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Wheels and Spacers

mramage Jul 29, 2003

  1. mramage

    mramage Member


    One thing I've noticed is the S3 looks better with wheels that have spacers fitted. This got me thinking about a couple of things.

    Firstly, why are spacers soo expensive for what they are?

    Secondly, is it possible to fit new wheels that also give the equivalent affect as spacers. i.e. Wheels which have a different offset (is that correct), thereby giving the same result?

  2. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

    The S3 alloys are a different offset to my old 16" A3 alloys... they are nearly flush with the bodywork, which makes the car look far more aggresive and meaningful.

    I really dont know why they are so expensive as they ar only discs of metal with holes in them!

    Get yourself a lathe and pillar drill and make your own!

  3. Gambba

    Gambba Active Member

    [ QUOTE ]
    Mark R said:

    Firstly, why are spacers soo expensive for what they are?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Partially market demand, but mainly because they tend to be manufactured out of high grade aluminium (So I'm told), similar to that used in the Aerospace industry.

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