[V8] optional wheel & tire sizes

too many quattros thequattroking at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 19 11:17:36 PDT 2008

i have NO problems at all on a lowered H&R bilstein car running 255/40/18
tires.  they fit with plenty of space.  my rims are 18X8.5


PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING:  1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro

> Subject: Re: [V8] optional wheel & tire sizes
> Not sure how you guys are clearing with 255's. I was rinning 225/40/18 on
> 18x9 rims with a 35 et and I may been able to fit my pinky between the tire
> tread and steering arm. I am now running 235/40/18 on 18x8.5 with a 35 et.
> and the fit is perfect.
> ----- Original Message -----

>> Hi, I'm running Stock 17 inch Audi alloys off of a newer A8 with 255/50R17
>> Continental Contitouringtech tires. I only see about 1/2 mph difference
>> between the speedo and my GPS. The ride is firmer, and it handles very
>> nicely. I'm in Grand Junction, CO, granted I'm not at the same altitude,
>> but
>> it does very well in the snow with no seasonal tire change. Hope that
>> helps.
>> John
>> 1990 Audi V8 #227

>> Nick,
>> You and Ed should get together.  He's in the Rocky Mountains, as
>> well.  Can't be too far away :-)
>> I have no experience with 18's, as they would be worthless (bent/
>> cracked) in no time with Southeastern Michigan's pothole-laden roads...
>> Ingo
>> On Apr 18, 2008, at 1:18 PM, Nick Schroder wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>     I am writing again about the optional wheel & tire sizes .  I
>>> failed to add my vehicle to my posting so I thought I would write
>>> back with my info.  This  posting was in reference to tires and
>>> wheels that would fit on my 1993 Audi v8 5spd.  It is a car that
>>> has either a lowered H&R suspension ( currently off the car), or
>>> the stock ride height that I currently use as it is still winter
>>> here at 8300feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountians.  Thanks...
>>> Henry Schroder


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