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    Fitting spacers to S3

    Hi guys.

    Looking into fitting hub centric spacers 20mm on the back and 15mm on the front. Standard ride height, standard wheels. 2001 8L S3.

    Would I have many problems with this? I can put up with a bit of srubbage on full lock... but they must ok for normal use.

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    You will be fine with 20mm rears and 15mm fronts on standard or lowered 35mm suspension with standard wheels.



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    Nice one mate!

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    Yeah you'll be fine, I ran 20mm rear and 10mm front when I had the standard wheels on my S3.

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    Yeh as above replies, you'll be fine. I've got 20mm spacers all round with 35mm lowering springs, 225/40/18 wheels. Haven't had a single bit of rubbing, I've had 3 heavy people in the car weighing 100kg each plus me 75kg and gone round corners hard, over quite a bumpy road and still didn't rub.
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    blimey....100kg's each is that after Xmas dinner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Yeh as above replies, you'll be fine. I've got 20mm spacers all round with 35mm lowering springs, 225/40/18 wheels. Haven't had a single bit of rubbing, I've had 3 heavy people in the car weighing 100kg each plus me 75kg and gone round corners hard, over quite a bumpy road and still didn't rub.

    Where did you get your spacers from? what make are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    blimey....100kg's each is that after Xmas dinner?
    I'm over 100kg's before christmas dinner :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    blimey....100kg's each is that after Xmas dinner?
    This was a couple months ago so gawd knows what they weigh now...

    Quote Originally Posted by m444ty p View Post
    Where did you get your spacers from? what make are they?
    I got them from ebay about 6 months ago for about 50, can't remember the make, sorry.
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    Have you got a bit of how far your wheels sit in the arches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    I'm over 100kg's before christmas dinner :D
    I can't shout, i'm 95kg's but then i have the height to justify...yet my BMI still shows obese??? wtf
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    Found a couple pics of when I had the heavy load in my car minus me.
    I was so surprised it didn't rub especially going down the bumpy A130 at high speeds, although my exhaust clamps did bottom out once on the ground and grind themselves down a bit.



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    how did you guys find the steering was effected by the additional scrub radius?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Yeh as above replies, you'll be fine. I've got 20mm spacers all round with 35mm lowering springs, 225/40/18 wheels. Haven't had a single bit of rubbing, I've had 3 heavy people in the car weighing 100kg each plus me 75kg and gone round corners hard, over quite a bumpy road and still didn't rub.
    have u got a pic, before and after spacers? i want to do mine but thought it was a pointless mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Yeh as above replies, you'll be fine. I've got 20mm spacers all round with 35mm lowering springs, 225/40/18 wheels. Haven't had a single bit of rubbing, I've had 3 heavy people in the car weighing 100kg each plus me 75kg and gone round corners hard, over quite a bumpy road and still didn't rub.
    have u got a pic, before and after spacers? i want to do mine but thought it was a pointless mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    how did you guys find the steering was effected by the additional scrub radius?
    It handles better in my opinion with the wider track.

    Quote Originally Posted by womb raider View Post
    have u got a pic, before and after spacers? i want to do mine but thought it was a pointless mod
    I don't think I do sorry, atleast not one from the right angle so you can actually see the difference.
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    with extra scrub radius you should have more reluctance to turn in, hence ive never fitted a set of spacers to a car

    only one way to find out though, ill suck it and see

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    I've actually found the opposite (ok, not an 8L, but still adding spacers).

    It seemed to be much more willing to turn into a corner before showing any sign of understeer.
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    It's double posting again.
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    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    I can't shout, i'm 95kg's but then i have the height to justify...yet my BMI still shows obese??? wtf
    Ha ha thought it was only me! although I was .3 under obese! Problems with being 6"2 and built I suppose!

 

 

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