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Re: quattro-digest V4 #1610


    I have 15" alloys on my 4kq.  WHY do you wnat to put 15 x 5.5 inch rims on
though.  Mine are 15 x 6.5.   I doubt you can fit 205/50 tires on a 5.5" wide rim.
Anyhow, I have 205/50-ZR15 Bridgestone RE-71 tires on in the summer and love them.
They will rub a TINY bit in the front at full wheel lock AND full compression of
the springs that only happens on accident pulling into steep driveways going too
fast.  IT is close in the rear but it still clears.  A different tire might rub a
little though but you can alway grind your fenders a little or roll them.
    My wheels are Superiors and I am not sure of the back spacing but Les Schwab
tires caries them and they only come in one backspacing.
    Any more questions feel free to ask.  L8R

                Todd Phenneger
                84' 4kq,  2.5" Borla SS muffler
                15" wheels and a new dash   WooHoo
                        Love that snow

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> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 14:21:17 -0800
> From: Alex Rosser <lxrosser@acro.ugcs.caltech.edu>
> Subject: 4kq tire/rim fitment
> So, I'll be putting a set of snows on the 14" alloys on my "new" '86 4000cs
> Quattro sometime in the next day or two, and this has my thoughts turning to
> summer, and more specifically, summer tires. In the interest of looking
> ahead, I've got a couple of questions.
> First up, tires. It's getting impossible to find a good wet/dry tire with
> anything approaching grip in 14" sizes. It's also hard to find performance
> tires in anything approaching what was considered a normal profile in 1986.
> As a result, with me "plus 1"ing the tires, it seems like the best fit in the
> category of tires I'm looking at is going to be a 205/50R15. Has anyone tried
> to stuff these under the fenders on a 4000q? Did they actually fit?
> Next question... rims. I've got a serious dislike for aftermarket alloys of
> pretty much every stripe. I figure I'll be looking to buy a set of 15"x5.5"
> rims. If I'm going to put on a set of alloys, I'd rather it was an OEM set.
> Was there a 15" rim option for the 4000 series cars, and if so did they
> happen to be 5.5" wide? Failing that, is there a rim from another Audi
> model/year combo that is 15x5.5", and fits both the bolt pattern and offset
> for the 4000? Failing *that*, does anyone know of a steel wheel that meets
> the criteria(yes, so I'd be putting snows on alloy rims, and the summer tires
> on steel. Considering the road up to my house, having 50 profile tires on
> steel rims probably isn't that bad an idea anyway).
> Thanks,
> Alex
>  1971 Volvo 142E                1994 Volvo 944T
>  1987 Porsche 911 Targa         1986 Audi 4000cs Quattro