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S3 on 4x Space savers

garythedrummer May 12, 2013

  1. garythedrummer

    garythedrummer New Member

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    Hi folks, I recentley watched one of Chris Harris's videos "link provided below" and it had got me thinking, how might an Audi S3 handle on 4 space savers.

    The idea is that the reduced contact area of the spacesaver tyres equates to a proportionaly more powerful car. I beleive the increased slip of the front tyres would also encourage the haldex system to shift more of the torque to the rear of the vehicle.

    Do you guys think this will be safe on the S3?
    Has anyone tried this before or have any experience driving an S3 on thinner than standard wheels?


    The Mercedes C63 AMG Experiment - CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - YouTube
     
  2. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    A standard spacer saver wheel won't fit. The brakes are too big on the front. :) But I understand the concept, just have to pinch a bigger version from another car.

    Sounds interesting....I'm sure the hedge will become far to close coming out of a corner...
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  3. stuartm

    stuartm Member

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    Sounds like a crazy idea for the S3. But would be great fun trying it out :)
     
  4. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Gary, you'd never get them on over your R8 brakes, lol. :laugh: Paula :wub: xx
     
  5. garythedrummer

    garythedrummer New Member

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    Yeah would need spacers to fit.

    Would be something fun to try at next audi meet as to avoid having to purchase the extra space savers.
     
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  6. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Great video looks like fun. Something to give all the jap drifters a run for there ride.
     
  7. davc

    davc Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3 s tronic saloon

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    You don't need spacesavers to experience this, just try a set of pish poor budgets. My car had a set fitted when I bought it and for a couple of weeks I could have sworn I was driving a beemer lol.
     
  8. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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