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S3 SPACING AND DROP ADVICE GUYS!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3TURBS, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. S3TURBS
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    WIETECH BYKW 20MM DROP BACK 25MM FRONT IS THE KIT I BOUGHT,

    BACK WHEELS ARE STANDARD RIMS, BUT SPACED OUT 15MM....FRONT NO SPACING.

    WILL I GET THE CLEARANCE ON THE BACK? PLUS DO YOU REK IT WILL SORT OUT THE REVERSE RAKE!!

    SORRY FOR CAPS DOING A SPREADSHEET IN WORK :)


    THANKS GUYS
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  2. jimojameso
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    You might have to change the rear spacers down to 12mm as i think 15's might rub a little. You can try taking the rear screw out the arch. If its a sportback you will have to file the tab down aswell. :)

    On my sportback i have 11mm spacers on the back and i had slight rubbing on large potholes/bumps but once i adjusted the tab i have no rubbing at all.
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    I have 15mm spacers on the rear and 10mm on the front on the standard s3 rims with s3 brakes and no rubbing or issues at all, once lowered the clearance still looks like it would be ok though ?
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    Cheers L5, what springs you on mate?
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    None yet but will be H&R (as that seems to be the spring of choice if not going the coilover route) and as you can see (well sort of) from the attached picture there is room between the rim and arch even with a drop as they are not totally flush.

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    Just thinking though your wheels are a 19 arent they ? If so that blows my theory out of the water ?
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    It all depends on how low you go.

    A lotof people get some rubbing on 12mm spacers when lowered so it can only be worse with 15mm.
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    I'm on H&R's and it was only on really big bumps i got rubbing.
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    With spacers or without ?
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    With 11mm spacers on the rear. But i have a sportback if that makes a difference.
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