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What size spacers should I get?

Silvera3 Jun 6, 2013

  1. Silvera3

    Silvera3 New Member

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    Hi guys bit of advise please :)

    I had my car lowered last week (2007 a3 s line) on 50mm h&r springs and I love it, but I think the car is screaming out for spacers on the rear. At the min I have the 5 spoke "ronal" et 54 wheels on 225/40/18 tyres.

    Next week I will have the same size tyres on only with et56 offset wheels.

    Any advise on what size spacers I should get?

    Only really want to get rears, don't want any chance of rubbing as I often have back seat passengers! Was thinking of 5mm but wasn't sure if they wil be noticeable so was thinking 8mm.

    Any help please guys?

    Thanks
     
  2. DPM

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    If you're just doing the rears then I'd say go for 8mm/10mm.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  3. Silvera3

    Silvera3 New Member

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    And I shouldn't have any rubbing?

    Cheers mate
     
  4. BoutTime

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    Did you fit a spacers in the end fella? If so what did you go for? Any pics?
     
  5. DPM

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    No you should be fine.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  6. Smiffi

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    I've just fitted 12mm spacers on the rear and get occasional rubbing with nobody in the back seats. Only if I hit a pot hole or speed bump a little too quickly though. Pretty gutted as I wasn't expecting any with it not being lowered. Think there is a trim screw that can be removed, just need to find it today.
     
  7. AudiSport

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    What is the minimum size spacers you can fit to the rear. I only fancy 8/10mm
     
  8. DPM

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    You'd need to check the size of your rear hub lip but at a guess I'd say 10mm/12mm.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  9. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Out of intrest, why'd you only want to go 8/10mm on rear? 12mm are perfect and even lowered as low as possible on AP coilovers and with 2 people in the back I don't have any problems with rubbing or anything.
     
  10. AudiSport

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    I've never seen a 12/10 setup in the flesh, so not best placed to comment - however I hate it when the wheels poke out proud of the arches. So my thinking of the 10/8 setup is that is would be just a little more than standard. My car is S-line spec on the standard suspension.
     
  11. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    I went for 8mm on the front and 12mm on the rear after looking at loads of threads with pics of 10/12. Went for 8mm rather than 10mm on the front as I thought wheels sat out a bit too much with 10's and couldn't justify the extra £ for 2mm more.

    If you're interested, I'm actually selling my 8mm and 12mm spacers next week as I'm putting my car back to standard ready for selling.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
  12. MattKeating

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    Could you put up a photo of your car, showing the 8/12. Are your alloys et 54 too?
     
  13. AudiSport

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    Yes, I'm interested for sure. Please PM me details! Thank you.
     

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