[A4] Wheel/Tire question....

Browning David david.browning at thomson.net
Thu Jul 15 11:46:01 EDT 2004

Last year I bought some OZ Superleggeras for my 4000.  Stock size was 14" and I went 15" (plus one size.)  I wanted some nice looking wheels that were light and strong.  SSR Comps were too expensive and only weighed a few pounds less than the SL's.  SL's are still a little pricier than other wheels, but are a good value.  I wouldn't go over 17", though.  I'd stick with the 225 width, too.  Unfortunately, as you go up in diameter (and down in aspect ratio), tire prices go up, too.  I got Kumho Ecsta 712's.  I have no issues with them so far.  I even have a nail in one tire and it's still holding air.  I'd prefer Dunlop or Pirelli (I'd even take Bridgestone or Yoko), but for the price Kumhos seem a pretty good deal.

'00 A4 2.8QMS
'86 4ks
'89 944

-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf
Of Tim Hart
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 9:25 AM
To: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: [A4] Wheel/Tire question....

I know you guys have probably done this one in the past but at the time I was not tuned in, so please don't be too upset with me for starting it again.
My soon to be 16 son (you has decided to drive the A4 as his car) would like to know about putting larger wheels on the '97 A4 Quattro 1.8t. Since it will be due for a new set of tires in a month or two and he has volunteered to pay for a new set of wheels (I buy the tires) I first wanted to get ya'lls experiences and advice on the best sizes and equipment to go with. We're not out for competition but good sporty looks and not to lose any handling or ride. The stock suspension is good for us. The typical questions are : how big a wheel? what size of tire on the new wheel? that stuff. We do a lot of our own work and are good mechanically, we are not west coast Jesse James mod type, not that there's anything wrong with that , I'm just trying to let ya'll know what we are looking for. Enough said, let the emails begin, please.
Tim Hart
Hart Applied Retail Technologies
timhart at hcis.net
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