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    B9 RS5 wheel spacers with OEM wheels

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    Hey guys. New member but have had a few Audis. I got a 2019 RS5 and am looking to do wheel spacers on the oem trapezoid wheels. I have seen people on here do 12mm and 15mm. What do you guys recommend for the oem wheels??20190127_105431.jpeg20190127_105450.jpeg20190127_105457.jpeg20190127_105602.jpegFB_IMG_1549924203653.jpeg

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    12/15mm will definitely work. Think 15/20mm can be pulled off Iíd say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimminez@Nemesis View Post
    12/15mm will definitely work. Think 15/20mm can be pulled off Iíd say.
    15mm wont be too much? Dont want anything past the fender wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryptkeeperRS5 View Post
    15mm wont be too much? Dont want anything past the fender wall

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    If not willing to have some poke, then 12/15mm is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimminez@Nemesis View Post
    If not willing to have some poke, then 12/15mm is the way to go.
    Cool thanks. I assume I will need longer bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryptkeeperRS5 View Post
    Cool thanks. I assume I will need longer bolts?

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    No problem and most definitely. 40/43mm ball seat bolts will work with 12/15mm spacers.

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    I have a SB, same wheels, and Iím installing 10 front / 12 rear on Friday. I believe that will give me the look Iím going for - not too aggressive (to avoid rock chips on the paint), and better than stock. Will report back with pics.

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    Here's 10/15 with H&R Sport Springs, no rubbing. These will be up for sale once my wheels are here if anyone's interested.
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    The stock coupe wheels have a less aggressive offset than the stock SB wheels. I forget by how much, maybe 4mm.

    I went with 10mm all around, mostly because I was having tires put on and the 12/15 was not available (and I knew I would eventually want new wheels and wanted a size that I could (potentially) use). 10/10 looks good, but I could see going a bit more aggressive. HOWEVER, this will increase the likelihood of chips. Once I pickup some new wheels, I will explore going more aggressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman0424 View Post
    The stock coupe wheels have a less aggressive offset than the stock SB wheels. I forget by how much, maybe 4mm.

    I went with 10mm all around, mostly because I was having tires put on and the 12/15 was not available (and I knew I would eventually want new wheels and wanted a size that I could (potentially) use). 10/10 looks good, but I could see going a bit more aggressive. HOWEVER, this will increase the likelihood of chips. Once I pickup some new wheels, I will explore going more aggressive.
    Love to see pics of your car with 10/10, Batman!

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    Donít mind the salt - literally just had her hand washed on Saturday and this was from driving to work 2 days this week, sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman0424 View Post
    Donít mind the salt - literally just had her hand washed on Saturday and this was from driving to work 2 days this week, sucks.

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    Thanks very much for posting. Seems that 10/10mm is just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whirlinturbin View Post
    Thanks very much for posting. Seems that 10/10mm is just right.
    I like the way it looks and I'm not throwing rocks against my car, which is an issue here in NJ. The spacers also make the wheel gap look smaller, which is nice. I am still debating adding the ABT HAS, but I am waiting to see how it looks with some new wheels. The roads here are bad and, as a daily, I do not want to go too aggressive. I also don't want to spend around $1,500 (parts and labor) to only lower a little (1/4 - 1/2/ inch). My B8.5 S4 sat at about this height after lowering and I had no issues.
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    Excellent pics @Batman0424, thanks. The A/S fill the wheels much more than OE tires so 10/10 looks great. As you said, 12/15mm would make yours flush but then rocks.

    Think for those with the narrower OE tires could get away with thicker, but really not gaining much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman0424 View Post
    I like the way it looks and I'm not throwing rocks against my car, which is an issue here in NJ. The spacers also make the wheel gap look smaller, which is nice. I am still debating adding the ABT HAS, but I am waiting to see how it looks with some new wheels. The roads here are bad and, as a daily, I do not want to go too aggressive. I also don't want to spend around $1,500 (parts and labor) to only lower a little (1/4 - 1/2/ inch). My B8.5 S4 sat at about this height after lowering and I had no issues.
    I like the 10/10 and I as well dont want to be throwing rocks. I feel your pain with the salt. Im outside of philly, so potholes and salt are the enemy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimminez@Nemesis View Post
    No problem and most definitely. 40/43mm ball seat bolts will work with 12/15mm spacers.

    Can help source if youíd like.
    Cool. I will reach out when Im ready. Waitin for winter to be over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HP18 View Post
    Here's 10/15 with H&R Sport Springs, no rubbing. These will be up for sale once my wheels are here if anyone's interested.
    Definitely interested in the OEM wheels!

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    As mentioned, tried installing 10 front and 12 rear H&R spacers on Friday. Stock wheels, suspension, and stock Conti tires. 10 in the front is perfect, 12 in the rear was just a hair too much for my taste. So finally went with 10mm all round and super happy, especially since Iíll be switching over to the Michelin AS 3+, a beefier tire.










