What size tires on 4kcsq

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Tue Nov 20 18:49:21 EST 2001

Stock is 195/60-14, kinda really works for the car. Does it make it
corner like it's on rails, no, but it's still fun and nimble.

Does it make it cushy smooth? No, but it's plenty comfortable.

Does it make it grip snow like a tank? No, but it's okay, and 185/65-14
snows will.

So, it's a good compromize, which is probably why Audi chose it in the
first place.

The oversize tires will not likely improve grip much ('specially on 14 x
6 rims) and the extra weight will only slow the car down. Go with the
stock size, unless you mod the motor to give it some extra umph to
overcome the biger 205/60-14s or anything on 15's.


On Tue, 20 Nov 2001 13:56:35 -0700 "Smeins, Larry" <lsmeins at ball.com>
>I've started driving my bargain 87 4kcsq and am considering replacing
>the no
>name tires that it has on its wheels.  Tire size came up when I
>noticed the
>odometer is reading at least 5% more miles than I'm travelling, maybe
>higher than that but haven't done an accurate check, yet.  I looked in
>owners manual for tire size and could not find any info, did I look in
>wrong area?  The tire label in the gas filler cover says 175-70-14.
>The car
>has 195-60-14s and a car tire sizing website I checked said that is
>proper size.  If the car odometer is set up for the 175-70s the tire
>difference would account for 5% error in the direction I'm seeing.
>expect 60s on a CS quattro and judging from the speedo on my 5k Audi
>may not
>be concerned with speedo/odo accuracy leading to no change in gearing
>tire size.  If the gearing is for the 175s I might go for 205-60s
>would closely match the diameter of the narrow tire, if the stock
>wheels are
>wide enough.  What is the correct tire size and is the odometer
>correct for it?  I am looking for a quiet, good riding, good handling
>with good all weather performance.  Michelin X-1s will probably be the
>I choose.
>Larry in Loveland, CO

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