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    looking to add spacers to my s3.. so far the ecs kit looks good however i think the 10mm option up front may not be enough.. anyone running a 20mm in the rear on springs? any rubbing? I am talking about the OEM 19" wheels. would love to see a more aggressive setup, like 20mm rear and 12-15 up front. tried searching but couldnt find anything relevant. Thanks!

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    sub'd. so far in my research i like the 12mm/15mm combo by h&r. would love to see more pics though.
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    (Edited with corrected front spacer info) I'm running ECS 12.5mm front / 17.5 rear. Very happy with that setup. Others on this forum have concurred that 10mm on the front is conservative and 12.5mm is perfect, I agree.

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    I'm running 15mm all around

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadbolt View Post
    I'm running 15mm all around

    Looks great, but the OP is running stock rims I believe. Not certain if your offset is exactly the same or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonzaA4 View Post
    Looks great, but the OP is running stock rims I believe. Not certain if your offset is exactly the same or not.
    those are 19x8.5 et 45 so pretty close to the oem 19's
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadbolt View Post
    I'm running 15mm all around

    This looks great. i want this kind of fitment. Any fender mods? any rubbing?

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    also, for reference does anyone have on hand the specs of the oem 19's ? #lazy

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    ECS 12/17.5 here as well. IMO this is the perfect sizing for OEM wheels.

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    15mm front & 20mm rear


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    Do you guys mean 12.5 ECS spacers? ECS doesn't make a 12mm spacer that I can see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW60 View Post
    This looks great. i want this kind of fitment. Any fender mods? any rubbing?

    - - - Updated - - -

    also, for reference does anyone have on hand the specs of the oem 19's ? #lazy
    No rubbing for me. Didn't have to roll my fenders. tire specs are 235/35/19

    I believe the oem are 19x8 et 49
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattgfx View Post
    Do you guys mean 12.5 ECS spacers? ECS doesn't make a 12mm spacer that I can see.
    CORRECTION: I am using 12.5mm in the front, not 12mm. You are absolutely correct, my bad. Here is the link:

    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...403ecs02a13kt/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonzaA4 View Post
    CORRECTION: I am using 12.5mm in the front, not 12mm. You are absolutely correct, my bad. Here is the link:

    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...403ecs02a13kt/
    And here's another shot of the fronts with the 12.5mm's:


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    Quote Originally Posted by deadbolt View Post
    those are 19x8.5 et 45 so pretty close to the oem 19's
    0.5" difference in width = 12.7mm. So half of that would be 6.35mm. Then add the 4mm difference in offset and your wheels (w/out spacers) is the equivalent of running the stock wheels with a 10.35mm spacer all around.
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    15mm spacers on all 4 corners. EBay seller rdcobra91. They are hubcentric don't vibrate and come with Lug bolts. $85usd


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    15mm up front looks perfect imho (have to see it in person, pixs don't do it justice), but I rub with a combination of a hard turn + hard braking. I still have 10mm in rear, it was rubbing like crazy with the PSS tires until I added a decent amount of negative camber. I have the 15mm's for the rear on the shelf, been tempted to try them out, but no time. zero rubbing in the rear with 10mm in all conditions now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW60 View Post
    Hey guys,


    looking to add spacers to my s3.. so far the ecs kit looks good however i think the 10mm option up front may not be enough.. anyone running a 20mm in the rear on springs? any rubbing? I am talking about the OEM 19" wheels. would love to see a more aggressive setup, like 20mm rear and 12-15 up front. tried searching but couldnt find anything relevant. Thanks!
    Running OEM 19" wheels and put the ECS 12.5 mm in front and 17.5 mm in the rear. I think this the prefect setup and has really made the car look mich better.


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    May be the incorrect wheels, but might help someone eventually. 10mm front and 15mm rear...

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    I'm running 12mm up front and 15mm. If I could do it again I would do 15mm up front and 20mm out back.


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    I'm at 17s all around, OEM wheels


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    Quote Originally Posted by stephan_sv View Post
    15mm front & 20mm rear

    Are you using hubcentric spacers? What kind and what brand if you dont mind me asking?


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    OEM 19" wheels -- 15/20
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    I'm running ecs flush kit (10 front/ 17.5 rear). TBH, I'd go for at least 12.5 front if not 15. The 17.5 rear is fine though. Although I believe you can go 20mm without issues.



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    So i went with 20mm rear and 17mm front due to availability with a local dealer and not wanting to wait. Will post some pics of the result, lowered on 034 springs and no rubbing at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3owner View Post
    I'm running ecs flush kit (10 front/ 17.5 rear). TBH, I'd go for at least 12.5 front if not 15. The 17.5 rear is fine though. Although I believe you can go 20mm without issues.



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    ...did you lower the car with springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianlyoung View Post
    ...did you lower the car with springs?
    Yes, H&R sport springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW60 View Post
    So i went with 20mm rear and 17mm front due to availability with a local dealer and not wanting to wait. Will post some pics of the result, lowered on 034 springs and no rubbing at all.
    that looks very nice. 17/20 looks perfect IMHO.
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