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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pontio, Sep 17, 2005.

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    Where can i get them from as my brakes wont fit behind my wheels. should i get 10mm alround or 10 front and 15 rear?
    Thanks for any help J
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    AmD, Forge, TT shop etc etc.

    JBR might sell a ECS version.

    remember your need longer bolts.


    if you go for 10/15 then you will have two lengths of bolts (usually long ones cut down)


    I run 10 front/15 rear.

    mine came from AmD.
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    Paul, are your front 10mm spacers hubcentric?

    I got some 10mm for front and 15mm for rear made specially for me, but the fronts wopuldn't fit as the standard hub flange is longer than 10mm, so I couldn't have hubcentric. I'd love to know if my hubs are just bigger than other S3's or whether there's something clever about the spacers, because I just couldn't get any to fit the front of mine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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    yes they are.

    the have the cone seat/ lip to fit the alloy/ hub

    However:

    I am running Porsche Brakes on the front, so i no longer have the Audi disc hubs.

    in hindsight, ive never had spacers on oem S3 front brakes.
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    I have just fitted eibach spacers all round. They are 12mm at the front and 15mm at the back. I was supplied longer bolts which I had to cut to legth with an angle grinder! I was £130 for the spacers and £1.90 for each bolt! Made a real difference to the stace of the car though, can't wait to get it lowered now!
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    i have ordered spacers from eibach too (through Rich JBR) and i went for 8mm allround as all i want is my ecs 2v2's to fit the front. im hoping my standard wheel bolts will fit..
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i have ordered spacers from eibach too (through Rich JBR) and i went for 8mm allround as all i want is my ecs 2v2's to fit the front. im hoping my standard wheel bolts will fit..

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    Hi Jordan,

    You will need 35mm wheel bolts with the 8mm spacers. The standard wheel bolts will not be long enough.

    Rich
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    I dont have the standard wheels bolts, have anteras like my wheels but the thread on them is about the same.
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    Hi all, got 10mm spacers on the front of my S3 and they are hubcentric . I have the standard brakes too. Made them myself. If I remember correctly the counterbores on the back of the 10s was 12-12.5 mm deep. This is possible due to the 45 deg fillet on the outer face. As for different length bolts, I used 40 mm long front and rear with 15mm spacers on the back. No cutting and plenty of thread on the rears.
    Hop this helps.

    Chris.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hi all, got 10mm spacers on the front of my S3 and they are hubcentric . I have the standard brakes too. Made them myself . If I remember correctly the counterbores on the back of the 10s was 12-12.5 mm deep. This is possible due to the 45 deg fillet on the outer face. As for different length bolts, I used 40 mm long front and rear with 15mm spacers on the back. No cutting and plenty of thread on the rears.
    Hop this helps.

    Chris.

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    You made the spacers yourself? I guess thats what your saying? What did you turn them out of? Aluminium?
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    Yep. 7075 ally and hard anodised.

    Chris.
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    Yep. 7075 ally and hard anodised.

    Chris.

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    It nice when your Job has benifits bar making you cash eh /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hi all, got 10mm spacers on the front of my S3 and they are hubcentric . I have the standard brakes too. Made them myself. If I remember correctly the counterbores on the back of the 10s was 12-12.5 mm deep. This is possible due to the 45 deg fillet on the outer face. As for different length bolts, I used 40 mm long front and rear with 15mm spacers on the back. No cutting and plenty of thread on the rears.
    Hop this helps.

    Chris.

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    Chris would you fancy making up another set the same as yours with standard breaks?

    If so how much?

    Cheers Shaun
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    I'll make another set, but have a look at these here http://www.wheel-spacers.co.uk/

    Don't know what they are like, but from the notes, it says they come with bolts. Look at the 15mm ones. Description says 2x15mm for £45 with bolts. Hell, I paid 40 just for bolts. Forge want £30+vat each with no bolts.
    Find out what the quality is like first though. Anyone on here dealt with them ?

    Chris.

    PS. What about these...http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-TT-225-H...ryZ14771QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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