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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DJ-S3, Dec 24, 2012.

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    [Dec 24, 2012]
    Hey everyone. Had my spacers fitted to the rear wheels 10mm ones and they don't look to fill the arches... My car is a S3 56plate with original wheels. I was thinking of moving the 10mm spacers to the front and getting some 12mm (actually 13mm as there FK's) for the rears. What does everyone think?

    Will there be any rubbing? I don't think there will as there's still a significant gap to fill the wheel arch. So I was thinking 15mm spacers?? Has anyone else experience this with a s3 the same age?

    Hope everyone has an amazing Christmas and a very drunk new year!!

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    [Dec 25, 2012]
    I'm running 12mm rear on my OEM S3 wheels (ET54), 225 tyres and on coilovers.
    Even with arch screw removed, I get rubbing when I have back seat passengers.
    Thinking of changing to 10mm myself.
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    Poli, u should get some -2 ish camber so :))

    I ran with et35 - 9 inch rims, I almost dont have rubbing anymore.. Even we are 4 in the car.. ( Except big bounces.. )
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    How do people find the tyre wear when you increase the rear camber as I imagine the inside edges would wear very quickly?
    How much rear camber does the S3 have as standard?
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    Has anyone got any photos of their cars on 10mm spacers so I can see how it sits with the arches?
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    timmythechef Starin' Through My Rear View

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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    This is mine on a 15mm spacer, ET52 to ET37 on a 9j.

    [​IMG]
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    ^^^^^^ Like this
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    I was expecting mine to be similar to that. Not quite as wide but you get me.
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    You can just fit a finger tip between the wheel and arch.
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    Does it scrape on the arch?
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    [Dec 26, 2012]

    What about fronts mate? R they the same? Any rubbing for the fronts?
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    Fronts are on 8mm spacers again orginal ET 52 9j.

    They do rub but only cause I took the adjusters out of the coils and went for a high profile tyre for winter. On a 35 profile tyre it wouldnt rub at all
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    I did run an 18x7.5j (A8 winters) on a 15mm spacer so went for an ET40 to ET 25 and that never rubbed.
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    [Dec 26, 2012]
    your signature thing. HaHahahaha

    I might try 13mm on the rears
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