quattro Digest, Vol 37, Issue 1

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 12:17:02 EST 2006

> The 1" increase in sidewall height is 2" total.

which is exactly what i said. but adding 1" all the way arond the tire
is [imo/ime] not going to cause an issue.

my summer tires are more than an inch larger than the stock size and
i'm lowered on neuspeed sports with grooved bilsteins set all the way
down with no rubbing. hell there are guys with 19's on slammed a+s4's
with minimal rubbing.

on the FITTMENT question, i imagine he'd be ok.

the TRACTION issue is another matter - obviously narower is better,
but im on 225/50 and my a4 in the snow is like spiderman on flypaper
in july.

> That's really pushing it in terms of fitment- that's way too tall.
> 225/50 is not the same as 225/60 and the 60 series is what the OP was
> talking about.
> I disagree with your assessment of 225s for winter use- that's too wide for
> the weight of an A4.
> 225s on a heavy car like our V70R is okay- the car weighs over 3800lbs. On a
> 3200-3300 lb. car, 225s are too wide- the STi has serious traction issues in
> snow w/ 225s. Heck, I found that 225s were too wide for my 3600lb. 200q.
> Taka

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