Stock 200q20vt BBS wheels vs. urS4 wheels

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Fri Aug 13 13:48:07 EDT 2004

On my V8, I switch between the stock 15x7.5 BBS wheels with 225/60-15
Dunlop SP5000's and my set of 16x8 euro-option BBS wheels with
225/50-16 Dunlop SP8000's.  Both sets of tires have a lot of tread
left.  Both sets of wheels have the same offset.

I can't say that there is no tramlining with the 15's but it does not
register in my memory as a problem.  The 16's tramline.  It only
really ever concerns me when I encounter fairly well-ruttted roads,
but the average driver would probably not accept it.

I intend to have the car aligned in the near future by a dedicated
alignment shop that has proven their mettle in the eyes of some other
quattro owners and PCA track drivers I know.  Heck, I may even dig up
that email I saved some time ago about DIY alignments and see what I
can do with it.


On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 09:04:37 -0700, Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at> wrote:
> Of the two culprits listed, more likely would be tires.  WRT alignment,
> couldn't have been too terrible as replacing with the stock wheels and tires
> helped tracking substantially.  The wheels came with Dunlop SP8000 that were
> not quite to the wear bars, but close.  May have made a difference.
> Either way, it was a fight with me verse the freeway ruts.
> dp
> >Derek-
> >I wonder how much of that had to do with your alignment and the particular
> >set of tires that you were running.
> >
> >I've been running 17" wheels and tires on my 200 for quite some time now
> >and
> >I have not had any tramlining issues or any other problems, although my
> >snows
> >are the rather heavy S4tt Avus, so these seriously degrade ride quality- I
> >can feel
> >the difference if the wheel weights differ a lot.
> >
> >Taka
> >
> >
> >
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