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Space saver for the rs3?

Kelza Jun 12, 2013

  1. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Optional extra ? I see the s5 has one ...
     
  2. S3 AD

    S3 AD Active Member

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    I dont remeber seeming it on the options list. I would prefer it rather than a can of green hair mouse in the boot
     
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  3. L1ARR

    L1ARR Active Member

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    Would a space saver go over the Calipers? I suppose it might if the rs5 has one?
     
  4. S3DBW

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    You can get one for the RS3, however it is the same as that for the S3 and there is a slight problem in so far as while it fits the rear, it wont fit the front as the brake calipers are too big. If you puncture on the front you would have to change rear onto front, then fit space saver to rear. Probably no bad thing as at least you would have a decent front tyre, albeit marginally narrower on the front for the steering
     
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  5. jerseypaul

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    I have an S3 one in the boot.
    had to modify the foam insert but it fits fine.
    didnt want to right off a tyre with foam from a simple repairable puncture.
     
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  6. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    T 125/70 r19 100M , S5 ,space saver ,now would this fit a rs3....
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  7. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Got a s3 one to fit the rear ..
     
  8. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    My S5 has a space saver but the wheels and tyres are the same all round.
    there are two wheel/tyre options on the S5 19/20" .
     
  9. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Mythos VCDS Map User Team Tornado Audi RS3 quattro DSG

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    A lot of faffing around on the RS3, if you got a puncture in the front you'd have to swap a good back tyre onto the front and put the space saver on the back, as i doubt the space saver would clear the front Brembo Caliper.
     
  10. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Wonder if your space saver would fit on the front of rs3 as you also got big calipers :)
     
  11. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    My car has the 20" wheels i will look at the size of the space saver later.
     
  12. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Cool maybe john could try it on his rs3 ?
     
  13. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Team Sahara Silver Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    No problem, already arranged... :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
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  14. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Sorry john :)
     
  15. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Mythos VCDS Map User Team Tornado Audi RS3 quattro DSG

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    Unless its a BIG space saver maybe :uhm:
     
  16. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    S3 8p space saver on the back
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    Good bye tyre
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  17. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Team Sahara Silver Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue Audi RS3 Audi TT Audi A1

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    No worries John; have spoken to Ben and we'll use his space saver and review clearances, etc. :hi:
     
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  18. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    Oscars crying again trial has been adjourned so i will go out and take some photos.
     
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  19. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Mythos VCDS Map User Team Tornado Audi RS3 quattro DSG

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    Ouch !!! i Know that feeling !!
     
  20. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Sorry john it's either another alloy in the boot and a bottle jack as the audi jack is useless ..
     
  21. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    My space saver is 125/70/19, there is slightly less than 2'' clearance of the calliper with the 20" wheels fitted,if its OK with John we can try the space saver next time i'm at his so at least then we will know for sure.
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  22. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Thank u :)
     
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  23. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Got the s3 space saver on ok on the front but it's fits too close to caliper ,but a with a spacer it could work !
     
  24. PaulRS3

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    Is the S3 18" space saver a close enough match for the RS3 19" alloys then?

    Did the 19" S5 space saver fit?

    This will be the first car, I've never had the back up of some form of spare tyre.
     
  25. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Hi paul the s3 space saver fits on the rear ,not the front .
     
  26. PaulRS3

    PaulRS3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kelza. I was concerned about the 18" vs 19" diameter, but i guess the side wall makes up the difference.
     
  27. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    A few members are running 18 inch alloys (winters)so this is another option as they fit on the front ..:thumbsup:
     

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