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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by DieselJake, Mar 14, 2014.

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    Ordered a couple sets of hubcentric spacers from the bay and MADE SURE they were right, now they've came it appears they have different hubcentric lip thingys!?

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    Just wondering if they're both fine or one needs to go back. (Yes I'm aware I could just try them on but I'd like an answer before fitting encase one set needs to go back, also why one set is still in the bag)
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    Is the difference not just because one set is thinner than the other?
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    No idea man could be something, first was thinner and has that big extra metal thing just worried about fitment.
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    Got mine from Mitec in Tamworth dude £45 each pair fitted perfect. Send yours back if you're not sure.
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    Would of done that myself if I knew they were that much in Telford :crying: anyone know which is right or both.
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    Just to clarify....

    You ordered two pairs of spacers? One pair look different to the other pair?

    Are they both the same thickness? ie two pairs of 8mm spacers?
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    They're different brands, one set is 10mm and the other 15mm.
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    The 10mm spacers will always have a different lip to the 15mm spacer I think, it's hard to put into words.... but if you think about the lip on the hub around the centre cap, it will always be reduced when you fit a spacer up until about 8/10mm - then when you start fitting larger spacers they will come with the lip on them, and thus 15mm spacers will come with a bigger lip than 10mm spacers (which might not come with a lip at all)...

    Not sure if that makes sense.
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    The 10mm one has a bigger lip though :think: 15mm doesn't really seem to have one, surely this would make the 10mm's appear bigger.
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    What did you pay then? :think:
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    £30 for 10mm and £37 for 15mm (then £47 for 16 45mm bolts and 4 45mm locking wheel nuts) would of rather paid to know they've got it right and fitted especially seeing as I work in Telford.
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    I could have saved a bit too but I think buying the complete kit from a single source is better on the mind. Have you fitted them yet?
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    Not yet just putting them off as I'm not sure and don't want to send open products back, plus I might just fit them when when I go to put the bigger brakes on to do them all at once.
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    Just thought I'd update encase anyone uses this as a reference and say all fitted fine, lip was as James suggested, still find it strange that the front had a bigger lip (well I think it did, didn't really check the rear).
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    Pics of wheels fitted please Jake?
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    This is revenge for asking for pictures of your wheels isn't it haha will get some up when she's had a wash but hard to tell much difference.
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