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What Size Wheel Spacers?

Paul280000 Feb 18, 2012

  1. Paul280000

    Paul280000 Member

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    Hi Everyone, I'm new on here so not sure if I'm doing this right!

    I have an Audi S3 57 reg and want to put some spacers on it, the suspension and wheels are standard. I think that I'am going to put 10mm spacers on the front but do not know whether to go for 12 or 15mm spacers on the rear. Will 15mm rub?

    Thanks in advance for your help

    Ps. Will make a profile and put some photo's on here soon. Car is booked in to have a Revo stage 1 and Milltek fitted next week.
     
  2. brough74

    brough74 Member

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    Most people put 10 and 12 on. I have myself and it fills the arches nicely
     
  3. marknjayne

    marknjayne Member

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    i ran 12's on the rear and they rubbed,would say 8 or 10mm rear
     
  4. Silky-S3

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    10mm all round if you want no rubbing
     
  5. Paul280000

    Paul280000 Member

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    Thanks everyone. Have ordered 10/12mm in the end, got them from Damian at DPM Performance. Never really have people in the back so hopefully I will not get any rubbing.
     
  6. DPM

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    As mentioned even 12mm will have a chance of rubbing. For no rubbing at all you'll need to stick with 10mm at the rear.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  7. wez3570

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    With 12mm on the rear you may need to remove the 2 arch screws (1 each side) to prevent rubbing.
     
  8. Cheese

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    It does depends on the offset and width of the wheels you have. But the OP says he is totally standard. I find this thread interesting - I am looking at a new set of wheels for a lowered S3. QST have advised that they have fitted many sets of the wheels with 235/35 that I am looking to buy on lowered S3s and they don't get rubbing.

    I will be going from 7.5J ET54 -> 8.5J ET50. This will mean the rims will extend 17mm further than stock (or if you bought with 18" rotors, 19mm further out than stock). That is a lot more than 10mm! This is somewhat concerning for me...:think:
     

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