[Vwdiesel] Tire size

MWoodland at Dentsply.com MWoodland at Dentsply.com
Thu Mar 20 09:05:39 PDT 2008

Dear diesel fans,
I have a '91 1.6 NA with the dread AWY transmission, and the tires look
suspiciously small.. I think 185-60-14.

Its great in the city, but is only comfortable up to 50-55 mph, and
screaming by 65.

I can't find the recommended tire size in the owners manual, and would like
to know:

A.The recommended size for the stock 14" wheel

and based on your hard-won experience

B. The maximum size I can run to get a better final drive ratio, (lowering
the rpms at highway speed) but not overwhelm the 1.6 NA.
(based on any wheel size, i.e. if you're running 195-65-15s comfortably,
I'll convert based on diameter)

Many thanks in advance,


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