JOSEPHTICHY7448 at msn.com
Thu May 13 15:23:19 EDT 2004
>I recall seeing and a while back for a rack where 2 wheels hang on a single
>pipe through the middle of the wheel, mounted on a wall.
>But I can't seem to find this one again. Has anyone seen
Griot's Garage has them down in Tacoma... www.griotsgarage.com
As for track tires, I have just recently done a complete overhaul on a set of 16X7 7-spoke A4 sport wheels and have been SUPER impressed with them. My seat of the pants analysis (God knows what that's worth...) is that there appears to be a good bit of freed up rolling weight in the 35mph-70mph range. I actually thought these would inhibit speed performance but I am not sure that with the bulkier 215-60 tires that the BBS forged wheel is any more light at the end of the day. I am running urS4 tires on these A4 wheels--225-50-16 and they look and perform awesome on a 7" rim. There is a nice bulge and the rolling radius of the 225-50-16 is <1% different than the 215-60 stock tires, so the speedo is dead on.
I really did this A4 wheel upgrade because I got the wheels and tires at a real bargain...that and you can run way more aggressive tires on the 16" than the 15" for less money. I didn't expect any performance increase other than lateral improvements and I have to say my land yacht is far more fun to drive with just the addition of a smaller side wall and Z rated rubber. Plus, there is a glut of A4 wheels, especially in the NW I would imagine, which could take a good beating as track wheels for you.
The best part, no spacer was needed for the G60 brakes...everything fit as it should.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Priebe
To: audi-nw at u.washington.edu ; 200q20v at audifans.com
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 11:59 AM
Subject: Tire/wheel storage?
I'm looking to purchase some sort of storage units to
better store the wheels and tires that I currently have
stacked throughout my garage. I currently have 3 sets of
tires/wheels (and am jonesing for a set of urs4 wheels,
anyone have a set in track condition they want to sell for
cheap?). There are some ads in the back of Grassroots
Motorsports for some units that look pretty similar to
Gorilla racks (heavy duty storage shelves from Costco) but
without the wooden shelf, and are priced a bit higher. The
only downside to this setup is that the wheels/tires would
be stored upright, sitting on the tread surface. I've
always assumed storing tires on their tread would be a bad
idea, because it would flat spot them. I recall seeing an
ad a while back for a rack where 2 wheels hang on a single
pipe through the middle of the wheel, mounted on a wall.
But I can't seem to find this one again. Has anyone seen
this? I did stop by Speedware to see if they had anything.
They only had some very nice (and expensive) aluminium
racks mainly designed for the interior of a trailer.
Anyone have any good solutions for this? I'm sure that I'm
not the only one with this problem. And leaving them
stacked on the floor of my garage is not an option
anymore. My wife is not happy having tires 'stacked all
over' the garage.
91 200tqa 182k (his)
95.5 S6 114k (hers)
66 MGB 41k
PS I would like to 'thank' the NW Audi Club for helping to
contribute to my wheel accumulation problem by showing me
what these cars are capable of, specifically Linus, Alex,
Petes D. & K., Bernie, David, Rich, Paul, Reiner, ....
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