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    What size spacers should I get?

    Hi guys bit of advise please

    I had my car lowered last week (2007 a3 s line) on 50mm h&r springs and I love it, but I think the car is screaming out for spacers on the rear. At the min I have the 5 spoke "ronal" et 54 wheels on 225/40/18 tyres.

    Next week I will have the same size tyres on only with et56 offset wheels.

    Any advise on what size spacers I should get?

    Only really want to get rears, don't want any chance of rubbing as I often have back seat passengers! Was thinking of 5mm but wasn't sure if they wil be noticeable so was thinking 8mm.

    Any help please guys?

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    If you're just doing the rears then I'd say go for 8mm/10mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    If you're just doing the rears then I'd say go for 8mm/10mm.

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    And I shouldn't have any rubbing?

    Cheers mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvera3 View Post
    And I shouldn't have any rubbing?

    Cheers mate
    Did you fit a spacers in the end fella? If so what did you go for? Any pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvera3 View Post
    And I shouldn't have any rubbing?

    Cheers mate
    No you should be fine.

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    I've just fitted 12mm spacers on the rear and get occasional rubbing with nobody in the back seats. Only if I hit a pot hole or speed bump a little too quickly though. Pretty gutted as I wasn't expecting any with it not being lowered. Think there is a trim screw that can be removed, just need to find it today.

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    What is the minimum size spacers you can fit to the rear. I only fancy 8/10mm
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    You'd need to check the size of your rear hub lip but at a guess I'd say 10mm/12mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiSport View Post
    What is the minimum size spacers you can fit to the rear. I only fancy 8/10mm
    Out of intrest, why'd you only want to go 8/10mm on rear? 12mm are perfect and even lowered as low as possible on AP coilovers and with 2 people in the back I don't have any problems with rubbing or anything.
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    I've never seen a 12/10 setup in the flesh, so not best placed to comment - however I hate it when the wheels poke out proud of the arches. So my thinking of the 10/8 setup is that is would be just a little more than standard. My car is S-line spec on the standard suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiSport View Post
    I've never seen a 12/10 setup in the flesh, so not best placed to comment - however I hate it when the wheels poke out proud of the arches. So my thinking of the 10/8 setup is that is would be just a little more than standard. My car is S-line spec on the standard suspension.
    I went for 8mm on the front and 12mm on the rear after looking at loads of threads with pics of 10/12. Went for 8mm rather than 10mm on the front as I thought wheels sat out a bit too much with 10's and couldn't justify the extra £ for 2mm more.

    If you're interested, I'm actually selling my 8mm and 12mm spacers next week as I'm putting my car back to standard ready for selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds2592 View Post
    I went for 8mm on the front and 12mm on the rear after looking at loads of threads with pics of 10/12. Went for 8mm rather than 10mm on the front as I thought wheels sat out a bit too much with 10's and couldn't justify the extra £ for 2mm more.

    If you're interested, I'm actually selling my 8mm and 12mm spacers next week as I'm putting my car back to standard ready for selling.
    Could you put up a photo of your car, showing the 8/12. Are your alloys et 54 too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds2592 View Post
    I went for 8mm on the front and 12mm on the rear after looking at loads of threads with pics of 10/12. Went for 8mm rather than 10mm on the front as I thought wheels sat out a bit too much with 10's and couldn't justify the extra £ for 2mm more.

    If you're interested, I'm actually selling my 8mm and 12mm spacers next week as I'm putting my car back to standard ready for selling.
    Yes, I'm interested for sure. Please PM me details! Thank you.
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