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space saver clearance

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3_kev, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    has anyone ever tried to fit there space saver on with the brembo brakes up front?? i have the 323mm 4 pot brembos and rather then mess around taking the wheel off and trying it myself thought id be super lazy and ask if anyone else has tried before :p

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  2. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Huh, I totally hadn't thought that far ahead, I'd like to know too!
     
  3. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
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    I did... it didnt fit,
    I had to swap the space saver with one of the rear wheels first.
    Then put that on the front
     
  4. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    thats easy enough, I guess LCRs have a bigger space saver?
     
  5. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    wtf is a space saver?
     
  6. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    The spare tyre in the boot, it's very thin to save space.
     
  7. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    Can't believe you asked that :laugh:
     
  8. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    This is the correct procedure, how do I know? because I got a stupid flat on my car, and of course, I didn't know I was suppose to put a rear wheel on the front and space saver on the rear, so after f'ing and blinding for 20 minutes, I limped it to the tyre place with hazzards on with my flat tyre, killing it in the process. Of course I've since had bigger rear brakes fitted too, but I don't know if the space saver goes over them!? lol
     
  9. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    The LCRs must have a bigger space saver that might fit in the s3 boot perhaps? although without 4wd I imagine theres more space for a more suitable replacement in the boot of an LCR.
     
  10. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    im really not being clever here lol, i run 5x112 wheels so my space saver wont fit anyway, so ill be real stumped if i get a flatty hahaha...
     
  11. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Ah, small problem there then, they are some sexy wheels though. I think you can get a canister of filler that you attach to the air valve so you can drive on the punctured tyre, I think that comes instead of a space saver on some expensive cars
     
  12. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    I have a can of this stuff in my S3 just incase, otherwise, it'll have to be AA. lol
     
  13. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    lol well they confused me with the brake talk but then now i realise :p i've always had a full size wheel. didnt realise they had a name n everything :think:
     
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    Same happened to me. I only realised when I got to tyre place that I could have removed one of the rears and put it on the front. Not my finest hour. :)
     
  15. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    im not looking for an option to get around the problem of if i get a flaty.. i have been meaning to buy a 5x112 space saver for ages so that will be that problem solved,
    Im trying to be crafty and get some awnsers as i have a plan for some new winter wheels (will be back to 5x100) but needed the awnser to this question. now im really stumped as they dont fit....
     

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