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I'm thinking of getting some H&R Spacers for my 3.0TDI A5 but I'm not sure what size to go for, can one of you helpful people point me in the right direction please.....? :D
I had a quote for some 25mm ones from Performance Alloys but they wanted £125 per axle set, excuse my ignorance but does that mean it'll cost me £250 in total as I'm assuming £125 per axle set means just the two? :confused: This price also sounds expensive as I'm sure I read on here somewhere that they shouldn't cost anymore than £150 for a total set?

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Thanks morski but can anyone else help me with what size spacers I should use for my A5 please?

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I am going to fit 20mm spacers, on friday.
After fiting the side skirts the wheels at the back are sort of inside the wheel arch.
The professional advice I got was to install 20mm alum. spacers, at the back axle only. The 25mm or more spacers are going to bring the tyre right under the edge of the fender. If you have 2 passengers on the rear seats, the back tyres´ll be shreaded to pieces.
At the front it causes problems to the bearings and wheel alignement, so there, no go.
You shoul know that after this mod the tires are going to splash dirt all over the back fenders.(even more)
So although it looks great, agressive, be prepared to wash the car more often.
I forgot to ask for the price but on friday I´ll be able to tell.
 

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As the alum. spacers(20mm) don´t get bolted to the brake disk assembly, this means you have to adquire 5 new bolts per wheel.
Only 30mm or more spacers get bolted on the brake assembly, which means that you are able to use the factory fitted ones, including the coded lock nut, to fit the rim. (10 bolts per wheel!!!)
But 30mm spacers on an A5, garanteed it´ll look like a tractor
By the way, the spacers from any comon Mercedes, fit the Audi, perfectly!
 

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This spacer business is confusing?? :confused: So are you saying that the only spacers I can put on the Car are ones to the rear because if I put them on the front too I'll end up having issues long term? I always had the idea of putting spacers on the front and rear, not sure the Car would look that good with them just on the rear?

Can anyone tell me where the best place to buy these are please?

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This spacer business is confusing?? :confused: So are you saying that the only spacers I can put on the Car are ones to the rear because if I put them on the front too I'll end up having issues long term? I always had the idea of putting spacers on the front and rear, not sure the Car would look that good with them just on the rear?

Can anyone tell me where the best place to buy these are please?

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Surely you can put them in front too, with consequencies.The wider the car is in front, the more strain is put on the front suspension. As you brake harshly the camber of the wheels are altered badly.You could prevent that by installing a specific steel bar from shock to shock, sort of above the engine.This does not solve the problem entirely.
Does the car look any better??? perhaps, why not? if you like it.
Tomorrow I am going to have spacers instaled at the back only. I am going to take pics of the whole proceeding. Pics of before and after sort of.I´ll post them here.And I´ll be able to tell the price too.
 

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Here are the pictures, as promised.
The total cost incl. tax : 168 euros. (4x 20mm spacer rings, 16 studs, 1 set of coded security nuts.)

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I felt no change whatsoever to the handling of the car. I think it is more of a estectical situation. It looks great.
 

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So you put them in the front weels too? If not could you add some more distandt pics so we could tell how balanced the car looks with spacers only at the back? Tell us about the handling. Is it deteriorated? I was thinking about adding spacers too but talking with experts here made me have 2nd thoughts. Spacers will affect the stability of the car at high speeds they say esp at roads not completely flat. It will tend to diverge more from its course where tarmac has minor pits and bumps and the driver will have to constantly apply corrections to the steering. They advised me to at least avoid spacers in front weels where steering and transimission are (mine being a FrontWD). I 'm not sure for the visual effect of adding spacers at the back only though.
Apart from spacers in theory, I think we should start a thread were everyone who has spacers on actually reports whether he sees any kind of deterioration in handling/moving or not so the rest of us can finally make up our minds!:rolleyes:
 

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Hello PrinceA5,
Here are the pics you asked for:



I aso have a Merc 300 AMG full house, factory build . There are 35 mm spacers in it and have been there fo the last 80000kms, no problem.






Its your choice and risk.It has been my choice and so far no risk.
I think that a fat guy, makes a lot more damage to the wheel bearings than a spacer.
 

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Hey guys,

I recently put 20mm spacers on my Audi A6 S -line and they looked amazing.

I want to say that it didn't deteriorate the handling but I feel like I would be lying.
I can't say that it made a huge difference in a negative sense but my A6 would slip up more often than before on several turns and the ESP would bring it back. Although the roads here at really really bad. There is minimal grip! So I really couldn't say!
I dont believe it messes up anything, I've asked around!
I purchased my spacers from Orange Tuning, H & R Spacers, from Germany and I had actually asked them if it deteriorates anything and they said:
"No, the spacers don’t affect the traction control in any way. The German TUV is very strict when the release the TUV certificate."

I personally love wheel spacers if used right and not like 60 mm ones.....I think it makes the car look that much more amazing and it stands out!
Plus are we driving A5's to race or cause we love the way they look and handle.
If we are driving to race, might as well get the RS4/5/6 and not put wheel spacers.

Im currently in the process of ordering an A5 and will most definitely add wheel spacers. About 40mm on each axle.
20 mm on each wheel!

If anyone finds out anything else , let us know
 

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Hey SilverRings,

You put 20mm spacers on each side? what size tire are u driving on?
Im driving on 19's, and also want to set up wheel spacers. Was thinking of doing 20mm/25 mm for the front/back, waht do you think?
It really depends on ur tire size? are they 19's?

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I noticed you set up the ABT exhaust system as well as their rear diffuser, how is the exhaust system? How is the sound? is it worth it?
Could you post a sound file?
 

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I'll be installing 20/25mm F/R H+R TRACK+ DRA's on monday or tuesday. I'll hook it up with some pictures.... What's this business about shredding rear tires with 25mm's and passengers in the rear? I don't take people often, but what the heck do you mean?

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What's this business about shredding rear tires with 25mm's and passengers in the rear?
I think that's referring to the fact that if the rear wheels/tires are pushed out too far to the fender's edge and you have rear passengers (resulting in the rear of the car sitting lower than normal), then you may run the risk of the inner part of the fender rubbing against the rear tires, particularly when you go over big dips in the road with a heavy load.
 

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I guess.. I looked at some pics of the 25s and it doesnt look like that's the case. I could see it with 30's+ though
 
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