R19 space saver?

HoggyZac

Registered User
Hi I am new to the site so please forgive me if I posted in wrong place.

Just traded my s5 in for an s3 facelift on a 67 plate. Love the car ! But ...

So searched threads and can find info for RS3 but am really confused. Had a really bad experience with the sealant on a puncture with a TTS years ago so as my s3 has no space saver would like to try to get one but....
1. Read threads saying r19 spacesaver is not available so go for r18. Is this true? If so what r18 would fit - part number? Could it be a space saver from the pre face lift a3 ? How much should I be paying ?

2. I have seen r19 available for s5 but I presume offsets etc would be different-so cannot use.

3. Read some stuff on rs3 that calipers are problem to space savers- does this apply to s3?

Thanks for all your help- sorry for so many questions !
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
Have 19’s on my facelift S3 @HoggyZac, and have a space saver in the boot - will confirm that the space saver is 19” this evening for you (can’t see why it would be a different diameter)
 

HoggyZac

Registered User
Hi
Have 19’s on my facelift S3 @HoggyZac, and have a space saver in the boot - will confirm that the space saver is 19” this evening for you (can’t see why it would be a different diameter)

Hi Jimbob

That’s really helpful. If I know there’s an r19 and I know the part number I can chase one down.

Thanks for this been going around this issue for about a week now.

Allbest
 

terminator x

Registered User
RS3 has no space saver just a can of gunge. Afaik the battery is in the boot so no room for a tyre too. I had B&O on mine and the amp was located in place where spare is normally.

TX.

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Rolly12

Registered User
RS3 has no space saver just a can of gunge. Afaik the battery is in the boot so no room for a tyre too. I had B&O on mine and the amp was located in place where spare is normally.

TX.

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Have B&O and a space saver


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terminator x

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No sorry, S3. OP has an S3 I’m sure?


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Ah ok no worries, yes he has S3 although did mention RS3 in original post. Weird though that they relocate the battery to boot in the RS and not the S!

TX.

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Rolly12

Registered User
Ah ok no worries, yes he has S3 although did mention RS3 in original post. Weird though that they relocate the battery to boot in the RS and not the S!

TX.

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Yeah it’s strange, can’t imagine the 2.5 is that much bigger dimensionally than the 2.0 that there’s no space for it. Probably more to do with weight distribution?


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RS3 S.

Registered User
As above battery & Amp in boot on RS3. Just a can of gunk.
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
The S3 space saver spare wheel is actually 18” @HoggyZac ...
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Ron240

Breaking the stereotype
Surely a 67 plate S3 originally came with a space saver from new?
Is there any reason why this would not be the case?
Dealer should put this right.
 

Ron240

Breaking the stereotype
I am still curious as to why your S3 does not have a space saver?
It's a standard feature with the car. Being a maximum of 10 months old and you have bought from a dealer, they should be supplying the space saver if for whatever reason it is not present in the car.
 

HoggyZac

Registered User
Thanks for looking at that. I had heard they put R18 on 19 inch full size. What would be really helpful is if you could let me know the part number. Then I could get one order
Have you every tried in on the car? Heard some stories that they would go on the back but not the front.
I am still curious as to why your S3 does not have a space saver?
It's a standard feature on the car. Being a maximum of 10 months old and you have


Hi

It’s a cabriolet so no space for one. Should have mentioned this. There is no tyre Well in the boot .
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
Sorry no part number. Just call your local Audi dealer mate!
 

HoggyZac

Registered User
Cheers - tried localaudi dealer worse than useless. Wheels usedto have a part number stamped on back- it use to be that not every r18 was the same as holes(offsets)were in different places.
 
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