[s-cars] Tire size for '01 A4
t44tqtro at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 10:07:39 EDT 2007
Not to be overly sarcastic, but how does that differ from what I wrote
US spec cars switched from B5 to B6 in 2002- that's exactly what I wrote.
The reason I specified by chassis name is because in other parts of the
world, the model changeovers are not always the same.
The 2002 S4 is a B5 chassis- S4s didn't come out for the B6 chassis in the
US until 2004, although that's totally irrelevant to this discussion.
On 7/17/07, calvinlc at earthlink.net <calvinlc at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Actually, starting in 2002 it was 235/45/17 on a 17x7.5 rim. I was as
> surprised as you that the optional tires on an A4 were bigger than an S4 in
> 2002 but if you would like to verify check out the model guide on Audiworld
> for any year A4 from 2002 and up. I know this is the case because I swapped
> one tire off a loaner one time to my UrS to make sure a 235/45 would fit :)
> I don't know with 100% certainty that the fender wells are the same for
> 1996-2001 A4's as they are for 2002-up.
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Taka Mizutani [mailto:t44tqtro at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 17, 2007 5:54 AM
> *To:* calvinlc at earthlink.net
> *Cc:* Grant Lenahan; s-car-list at audifans.com; quattro
> *Subject:* Re: [s-cars] Tire size for '01 A4
> Factory setup on a B5 A4 is 225/45R17.
> B6 and B7 use 235/45R17.
> Maybe that's where you're confused?
> The gearing and the speedometer are going to be off if you run a much
> taller 235/45R17 on a car designed for a smaller rolling diameter.
> Since the bodywork is different, I don't think you can necessarily say
> that whatever works on a B6 will work on a B5.
> As I said before, the tire size isn't the only factor- wheel offset and
> width play into this as well. A wider wheel that more fully supports the
> tire is more likely to rub because the tire will be a lot more "square." A
> tire on a narrower wheel has more play because the tire will be more
> On 7/17/07, calvinlc at earthlink.net <calvinlc at earthlink.net > wrote:
> > I don't know how you guys think that an A4 will rub with a
> > 235/45/17. The
> > sport package wheels on an A4 are equipped with 235/45/17's from the
> > factory...maybe the offset is different but all the loaner A4's I have
> > gotten in recent years had these tires on them. They were 7.5 inch rims
> > for
> > width.....I think 42mm on the offset but don't quote me on that. Maybe
> > the
> > '02s and up have different fender-wells....I don't know. One of my
> > friends
> > just put 235/40/18's on his '01 S4 and they work fine as well.
> > --Calvin
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> > [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com ]On Behalf Of Grant Lenahan
> > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 6:02 PM
> > To: Taka Mizutani
> > Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com; quattro
> > Subject: Re: [s-cars] Tire size for '01 A4
> > > 235/45 is too tall for a B5 chassis car. I don't know how badly that
> > > will
> > > affect gearing. Also, not sure if that will rub or not.
> > 0.29" higher, 1.2% gearing . Darn near irrelevant.
> > but I have heard that some brands of 235/45 DO rub, so caveat emptor!
> > Grant
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