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Re: tire info sought
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> Sometime back there was (I believe) a discussion of tires for the large Audi.
> I did not save any of the posts I received (I blush...) and wonder if anyone
> recalls the details as to advisability/recommendations for *narrower* tires
> to replace the 205/60/15 stock tires on the '89 Quattro?
To ompute the wheel/tire combo diameter: 2*(tire height) + Wheel Dia
Tire height = Width * ratio Height/Width
Wheel Diameter = 15"*25.4mm/inch=381mm;
delta = Original diameter-new diameter
% delta = Delta/Original Diameter
2(185*0.70)=259.0 + 381 = 640.0mm 2.07% Over
2(185*0.65)=240.5 + 381 = 621.5mm 0.88% Under
2(195*0.65)=253.0 + 381 = 634.5mm 1.20% over
2(205*0.60)=246.0 + 381 = 627.0mm Original
All 3 would work, 185/65-15 would probably be the best bet (least delta)
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