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Advice/General Consensus Please - Spacers

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by I'mRonBurgundy?, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. I'mRonBurgundy?

    I'mRonBurgundy? Lets make that kitten purr...

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    Evening all

    Read various threads on here recently and H&R hub-centric seems to be the way to go but what size?

    I've got standard s-line suspension and wheels with no plans to change either.

    Also should front and back be the same size/width or should I go wider at the back?

    Ta
    Ron
     
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  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

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    10mm front and 15mm rear seems to be a nice set up
     
  4. richs2891

    richs2891 I cant spell !

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    as I cant be arsed to remove the screw / modify the rear wheel liner and as I tend to travel on lots of bumpy roads then I went for 10 mm all round

    Richard
     
  5. jamiekip

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    I stuck with 10mm alround for the same reasons, basically I knew there would be no rubbing.
    Having seen jonnyc's car I can safely say that the 15mm on the back does look better!
     
  6. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone run 15mm rear spacers with a 35mm drop on standard wheels?
     
  7. edition

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    How much are 4 10mm h&r spacers then?
     
  8. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    Hubcentric ones you are looking at around £60 a pair, the cheapest place to get them is US ebay.
     
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    They look good he also does 10mm ones.

    What about 10mm on front and 12mm on rear has anybody made that work without rubbing?
     
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    anyone got any before and after pics.

    pre spacers - post spacers?
     
  11. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Well-Known Member

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    My 3.2 sport 54 plate.

    Fitted Eibach pro kit springs, which is 20-25 lower than my original sport springs.

    18" S3 wheels.

    H&R spacers 10mm front and 15mm rear spacers (kit from TT Shop has everything you need in one).

    Before - there's a slight shadow so it's not as clear as I'd hoped.

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    After - It's as low as I wanted to go and no rubbing issues even on bumpy roads

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  12. I'mRonBurgundy?

    I'mRonBurgundy? Lets make that kitten purr...

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    Thanks for the pics mechanic.

    Anyone know how much lower the standard s-line suspension is compared to the sport? Just trying to gauge where mechanics sits in comparison.
     
  13. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    think it is 10mm with the s3 being a further 10mm lower. the sport will be 15mm lower than the standard car.
     
  14. K-Dash

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    if like mechanic said he has the eibach springs on it should only really now be s-line ride height. its what have on my sport and can notice a drop but i'd only say to s-line height.
     
  15. I'mRonBurgundy?

    I'mRonBurgundy? Lets make that kitten purr...

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    Cool - Thanks guys.

    That's definately made my mind up. Just waiting on RobinA3's group buy price now.
     
  16. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Well-Known Member

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    Sport is 15mm lower than standard
    S line is 25mm
    S3 is 35mm

    So the eibach springs take it to between S line ans S3 and once settled are closer to S3 height.

    K-dash did you do maths at school??
     

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