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Re: Wheels and tires for my V8 (or '91 200)

    Well, here's a question that's none of my business and hopefully
not too far off subject.  Why all-season tires?  You're looking
to get a new set of rims, so I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that
you'll also have the old ones around.  Why not use snow or all-
season tires on the stock wheels and then have all-out performance
tires on the new rims?  
    I ask because I'm trying to decide what to do right now myself.  
I've got a '91 200 Quattro (stock BBS wheels, 7.5*15, 5*112 bolt 
circle, 35mm ET offset).  I don't think I'm going to shell out the
$1100 for a set of 16" wheels  and Dunlops; I think I'll probably
be stingy and get 215/60-15 D40M2s for the stock wheels and then
come winter put some Pirelli 210s on some Audi steel wheels.  My
point is, though, that if I were going to shell out the buck$ for 
the new 16" wheels I'd put full-on summer tires on those since I 
would put winter tires or all-seasons on the stock alloy wheels.  

    -Eric Harman (ericha@wrq.com)
    '91 200 Quattro, '90 626 Touring Sedan GT

Here is another question about wheels and tires:


The only all season tires I can get are P7000's in the 17 ".

Question (s):


Do you think they have to be 17"'s?  I was thinking of 16's, but as Mike
Spiers said earlier, Washington, DC roads suck...I would kinda like the
added sidewall.