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RE: Tire size for A4

Here are the design standards used in the tire industry:

Size                    OD (inches)
205/55R16          24.88
235/45R17          25.35
235/40R17          24.41
245/40R17          24.72

Be aware that the max load carrying capacity goes down with lower
aspect ratio. HTH!

Rudy Consolacion

> I am about to acquire a set of 17x8 rims for my 1.8T A4.
> Standard tire size is 205/55x16.
> I want to keep the same circumference to retain speedo accuracy and keep
> transmission ratios the same.
> I am unsure what 17inch tire gives the same rolling radius - my dealer tells
> me 235/45x17 but I thought from other sources that people are using
> 235/40x17.
> My preference is for a 235 or 245 width so please help if you have the data
> on wheel circumference for these size tires compared to standard.
> No debate on merits of wider tires please - I know that wet/dirt performance
> will be a little worse - this has been done many times and I don't wish to
> restart old threads :)
> Many and heaps of TIA.
> Greg Spark
> '96 1.8Tq 5 sp, mtm 187 chip, K&N, Remus = 195-200hp
> Ming Blue Heaven