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    I fitted coilovers to my a3 a while ago now but I can't go any lower than what it is right now because the inside of the tyre touches the spring

    I want to know what size spacers i need to spot them touching, without the wheel coming out too far.

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    Without knowing what your wheels spec are and what size tyres your running or what coilovers it is impossible to answer your question? Can't you just measure how far you want your wheel to come out? Then get that size spacer? Sounds quite simple to me
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    What you need to do is remove the assistance spring and then they won't touch and you will be able to get them mega low. It doesn't make too much difference to the over all ride of the car either.

    This is a set I've had (all be it for another car, I can post a picture of ones I have fitted to an A3 if you want), you can see the second spring in this one -



    If you can't be bothered to remove the assistance spring then I would suggest 15mm spacers, you can get away with 20mm but if you are running the standard tires then they may rub the arches on tight turns. I run 20mm spacers on a similar offset wheel and they finish up like this -





    Make sure you remove the rear adjuster platform too, just the spring in the seat. It will be a perfect height.

    The best fitment however has to go to Prawn

    The wheels you have there are facelift A3 Quattro Sport wheels.
    Last edited by 16Klappe; 6th October 2012 at 13:06.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3 Hoggy View Post
    Without knowing what your wheels spec are and what size tyres your running or what coilovers it is impossible to answer your question? Can't you just measure how far you want your wheel to come out? Then get that size spacer? Sounds quite simple to me
    Yea but I am cazy lunt

    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    What you need to do is remove the assistance spring and then they won't touch and you will be able to get them mega low. It doesn't make too much difference to the over all ride of the car either.

    If you can't be bothered to remove the assistance spring then I would suggest 15mm spacers, you can get away with 20mm but if you are running the standard tires then they may rub the arches on tight turns. I run 20mm spacers on a similar offset wheel and they finish up like this -





    That said, before the spacers you could do this -



    The wheels you have there are facelift A3 Quattro Sport wheels.
    remove the helper spring? never thought of that.. I'll give it a go in the week.

    Let the drive shaft see the arb! ha

 

 

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