[s-cars] wheel package ?
brucem105 at comcast.net
Wed Jul 16 11:07:00 PDT 2008
Everything you say is true, but it disregards the basic reason for
Turn-in response is crisper, handling limits higher, and set up properly it
can reduce float, reduce under/oversteer (who would want to reduce
Plus some people do think they look much better with less wheel gap and
lower profile tires with larger wheels. You can also get better brake
There are downsides and upsides, and up to the individual to weight the
benefits. But it's not like you're putting square tires on the car by going
I'd be concerned about ET42....ET35 is better, you don't want them to sit
too far inboard.
----- Original Message -----
From: "chris chambers" <fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com>
To: "ron kirkham" <rkaudifool at gmail.com>; "Scar" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] wheel package ?
> I don't have 18's but figure I would mention what seems
> painfully obvious to me.
> Bigger wheels with stock tire diameter means less sidewall.
> This makes for a harsher ride, and tires/wheels that are
> more susceptible to damage.
> All that makes me wonder why you would pay more money to
> set yourself up for bent wheels and potentially damaged tires.
> I personally don't see anything to gain by going with 18's.
> Do they look goofy, well that's up to each person to decide.
> I would vote yes they would look goofy.
> --- ron kirkham <rkaudifool at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I hate to start a volitile thread like this, but I need to tap the
> > list
> > wisdom.
> > I have an opportunity to buy a full set of wheels and tires that are
> > 18x8
> > with 42mm offset and currently have 225/40/18 tires mounted. I want
> > to put
> > these on my 95 S6A.
> > Will this offset and tire size work on my car?
> > I know many have said that an 18 is too big for these cars, but I'd
> > love to
> > hear from anyone who may be running 18's, and get their thoughts.
> > Other
> > than the obvious additional weight and additional cost to buy new
> > rubber,
> > what are the drawbacks of running 18's? Are they just too big and
> > look
> > goofy? Unfortunately, I won't have the luxury of test fitting before
> > I buy
> > which would answer all my questions.
> > The car has the Euro springs and Bilstein Sports, so it's about 1/2"
> > lower
> > than stock. I don't track the car, so that is not a concern.
> > Any thoughts appreciated.
> > Ron
> > 95 S6A
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