Widest tyre/tire for 1990 80Q?

Bares, Vittorio Vittorio.Bares at nuance.com
Sat Aug 16 06:56:11 PDT 2008

Interesting - at Lemons South this year they were saying we were the
cleanest group they had seen. I was a bit shocked as I thought there was
a whole hell of a lot of unnecessary/unwarranted contact. We only
suffered a couple of dented corners and a pretty good wack behind the
door...the car we used is definitely ok for extra curricular activities
post race...

Vittorio -

-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com]
On Behalf Of Max Baker
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 6:25 PM
To: elweasel at bellsouth.net
Cc: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Widest tyre/tire for 1990 80Q?

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 10:13:37PM +0000, elweasel at bellsouth.net wrote:
> If it was a normal daily driver I would tend to agree. However this
> 80Q is a future Lemon's Racer(next weekend CT) and AutoXer(20 events).
> So the wider tyre, larger tyre patch. In AutoX you should see the
> putting 245 on 7" wide rims. Looks funny but they are fast in the
> corners. Anyway I need to order the tyres and I first need to know
> size to order. I could order standard 205 but more is better if it
> I think I'll try 225-50R15 Hankook Ventus R-S2. The only rule for
> is treadwear over 190. So no R-compounds. What do you guys think?

I've run in lemons three times and I'ld have to say you don't want to
it on tire width, because after someone gives you a few love taps you
really come to appreciate any extra space you had between your wheel and
your front-end components.   Any time we've had tecnical problems it's
been related to contact and suspension...  destroyed rear axles, broken
steering racks, etc.   I would concentrate more on having SPARE wheels
with you for when you run over the giant chunk of hearse that just fell
off in front of you and cracked your rim and slashed your tire.

I also wouldn't expect to be able to Auto-X it after Lemons except after
lot of fixing of stuff.  We were able to resurrect year 2's car for year
3, but not without a lot of wrenching.

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