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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by polsonm87, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. polsonm87
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    hi all,

    just bought myself some new wheels and lowering springs on the S3 but am wanting to add some spacers,

    would 15mm on the back and 10mm on the front be ok?
    do i need hubcentric spacers?
    do i need longer wheel bolts?
    can anyone recommend me some spacers?

    cheers
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    15mm back and 10mm front is a popular choice....Hubcentrics are a must and save a lot of hassle, longer wheel bolts will def be requiered.
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    what are you wheel dimensions? Diameter, Width, Offset?
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    wheels are 18x8's et 35, cheers for the help
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    in which case 15 front and 20 rear would be spot on i think, would fill your arches well. With that spacing you would want to get hub centric spacers. Not sure about the wheel bolts though, maybe, maybe not...??
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    i also have the same size wheels as you and im going 15 or 20 on front and 30 on the back
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    30 on the back.....jesus.....them bolts will be hanging on for dear life.......lol
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    good job its the hubcentric ones im getting lol
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    My rim of the tyre is very close to the arch with 20mm on et35.....you will have to get around 70mm wheel bolts for 30mm
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    Cracking link Andrew. Been thinking of spacers myself.
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    cheers for the link exactly what am after, think il go for the 12/15mm!

    does anyone have any before and after pictures of wheel spacers being fitted?

    cheers again
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    I wish i did on mine as its made a massive difference in looks to the car, only problem is getting used to it been wider and watching the kerbs when parking
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