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RE: ur-quattro suspension changes (was Wheel rate v. spring rate)

Dave Eaton decided to speak these words:

>also a heavier wheel/tyre combination will *not* offer better transient 
>response than the oem fitting, unless you adjust spring rates and dampers, 
>that is.  how could it?  as for tyre stiffness, a 215 tyre on an 8" rim as 
>fitted to my ur-quattro has a stiffer sidewall (it's vertical) than the 245 
>tyre on a *7.5"* rim on my rs2.  think about it.  hence the better 
>transient responses on my ur-quattro than on my rs2.  amongst other things.

That brings up a question...just how much do those wheels weigh?  Ive 
been curious, the ones i just ordered in 16x7.5 weight 17 lbs each...how 
does that compare to the 15x8 R8's?


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