[Biturbos4] Winter tyres
glenahan at vfemail.net
Wed Dec 13 20:21:08 EST 2006
I've run quite a few as I noted.
AT Italia S5. Ronal R28, 38, R7 (all must be 35mm offset, dont get me
started on wrong offset, but this appears to be mainly benign); Mille
Miglia Spyder. Almost any BBS with the right offset. A62.7t factory
I sold two sets just last year.
On Dec 13, 2006, at 11:18 AM, Brandon Rogers wrote:
> As I understand - it is _very_ hard to find 16" wheels that fit the B5
> S4. I have a friend who, IIRC, ordered a special set of factory 16" S4
> winter wheels from Audi - they were ugly but they were 16". Not aware
> of any other people who have run 16" wheels on the S4. If somebody
> does - speak up.
> '84 urquattro 20Vt
> '01.5 S4
> -----Original Message-----
> From: biturbos4-bounces at phoenix.audifans.com
> [mailto:biturbos4-bounces at phoenix.audifans.com] On Behalf Of mike
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 5:02 AM
> To: Grant Lenahan; biturbos4 at audifans.com
> 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:
>>> 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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