[A4] tires, speaking of tires, anyone have any used 17's lay'n around?

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Wed Dec 26 23:41:18 PST 2007

i've heard people give this argument.

like i said, it's your car.

On Dec 26, 2007, at 11:31 PM, Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 26, 2007 at 11:23:17PM -0800, Rocky Mullin wrote:
>> i'm not so sure about that.  but it's your car!
> Your 4 wheels will almost never be turning the same speed, even if
> you are going exactly straight.  Even brand new tires with slightly
> different pressures will have different rolling radius.  This is why
> we have differentials instead of just connecting everything together,
> to make up for when things aren't turning at exactly the same speed.
> The short form is that we had a tire blow out on a trip, and the guy  
> at the
> Sears (only place we could find on the Sunday in rural Montana) gave  
> us the
> line about replacing all 4 tires.  I had them do only one anyway, and
> called Audi about it.  Their recommendation was that as long as the  
> tires
> were of the same size, there would be no problem running a new tire  
> with 3
> older tires.
> Sean
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