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    spacers or not?

    hi all,need some help please,i have just ordered some 3sdm 0.01's in black for my 2.0tdi sline.The wheel size is 19'' 8.5j et 32,tyres will be 235 35,i have also ordered a set of eibach 50/40 sport line springs.will i need spacers to fill the arches fully with this lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laruk View Post
    hi all,need some help please,i have just ordered some 3sdm 0.01's in black for my 2.0tdi sline.The wheel size is 19'' 8.5j et 32,tyres will be 235 35,i have also ordered a set of eibach 50/40 sport line springs.will i need spacers to fill the arches fully with this lot?

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    hi mate
    you have taken the plunge then! my wheel deal fell through but still looking for a set of wheels
    so mine will be for sale soon ,but let the mrs have the car the weekend now all four have curb rash!!!!
    but i dont think you will need spacers in fact i think a et of 32 might be a bit low and stick out from your arches abit
    i,m sure someone will put you right on here shortly
    good luck and get some pic,s up so we can see how things turn out

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    hi mate,you think et32 will rub then?
    what size were your wheels/tyres and was your car lowered?

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    my wheels are front 8.5 x19 tyres are 235 35 19 et38 rears are 9.5 tyres are 255 30 19 et 40

    and i,m lowered on eibach 50/40 springs

    i can take some close up pics in the morning if this will help you

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    ok mate that would be a great help,thanks.

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    i found these pictures on another thread
    19x8.5 ET 32 wrapped in 235/35ZR19XL

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    well mate i hope thats correct because i,m looking at a set

    of a5 19,s with a et of 32 but i was a bit worried they would,nt fit

    so i hope someone can confirm they will be fine for you

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    me too!!!
    as i have already ordered and paid for them!!
    lol
    i ordered them from a company called rimstyle,i spoke with them on the phone this morning and the guy did say they would fit.

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    Wouldnt have thought you'll have any rubbing issues.

    I run ET35's with a bigger drop than the 50/40 with no rubbing issues.

    As for spacers - depends what look you're going for - but ET32 is gonna sit pretty flush and perhaps poke a little, so personally, wouldnt have thought you'd need spacers.

    Best to wait and see when they are on the car and decided then whether you want them to sit even further out.

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    wheels and front springs fitted tonight,been out for a road test and no rubbing,it was only me in the car but i did try very hard to make it bottom out and rub over speed bumps and on full lock etc.Going to fit the rear springs tomorrow and i will get some pictures up over the weekend.
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    hi mate

    sorry forgot to put up the pics for you

    i think they look great need some better pics though

    what size tyres did you run with & what make?

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    Hello mate,no worries about the pictures
    I will try and get some better pictures over the weekend
    iphone camera is crap,the tyres are falkens fk453 235 35 19

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    ok i assumed you was going for a staggered set up

    i am thinking of keeping mine now but changing the tyres on the rears

    to 255/35 /19 9.5 instead of the 255/30 /19 the low profile is a little harsh

    but worried i might get some rubbing when loaded

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    I thought about the staggered but the decided not to
    especially as I was going et32.I haven't fitted the rear springs yet but it's gonna be very tight
    if your et is 35 255 tyre could be to much???

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    that,s my worry

    my et if i remember right on the rear was either 38 or 40 so i,m hoping to just get away with it

    and the wheels filling the arch up

    what do you think?

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    my et is 32 so if yours is 38 thats 6mm difference (if i understand this et stuff???)
    my tyres are 235 and yours will be 255.
    i would say my wheels are slightly proud of the arch so i guess it depends how low you are or how often you drive the car loaded
    I know the pictures i attached are crap but have a good look and bear in mind that i haven't fitted the rear spring yet.

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    IMG_0529.jpg
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    heres a couple of pics i will get some close ups in the morn
    as you can see still seems plenty of room

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    some close ups would be good,but looking at those pictures you might just get away with it.

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    if i remember after the drop had settled i put a tape measure on from floor to top of the arch was 24 and a half

    so if you drop yours and your are a s line your drop will be about 20cm so looking at your pics you should be
    perfect with your wheels

    but my arches seem to look like they need filling in a bit more

    now weather the rear tyre change will do it or would you say it might need soom spacers?

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    buy the tyres and fit them then if you are still not happy you could measure up and work out what spacers you need.
    the worst case is you buy your tyres and they rub (but i dont think they will).

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    Rear springs now fitted,still no rubbing.
    I will get some pictures up over the weekend.

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    thats good news


    looking forward to seeing the pics

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    DSCF3821.jpg

    slightly better picture,i have done a few journeys now,If i am pushing it hard over the bumps i get a very very slight rub from the rear,that's with no rear passengers.

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    hey Gas-Man
    i like your wheels what are they ? size ? where from ? im looking for new wheels in the new year no point just now with winter looming do you have spacers on ??
    cheers Noz
    heres a couple of pics i will get some close ups in the morn

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    speaking of spacers i want spacers to make my wheels flush or protrude just a bit do you fit them all round or just the back ?? i have a avant 2.0 tdi s line with no mods to wheels or suspension what size would i be looking for and can some of you guys post pics looking from the back of the car so i can get an idea of what i'm looking for

    thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOZ View Post
    hey Gas-Man
    i like your wheels what are they ? size ? where from ? im looking for new wheels in the new year no point just now with winter looming do you have spacers on ??
    cheers Noz
    heres a couple of pics i will get some close ups in the morn
    today i changed the rear tyres to 255/35/19

    they have filled the arch more havent really run them yet got a bit of rubbing when i give it some on the bends

    and that is with no weight in the back here,a few pics
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    IMG_0601.jpgIMG_0600.jpg

    sorry i still cant figure out these pics they always appear this size if you click on the pic

    somebody tell me what i,m doing wrong!

    the offset on these is 38 rear and 40 front i think with no spacers

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    Quote Originally Posted by laruk View Post
    DSCF3821.jpg

    slightly better picture,i have done a few journeys now,If i am pushing it hard over the bumps i get a very very slight rub from the rear,that's with no rear passengers.
    hi laruk your wheels look great they really suit your motor
    have the springs settled yet and are you getting any rubbing now they have been on a few days?

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    Yes mate,front springs have been on about a week and rear springs have been on about 5 days .
    There is no rubbing from the front but I think there is a very very slight rub from the back,
    but only when trying hard over the speed bumps although I haven't had and rear seat passengers yet.
    There are no marks on the back tyre walls so I think maybe it's just catching the arch liners.

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    all good then mate well done

    i will give mine a few days and see how they are

    still having doubts about keeping them though

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    those tyres have filler the arches up nicely!!!
    was your suspension lowered or not?
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    Hope you have told your insurance company!

 

 

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