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    wheel spacers

    hi all i have a 2006 S-line with standard 5-arm 18" wheels and 225/40/18 tyres, i would like to fit wheel spacers as the wheels sit to far inboard for my liking. can any one sudgest a supplier. I dont want to go to far as i may lower it 25mm at a later date.

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    Contact Damian at DPM (he sponsors this forum).

    I have my car lowered 25mm and use the H&R hubcentric spacers - 10mm at each wheel.

    Pretty much fine - occassional rubbing on the rear arches in extreme circumstances, but I'm sorting out the screw it catches on soon.
    I think it looks spot on!

    Some have gone 15mm on the back wheels, but suffer more rubbing and require some arch mod's - it does look better though!

    HTH

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    done enough mods to my discovery to get 235/85/16's in. rather not take the angle grinder to the A3's arches!

    does 15mm make so much diff over 10mm (no sick jokes please)
    Black 2005/56 A3 170 tdi S-line Quattro
    Silver 2003/03 A4 2.5 TDI convertible
    Land rover discovery V8, 2" + lift, 2" + tyres , sliders winch very muddy

    Previous cars
    2002 A4 130 tdi sport, black, painted bumpers and 18" wheels stunning looking car.
    Vectra 2.5 gsi saloon, dark blue - Tin can rocket ship.
    Alfa Spider 2.0 Lusso
    BMW E46 323 convertible
    Saxo vts - embarrassed a police T5 on the A9
    Silver Renault laguna estate. Gone and thank god!

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    jamiekip
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    Well, every little helps

    Have a look in this thread.
    Some decent pics with the spacers on
    L60N put 15mm in each wheel in the back of his car, mine has 10mm.

    Specifc post here:
    Some decent pics with the spacers on

    HTH

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    both look great! are the arches the same on the A3s as the S3s, do S3s run 225/40/18's aswell?
    Black 2005/56 A3 170 tdi S-line Quattro
    Silver 2003/03 A4 2.5 TDI convertible
    Land rover discovery V8, 2" + lift, 2" + tyres , sliders winch very muddy

    Previous cars
    2002 A4 130 tdi sport, black, painted bumpers and 18" wheels stunning looking car.
    Vectra 2.5 gsi saloon, dark blue - Tin can rocket ship.
    Alfa Spider 2.0 Lusso
    BMW E46 323 convertible
    Saxo vts - embarrassed a police T5 on the A9
    Silver Renault laguna estate. Gone and thank god!

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    They sure do mate

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    10mm front and 12mm rear is also another option which a lot of people on this forum are running.

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/a3-8...1941_2080.html

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    Last edited by mitch78; 19th March 2009 at 22:59.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

 

 

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