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What width spacers?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Garth_S3, May 12, 2005.

  1. Garth_S3
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    [May 12, 2005]
    What width spacers would be ideal on the rear of my S3 once I fit some 18" RS6 replicas?

    My standard 17's look lost in the arches at the moment, so need some spacers, but want them to fit with new 18's as well.

    Would 20mm be fine?

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    [May 12, 2005]
    i wouldnt go so far as 20mm.

    i use 10mm front (to clear porkers)
    15mm rear.

    for clarity, that is 10mm each side on front

    and 15mm each side for rear.
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    [May 12, 2005]
    I run 11mm fronts and 15mm rears!

    Soes the job nicely!

    20mm would be too much imo.
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    I run 11mm fronts and 15mm rears!

    Soes the job nicely!

    20mm would be too much imo.

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    Come on Rich, you must have some pics now?

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    [May 12, 2005]
    Here here. Come on Rich ! I'm waiting to do mine.

    Chris.
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    [May 13, 2005]
    ah sorry I forgot! Yes I do have some pics now. I'll post them up over the weekend.

    Cheers
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    [May 13, 2005]
    You could also try narrower spacer at the rear to aid turn in... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [May 13, 2005]
    Interesting theory... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    I like your thinking...
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    [May 14, 2005]
    ok, here is a shot of the car with spacers.

    You really need to see the car in the flesh to appreciate the visual difference. Pics don't seem to show the spacers off too well!

    Click here
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    did the silver A3 run over the guys foot!!
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    did the silver A3 run over the guys foot!!
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    [May 14, 2005]
    Nice Rich, still could do with some blinging on the wing mirrors though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    Nice Rich, still could do with some blinging on the wing mirrors though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    Looking good Rich.. mirrors next /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif

    You know it makes sense /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    [May 14, 2005]
    Rich i'll take your old mirror covers if you go bling-tastic. i havent been able to get hold of black mirror covers.

    i can defo see the difference of the spacers when compared to mine. still not sure about it myself. i know it looks better but i'm not sure about it in terms of handling.
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    [May 15, 2005]
    damn already got ming blue ones /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    [May 15, 2005]
    I will make my mind up in the next few weeks whether to go for the mirrors.

    And as Joe correctly says, they are ming blue..
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    [May 15, 2005]
    rich - let us know which covers you go for, i'm struggling to find black covers and once i move and have a garage i think just replace the ally ones i had with the same as before.
    cheers
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    [May 16, 2005]
    I actually have a pair of Brilliant Black wing mirror caps spare, but I need them /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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