1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WHEEL SPACER ADVICE NEEDED

harra1979 Mar 13, 2013

  1. harra1979

    harra1979 New Member

    17
    0
    1
    Hi,

    I have just purchased an A4 B8 3.0tdi quattro sline after driving BMW's for the last 5 years.

    The car is fitted with what i beleive are 19" RS4 alloys.

    Im looking to widen the stance a little, and i need to know what size spacers can i fit front and rear to improve the appearance and fill the arches, but not encounter any fouling issues?

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.
     
  2. BigWillyStyle

    BigWillyStyle Member

    566
    58
    18
    It all depends on the dimensions of the wheels you have on mate. Need to know width and ET. These can be found on the inside of each alloy engraved near where the bolts are.
     
  3. Danny-boy

    Danny-boy Member

    505
    24
    18
    Surely it's just a case of measuring where the wheels sit now, and where you want them to be?

    The difference will be the spacer size you need to use.
     
  4. BigWillyStyle

    BigWillyStyle Member

    566
    58
    18
    Suppose there is that too haha.

    I suppose i was being a bit too methodical.

    Also have to be careful with tyre clearance.
     
  5. Danny-boy

    Danny-boy Member

    505
    24
    18
    I assume they are not rubbing now, so the insides are ok.

    Brakes are already cleared so they will be ok.

    As long as you don't come out any further than flush with the arch, the camber should keep from rubbing on the arch.

    That was my thought process anyway.
     
  6. BigWillyStyle

    BigWillyStyle Member

    566
    58
    18
    Yeah but what i mean is if you push them out the tyre could rub on the outside arch due to the tyre wall being too tall. Might need to stretch the tyre like i had to.
     
  7. Danny-boy

    Danny-boy Member

    505
    24
    18
    I guess you are right, I didn't think about it that much.

    On my E39, I made some spacers out of wood (already had longer bolts) as a tester to see if the width I wanted would work.

    Wooden spacers, 2 mates in the boot to drop it, job done. Ha ha

    Disclaimer - wooden spacers were not driven on!!!!
     
  8. BigWillyStyle

    BigWillyStyle Member

    566
    58
    18
    Haha yeah i wouldnt recommend driving with them on.

    When i was young and couldnt afford coilovers i filled my boot with concrete slabs to lower it! Things we do!
     
  9. harvey01

    harvey01 Member

    523
    9
    18
    hi mate ive got a set of 15mm spacers with bolts for sale for £37 posted ono
     
  10. harra1979

    harra1979 New Member

    17
    0
    1
    Anybody actually got spacers fitted to a car with genuine 19" audi wheels and standard sline suspension, and if so what sizes are people running?

    Thanks.
     
  11. harra1979

    harra1979 New Member

    17
    0
    1
     
  12. harvey01

    harvey01 Member

    523
    9
    18
    hi mate its 2 and there hubcentric and the bolts are radius hope this helps but id go for 15mm rears and 10mm at the front
     

Share This Page