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    SPACERS - WHAT WIDTH???

    Im looking for some spacers for my S3
    I have Genuine RSTT 18's on and Leon cupra R brembo brakes on the front, they wouldnt fit without spacers so i bought some crappy 5mm spacers from halfords, they do the job but theyre not hubcentric and im getting a bit of vibrtion through the steering wheel with them on (wheels have been balanced)

    thinking i should do the job properly with proper spacers and longer bolts
    what size do you guys reccomend 10mm on the front and 15mm on the back

    the back seem ok as they are with no spacers but it looks like people do the front + rear too

    any help appreciated!

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    ive done the 15/10mm combo car sits perfect now

    not had any big load in the back to see if it rubs tho
    back to boost, oh how I missed thee....

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    cheers Pablo, what make did you go for?
    how much n where from?!

    i take it longer bolts are essential - what about locking nuts?

    Thanks

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    H&R do hubcentric spacers and longer bolts are needed. If you want a price just give me a shout bud!
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    yeh sure mate, if you could Pm me a price that'd be cool
    cheers DPM

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    i'll have a price too thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ash_s3
    cheers Pablo, what make did you go for?
    how much n where from?!

    i take it longer bolts are essential - what about locking nuts?

    Thanks
    FK with longer bolts. bought em 2nd hand off the forum
    back to boost, oh how I missed thee....

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    Replied!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jediknight
    i'll have a price too thanks.
    Ditto

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    back at you ash! and also just PM'd you mate!
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    its like tennis here!!!
    back to boost, oh how I missed thee....

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    Pablo, i was just going to ask if you had kept track of the score mate!
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    DPM

    Could you PM me a price too please.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommo-turbo
    DPM

    Could you PM me a price too please.

    Cheers!
    Done bud!
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    Would you consider a group buy DPM?

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    I would yes... with this kind of item though it would need to be 10 people to get any major discount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM
    I would yes... with this kind of item though it would need to be 10 people to get any major discount.
    on behalf of a friend whose looking can you PM me a quote also.

    Gotta be well on the way to 10
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    All quotes given are for buy it now prices, not for GB prices!
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    PM me a price as well please mate.

    Any chance you could find out a price for a group buy as well

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    blimey... £209 for spacers and bolts... am i missing something here or are they just bits of metal that make the wheels stick out a little bit??

    do they actually help with handling atall or are they purely cosmetic?

    any down sides to them??


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    are there any implications on the handling with the spacers fitted? been thinking about getting some myself - A price would be good DPM, PM please

    cheers

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    189 mate for them, not 209... Did you not get my PM saying 209 is the RRP but we'll do them for 189 delivered after speaking to H&R.
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    It's mainly just for looks although it does give the car a wider stance when driving which does improve the overall feel of the car. If we can get some definates then we can get a GB going for them!
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    Yeah but with postage that'll be 181.99 and they're all 10mm, people here are looking for 10mm front and 15mm rear. If we had a GB the price would be cheaper then that anyway and even without the GB the price we're doing them at is cheaper for like to like aswell.
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    So what sort of price are we looking at for a group buy?

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    how cheap are we talking for the GB. i think if you could set a definate price for 10 orders then people could think about it more seriously.

    ta


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    another question.. will the longer bolts have a security bolt?


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    www.wheel-spacers.co.uk for a cheaper alternative. eg 15mm hubcentric are £45 a pair with bolts included. Obviously not as good quality as H&R/Eibach etc but were good enough for the front of my M3.
    back to boost, oh how I missed thee....

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    The group buy has been now started with all the interest recieved about the spacers... More info and a list of people in the link below...

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...984#post274984
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    dont want to step on anyones toes but i paid 185 delivered for H & R 10mm front and 16mm spacers, and a set of mcgard locking bolts.

    £165 is a fair price-thats what they should be anyway
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    We've checked everyone's websites and checked with H&R, and in the GB they're at least 18 cheaper then the nearest supplier and postage is also on top of that where as the 165 includes postage from us so it is a good saving on them!
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    How much for just a set of 15mm spacers and longer wheel bolts?

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    Are you wanting to wait for the GB or right now?
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    Damian, I remember you saying that H&R did a hubcentric 8mm spacer. Could you get some pics as I'd like to see how they fit before buying some.
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    Don't have any in stock so i'll ask H&R to get some sent over to me! I think it's just the same as all the others though Chris.
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    I was more curious about how it fitted at the hub. I was told some dodgey info on a forum once about 8mm spacers...
    [/sarcasm]

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    I don't know what you mean? They're hub centric just like the 10mm+ spacers so they'll just fit the hub in the same way.
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    It was something to do with the thickness of metal on the spacer at the hub. It's prone to cracking if it's too thin. I've been looking for a set of hubcentric 8mm spacers so I get less scruffing with the CHs.
    [/sarcasm]

 

 
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