Fed Up -17 in Tires - Update
glenahan at vfemail.net
Sat May 5 08:20:24 EDT 2007
One problem with bent rims is that B5 S4 cars recomended 205/55/16
tires ,whcih have a relatively low load rating. 215/55-16 is better. I
have 225/55-16 on my S6, with Ronals (R28) and have no problems. I bent
5 rims using 205/55-16 size (on S4). Not ronals BTW.
On May 4, 2007, at 11:37 PM, Bob Gregory wrote:
> Chose HTR+ based on AS versus Summer designation, as well as
> recommendations on this list and other forums specifically for my car
> (B5 S4). Plus, to my eye, HTR+ looks way "kewler" than Z-IIs.
> Re: Ronals, I have six 16-in R-28s, 5 of them bent while shod with
> Nokian NRWs (w/ no damage to tires). That was an expensive mistake!
> What's the latest price per pound for recycled aluminum alloy?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Brett Dikeman <quattro at frank.mercea.net>
> To: Bob Gregory <rggpa1 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Quattro list <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 4, 2007 9:28:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Fed Up -17 in Tires - Update
> On May 4, 2007, at 5:21 PM, Bob Gregory wrote:
>> Based on input from the List, bought, mounted and driving on
>> Sumitomo HTR+ in OEM size 225-45-17 ($79 at Tire Rack). Have made
>> it 4 days without sidewall bubbles :-). To ensure that no damage
>> will occur, purchased road hazard warranty for ~$35. I'm set now.
> Why did you go for the HTR+ instead of the HTRZ-2? I had the
> HTRZ-2's on my car, until I bent a THIRD #$@!ing POS ronal wheel.
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