wheel question

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 08:37:44 EST 2006

IIRC, the current A6 runs 235/45R17 tires on 17" wheels.

I don't believe you'll find a tire with enough load rating for a 5ktq in
205/40R17- that's a size that's usually used on cars like Civics. Make sure
you're over a load rating of 90 or you're asking for a blowout at highway

ET50 wheels for an Audi? Maybe in the newest cars.....


On 2/22/06, Mark J. Besso <mbspeed at maxboostracing.com> wrote:
> Jason,
> I took the time to have a set of 2006 A6Q wheels mounted on my 1986 5KTQA.
> They're 17x7.5" with a 45mm offset and the stock tires clear the fender by
> approximately ¼". (My wagon has been lowered ~20mm)  Since the stock tires
> for the A6Q are 225/45-17 I figured that a 205/40-17 would give the
> necessary clearance and be much closer to the stock inflated height of my
> 5KTQA.
> If you could find a set of wheels with 50mm of offset it would be perfect.
> I haven't found anything with that offset in a 7.5" width.  Most
> aftermarket
> 17" wheels are 8" wide which simply won't clear the rear wheel arch.
> All bets are off with 18" wheels since I doubt there's a suitable tire
> size
> you could find that won't have interference problems.
> ~Mark

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