[Vwdiesel] Diesel rabbit wheels / tires

Bryant Baecht bbaecht at sunflower.com
Fri Feb 18 00:41:07 EST 2005

Hi all,
     First off, looks like the email list addy changed to
vwdiesel at audifans.com.  It appears that www.vwfans.com domain has expired.
DOHT!  ]
     Secondly, the more I look at my tiny tires on my '81 rabbit, the more I
think I should do something different with them.  I don't want to go crazy
with spinners, etc, but would like some nice looking wheels, maybe some 14"
or 15" with a lower profile?  Obviously, the wheels will be wider and will
put more tread on the road, and probably give me fewer tire rotations per
mile.  Just throwing out what people think about this?  I'll lower my RPM's
at speed which should be good for better fuel economy, but will also lose
some torque as I'm making the engine have to work harder.  Also, having more
rubber on the road, it'll take more energy to keep the wider tires moving.
So, is it a wash, or will it seriously negatively affect things?


More information about the Vwdiesel mailing list