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Buey

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PostSubject: Help please, wheel clearance.   Wed Feb 20 2013, 22:15

Im asking for help on behalf of my uncle, because I don't know enough.

Car is a 2003 Audi A4 convertible. Old wheels were 18x 8.5 with 245 tyres and ET43 offset. New wheels 18x9 with 245 tyres and ET52 offset.

New wheels on the car and the front wheels are touching the top suspension arm. According to an online wheel offset calculator, we have lost 15mm inner clearance.

How would you get around this?

15mm hubcentric spacers?

Sell the new wheels?

Or something else I haven't thought of?
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RS4Paul

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PostSubject: Re: Help please, wheel clearance.   Wed Feb 20 2013, 22:33

i would go for the spacers,I'm running 25mm spacers on my audi with no problems but they arnt cheep so by the time you have paid for them it could be cheeper to change the wheels
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PostSubject: Re: Help please, wheel clearance.   Wed Feb 20 2013, 22:47

Thanks Paul, did you need longer bolts too? And how much we're the spacers?
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PostSubject: Re: Help please, wheel clearance.   Thu Feb 21 2013, 13:32

my spacers bolt to the hub then you bolt the wheel to the spacer and they come with the extra bolts. they cost me about 80 a pair i will pop in the garage later and see what make they are i think H&R rings a bell
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