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Re: 17 inch tire size for A4 - urgent advice

gidday greg,

i would recommend the smaller tyre size.  primary reason is better wet traction
with the narrower tyres.  dry adhesion you have plenty off anyway.

i'm about the re-tyre the ur-q, and wouldn't go any bigger than 225.  actually
i think that the ur-q is about perfect with 215/50's, although i know that my
old ur-q and recent s2 understeered less with bigger rubber...


'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

>Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 05:14:53 +0000 (GMT)
>From: Greg Spark <sparkg@wave.co.nz>
>Option 1 is to stick with my 16x7 rims to which I will fit 225/50
>Option 2 is to go to 17x8 rims but then I can't get 235/40 Falkens,
>but can get 225/45s. The 235/40s would be Uniroyals.
>Question: Is there any advantage in 235/40 over 225/45, as my preference
>is for the Falken rubber on past experiences?
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