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S3 - Which Spacers?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Spin140, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to add spacers until I can make a firm decision regarding new wheels.

    Can anyone advise the following:-

    Brand
    Price
    Outlet (where from)
    Size front/rear

    Also do I need to buy longer Bolts or are standard ok, this is new to me so thanks in advance.
     
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    H&R, 10mm front and 15mm and yes you'll need longer bolts. Give me a shout if you want a price.

    Damian @ DPM
     
  4. Spin140

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    PM sent.

    thx
     
  5. whiteunderarm

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    Curious to know why 10mm front and 15mm rear...saw some other guy on the forum with 10mm all round....what looks better really? :think:
     
  6. Boydie

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    DPM - my A3 has et50 offset wheels, do you think my car would look better with the H&R spacers?
     
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    Yeah i would of thought so, is the car lowered?
     
  8. richs2891

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    I've 10 mm all round on my S3, done so that I dont have to change them should I decide to lower the car & dont get any potentioanl issues with rubbing issues when people in the back and booting it over bumpy ground.

    PS DPM prices are good - just make sure it includes the McGuard locking wheel bolts as well as the longer bolts. TT shop sell them as well.

    Richard
     
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    Are there any downsides to getting these? Stability / strength etc?
     
  10. Boydie

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    Yeah, roughly 45mm on FK coilovers - how much are they?
     
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    i had rubbing with the 15mm on the rear, i went for 10mm all round to prevent this.

    K
     
  13. S3 LTN

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    15mm on the cause rubbing... especially when there someone in the back.
    Even rubbed on the odd occasion when there no-one the back.

    Go for 10mm all round.
     
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    Spin140 what size are you after and I'll get a price, see what my peeps can do, I've got one link.

    Ta.
     
  15. Spin140

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    10mm all round please to include wheel bolts.

    Thanks mate
     
  16. S3 LTN

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    I got mine from these guys. Cant remember how much for but give them a call see what they say.

    http://www.thettshop.com/

    Ali
     
  17. gtijames

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    I got mine from TTshop...... they were very good. I have 12mm on the rear and 10mm on the front....... and no rubbing :)
     
  18. L33TAY

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    Is your car lowered gtijames??

    Lee
     
  19. I'mRonBurgundy?

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    Apologies if I'm hi-jacking this post slightly but my request is relative...

    Does anyone have any pics of an S-Line, with the standard suspension set-up, with 10mm spacers?

    Cheers
    Ron
     
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    Nope. Im running std suspension :icon_thumright: .
     
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    I'll pm you later Spin...
     
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    I'm thinking of getting a set of 10mil spacers ,but i may go for some reps in future.

    Will the spacers and bolts be ok with the reps as long as the offset is the same or close to the OEM wheel offset?

    Thanks

    p
     
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    Don't these things put unnecessary stress on the wheel axle? Doesn't sound too healthy to me.

    I know of somebody whose axle snapped on their Mini Cooper because of those things.
     
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    I though the first thing to go would be the wheel bearing, not the axle.
    Sounds like bad luck for that guy, but 10mm isnt a whole lot.

    Hitting a kerb, constantly taking fast corners, and rough roads would kill the bearings faster than a car with spacers driven decently. I think...
     
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  27. L60N

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    To me the difference is huge!

    The bottom picture makes the TT look planted. IYKWIM
     

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