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    Quote Originally Posted by HP18 View Post
    Here's 10/15 with H&R Sport Springs, no rubbing. These will be up for sale once my wheels are here if anyone's interested.
    I'd be interested in the spacers when you're new wheels arrive. Pm me when you're ready. Thanks

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    10 mm looks great on the RS5 SB. Looking forward to seeing others' pics of 10mm, 12mm, and 15mm on RS5 Coupes with trapezoid rims.



    Quote Originally Posted by sirluca7 View Post
    As mentioned, tried installing 10 front and 12 rear H&R spacers on Friday. Stock wheels, suspension, and stock Conti tires. 10 in the front is perfect, 12 in the rear was just a hair too much for my taste. So finally went with 10mm all round and super happy, especially since Iíll be switching over to the Michelin AS 3+, a beefier tire.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Whirlinturbin View Post
    10 mm looks great on the RS5 SB. Looking forward to seeing others' pics of 10mm, 12mm, and 15mm on RS5 Coupes with trapezoid rims.
    The (not so great) pics I posted above are 10mm all around on a coupe with the trap wheels. I like the look. It could be a bit more aggressive, but I don't want to throw rocks of the side of my car.
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    I definitely want mine to fill the fender wells and be completely flush with the fender bulges. Do you think 12mm extends beyond that range? I don't want any "poke," I just want it to appear seamless and aggressive without being over the top. I found this thread awhile back on the A05 forum, and the OP appears to have installed 12mm on his Coupe with trapezoid wheels. The post also features a video from a European spacer distributor, Motech, featuring 12mm on the Coupe with trapezoid wheels. But, as with all pics and videos, it's an elusive feature to capture on film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman0424 View Post
    The (not so great) pics I posted above are 10mm all around on a coupe with the trap wheels. I like the look. It could be a bit more aggressive, but I don't want to throw rocks of the side of my car.

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    Hi. My page on IG is @NycHulkRs5 for pictures.

    I run 20mm front and 25mm rear. Looks glorious on OEM mill cut 20Ēs.

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    Iím not the expert here, but I do know this will also depend on ride height and tires. The A/S 3 + is a wider tire that the stock Conti. With my tires, I could likely go to 12, maybe 15, in the front comfortably. The back could likely reach 15 without an issue. With the stock Conti, you could probably grab a bit more. Then if you lower, youíll have a but if negative camber (assuming you donít swap control arms to correct), which will allow for a bit more aggressive offset.

    I like how the 10/10 looks and the fact that Iím not having rock issues. Plus, I do want to go with aftermarket wheels at some point and the 10/10 would work as well. But, who knows, I might want a more aggressive look at some point and go larger. Itís really personal taste and what you like. The average person will never tell the difference between 10-15 mm. Stock to 10, thatís more noticeable as out stock offset is laughable!


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    Looking forward to more pics of yours from all angles. =)



    Quote Originally Posted by Batman0424 View Post
    Iím not the expert here, but I do know this will also depend on ride height and tires. The A/S 3 + is a wider tire that the stock Conti. With my tires, I could likely go to 12, maybe 15, in the front comfortably. The back could likely reach 15 without an issue. With the stock Conti, you could probably grab a bit more. Then if you lower, youíll have a but if negative camber (assuming you donít swap control arms to correct), which will allow for a bit more aggressive offset.

    I like how the 10/10 looks and the fact that Iím not having rock issues. Plus, I do want to go with aftermarket wheels at some point and the 10/10 would work as well. But, who knows, I might want a more aggressive look at some point and go larger. Itís really personal taste and what you like. The average person will never tell the difference between 10-15 mm. Stock to 10, thatís more noticeable as out stock offset is laughable!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whirlinturbin View Post
    Looking forward to more pics of yours from all angles. =)
    I can snap a few more when I leave / get home from work.


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    I can snap a few more when I leave / get home from work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HP18 View Post
    Here's 10/15 with H&R Sport Springs, no rubbing. These will be up for sale once my wheels are here if anyone's interested.
    That looks great so you used H&R springs to get that drop? How is the ride quality? Is that as low as it will go. I wouldnít mind doing springs but I wouldnít do coils again.

    10/10 spacers with those springs and stock wheels may be great!

    Iím outside PHILADELPHIA too so potholes ugh and head to jersey a lot in summer so Iím not looking to be really low just shell gap improvement

    What % tint is that????.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sd761 View Post
    That looks great so you used H&R springs to get that drop? How is the ride quality? Is that as low as it will go. I wouldnít mind doing springs but I wouldnít do coils again.

    10/10 spacers with those springs and stock wheels may be great!

    Iím outside PHILADELPHIA too so potholes ugh and head to jersey a lot in summer so Iím not looking to be really low just shell gap improvement

    What % tint is that????.


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    Why would you not do coils?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman0424 View Post
    Why would you not do coils?


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    Hey. I had a bad experience with them. Guys set them too low and it was more money in the long run etc etc. I wouldnít do it again. I do like the look when they are done right however I am slightly limited on places to go and in reality I should leave it at stock height bc of the winters here.

    Springs seem quick and cheaper and give minimal drop so might be a good alternative. Any advice??


