[A4] Tire Size question
MSegal at nsbgroup.com
Tue Mar 22 11:11:18 EST 2005
I have a 2001 A4 1.8T Quattro w/ Sport package, which came with 225/45-17
My question to you is, can I put 215/45-17 on this car, or will they be too
small. I've calculated that their overall height would be about 9mm smaller
than original, or about 1.4% smaller circumference. At 70 mph, that would
be about a 1 mph difference on the speedometer.
And before you start questioning why I would want to go to a smaller tire,
it's only because a good friend of mine has a brand new set of spares that
came off his Lexus IS300 (Bridgestone Re040 I think they are), which he'll
sell me for really cheap, if I want them.
What do you think? Should I go for them, or is it too big of a difference?
I would be replacing all 4 tires at the same time, so there wouldn't be any
issues with the ABS or the quattro diffs. I am not a super agressive
driver, and I don't think I'll be going back to the track anytime soon
(although it was a lot of fun), so the loss of 10mm in width won't kill me
on the corners.
Anything else I've overlooked?
I value your opinions. Thanks.
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