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New alloys wont fit need advice on spacers and nuts

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by AudiSBE, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. AudiSBE
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    Hi All

    I have bought some alloys which are the s3 facelift, I believe they also do these for a TT which I think I may have hence the issues fitting, the back 2 are on fine but the front 2 are rubbing so I will need spacers, can you guys advise of the best spacers, what size would be best to get and also where to get them from,

    The alloys are 225 40 R18

    Thanks in advanced
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    Hi mate check the et, and width on the inside of the alloys and post that up...
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    If its the facelift alloys the offset will be ET56
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    Do you mean they are rubbing on the inside?

    We sell TPI spacers & bolts that are great value but could do with pics and details of the problem before recommending a size.
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    not if theyre off the tt or another model
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    youll find the et on the back of the alloys
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    There E52 and the rubbings on the inside there's not enough clearance where the shocks are
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    The width must be 9j?
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    10mm spacers
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    Nice 1 lads ! I was going to try demon tweeks but they will probs be expensive !
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    Hi all went to demon tweeks 6mm will cover it but the issue is the hub doesn't sit on the car and moves any ideas ? Cheers
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    Hubcentric spacers not just spacers lad
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    What size are the alloys? 225 40 18 is the tyre size!

    They must be 18 x 8J or 8.5J - std S3 alloys are 7.5J, TTS rims are 8J.
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    All on with hubcentric thanks for the help all :)
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    Fronts look like they are poking tractor high too
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