[Biturbos4] Winter tyres
j.koenig at adelphia.net
Wed Dec 13 09:24:35 EST 2006
There are a limited number of 16" wheels that will clear the S4 brakes. The OE wheels for
the bigger-engined A6/S6 are rumored to fit, and Tire Rack has a couple of choices. Most
Audi OE 16" wheels won't fit.
Narrower is definitely better. Grant makes a good point about load rating -- it's worth
considering -- but load rating isn't necessarily directly related to tire size. It
depends on the specific tire and its construction.
I run 205/55x16s on aftermarket wheels and they work well. The only thing I've hit that
bent the wheel also took out the tire, so...
----- Original Message -----
From: "mike" <mikemk40 at yahoo.com>
To: "Grant Lenahan" <glenahan at vfemail.net>; <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Winter tyres
Shows what I know, I didn't even realise you could get
16" to fit. That's good news as 16 inch tyres seem to
be considerably less expensive.
Any ideas for a suitable set of donor wheels? OE is 17
x 7.5 ET 45 with 225/45 tyres
I also have a lead on a set of 205/45/17 which I could
fit to the OE wheels, any thoughts? too narrow for 7.5
--- Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net> wrote:
> I STRONGLY advise two things:
> 1) go 16" Narrower is better for snow.
> 2) Get an oversized tire to sustain the pounding
> from Ice chunks,
> winter potholes, etc. They say the OEM 16" size is
> 205/55/16. I
> disagree. That is a 91 load rating and you will
> bend wheels. I bent 6
> over 4 years, becoming quite chummy with the local
> wheel styraigtener.
> You can get a slightly oversize 215/55-16 or
> 235-50-16 on the car and
> get better load rating. Not sure if 225/55-16 will
> clear everything.
> Thats the size I run on my S6 now, and couldn;t be
> happier. Have bent
> nothing, rides better, 95 load rating, good
> performance. Fills the
> wheel well too!
> i am runnign Dunlup M3 Wintersport. Excellent tire.
> I also like Nokian
> WR, Pirelli Snowsport (240?); Vreidestein Snow Plus.
> On Dec 12, 2006, at 7:28 PM, mike wrote:
> > Guys
> > Looking for some cheap winter tyres, any
> > as to which size will fit would be appreciated.
> Car is
> > a '99 S4 avant
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