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wheel spacers on the s3 ??????

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by tvr1, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. tvr1
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    [Sep 23, 2003]
    anyone put spacers on there s3/a3 ?

    available in sizes from about 10-70mm per axle from my findings i would prob go for 30-40 if i was to do it

    group B type are a reasonable price and i guess should help with cornering.

    what do you guys think ?
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    [Sep 23, 2003]
    I suggest you put at least 8mm spacer per side and be sure to get hub-centric spacers if you are using the OEM wheels.
    I have 5mm in my car, in order to clear the Porsche Brakes but these do not have the hub-centric ring and have created problems centering the wheel. I have now made by order some rings to fit OEM wheels & 5mm. spacers.

    The handling of the car has improved a lot even with a total of 1cm per axle.

    Nikos.

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    [Sep 23, 2003]
    thanks 4 that sounds like the way to go then

    cheers
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    [Sep 23, 2003]
    I believe that you should be looking at a max of 12-15mm IIRC on the S3, and for me I would be looking to increase all proportionally so to keep the same basic handling characteristisc but take them to the next level.
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    [Sep 24, 2003]
    10mm front 15mm rear for me.


    was advised not to go larger on the front, even tho they only just clear my porsche brakes.
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