[Vwdiesel] Diesel rabbit wheels / tires

Bryant Baecht bbaecht at sunflower.com
Sun Feb 20 12:34:52 EST 2005

Hi all,
     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?


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