quattro digest, Vol 1 #3826 - Re: 5000tq wheels on A4Q?

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Wed Aug 14 15:16:38 EDT 2002


Note that 235 is about 2 -3 sizes wider than stock. And the bearing issue
was simply (as noted) an extreme case to be aware of. Not really an issue
until the offset becomes radically different. In addition, the wandering
by decreasing the negative scrub radius (by decreasing the offset the
center of the contact patch starts moving towards the outside of the
axis intersection with the ground) is probably not noticable until the
total offset
change approaches 20 mm or more (the real way to predict this would
access to accurate suspension measurements or drawings, I don't have
for an A4, though the Body section of any Bentley's for the A4 should
include the



On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 10:07:16 -0400 <t44tq at mindspring.com> writes:
> Larry-
> Not entirely accurate- you can't fit wider than 235/40R17 on an A4
> without
> pulling and rolling the fenders. Ed Morfe (IIRC) on Audiworld has
> fitted
> 255/40R17 Kumho V700s for track use on his A4, but that's after
> pulling and
> rolling and that is really pushing the limit.
> Wheel bearings are really only an issue with extreme track widening
> via
> spacers- over 15mm is probably not advisable. Unless you want "LA
> Lowrider"
> gold 15" Daytons with some crazy offset (ET 0?), I wouldn't worry
> about it.
> Taka

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