[Vwdiesel] Tire size

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 20 18:12:51 PDT 2008

185/60/14 is the factory size for upgraded wheels on the early VW's. The 
GTI's came stock with 14's and that size.

Tony Hoffman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <MWoodland at Dentsply.com>
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Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 11:05 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Tire size

> Dear diesel fans,
> I have a '91 1.6 NA with the dread AWY transmission, and the tires look
> suspiciously small.. I think 185-60-14.
> Its great in the city, but is only comfortable up to 50-55 mph, and
> screaming by 65.
> I can't find the recommended tire size in the owners manual, and would 
> like
> to know:
> A.The recommended size for the stock 14" wheel
> and based on your hard-won experience
> B. The maximum size I can run to get a better final drive ratio, (lowering
> the rpms at highway speed) but not overwhelm the 1.6 NA.
> (based on any wheel size, i.e. if you're running 195-65-15s comfortably,
> I'll convert based on diameter)
> Many thanks in advance,
> Mark
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