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    Aluminium Spacer On Suspension

    Hi guys,

    I have some bilstein B8s and some H&R springs and will be looking to fit them in the next couple of days.
    For the front dampers and springs I have ordered from audi:
    - Spring Disc
    - Aluminium Spacer 'Distance Piece'
    - Threaded Bush
    - Bearing
    - Strut Storage

    I have had a look at a couple of MKIV Golf guides and they say not to bother with the aluminium spacer - for those of you who have replaced your suspension did you use it or leave it out?

    Cheers
    Last edited by kingalA3; 11th October 2009 at 17:23.

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    Here are a couple of pictures:
    First one without the aluminium spacer and the second one with the spacer




    To me it looks too big but is it needed?
    Last edited by kingalA3; 12th October 2009 at 13:42.

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    pics not working ?

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    Sorry have updated the links!

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    I dont think my car had those fitted.
    But im not 100% sure. it was 2 year ago now
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    I ask questions because i change my mind so much. If i ask questions you have already covered... just leave it be?

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    Cheers - anyone else do the same?

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    Without the spacer it looks very close to the end of the threads.
    .. may possibly prevent the bush from fully collapsing.

    however without it, it should sit a few mm lower

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    Yes your right without the spacer the top bearing is sitting on the end of the thread - the only other thing I can think of is to get a slimmer spacer?

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    i have just replaced the bearings and the top mounts on my 2000 S3 APY and there was no spacer there....this is the first time ive seen one there actually. (i have changed the top mounts on Bora's and Golfs before).
    Im sure that with the spacer on, you would struggle to get enough thread through the top of the housing to fasten the retaining plate/nut on.

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    Another tip - don't fit those dumbbells as it will ruin the handling.

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    Haha Today I fitted them without the spacer i saw that the old shocks didnt have one fitted but it showed up on ETOS originally so thats why I ordered them!

 

 

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