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Old 03-04-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default so far. 2012 white a7 with Niche targa 20's + h&r springs

this is my first post,
2012 A7 with Niche in anthracite finish + H&R lower springs , painted diffuser + corner lights.
the car is stock other wise (sport suspension).

Prestige bumper is at the bodyshop getting painted,
so I will follow up with everyone on the fitment.





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Welcome!

Looking good! What size rubber are you running?
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Looking good! What size rubber are you running?
I am on 265/35/20.

I like the look of a little stretchy tire but nothing crazy.... haha
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I am on 265/35/20.

I like the look of a little stretchy tire but nothing crazy.... haha
Yeah, I have Niche Targa 10.5's on my A7 as well. I'm running 275/30/20 tires for a slight stretch, but will definitely be going to a 285 next time around... too much exposed rim = too easy to curb.
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Wow, very sharp. Nice touch on the amber and red signal lamps to body color.
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what brand of tires are you running with this setup? are they quiet?
are the Niche wheels heavier than the OEM Audi wheels you swapped out?
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they are continental extreme contacts. ultra quite, i had them on my gallardo spyder once.
the wheels are slightly heavier than stock i assume because they are cast wheel versus factory wheels are most likely forged. (correct me if i am wrong).

by far with this wheel choice, i am extremely happy with the fitment and its quality and price.
Niche is one of only companies in US that makes their wheels in house, not from China.
I have heard rumors of many other famous name brand wheel companies (i.e ADV.1) use Niche to make their wheels. its perfect for my daily vehicle!
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Niche is made in USA? Thanks for the info. That's good news. I will inquire with a dealer re: the net weight of each, they look quite similar to the Avant Garde 510 wheel I've been stalking. You notice any difference in your MPG, if in fact wheels are heavier?
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Looks slick! Love the white & black!
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thanks guys,

i couldn't see any difference in MPG with these heavier wheels.

picture coming soon with the new front bumper + black roof!
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they are continental extreme contacts. ultra quite, i had them on my gallardo spyder once.
the wheels are slightly heavier than stock i assume because they are cast wheel versus factory wheels are most likely forged. (correct me if i am wrong).

by far with this wheel choice, i am extremely happy with the fitment and its quality and price.
Niche is one of only companies in US that makes their wheels in house, not from China.
I have heard rumors of many other famous name brand wheel companies (i.e ADV.1) use Niche to make their wheels. its perfect for my daily vehicle!
Is there a reference on that? How accurate is your rumor? Nice ride btw.
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I checked out the Niche website and there is no mention of them being MADE IN USA. With the a price under $1500 for the set, I've got to believe these are CHINA just as the AvantGarde wheels.
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I checked out the Niche website and there is no mention of them being MADE IN USA. With the a price under $1500 for the set, I've got to believe these are CHINA just as the AvantGarde wheels.
http://www.nicheroadwheels.com/page....ut-niche&id=11

Looks like only the 3-piece forged wheels are made in the USA.
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Is there a reference on that? How accurate is your rumor? Nice ride btw.
The only thing ADV.1 does in house is assemble and package it all up. They don't cut their own wheels!
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The only thing ADV.1 does in house is assemble and package it all up. They don't cut their own wheels!
How about another reference for your statement? Thanks.
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The only thing ADV.1 does in house is assemble and package it all up. They don't cut their own wheels!
I don't think so.....
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I don't want to jump into their drama what so ever.

first of all Niche is MHT.

also you are right, niche makes forged wheels in usa, and i don't know about these forge formed wheels.

I have some reference for ADV not "making" their wheels (but only assemble in their "house", so if you would like the contact info, let me know. I will give you that, you can have nice long conversation with him, he knows ADV in and out...trust me.. haha

the reason why i said niche - ADV some how connected,

I had ADV1 5.0 FLOW SPEC = Niche Sport

which is the exact same "copy".. not really, b/c ADV legally bought the design, paid big money to NICHE (MHT) to make their flow spec wheels.

many quotes from other forums..
"Technically they're one in the same. Niche's parent company is MHT. MHT manufactures wheels for ADV1. ADV1 has an awesome marketing and branding campaign, and their products have a very high end feel and look. I don't doubt their quality but they do come in at a premium price even though they share similar designs(in some cases identical with slight design changes) as MHT wheels (Niche, Dub, Monotec, fuel, etc)."
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Yeah, I have Niche Targa 10.5's on my A7 as well. I'm running 275/30/20 tires for a slight stretch, but will definitely be going to a 285 next time around... too much exposed rim = too easy to curb.
are you already lowered or nah?? I'm looking to go 275 all around...
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are you already lowered or nah?? I'm looking to go 275 all around...
lowered on h&R.
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