[200q20v] V8 vs old S4(tramlining)

Gary Martin motogo1 at home.com
Fri Mar 2 22:21:30 EST 2001

I like the SZ50's a lot. I'm just a street driver, but they are quiet,
comfortable, and stick just fine for me. Definately better than the
Pirelli's. But then again, those all  season, which I use in the Winter.
My car tracked better as soon as I changed from the Nitto's to the
Pirelli's, but I thought I had read on the S4 list that toe in could also
affect this,,,, maybe not.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: "Gary Martin" <motogo1 at home.com>; "Audi 200" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [200q20v] V8 vs old S4(tramlining)

> At 4:07 PM -0500 3/2/01, Gary Martin wrote:
> >Guys, I'm not an expert on this by any means, bit IME, I believe the
> >alignment and the tires can have an affect on tramlining. My S4 with
> >Pirelli P7000 225/50x16 or Firestone SZ50's 235/45x17 don't tramline one
> >bit. OTOH, the way the car came, with Nitto NT 450's, it was either going
> >left or right. I believe the toe setting can affect this. Any alignment
> >experts out there?
> Not I. But I would think that _worn_ suspension/steering components
> could contribute to such wandering. Wouldn't simple misalignment
> typically tend to cause a unidirectional drift?
> BTW, how do you like your Firestone SZ50 tires? I have them
> (225/60-15) on my stock rims and like 'em very much. Can't wait to
> get my summer wheels back on (and put away the snowblower). Yeh, even
> with a quattro, I'm too anal to let the driveway cake up with snow
> and ice. :-(
> --
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
> mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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