[Vwdiesel] Tire and Rims on VW pick-up

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sun Mar 22 13:04:52 PDT 2009

Caleb Van Dyke wrote:
> I am running a 14", 165/R14 tire (mounted on Audi Rims) on my diesel VW pick-up right 
 > not. I am thinking about using my older 13" steelies while I re-do the 14" rims.
 > The stock tire evidently was a 160/80/13 or a 170/75/13. I am thinking about going
 > with the 170 series tire, but was wondering if I should even upsize maybe to a
 > 185/70 or 75 13 incher. Will going with the 170 or 185 13's give me any better
 > fuel economy seeing that's whay VW recommends?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Caleb Van Dyke

I like the 185-70R13 size:

A little taller than stock so drops the highway revs a little and gives decent cornering.



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