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Fitting spacers to S3

nick. Dec 29, 2009

  1. nick.

    nick. New Member

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    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.
     
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    You will be fine with 20mm rears and 15mm fronts on standard or lowered 35mm suspension with standard wheels.
     
  3. nick.

    nick. New Member

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    Nice one mate!
     
  4. DPM

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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
     
  5. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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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.
     
  6. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    blimey....100kg's each :laugh: is that after Xmas dinner?
     
  7. m444ty p

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    Where did you get your spacers from? what make are they?
     
  8. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I'm over 100kg's before christmas dinner :D
     
  9. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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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.
     
  10. m444ty p

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    Have you got a bit of how far your wheels sit in the arches?
     
  11. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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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:
     
  12. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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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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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  13. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    how did you guys find the steering was effected by the additional scrub radius?
     
  14. womb raider

    womb raider Member

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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
     
  15. womb raider

    womb raider Member

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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
     
  16. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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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.
     
  17. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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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
     
  18. mitch78

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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.
     
  19. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

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    :shrug: It's double posting again.
     
  20. Dansmith

    Dansmith Member

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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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