Mancubus99 at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 22 00:22:56 EDT 2006
After getting my summer tires installed today I can say for certain that the
car feels faster. At first I thought it was placebo but when I went to hang
the summer tires on the wall in the garage I noticed that they were a lot
heavier than the summer wheels and tires that I pulled down earlier today.
For reference, I have the 16x7 5 spoke sport wheels which are my winter
tires. My summer tires are 18x8 Borbet Type S. Even though they are larger
overall there is a definite difference in the weight which translates to
noticeably better performance both in a straight line and cornering.
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 11:14 PM
To: Single Malt; Brian J White; Doug Johnson; a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] Wheels?
At 8:08 AM -0700 4/21/06, Single Malt wrote:
>As I've heard you state before ... however, I will say
>that the butt-dyno gives me a different opinion. With
>wider tires I find a crisper turn-in and a far more
>confident feel in high-g corners. Placebo-like
>effect? Perhaps, but I prefer it.
i'm all for placebos. if it does the trick for you, and you
like paying more for everything, more power to ya! also i dunno about
dyno runs, just some testing done on a track. lap times didn't change.
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