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s3 spare wheel??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by nky_84, Apr 2, 2007.

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    nky_84 6th Gear

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    Does everyone have an 18" space saver in the back?
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    The S3 has a raised boot floor to accomodate the rear transmission for Quattro, so there was only room to fit a space saver, I also carry a can of puncture repair foam, cos I'm lazy. :)
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    it was more the 18 part i was asking about, as the standard rims are 17's, although i have 18's.

    Also, I know on CTR's that the space saver doesnt fit over the front callipers, is this the smae with the s3 or is it fine?
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    Yup, it's 18" IIRC, and from my experience, it won't fit over the Brembo calipers I have up front, can't say for sure about standard brakes though...
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    18 here
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    this just reminded me that now i have brembo's my space saver is useless on the front

    i guess if i do get a flat front i'll need to put the space saver on the rear and put the good rear on the front...
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    Yup, I found out the hard way by taking my front wheel off first, can you imagine how long it took to change essentially 3 wheels with that stupid VAG jack and wrench?!
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