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3mm wheel spacer recommendations?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Fast,not furious, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Fast,not furious
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    Fast,not furious Dealing with an OCD

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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    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!

    Pics to follow...
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    get some pics up!!! and ouch! yeh get some spacers i reckon!!
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    3mm spacers are offered from Forge as far as I know and I think they are hub-centric as well.
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
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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
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    Again,you can just make out the scrape on the rear of the alloy,centre of photo
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    gorgeous wheels!! look like the M3 CSL's
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Cheers Jungleman,if you look closely you'll see a little rectangular recess for the M3 badge!
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    They look AMAZING!!! how much were they if you dont mind me asking?
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    yea i did notice that, was wondering what it was for
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    £45 notes though! Yikes
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Yeah, all good brand spacers are expensive though
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Correction. 3mm-5mm-8mm Forge spacers are not hubcentric
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