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Re: First A6 V8

Robert Wunderlich, DPM decided to speak these words:

>Another possible explanation is that the A6 4.2 comes standard with 16"
>50-series tires, or optional 17" 40-SERIES tires.  Not much sidewall there
>to cushion the ride...I drove a Lexus SC400 a couple of years ago that had
>50-series rubber, and it was pretty damn harsh in LA freeway traffic,
>considering it's a luxury coupe known for a soft ride.  Maybe Audi wants
>those upper-level execs to FEEL like they're driving something a little bit
>sporty for their $50K?

I think that this is beginning to become a myth.  I remember reading a 
magazine article about ride of high performance tires (cant remember 
which magazine).  the tester found that he couldnt notice too much 
difference between the different sidewall ratio tires...and he tested 


Michael Sheridan Williams
San Francisco, CA
ICQ# 11740998
1983 UrQuattro, MC--1.8 BAR, borla, 2B Coilover, 16x7.5 OZ Mito's w/ Yoko 
A520's, Cibie H4/H1's, K&N (blah)
1985 4000S Quattro, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut brace, Sport 8000 
Tires, K&N