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Re: Optional tires for 1.8T

Scott Bermes wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I was taking my first closer look at a 1.8T over the weekend and think
> the stock 195/65HR/15 are pretty wimpy.  Have any of you new 1.8T
> owners gone with a different size without having to go the the sport
> package route? What lower profile and/or wider size can it take?  Did
> you work a deal with the dealer or go to a local tire shop?  Appreciate
> any info.


My A4TQ will only have a 5speed stick, black cloth, Pearl, sunroof + remote locking, 
quattro, trip computer. I deliberately ordered the car without the *Sport Package*.
(205/55/16 wheels with the H-rated rubber? Riding on the stock springs and shocks so 
mushy, they will make a Camry jealous? A *Sport Package* my a**! We don't need no 
stinky *Sport Package*  :-) Now, if only that was the one off a 2.8 30v....)

The car is due in late July. Invoice+$1200, AND they will take back the crappy OEM 
195/65/15 Eagles GA, that the car comes with, and give me $$$credit for them. I 
figure ~$360 to $400.

When the car is finally here, I'll bring along 4 new MOMO Arrows shod with 225/50/16 
Dunlop SP8000. Also, for winter I'll put 195/65/15 Nokia NRW on the OEM rims.

As far as the rest of the pathetic 1.8T OEM *Sport Package* goes, the car will get 
coil-overs, shocks, strut braces (definetely a rear one), Daytona seats with 4-point 
harnesses in the front, pedals, steering wheel etc...
What a field to do a project car...=8)

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
MOMO Ferrari with 205/55/16 Dunlop SP8000 - in the summer
OEM BBS RS with 195/65/15 Nokia NRW - in the winter

'97 A4TQ - on order
Philadelphia, PA