[Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire for sa
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Fri Aug 27 14:14:11 EDT 2004
I don't think any steelies (in any size) will clear the huge front brake calipers, so youll have to get alloys. See my other post on my 16" wheels.
PS: Any 16" off 2.7t A6's will also work since they have the same brakes as the B5-S4's.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Singh, Rohan" <RSingh at carlsoncanada.com>
Date: Friday, August 27, 2004 6:28 am
Subject: RE: RE: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire for sa le.
> Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll take your recommendation and
> get some 16
> inch alloys. I'm trying to find reasonably priced used wheels and
> tires. I'm
> specifically looking for alloys because the steel stuff really
> looks crappy.
> I can't have the car look like that for 5 months in the year! I'm
> in Toronto
> so if anyone has used 16" wheels and winter tires for sale, please
> let me
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Quincy Chiang [b5quattro at shaw.ca]
> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 11:17 PM
> To: Stephenson
> Cc: 'Singh, Rohan'; Biturbos4 at audifans.com
> 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.
> ----- 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
> > my car
> > (used), but I wouldn't have a problem with snows mounted on
> > 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
> > sale.
> > Can anyone recommend winter tires for my '01 S4. I just bought
> > 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
> > to the
> > expensive Avus wheels and perhaps due to performance?). I want
> > go with an
> > option that won't empty my wallet. Anyone have any suggestions?
> > Thanks.
> > Rohan
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