[s-cars] Tire size for '01 A4

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Tue Jul 17 19:10:33 EDT 2007

Taka's right on all counts - maybe it will work, but it would be pure 

On Jul 17, 2007, at 7:53 AM, Taka Mizutani wrote:

> Calvin-
> 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 "rounded."
> Taka
> 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-----
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>> [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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