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RE: Wider tires on the front!

Hi there,
	I hope this hasn't already been answered but, what about extra wear and tear on the center differential.  I know that on the 4kq, URq, and 5000q the center diff is open but even though those tire sizes are close to the same overall diameter, they could be a little off.  Would this cause extra wear and tear on the tires or not.  Just curious.  Thanks.

	Todd Phenneger
	84' 4kq     15" wheels w/205/50ZR-15 Bridgestone RE-71 tires. and loving them.  Road wandering and all.

From: 	Graydon D. Stuckey[SMTP:graydon@apollo.gmi.edu]
Sent: 	Friday,July 25,1997 4:56 AM
To: 	Jeffrey J. Goggin
Cc: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
Subject: 	Re: Wider tires on the front!

On Fri, 25 Jul 1997, Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:

> Egads!  Did I really type "oversteer"?  Certainly everyone with an Ur-Q --
> or any Audi, for that matter -- will know that I actually meant UNDERsteer!  :^/

I didn't even catch the typo - I read 'understeer!"

> >Its much more pleasant to drive though.
> Why?  Did you find the lower profile tires ride too harsh for Michigan roads?

Yes, the tires would follow every little imperfection in the road.   
Ruts from large trucks in the right lane would cause the car to wander 
all over the road.   It was also VERY eager to turn, so you had to really 
pay attention.    Jancie drove it once, and refused to drive it again!   
She thought something was wrong.   The D60s in 215/60-15 are much less 
sensitive to road conditions.

Graydon D. Stuckey 
'89 Thunderbird SuperCoupe
'86 Audi 5000 CS Quattro
'86 Mazda RX7 GXL 2+2
'85 Mazda RX7 GS