Summer tires mess up handling?
b.benz at charter.net
Fri Apr 20 18:24:29 EDT 2007
I run the same size tires at 40 on my A6. Up your pressure, rotate
the wheels, and get an alignment. The wider contact patch is more
demanding of correct alignment.
On Apr 20, 2007, at 2:56 PM, Thomas Mesich wrote:
> Thanks Ed,
> The pressure is 32 all the way around. The tires are Eagle F1 GS-
> D3 and are directional but they are installed correctly.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Kellock [mailto:ekellock at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 4:37 PM
> To: Thomas Mesich
> Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: Summer tires mess up handling?
> Have you checked the tire pressures?
> Are the tires directional? If so, are you sure they're all on
> "pointed" in the right direction"
> Have you tried to rotate them to see if the behavior changes/moves/
> goes away?
> The difference in feel between your 2 sets of tires will most likely
> be very noticeable even if everything is in order. Wider/heavier is
> going to be felt.
> I know I almost always miss my snows for a while when I put my
> summers back on.
> On 4/20/07, Thomas Mesich <tmesich at ggsonline.com> wrote:
>> All winter my 200 20V has driven perfectly with stock wheels and
>> 215 60
>> 15 Blizzaks. Now I have put the summer wheels and tires on I have a
>> problem. They are Momo wheels with 235 45 17 Goodyears. On the
>> Blizzaks the car drove straight and true and very solid. On the
>> tires it tends to pull to the right and feels generally loose.
>> The car
>> was aligned last fall. Any ideas? Could the front end be flexing
>> to the larger, heavier tires? I am confused.
>> Tom in Elk River, MN
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