[s-cars] Larger Tires and Rims
tfrank at symyx.com
Tue Jan 14 09:11:35 EST 2003
At some point you might have problems getting heat into a really large
tire with a certain compound. I guess if you couldn't find a compound
that was soft enough you could run into problems with this. On the
track the tire size is usually dictated by the class that you run. The
approach that I have seen taken in almost all racing, except maybe rally
in the snow and dirt, is to use the largest softest compound that you
can get away with. I guess if we worry about having a ruff ride on the
street while still having enough spring on the track then you might want
to stay with a smaller less aggressive tire. I think a 400# car would
do well with some larger tires, apparently MTM thought so to.
From: Lee Levitt [mailto:lee at wheelman.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:53 AM
To: Trevor Frank; s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [s-cars] Larger Tires and Rims
> Has anyone modified there fenders so that they could fit something
> bigger than 255's under the wheel wells. Is it that simple "rolling
> the fender wells" or are some other modifications needed. I have
> seen some articles on the MTM RS2/RSR where they put 10 inch rims on
> the front of the car with 265 or 275 tyres. I don't what to go to the
> extreme's of the Black Beast, but I would be interested to try and fit
> 275's on the front and rear of the car. To this end what is the
> largest lightest rim and offset for our cars. Can we fit a 9-10" rim
> under the fender wells withought modifications?
Isn't there a point of diminishing returns?
Is there an *ideal* tire size for our chassis?
'95.5 S6 avant
'96 A6 quattro avant
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