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After a few months of driving the Q3 stock, I've grown to like the ground clearance and extra rubber on the wheels. Think I'll be skipping the 20's with coilovers on this and save for next avant. It would be nice if the stock wheels were more flush with the body, has anyone played with spacers on the OEM 19's...the wheels almost every Q3 has...thanks!
 

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You are skipping 20" and coilovers? But it looks so good!



Joking aside, I was tempted to run some very thin spacers because I wanted little more inner clearance but even the thinnest spacers were going to cause my wheels to protrude out so I let that idea go.

I think any OEM 19" wheels would look good with spacers although I don't know how safe spacers are in general.
 

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I think any OEM 19" wheels would look good with spacers although I don't know how safe spacers are in general.
Spacers are very bulletproof if you allow for the increase of the newly added width of the spacers beside your wheel hubs by adding lengthier bolts.

Even a mere 5mm spacer could stand to use longer bolts for safety and noise elimination.
 
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i too am very interested in this, anyone know the best place to get some hubcentrics with longer bolts and what size spacers would be appriproate?


Thanks in advance
 

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I have a Q3 sline plus with 19" wheels and I too would like some info about what spacer sizes I could fit to make the wheels slightly flusher with the extended arch kit..

Please can someone help? Someone must have done this already?


Thanks in advance

Andy..
 

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I put them on my Tacoma, you dont need longer bolts, if you get them from spider trax it's just an aluminum disc that you bolt on but it has new lugs coming off of it that you then bolt your wheel onto. I just bought a 2015 Q3 and I'm considering putting spacers on those 19's, I just know it would look so good if they came out all the way to the widest part of the body. I never had any problems associated with driving on spacers in the 5 or so years I had them on my Tacoma.
 

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It looks like they're not available for any Audi. They probably do make a set that would work but I don't know how you could figure out which ones to order.
 

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update -- after returning the first set because the bolt pattern didn't line up, the second set of spacers fits great. They are from H&R and I had to go through a Dallas VW dealership to have them sent. 30mm in back and 20mm up front, looks sweet. Not exactly flush but looks so sexy.
 

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update -- after returning the first set because the bolt pattern didn't line up, the second set of spacers fits great. They are from H&R and I had to go through a Dallas VW dealership to have them sent. 30mm in back and 20mm up front, looks sweet. Not exactly flush but looks so sexy.


Old thread, I know, but do you have a part number for the spacers? And did you get new, longer lugs?



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Old thread, I know, but do you have a part number for the spacers? And did you get new, longer lugs?



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The reason I ask is that while the H&R web site lists a number of spacers for the Q3, all their retail partners say that they won’t fit.


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Ok, sorry for blowing up this thread, but I’ve realized that none of the retailers have their fit guides updated (I hope). The spacers I want are listed to fit a 2015 or 2017 Q3, but not a 2018. Unless I’m wrong, nothing has changed, so they’ll fit despite saying they won’t.



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I don't know the part number but I found them on the H&R website had the VW dealership order them. After having them on a while I think 20mm all the way around would be best as the back wheels do occasionally pop the wheel arch piece off if I hit a large bump or dip. Also, I think what I ended up getting are actually wheel adapters. They did come with new bolts. People often think my car is lowered, it's not but I'm sure it's the slightly widened stance that they're seeing. Definitely worth it!
 
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