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Spacers - S3 8v sportback

visionthing Jun 7, 2014

  1. visionthing

    visionthing Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I have just ordered the 20mm H&R lowering springs and want some spacers to complement. The general consensus seems to be 20mm spacers for the rears. What should I get for the fronts, 10, 12, 15mm, other?
     
  2. J6YAK

    J6YAK Well-Known Member

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    Take a look on GNJ's build thread he has H&R springs on with spacers, His looks just right with 18's but not sure what size spacers he fitted, or go on to GNJ Motorsport's website all the info is there.
     
  3. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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  4. kikin

    kikin Active Member

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    Wonder if it´s the same size of spacers for Sedan.
     
  5. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    Who running what spacers on the original 18" wheels?
    What is the best make to get? H&R?
     
  6. Fiddie

    Fiddie Active Member

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    I've 12mm H&R on 18" stock wheels. Very happy with them. I choose the same value on front and rear wheels to keep oem setup. Maybe you can choose 15mm.
     
  7. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    got any pictures? - i find this forum has so many threads running its hard to keep up..
     
  8. 24styles

    24styles #teamsolar

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    Ive just ordered 16's for the rear and 8's for the front from forge motorsport
     
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  9. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    16's thats gonna be chunky
     
  10. 24styles

    24styles #teamsolar

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    Hmm maybe, thought id give it a try, wot offset are the factory wheels?
     
  11. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    i don't know, but i want a OEM look to be honest, ... will see if i get anymore answers and take a view; I'm thinking 10mm all round
     
  12. 24styles

    24styles #teamsolar

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    Just seen a thread on here with a couple of ppl going 15 rear 10 front
     
  13. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    H&R seem to be the preferred make?
     
  14. 24styles

    24styles #teamsolar

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    Yea i think ther a bit more exspensive than the forge ones and ive had forge ones in the past and had no problems
     
  15. C39KER

    C39KER Audi TT MK2 With MSS Street Kit

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    Is that 12mm overall or on each side?
    Also do you have any pictures?
     
  16. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    i would guess 12mm each side, I've just had 5mm each side fitted on my 997 c4s and its hardly noticeable to be honest...
    pics would be good!!
     
  17. Wondering Soul

    Wondering Soul Well-Known Member Team Silver Audi S3 quattro

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    I run 15mm front and 20mm rear on the standard 18's on a hatchback. I went for TPI spacers that I got from GNJ Motorsport along with longer wheel nuts and lockers.

    Few pics below, couldn't find the thread we all posted in not long ago.

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  18. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    thanks for that....
     
  19. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    I have Forge Motorsport spacers,16mm on the back and 11mm on the front, with 18's:

    Fills the arches nicely and doesn't protrude too much

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  20. 24styles

    24styles #teamsolar

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    Looks sweet, wot length bolts did you use on the rear spacers bud?
     
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  21. Fiddie

    Fiddie Active Member

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    Yes. 12mm each side.Let me some time to take a decent pic and I post here.
    Im terms of handling, I dont have noticed any difference with them so just a nice looking.
     
  22. Steve!

    Steve! Active Member TeamMisano Audi S3

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    Looks perfect, will be definitely ordering these when I get around to buying springs!
     
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  23. Chris5

    Chris5 Active Member Audi S3 Team Brill Red

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    Just about to buy spacers but don't know what ones to get. H&R Trak+ seem the best but the dearest and I have came across Forge Motorsport ones which are a lot cheaper. Are the Forge ones just as good? Also TPI from GNJ and a couple of other branded ones iv seen.

    Seen you have Forge ones @MA3RC how are they just the same as any others would be?
     
  24. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    They're identical to the H&R Trak+ as far as I can see, except the forge one's are black not silver. They're hubcentric as well. Only difference I can see is that you don't get the extended wheel bolts with the Forge ones.

    Even so I paid <£100 for all 4 spacers with the bolts as I had the spacers in a sale, compared to the £200 of the H&R
     
  25. Chris5

    Chris5 Active Member Audi S3 Team Brill Red

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    Iv just got the 16mm and 20mm spacers off the forge website for £69 including delivery. Will I need 40mm and 45mm wheel nuts then? Was looking at these ones on eBay
    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/111862888429
    Same kind for the 45mm ones to
     
  26. steeve

    steeve Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Can I be controversial? Without getting shot at?

    I've used spacers in my younger days, but I must say its difficult to spot a car with or without, I wouldn't put any on mine as when I did use them I noticed an increase in paint damage down the side of the car and around the rear bumper, presumably caused by grit being thrown up.
     
  27. Chris5

    Chris5 Active Member Audi S3 Team Brill Red

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    Fair point, I just think it makes the car look that bit better depends how wide of the spacers you put on to notice or not, I just don't like how the wheels sit in.
    I managed to get spacers extended nuts and H&R springs all brand new for £260 so can't complain
     
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  28. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    i fancy the h&r both springs and spacers
     
  29. Fiddie

    Fiddie Active Member

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    Here are some ones from today

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