[200q20v] Tire size

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Sat Dec 9 00:44:23 EST 2000

In a message dated 12/8/00 7:10:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
calexlee at us.ibm.com writes:

> Howdy y'all,
>  I know you may think this is a really old question, but maybe not
>  in the way I am looking at.  So here goes......
>  Both of my 200q20v's came with 15" BBS rims shod with 215/60-15 tires,
>  so I've always thought that is the original stock setup and that's what
>  the speedometer on our cars was calibrated to.  Well, I was just looking
>  up the Audiworld website
>    http://www.audiworld.com/model/historical.html
>  and the "Technical Specs" lists the tiresize for the 200q20v to be
>  205/60-15.  Now is *THAT* the official tire size for that car and thus
>  gives the most accurate speedometer reading?
>  The reason I am asking this is that I am about to put on new rims on my
>  cars and I would like to use the tires that give the closest match to
>  the original spec for the speedo.  Thanks.
>  -Alex Lee

Wait a minute, you're trusting Audiworld over your fellow 200q20v owners?
Older 200's came with the 205's, and the non-20v turbo '91 200 automatic 
front driver came with 205s. Audiworld just parrots the manufacterer's data 
in a simple form that cannot accomodate all the model variations.  I've got 
the brochures, reviews, media packs, gas filler flap sticker, etc. showing 
the 215 size (and my owner's manual is printed correctly, too).

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