Proxes T1R 245/30r20
20×12 et50 with Toyo Proxes T1R 315/25r20
Car info: 2011 Audi R8 4.2 Air Lift Suspension B-Rogue Single Turbo conversion (800+ HP) Stock R8 Steel Brakes
The B8 chassis is one we know inside and out. A platform we have personally experienced 3 times over in the past! Probably the best A4/S4 chassis ever made in our opinion. When Hunter wanted something unique, didn’t break the bank and had custom finishes, BC Forged really stood out to us. The LE10 in particular was what we decided upon.
3-5 weeks to your door, no up-charges on custom finishes and some KILLER designs. Now, onto the details! Like seeing what you can expect getting? BC is great about that. Check out this 2D Drawing of Customer’s Wheels (48 hrs after purchase this is sent to all BC Forged customers)
Want to see your custom wheels BEFORE they ship? BC has your back there too! Completion Photo: (Sent for every set 3-4 weeks after order)
Wheel Style: BC Forged LE10 Register Shift Face
Finishes: Brushed bronze lip Matte Gunmetal face Black hardware
Specs: 19×10 et35 More Aggressive rear lip/concave
In Review: B8/8.5 Air Lift Performance Kit. A kit we know incredibly well from our personal stint with our own 2011 Audi S4 shop project. A car I personally revered as closely as my 2004 VW R32 that until the S4 skid into my life WAS the coolest car I have ever owned.
S4 Project: 2011 Audi S4 Air Lift Performance Suspension with Air Lift Rear Shocks 19×10 et31 Work Meister S1 with 245/35r19 tucked quite nicely Factory Camber Adjustment: MAXED
With so much seat time in this car we became experts quickly with the B8 community. This covers a VAST amount of cars which we had three as shop cars. The B8 S4 and B8.5 SQ5 and A4. So we essentially tested each kit 3 ways across a few B8 Platforms. The results were awesome.
Drive high, park low. Retain the same level of performance of a traditional coilover system. BC Racing essentially makes the body, internals and top mount to Air Lift’s specifications. So you truly get the performance of one of the most popular coilovers we sell the BC BR series.
This is just a platform we love and reverse as one of the best Audi platforms in modern time. Feel free to pick our brains anytime with personalized advice. All of these cars feature 3/8″ lines and the air lift performance rear shocks with the exception of the SQ5.
We wanted to test out a Bilstein adjustable and went that direction. We also had shortened spindles sourced from friends in the industry and some serious body mods done to get it this low. The SQ5 was a bit more involved than meets the eye. We will showcase more of this project at a later date.
These kits performed as expected. Stiffer than stock, but no bounce. Daily driving, Performance driving, traffic, terrible Boston roads… you name it we drove it. I would not have preferred any other set up in my car for suspension. Driving a lowered car otherwise static on treacherous northeastern city roads was just not an option for me with the S4. It was TOO nice of a car.
I personally rode my car around 80/60 PSI with a pressure based management system. This was my around town height on the works, 70/55 was pretty slammed and rode a little more harsh but still not bad. I set the compression 2 clicks up in front and 4 clicks up in back. I drive pretty hard. We did drag and road course days with this car and beat the ever living sh*t out of this air lift kit in testing. It took everything I could throw at it, and even turned an 11.93 at 118 MPH time at NE Dragway here in NH. On Air Lift.
My car at time time was running V2 (not my favorite) and by the time 3P was coming out, I was moving on to another project. My E46 M3 (story for another time).
The 3p/3h system is the management we recommend and mainly sell. Lifetime warranty, amazing weather testing, adaptability and ease of use. Those are the reasons we are borderline obsessed with selling this product. Its literally so easy and reliable its hard to want to recommend alternatives.
In closing, we do a lot of B8’s and Audi’s in general. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-219-9060