[s-cars] Snow tires for the A4
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Wed Dec 12 08:45:03 PST 2007
The Avus wheel design debuted on either the Avus or the Quattro Spyder
concept car (can't remember which one was first), then was put into
production on the C4 S6 in '94 ('95 for North America).
On Dec 12, 2007 8:40 AM, Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net> wrote:
> Actually, I never knew there was an avus rim for a C4 series car.Live an d
> you're a walking encyclopedia of wheels.
> On Dec 12, 2007, at 7:51 AM, Taka Mizutani wrote:
> No, maybe I wasn't clear enough-
> C4 S6 Avus wheels are 16x7.5 ET37 or ET38 (can't remember which)
> C5 S6 Avus wheels are 17x8 ET35.
> Why do you think I wrote "Stock S6 Avus 16s"?
> On Dec 11, 2007 6:30 PM, Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net> wrote:
> > Stock S6 Avus 16s? They are 17 x 8 x -35
> > I have four. For sale, BTW
> > Grant
> > On Dec 11, 2007, at 9:05 AM, Taka Mizutani wrote:
> > > Lee, if you're going to run 17" wheels, I would suggest getting
> > > 205/50R17
> > > tires, nothing wider.
> > >
> > > Nokian does do WR and RSI in those sizes, as do the Dunlop M3,
> > > which would
> > > be my top choices.
> > >
> > > IMHO, the A4 is simply way too light to be running 225s in snow- my
> > > STi is
> > > about the same weight as a B5 A4 1.8T
> > > and it's worthless in the snow with 225/45R17 snow tires.
> > >
> > > I'd suggest A6 2.7T wheels if you're looking for an inexpensive 16"
> > > wheel
> > > with lots of caliper clearance. Also, ATP S5 if you can find a set,
> > > as well
> > > as the stock S6 Avus 16s, Mille Miglia MM-11.
> > >
> > > Taka
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