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Re[2]: tire info sought

My '90 Coupe Q manual recommends 185/70 R14s for winter driving.  This should 
have the same approximate rolling diameter as the 205/60 R15s to not affect the 
speedo.  The biggest concern in going to a smaller diameter rim will be having 
enough clearance for the fron brake calipers.  I think the coupe came with 
larger front brakes (from the 100?) so this should not present a problem.

I believe the 14 inch VW rims should fit (similar offset).  I paid about $55. 
US for a steel rim from the Tire Rack last winter for my old scirocco.

My 3cents

Peter Schulz
1990 Coupe Q
Subject: Re: tire info sought
Author:  esw5@postoffice2.mail.cornell.edu
Date:    9/12/94  10:46 AM

[from JDSchmidt]
>Sometime back there was (I believe) a discussion of tires for the large Audi.
>I did not save any of the posts I received (I blush...) and wonder if anyone
>recalls the details as to advisability/recommendations for  *narrower*  tires
>to replace the 205/60/15 stock tires on the '89 Quattro?

I run 185/70/14's in winter on my 87 5000. I seen some of the new 100's
ship with 195/65/15's.

Ernest Wong