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Old 08-11-2017, 11:31 PM   #31
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No, read it in an article so looked it up on audiusa. The reason is what Nick stated above.
I read it in a review as well and figured they were quoting audi's website when describing the Audi dynamic package (or whatever it is called).

Looking at the car in the article it looks like the rear wheels have a lower profile than the fronts.

I would be really surprised to find out Audi which typically on there S models are rear wheel bias had wider and lower profile front wheels.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:36 AM   #32
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I read it in a review as well and figured they were quoting audi's website when describing the Audi dynamic package (or whatever it is called).

Looking at the car in the article it looks like the rear wheels have a lower profile than the fronts.

I would be really surprised to find out Audi which typically on there S models are rear wheel bias had wider and lower profile front wheels.
RS3 has a transverse engine with haldex awd like golf r so fwd biased. S4 has a longitudinal engine with rear biased awd*.

*not sure about the latest one. Might have ultra Quattro.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:07 AM   #33
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RS3 has a transverse engine with haldex awd like golf r so fwd biased. S4 has a longitudinal engine with rear biased awd*.

*not sure about the latest one. Might have ultra Quattro.
So you think it's not a typo ? That is going to look really strange with wider lower profile tires on the front
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:19 AM   #34
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It's only like 5mm of sidewall height difference. I doubt you'll notice
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:44 PM   #35
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The Golf R & RS3 are mechanical twins. The RS3 has the Audi badge (which is something, e.g. potentially better dealership experience). The Golf R has a better price, a manual option and arguably better practicality. I'm not sure I get why three-box form is so necessary, but you may prefer the looks, or too many hatchbacks in the family or???
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:57 PM   #36
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Wait, I think it's the S3 that's the mechanical twin of the R. The RS3 has the more powerful 5 cylinder turbo.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:40 PM   #37
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Oh sorry, my bad. True on the S3. Which I drove when it first launched prior to my S4 purchase. RS3 must be in a different league (as is the M3).

Carry on.

(P.S. I still think Golf R or APR tuned GTI are sweet spots - especially if you are willing to be in a front-based car)
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:53 AM   #38
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I should lose my 'mudgeons card if I'm mixing up RS3 and S3. To be honest, I'm hardly following these newest hi-po models, they're not of much interest to me.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:28 AM   #39
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Well, the news today of the M3 loosing its CF shaft really bothers me.

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/08/11/...r-driveshafts/

Frankly, and I know this is stupid, I'm probably putting WAY too much weight on the ED part of the purchase. As I mentioned on my previous waffling thread, I should just get a GTI/R and be done with it.
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I should lose my 'mudgeons card if I'm mixing up RS3 and S3. To be honest, I'm hardly following these newest hi-po models, they're not of much interest to me.
I'm with you. I can't be bothered to follow what is coming out. I can't seem to connect with anything. Maybe I just like the stuff I have too much.
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