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The 195/60/14's were stock on the 4k quattro. The non-q 4k, which is the
car the original post specified, had 185/60/14's as a stock tire. The
195/50/15 is the proper + 1 size upgrade for the 185/60/14. VW owners know
these by heart, 175/70/13 = 185/60/14 = 195/50/15 (diameters of 22.65",
22.74", & 22.68" respectively). The 195/55/15 is the farthest away with a
diameter of 23.44" resulting in a 3% error or just over 2 mph at an
indicated 70 mph. The 205/50/15 is closer but at 23.07" still taller than
the original 185/60/14.
Of course, these are all theoretical sizes. The 195/50 and 205/50 are both
good choices. The 195/55 is the worst case but even then the effects on
acceleration and speed won't be that noticeable. Ultimately the choice will
depend on brand and model of tire, clearance, price, and availability in the
> -----Original Message-----
> Oh yeah that's right because 1*9*5/60/14 is actually the stock
> size, isn't it.
> He said what's the same diameter as 185/60/14, which is a
> 195/50/15, so somebody
> must have a slightly smaller than stock tire on that car.
> Pat Martin wrote:
> > Actually it is in between 50 and 55. Closer to 55. It depends
> alot on the
> > tire. Most tires you will find will be very close with a
> 195/55/15. Really
> > a 205/50/15 is the best tire in this app..
> > Pat Martin
> > >That's easy : )
> > >50!
> > > -Josiah
> > >Audifan1@aol.com wrote:
> > >
> > >> QList-
> > >> 84 4ks stock tires are 185/60/14, want to go to 15" rims in spring,
> > >> 195/??/15. Please help and fill in the blank!?
> > >>
> > >> Thanks, Happy Holidays and safe traveling out on the roads!
> > >> Ron
> > >>
- Re: Tires
- From: "Wm. Josiah Erikson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>