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    Wheel spacers?

    Hi all, I have a 2003 S4 with RS4 front brake conversion, the front wheels are fitted with 10mm spacers to clear the callipers, the rear wheels are standard fit with no spacers fitted.

    Do I need to fit spacers to the rear wheels, will it improve the feel/handling of the car at all?
    What size spacers do i need to fit, would you go with 10mm to match front or 15mm?
    Are the hubcentic spacers on Ebay any good? Seen some UK manufactured ones on there.

    Any advice or opinions on this would be appreciated, thanks.

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    to be honest i dont think it would make a noticable difference

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    I've been running MTM 10mm spacers F&R for a few years now. Go for the 10's on the rear too it will just balance to look of the car so much
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    I'm sure visually it would benefit with spacers on the rear. The rears always sit more in the arch than the fronts. So with 10mm on the front I'd be definitely go for 10mm on the rear, that will drop the offset to 35. Spot on.
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    The main difference would be looks and I'd say go for a 15mm spacer at the rear if you have 10mm at the front.

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    Thanks for your thoughts/comments, bought pair of 15mm hubcentric spacers today, will fit as soon as they are delivered.

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    Post pics once you're done!
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    Yeh lets see them out to the arches
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    x3 for pics! I ordered some 10mm hubcentrics for the front the other day (from DPM) to fit some bigger brakes under, but would be interesgted to see the look of the car.
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    I have 15's F and R - both huncentric and longer bolts

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    I will post some before and after pics when I get/fit them

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    Finally fitted spacers and took some photos, need to address my poor photography skills.

    Help, cant get pictures to work.

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    Try again[/IMG]

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    Copy and paste the IMG tag if using Photobcuket, or there's a sticky in the general chat section to help you.
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    Followed the instructions in the thread, but still cant pictures to work.

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    Rears before fitting spacers

    Fronts with 10mm Spacers fitted

    Shiney new 15mm Spacers for rears

    Couple of pics with rear spacers fitted


    Front with 10mm spacer

    View down side of car

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    email them to me, quattrojames@gmail.com
    Sorted now, got my eldest to show/teach me, he does it a different way to the way shown in the sticky.

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    It's funny how the Avus wheels have a 45 offset vs the 43 of the rest of the range (18's).

    Looks spot on now though, the 15's on the rear look exactly right. Have you got any pics of the 'whole' car?
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    Not got any of the car except the ones I took at the police forensics bay, will take some new ones, just need to give car a good clean first.
    This bank holiday period would have been ideal, but I chose to machine polish my longwheel base hi roof transit van instead, theres a job I wish I had'nt started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    It's funny how the Avus wheels have a 45 offset vs the 43 of the rest of the range (18's).
    S4 discs are thicker .

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul20v View Post
    S4 discs are thicker .
    You'll have to run that past me again..... They have thicker discs, yet the 45 ET wheels will sit closer into the discs...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    You'll have to run that past me again..... They have thicker discs, yet the 45 ET wheels will sit closer into the discs...?
    Thicker discs at the hub face

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    Ok I get you.

    (You so edited that reply between the time I first read it and later replied to it) lol!
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