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Hi All,

I recently lowered my car on H&R Springs, The car is sitting really nice on OEM 18" Wheels. I was thinking of spacing the rears and fronts. I drive to work daily in my car over speed bumps and i occasionally carry passengers.

My Audi A3
was on stock BBS Speedlines 18s and i ran 13mm Rear and 10mm fronts.

What would your recommendations be for the .:R, It seems as though the rears will rub a fair bit if i went for something like 12mm. Only thing is if i go 10mm rear what can i go for on the front that will be a proper safe hubcentric spacer. 8mm does not allow you to safely mount the spacer to the front hub as the hub lip sits to far out to sit flush on an 8mm hubcentric spacer.

The only option would be to go with a smaller spacer maybe 5mm without the lip?

Any recommendations along with photos would be appreciated
 

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I fitted 18x8 BBS Ch's that are ET44 which I believe is 11mm further out than the stock wheels, and they fit nice! Maybe try 10mm? You could measure it also with the wheels off from the hub.
 

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Forget the side shot, LOL i just remembered your car is my work desktop background
 

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Off topic a bit but whats the ride like on the H&R springs? Would consider ditching my coilovers for more comfort soon + the roads are in a state.
 

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Off topic a bit but whats the ride like on the H&R springs? Would consider ditching my coilovers for more comfort soon + the roads are in a state.
The ride is comfortable, Near enough stock imo. I feel it was better than stock but thats because i replaced both front shocks at the same time. My friend owned a mk5 R32 and had AP Coilovers and LowTec springs fitted. I felt the ride was quite crashy on both those set ups. Coilovers will always be harsh its simply down to the shock absorbers on the coilover suspension which is made usually of aluminium. Also if you have a look at coilovers the springs are a lot slimmer along with the shock absorber it self. This would understandably make the ride alot more rougher.

Im planning to get my camera out this weekend so i can upload photos of my car to show the ride height. In terms of comfort though i reckon the H&R springs would probably be the best compromise.
 
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