Widest tyre/tire for 1990 80Q?
glenahan at vfemail.net
Fri Aug 15 14:29:44 PDT 2008
I never tried to push the envelope back when I owned my 90q20v, but
the stock size was 205/50-15 an d 195/60-14. I know people
successfully ran one size wider. Keep in mind that the answer
depends in part of the offset you can tolerate. I say tolerate, since
every decrease in offset increases bump steer, tug, and scrub
radius. 5-10 mm wont hurt much.
I guess I'd wonder why you want to go much wider. The benefit is
minimal, unless you need a wide track tire. But even then a wider
tire will not have a stiff sidewall if pinched in.
On Aug 15, 2008, at 4:52 PM, elweasel at bellsouth.net wrote:
> Yes, I see your point. I could put a meter wide tyre on the audi
> but it would be a museum piece. No I wish to drive the 80Q. So that
> means the the tyre needs to clear the suspension and brakes. So I
> asked again, What is the widest tyre you can fit on a 1990 80Q with
> Speedline rims, size =15"and still run the car without hitting any
> part of the car. And the same question on 14" rims. For example I
> own a 2006 VW Jetta and the widest tyres that VW suggest is 235.
> Some people have been anble to fit 245 but it rubs a little bit. I
> thought it was a simple question but I guess it was a bit more
> involved. Thank you for any good answer to my questions.
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