[BiturboS4] Wheels and Tires

Russell Romano Russell_Romano at pmc-sierra.com
Thu Nov 13 08:17:44 EST 2003

I know many of you have the A6 2.7T as I do (mine is a 2000 A6 2.7T 6spd).

I am considering putting new wheels, tires and a stiffer suspension on the car in the spring.

My (soon to be sold) A4 has an Eibach full suspension, but I intend to just put stiffer springs on the A6 as the shocks are still nearly new.

My question is... what size tires and wheels will the car be able to fit?  I'd like something more substantial than a 215 for aesthetic purposes and probably a 17" (or maybe 18") wheel.

Any thoughts on what I can put on the car?


If anyone knows someone who is interested in my A4 you can see details about it at:  http://www.lvahs.com/audi

-----Original Message-----
From: David Lau [mailto:toomanycars at mac.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 10:05 AM
To: Audi S4 list
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Gear selection

I've felt the same need since day 1. I would aandon 5th (about useless),
make 5th = the current 6th, and have a taller 6th for simply maintaining 75
on level ground. Might eek out a % more in mileage. That's what Corvette
does (I know, way different). The torque curve is so flat on these that
there's little point to downshifting to pass on the interstates. I've moved
to the largest tires I can fit under there to up the final ratio a bit.
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Gear selection

What I want to know is this... Has anyone tried to change the final
drive ratio to get wider ratios between gears? I find the 6 speed to be
a little close on the shifts. With an engine like this, I should need
6th until I get crusing on the highway. I find myself in 6th when on
some surface streets.

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