18x8"s on a 200q20v?

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Tue Feb 10 22:49:09 EST 2004

> From: <auditude at cox.net>
> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 21:09:45 -0500
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: 18x8"s on a 200q20v?
> Hi,
> I checked the archives and saw just a few posts about running 18" wheels on a
> 200q20v.  Mostly questions but not any final answers posted.
> I found a set of 18x8 Oettinger RE's with 235/40 Michelin Pilot Sport's on
> them for a decent price.  However, I am not sure I want to run 18"s.
> My concerns are all that one could have:
> added weight over 17"s (my first choice),
> added cost of replacement tires over 17"s,
> speedometer inaccuracy with the current tire size, possiblity of wheel damage
> with a smaller replacement size (we have good roads here in AZ tho'),
> and of course, whether they will actually fit the car.
> I understand the wheels themselves weigh about 26lbs each (I would prefer
> 20-22lbs).  However, once I get wheels I'll be able to shed the G60's and put
> on some big reds.  I don't know if the net weight would be lower (and I know
> it's only unsprung and not rotating).
> If I got something way lighter like some kind of BBS or SSR or something it
> would obviate many of those concerns, but those would be way more $$ which is
> a factor.  Even so, I would still probably pursue 17"s if it wasn't for this
> particular set that is available.
> I guess I'm mostly concerned about the tires being more expensive than 17"
> tires, and that they will physically bolt onto the car without interfering
> with anything.
> Any thoughts?
Get a life, Ken.

> Thanks,
> Ken

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