[A4] tires, speaking of tires, anyone have any used 17's lay'n around?
glenahan at vfemail.net
Thu Dec 27 18:23:41 PST 2007
Of course it is.
Its all a matter of "what % torsen movement is too much?"
By the way, what's with teh T*&$#@sen stuff?
On Dec 27, 2007, at 8:58 PM, Cody Forbes wrote:
> I hate to do this, but I've got some input on this one to the
> contrary, but
> only minorly and dealing with a different car (still valid info for
> to read).
> One of my 5000's needed tires bad and I was broke (I say that as if
> I'm not
> now - yeah....right) so I could only afford to do the two worst -
> with same brand same size same model tire. With two tires at about
> 3mm tread
> and two new tires (matching tires on one axle) there was no
> driving issues EXCEPT if the center diff was locked for any reason.
> If I
> were to lock the diff you could feel the binding at parking lot
> speeds (car
> would STOP with no brake input if you disengage the clutch), and
> you could
> hear the tires hopping and chirping as they fought each other. Then
> could not disengage the lock without driving backwards for long
> enough to
> take the tension off of the center diff - usually about 50ft or so.
> Now you may say "but my car is a T*rsen, so I don't have to worry
> that". Think about it though - if theres enough differance to case
> commotion in that situation at what road speed do you think the
> speed is different enough to engage the T*rsen??? Speculation of
> course, but
> I know that I'd be worried about it.
> -Cody Forbes
> '87 5ktq - Fast.
> '87 5ktq QLCC'd plus some
> '86 5ktqCD
> '86 5k
> '86 5k
> Grant Lenahan wrote:
>> Here's the scoop. There's no magic - just 3 differentials and
>> depending on the year, ABS. All of those like zero rotational
>> differential, but can tolerate some, generally up to about 0.5% to
>> 1%. Keep in mind that rotational differential exists whenever you
>> The advice from audi is to replace in pairs. But if one tire shows
>> little wear, you can replace one. It must be identical.
>> You can run different front and rear tires/brands/etc/ The usual
>> impact on under/oversteer apply. the laws of physics have nto been
>> On Dec 27, 2007, at 2:23 AM, Rocky Mullin wrote:
>>> i'm not so sure about that. but it's your car!
>>> On Dec 26, 2007, at 10:51 PM, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
>>>> quattros do not need to have all 4 tires replaced at the same time.
>>>> However, as I plan to switch to new tires, I do expect to replace
>>>> all 4.
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