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for future reference--tire size on an UrQ

hey all, i have recently found out that a 16x7 wheel with an offset of 
ET45 will fit with 205/55/16 tires.   There is about a key's width (the 
narow way, if you lay it down flat), between the tie rod end and the 
tire, but there isnt any rubbing that i can ever hear.

Anyway, here is the question then:  I have been looking at wider tires 
for a real upgrade as i really want to splurge this once, and i think i 
found the tire im going to buy.  Its the Yokohama Nexus, only 135 bucks 
in 225/50/16 size.  Yeah, i would like to go with a 225/45 or 225/40, but 
it isnt available in that.  Since it got such incredibly high ratings 
from tire rack, on the order of about 9.4-9.6 for grip and such, compared 
to an 8.4 or so for the sport 8000's, i just have to give them a shot, 
and they arent that expensive.

Anyway, does anyone know if they would fit?  If not, what size spacer 
should i get to go between the wheel and the brake?  

if this isnt plausable for some reason, then i duno, any other ideas for 


Michael Sheridan Williams
ICQ# 11740998
1983 UrQuattro 170,000 miles, MC'd, koni yellows, borla exhaust, A4 Sport 
Wheels w/ SP8000's
1985 4000 S Quattro 192,000+ miles, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut 
brace, Sport 8000 Tires, K&N