245/50/15 Dunlop SP 8000

Mike Sylvester mike.sylvester at att.net
Tue Nov 5 09:44:25 EST 2002

My 20v avant has 235/45/17 on ET45 wheels and has plenty of room in the
I've also tried my wheels on Keith Bedard's 20v sedan and it also clears.
This makes me wonder how someone with 225s on ET35 wheels could have a

How big is this wrinkle?

I should note for reference purposes that I need an 8mm spacer in the front
to clear the UFOs.

Mike Sylvester

'91 200q20vt a
'83 UrQ
'01 A6 2.7t

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: "DANIEL FORBING" <forbing at prodigy.net>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>; <forbing at prodigy.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: 245/50/15 Dunlop SP 8000

> I question the conclusion about "plenty of room". The 225/60 size (on
> my and many '91 200 cars) comes extremely close to rubbing (or do
> rub) on the rear fender liner. Cars running 225/60-15 tires encounter
> this problem (on bumps) if the plastic fender liner is slightly
> buckled/"wrinkled" at it's lower edge--which is a common situation.
> Heating and straightening this section of the liner eliminates the
> interference (but barely). Cutting away the liner would create a bit
> more clearance. So...if 245/50 dimensions are larger than 225/60, I'd
> be concerned about clearance issues in the rear. Of course suspension
> mods need to be considered, too.
> Phil
> --
> Phil Rose Rochester, NY USA
> '91 200q (135 Kmiles, Lago blue)
> '91 200q   (58 Kmiles, Tornado red)
> mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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