[Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire for sale.

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Fri Aug 27 02:01:22 EDT 2004

I don't think the stock 17" Avus wheels are that desirable (not to me anyways), they look decent but way too heavy, very strong though due to its weight.  I run 16" oe alloys (designed specifically to clear the HP2 calipers) during winter with 205/55-16 tires, partly because it came with the car, but I would have done the same thing mainly due to wanting thicker sidewall to absorb the extra crap on winter roads (mud/ice/snow packs...).  The fact that 16" winter tires cost a hell of a lot less than 17" helps too!

If you upgrade the brakes though, then you'll have to run 17" minimum to clear the brakes.  In that case, those damn tough Avus wheels would be the perfect choice as winter rims.


----- Original Message -----
From: Stephenson <step88 at kc.rr.com>
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004 3:45 pm
Subject: RE: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation?  and possible tire for sale.

> I have Blizzaks mounted on 16" rims because that's what came with 
> my car
> (used), but I wouldn't have a problem with snows mounted on 17's.  
> I'veheard the debate, but I'm not convinced.  Love the Blizzaks.  
> I look forward
> to the snow now.
> Bob  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: biturbos4-bounces at audifans.com [biturbos4-bounces at audifans.com]
> On Behalf Of Singh, Rohan
> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 10:22 AM
> To: 'Biturbos4 at audifans.com'
> Subject: RE: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire for 
> sale.
> Can anyone recommend winter tires for my '01 S4. I just bought it 
> used and
> it has the stock 17" Avus alloys on it with brand new Pirelli 
> P6000's. I've
> been thinking about getting just the winter tires (no new rims) 
> and mounting
> them on the current rims but I'm told that it is probably better 
> to buy 16"
> rims and mount winter tires on those (due to possibility of damage 
> to the
> expensive Avus wheels and perhaps due to performance?). I want to 
> go with an
> option that won't empty my wallet. Anyone have any suggestions? 
> Thanks. 
> Rohan
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