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    Hi. My page on IG is @NycHulkRs5 for pictures.

    I run 20mm front and 25mm rear. Looks glorious on OEM mill cut 20Ēs.
    Following our convo on IG, I have also gone with 20/25mm set up until I make a decision on the Wheel package I want.

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    Pics please!!!!

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    Following our convo on IG, I have also gone with 20/25mm set up until I make a decision on the Wheel package I want.

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    Pics please!!!!
    Will be delivered & fitted in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd761 View Post
    That looks great so you used H&R springs to get that drop? How is the ride quality? Is that as low as it will go. I wouldnít mind doing springs but I wouldnít do coils again.

    10/10 spacers with those springs and stock wheels may be great!

    Iím outside PHILADELPHIA too so potholes ugh and head to jersey a lot in summer so Iím not looking to be really low just shell gap improvement

    What % tint is that????.


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    Yes H&R Sport Springs. Ride quality is a tad rough on dynamic but not too bad.
    Tint is 5% all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd761 View Post
    Hey. I had a bad experience with them. Guys set them too low and it was more money in the long run etc etc. I wouldnít do it again. I do like the look when they are done right however I am slightly limited on places to go and in reality I should leave it at stock height bc of the winters here.

    Springs seem quick and cheaper and give minimal drop so might be a good alternative. Any advice??


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    I am torn here too. Iíve seen a few folks go with the ABT HAS setup for the RS5, but the cost is more and it seems the install is a bit more due to the adjustments (not much more). Iíve heard the ride quality is better with the ABT HAS over the H&R springs, but Iíve never experience either.

    My other thought is that the stock ride height of the RS5 is already lower than my old B8.5 S4 and maybe a little higher than my S4 sat on H&R OE springs. So, Iím debating if it is even worth the cost for the setup, install and then removal when my lease is up for maybe a 1/2 drop. I donít want to go too aggressive as curbs here are high and I always park at end sports and the roads are crap. I would like the look of it lowered, but donít know if itís worth it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by n3rdjock View Post
    Hi. My page on IG is @NycHulkRs5 for pictures.

    I run 20mm front and 25mm rear. Looks glorious on OEM mill cut 20Ēs.
    Looks sick! Do you have the same shit before and after to compare? I like my OEM wheels but think the offset change can make a huge difference. Do you plan on keeping stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman0424 View Post
    I am torn here too. Iíve seen a few folks go with the ABT HAS setup for the RS5, but the cost is more and it seems the install is a bit more due to the adjustments (not much more). Iíve heard the ride quality is better with the ABT HAS over the H&R springs, but Iíve never experience either.

    My other thought is that the stock ride height of the RS5 is already lower than my old B8.5 S4 and maybe a little higher than my S4 sat on H&R OE springs. So, Iím debating if it is even worth the cost for the setup, install and then removal when my lease is up for maybe a 1/2 drop. I donít want to go too aggressive as curbs here are high and I always park at end sports and the roads are crap. I would like the look of it lowered, but donít know if itís worth it.


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    Agreed. If your ride height is acceptable. I would not get it lowered on coils. It can lol good however I really couldnít drive it here when we had snow accumulations bc it was to low and defeats the purpose of the Quattro in my opinion. Sure in the summer it looked good but then settled tooooo much and was too low and then to have to take it back to get it adjusted and re aligned started to sound daunting. Plus I hated turning corners bc it would creak terrible and my wife would always roll her eyes. Lol.

    These were not the best coil overs however to spend 2-3 k on coils then pay install etc esp if youíre leasing and going to trade it in and have to take them off again. No thanks. If youíre going to purchase it maybe then but not if your going to give it back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sd761 View Post
    Agreed. If your ride height is acceptable. I would not get it lowered on coils. It can lol good however I really couldnít drive it here when we had snow accumulations bc it was to low and defeats the purpose of the Quattro in my opinion. Sure in the summer it looked good but then settled tooooo much and was too low and then to have to take it back to get it adjusted and re aligned started to sound daunting. Plus I hated turning corners bc it would creak terrible and my wife would always roll her eyes. Lol.

    These were not the best coil overs however to spend 2-3 k on coils then pay install etc esp if youíre leasing and going to trade it in and have to take them off again. No thanks. If youíre going to purchase it maybe then but not if your going to give it back.


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    This is where I think Iíll land. I do like the look, but even with springs, itís going to be cost prohibitive to swap for only a slight drop. Then there is the (potential) impact to ride quality. With my S4 I had a lot of clunking noises from my end links and it was the worse. The suspension would creak a littler, not as bad as the end links, but it still was noticeable and annoying.


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    2013 Land Rover RRS - retired
    2012 BMW E92 M3 - retired

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    Will be delivered & fitted in a few days.

    As per previous comment, see @nychulkrs5 on Instagram for pics of the same.
    Just had a call from the vendor telling my the spacers I want are actually out of stock & wont be in for a week... boo!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    Just had a call from the vendor telling my the spacers I want are actually out of stock & wont be in for a week... boo!!!
    What size did you decide on?
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