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RE: A4Q Rear Tire Clearance

As to 225/50's on the A4's stock 16x7 rims, isint it ideal to maintain
the wheel width : tire width ratio as close to stock as possible? Are
there negative side effects to squeezing 225 width tires onto 7" wide

 (205mm/7") = (8.07"/7") = 1.15

So if you wanted 225 width tires, would not the recomended wheel width
be ~7.68"?? I claim to know nothing about tires but thought it common
sense to maintain that ratio as close to stock as possible. Any persons
with tire/wheel experience can say what the side effects are of not
maintaining the stock tire width : wheel width ratio are?


>From: 	ti@bazooka.amb.org[SMTP:ti@bazooka.amb.org]
>Sent: 	Thursday, September 26, 1996 8:13 AM
>To: 	dan_masi@MENTORG.COM
>Cc: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Re: A4Q Rear Tire Clearance
>Dan Masi writes:
>> Just wondering if this is true for all quattros,
>> or if it's A4Q-only.
>> I was looking at my rear wheels, and noticed that
>> a suspension link comes upward from behind the tire,
>> bends up over the tire, then continues upward and
>> outward.  There is *very* little clearance between
>> this link and the tire... I couldn't get a finger
>> between them.
>Yes, this is A4Q only for the time being, I believe.
>The A4Q has a double-wishbone setup on the rear and
>the link you are talking about is the vertical link
>between the upper and lower wishbones.
>Others have successfully installed 225/50-16 tires on
>the stock 7x16 wheels on A4Qs, and I presume this is
>the widest tire that can fit...
>96 A4 quattro
>84 5000S Turbo
>80 4000
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