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8mm spacers

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by smudge_don, May 10, 2010.

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    [May 10, 2010]
    Just received my spacers, now i need some longer bolts

    Can anyone with spacers link me to some longer wheel bolts that they've bought please?
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    Any motor factors near you should be able to supply you with longer bolts and lock nuts. I think McGard make them!
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    What wheels are these for? Please can you post some pics up once fitted, I'm interested to see how they sit in the arch.
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    Off to Halford's i go!!!!
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    Let us know lad.
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    Fitted one side yesterday, as im still waiting for the longer bolts to come through

    Makes a BIG difference! Here's a before/after pic for now, will get one of the new stance when both are on the rears

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    Rear spacers look the shizzle but will make your car understeer a fair bit more...I reckon if could have avoided understeering off a roundabout into a huge curb in my old car, if I hadn't increased the rear track by 20mm for aesthetics!
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    I don't exactly hack it round corners anyway, due to the rubbing of the tyres coz i'm so low :laugh:

    Looks > speed
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    Speed>Looks.
    Unless your a woman/poser :laugh:
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    Why ain't u driving an evo then?
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    Do they really make that much difference though? I haven't noticed anything ...........

    My 12mm spacers definitely don't push my OEM wheels out that much and I get some rubbing (very rarely tbh). My mind has been put at ease that's it's catching on a screw and not the inside of the arch (although it feels like it, I'm assured it would feel smooth and not bumpy if it was, which makes sense)
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