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Aluminium Spacer On Suspension

kingalA3 Oct 10, 2009

  1. kingalA3

    kingalA3 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have some bilstein B8s and some H&R springs and will be looking to fit them in the next couple of days.
    For the front dampers and springs I have ordered from audi:
    - Spring Disc
    - Aluminium Spacer 'Distance Piece'
    - Threaded Bush
    - Bearing
    - Strut Storage

    I have had a look at a couple of MKIV Golf guides and they say not to bother with the aluminium spacer - for those of you who have replaced your suspension did you use it or leave it out?

    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  2. kingalA3

    kingalA3 New Member

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    Here are a couple of pictures:
    First one without the aluminium spacer and the second one with the spacer

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    To me it looks too big but is it needed?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  3. garethmk1

    garethmk1 New Member

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    pics not working ?
     
  4. kingalA3

    kingalA3 New Member

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    Sorry have updated the links!
     
  5. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I dont think my car had those fitted.
    But im not 100% sure. it was 2 year ago now
     
  6. kingalA3

    kingalA3 New Member

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    Cheers - anyone else do the same?
     
  7. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    Without the spacer it looks very close to the end of the threads.
    .. may possibly prevent the bush from fully collapsing.

    however without it, it should sit a few mm lower
     
  8. kingalA3

    kingalA3 New Member

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    Yes your right without the spacer the top bearing is sitting on the end of the thread - the only other thing I can think of is to get a slimmer spacer?
     
  9. LordNelson

    LordNelson Member

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    i have just replaced the bearings and the top mounts on my 2000 S3 APY and there was no spacer there....this is the first time ive seen one there actually. (i have changed the top mounts on Bora's and Golfs before).
    Im sure that with the spacer on, you would struggle to get enough thread through the top of the housing to fasten the retaining plate/nut on.
     
  10. bantam1

    bantam1 Member

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    Another tip - don't fit those dumbbells as it will ruin the handling.
     
  11. kingalA3

    kingalA3 New Member

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    Haha :weight_lift2: Today I fitted them without the spacer i saw that the old shocks didnt have one fitted but it showed up on ETOS originally so thats why I ordered them!
     

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