[s-cars] 255 Tires

Lee Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Tue Jan 28 11:58:51 EST 2003

Donally family (?) wrote:

Under full compression (heavy bump) 235/45 17" Kumhos rub on the inner
fender lining on my lowered (Eibach/Bilstein) S6, with the wheel straight. I
would also get some minor rubbing when reversing at full lock. No big deal,
but a bit annoying.

Is your car lowered?


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> I am looking at a set of 255-40-17 tires on some A6 wheels.
> When trial fitting them, and running the steering lock to lock,
> there is one point about half way or more towards full lock where
> the "corner" of the tire just barely clears the plastic liner at
> the back of the wheel well.
> In my experience this usually doesn't get any better under
> driving conditions but i like the wheels and wonder if anyone has
> any words of wisdom.
> Will about 1mm of clearance to a bit of plastic be any cause for alarm?
> Since it is at a point that you would only encounter when parking
> (or getting really sideways) I wonder if I can just live with it.
> FWIW, I used to track the car but don't much anymore.
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