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Fitting spacers to S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by nick., Dec 29, 2009.

  1. nick.
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    [Dec 29, 2009]
    Hi guys.

    Looking into fitting hub centric spacers 20mm on the back and 15mm on the front. Standard ride height, standard wheels. 2001 8L S3.

    Would I have many problems with this? I can put up with a bit of srubbage on full lock... but they must ok for normal use.
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    You will be fine with 20mm rears and 15mm fronts on standard or lowered 35mm suspension with standard wheels.
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    Nice one mate!
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    Yeah you'll be fine, I ran 20mm rear and 10mm front when I had the standard wheels on my S3.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Yeh as above replies, you'll be fine. I've got 20mm spacers all round with 35mm lowering springs, 225/40/18 wheels. Haven't had a single bit of rubbing, I've had 3 heavy people in the car weighing 100kg each plus me 75kg and gone round corners hard, over quite a bumpy road and still didn't rub.
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    blimey....100kg's each :laugh: is that after Xmas dinner?
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    Where did you get your spacers from? what make are they?
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    I'm over 100kg's before christmas dinner :D
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    This was a couple months ago so gawd knows what they weigh now...

    I got them from ebay about 6 months ago for about £50, can't remember the make, sorry.
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    Have you got a bit of how far your wheels sit in the arches?
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    I can't shout, i'm 95kg's but then i have the height to justify...yet my BMI still shows obese??? wtf :beerchug:
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    Found a couple pics of when I had the heavy load in my car minus me.
    I was so surprised it didn't rub especially going down the bumpy A130 at high speeds, although my exhaust clamps did bottom out once on the ground and grind themselves down a bit.

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    how did you guys find the steering was effected by the additional scrub radius?
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    have u got a pic, before and after spacers? i want to do mine but thought it was a pointless mod
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    have u got a pic, before and after spacers? i want to do mine but thought it was a pointless mod
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    It handles better in my opinion with the wider track.

    I don't think I do sorry, atleast not one from the right angle so you can actually see the difference.
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    with extra scrub radius you should have more reluctance to turn in, hence ive never fitted a set of spacers to a car

    only one way to find out though, ill suck it and see
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    I've actually found the opposite (ok, not an 8L, but still adding spacers).

    It seemed to be much more willing to turn into a corner before showing any sign of understeer.
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    :shrug: It's double posting again.
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    Ha ha thought it was only me! although I was .3 under obese! Problems with being 6"2 and built I suppose!
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