What size tires on 4kcsq

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Wed Nov 21 21:04:44 EST 2001

Yup, I'm sure. My GTi (bought new) had the then new Eagle GT HRs (not all
season, VW WAS series with GTi's, until the A4 series anyway) in
185/60-14 guise. Later 16V A2s originally came with Pirelli P6 in the
then new 205/55-14 (my race BFG CompT/A size) sizing. My friend's later
'91 8V A2 GTi came with 185/60-14's as did his run of the mill '90 Jetta,
on steel rims. Audi did supply (BTDT too) 4000Q's with 195/60-14, and
suggested 185-65-14 snows. If 175/70-14's fit 6" rims, I don't recall
either manual suggesting it, but it wouldn't be wrong.


On Wed, 21 Nov 2001 01:29:29 -0500 "Rave Racer" <Ravewar at home.com>
>    Are you sure that isn't 185 65 14's that the A2's came with on
>optional rims.  Are all those sizes capable of going on those one set
>rims, or do you need to get different rims for alot of those sizes.
>thought only the 185 65's were sold on my alloys, with the alternative
>being the 195 60's.  If I wanted the narrower 175's, I thought I
>needed to
>get a different set of rims.
>    I live just outside of the snow belt, where it's cold, but we
>don't get
>more then 5 to 10 days of the season in blizzard conditions.  Having
>experienced snow removal teams, we don't often have to spend time in
>conditions for very long.  For this, and on a budget, I always liked
>Cooper Cobras.  For around $350 Canadian you could get all four set
>up, if
>you don't have connections.
>       Rave Racer
>'89 Jetta 1.8L 16V GTX
> http://www.vwot.org/members/Pete.html
>'87 Audi 4000 Quattro Sedan
> http://www.audifans.com/registry/view.php?action=viewCar&carid=110
>'72 Triumph GT6
> http://motorcities.com/contents/01I3H011116682.html
>'83 Toyota Tercel (yoda)     Possible future Sandrail donor...  Maybe
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Larry C Leung <l.leung at juno.com>
>To: <Kwattro at aol.com>
>Cc: <Ravewar at home.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 11:57 PM
>Subject: Re: What size tires on 4kcsq
>On Tue, 20 Nov 2001 21:51:38 EST Kwattro at aol.com writes:
>>In a message dated 01-11-20 20:22:15 EST, you write:
>>think that you'll find that the Rabbit GTi, upper Golfs and GTi's,
>>jettas, as well as the Coupe GT came with 185-60-14's, not
>>185-65-14's.  In
>>fact, that was one of the selling points on both the GT and the GTi
>>performance 185-60-14 radials on alloy wheels.
>US only for the A1 body GTi/Jetta GLi - most A1 GTi's in Europe had
>175/70-13's on steel rims, though later (post US 83 models) it went up
>185/60-14 on steel or optional alloy.
>Later A2 Golf/Jetta came with 185/60-14, as did all 8V GTi (A2).
>>And by this point, everyone should know that cheap fun on 14's is
>>either the
>>Dunlop SP8000 195-55-14 or the Bridgestone RE-71, same size.  Sure,
>>speedo is off and you lose a little milage.  DO YOU CARE THAT MUCH?
>Speedo isn't off much, and BOY do they (RE-71's anyway) stick! They
>don't wear for too long, but thanks to being an old design, they are
>cheap. BTDT
>LL - NY

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