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

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Fri Aug 27 14:14:11 EDT 2004

Hi John and all,

Here's a pic of my car with OE 16", sorry about the dirty car!


As you can see they aren't pretty, but they work very well.  Note that these are extra narrow rims at 6.5" wide, which make the tires extra cushy, perfect for winter, just don't expect them to corner like summer tires.  Alternatively Tirerack has a few 16" rims that'll fit over the stock brakes.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Koenig <johnkoenig at greennet.net>
Date: Friday, August 27, 2004 7:54 am
Subject: Re: RE: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation?  and possible tire for sale.

> Would you be willing to say which OE 16s those are that will clear 
> the S4
> brakes?
> Regards,
> John
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Quincy Chiang <b5quattro at shaw.ca>
> Subject: Re: RE: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire 
> for sale.
> > 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.
> >
> > Quincy

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