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slideitsidewayz
09-06-2009, 10:21 PM
I have my 16" swings and i was thinking of picking up some wheel spacers...but idk what size...id just like to see some pics of different setups with stock wheels...sport suspension prefered...but coils and springs are welcome as well! Let me know what size spacers you have when posting your pic [up]

DankesterA
09-07-2009, 08:42 AM
I would like to see this too being in the future I might run spacers after coilovers and rolling my fenders.

95redrado
09-07-2009, 10:37 AM
my winter set up, 20mm in the rear:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/97vrgti/DSCN0949.jpg

eny169
09-07-2009, 11:32 AM
redrado, are the rear tires sticking out a bit or is it flush with the fender? how bout the fronts? 15mm ?

u may have made my mind up

eny169
09-15-2009, 07:47 PM
^^ so what are the front spacers, 15mm?

eny169
09-27-2009, 12:49 PM
wow! really? no response..

h4robkr123
09-27-2009, 03:13 PM
Try PM'ing the guy, some people don't check in here daily.

speedydragon
09-27-2009, 03:28 PM
A lot of the B6 S4 guys add spacers to their stock wheels. You may want to search that up.

J Ozzie
09-27-2009, 05:37 PM
ill ask kyle and get back to you all

D's Avant
09-28-2009, 06:08 AM
I run 10mm front and 12mm rear on my swings and pretty close to flush with the finder at 25 3/4" ground to finder on StaSIS SS's. I think you would be flush at 12mm front and 15mm rear.

J Ozzie
09-28-2009, 05:41 PM
he said hes runnin nothing now. So im not sure

B6T
09-28-2009, 08:43 PM
You guys think its a good idea to run spacers on stock wheels knowing how weak the rear wheel bearings are in our cars?

It looks good, but I don't know if its worth the decrease in bearing life.

(Then again, I'm just bitter having just finished tearing my car apart to press out the wheel bearings tomorrow at work...)

95redrado
09-28-2009, 08:54 PM
shit sorry guys, i only get on az a couple times a week. My winter set up is 20mm in the rear and i want a 10-15 in the front and they are flush, not poking. sorry for the delayed response

Poopie
09-28-2009, 09:39 PM
You guys think its a good idea to run spacers on stock wheels knowing how weak the rear wheel bearings are in our cars?

It looks good, but I don't know if its worth the decrease in bearing life.

(Then again, I'm just bitter having just finished tearing my car apart to press out the wheel bearings tomorrow at work...)

its no worse then running aggressive ET. also, wheel bearings are easy to do.

B6T
09-28-2009, 10:12 PM
But running an aggressive ET is usually done with a wider wheel. The aggressive ET/wheel offset combined with the wider width will more than likely keep the wheel centre line closer to the same plane as the OEM wheel setup. Running spacers on OEM wheel is probably harder on the bearings.

Wheel bearings are easy to do, I agree. But replacing all the other stuff you noticed while doing the wheel bearings isn't so much fun.

Poopie
09-29-2009, 07:08 AM
But running an aggressive ET is usually done with a wider wheel. The aggressive ET/wheel offset combined with the wider width will more than likely keep the wheel centre line closer to the same plane as the OEM wheel setup. Running spacers on OEM wheel is probably harder on the bearings.

Wheel bearings are easy to do, I agree. But replacing all the other stuff you noticed while doing the wheel bearings isn't so much fun.


ET is measure from the centerline which is different from backspacing so it doesn't matter how wide the wheels are. I ran 20mm spacers on stock wheels for a while with no issues. Bearings are a wear and tear part, and they go frequently anyways on the b5's. My sedan when 90k miles on the original ones and my wagon went 155k miles on original ones.

B6T
09-29-2009, 04:22 PM
I see what your saying. I was thinking of back-spacing I guess.

////D
09-29-2009, 09:38 PM
20 mmhttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d81/Dmytro_/facelift%20b5/5416_1194940231451_1166790037_30589.jpg

EuRo_KiD
10-04-2009, 11:36 AM
20 mmhttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d81/Dmytro_/facelift%20b5/5416_1194940231451_1166790037_30589.jpg

I just fell in love lol i got the same rims and im planning on getting spacers but my car isn't dropped lol How would that look and how much of a space should i get front and back?

Coopa
10-04-2009, 03:46 PM
[up]That looks clean as hell^ And reaaaaaal low on stock wheels. I approve sir

////D
10-15-2009, 08:19 AM
[up]That looks clean as hell^ And reaaaaaal low on stock wheels. I approve sir

Its way too low for daily driving. Im going back to spring/strut combo soon.

Redg2
04-05-2010, 01:19 PM
bringing this one back up, im also thinking about getting spacers for my swings, to make em sit a little more flush i should run about 20mm in the rear and like 10-15 for the front?

kaban
04-07-2010, 07:17 AM
10mm front
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/euroreflexgti/Silver%20B5%20A4/S7300282.jpg

20mm rear
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/euroreflexgti/Silver%20B5%20A4/S7300281.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/euroreflexgti/Silver%20B5%20A4/S7300285.jpg