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    3mm wheel spacer recommendations?

    I've finally taken delivery of my VMR VB3's,had them fitted with new rubbers on Saturday,and the rears are rubbing on a rough bit of casting on the brake callipers.

    They've got a groove about 2mm deep by 4mm wide in them now :-(...at least they're lighter!

    Should i attempt to rub down the faulty casting on the callipers,or fit 3mm shims? Any shim recommendations?

    Shame the damage is already done,although they do look sweet!

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    get some pics up!!! and ouch! yeh get some spacers i reckon!!
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    3mm spacers are offered from Forge as far as I know and I think they are hub-centric as well.

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    In the next photo you can just make out the caliper damage as a white scrape where the caliper touches the wheel

    Again,you can just make out the scrape on the rear of the alloy,centre of photo
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    S3 Brilliant Red - 340bhp

    Custom Code Phase 2 + PSS, Autotech pump, Hybrid Forge/ITG Maxogen CAI /Reflactagold, Sprint Booster, Forge Quickshift, Forge DV, Denso Iridium sparks, PCV mod/oil catch can, R8 oil filler cap, Sachs performance clutch,Exhausts UK custom stainless TBE, Braille no-weight battery,PIAA mirror white DRL's,exterior + interior leds, AndyMac's Sub upgrade, H&R springs, VMR VB3 18x8.5 gunmetal alloys wearing BF Goodrich G-force 235/40

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    gorgeous wheels!! look like the M3 CSL's
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    Quote Originally Posted by jungleman View Post
    gorgeous wheels!! look like the M3 CSL's
    Cheers Jungleman,if you look closely you'll see a little rectangular recess for the M3 badge!


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    They look AMAZING!!! how much were they if you dont mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast,not furious View Post
    Cheers Jungleman,if you look closely you'll see a little rectangular recess for the M3 badge!
    yea i did notice that, was wondering what it was for
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    Quote Originally Posted by GConn View Post
    3mm spacers are offered from Forge as far as I know and I think they are hub-centric as well.
    45 notes though! Yikes


    S3 Brilliant Red - 340bhp

    Custom Code Phase 2 + PSS, Autotech pump, Hybrid Forge/ITG Maxogen CAI /Reflactagold, Sprint Booster, Forge Quickshift, Forge DV, Denso Iridium sparks, PCV mod/oil catch can, R8 oil filler cap, Sachs performance clutch,Exhausts UK custom stainless TBE, Braille no-weight battery,PIAA mirror white DRL's,exterior + interior leds, AndyMac's Sub upgrade, H&R springs, VMR VB3 18x8.5 gunmetal alloys wearing BF Goodrich G-force 235/40

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    Yeah, all good brand spacers are expensive though

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    Correction. 3mm-5mm-8mm Forge spacers are not hubcentric

 

 

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