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Old 02-14-2001, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default 255/40/16's Dunlop Sport 5000

Are these tires to wide to put on a A4 2.8 stock.
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Old 02-14-2001, 05:59 PM   #2
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225 is the Biggest you can put on the Stock 16's, 235 is the widest you can put on 17's
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Old 02-14-2001, 06:00 PM   #3
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Default Yes, do to clearance problems, at 225/50/16, there's a pencil width of clearance from a control arm

But the control arm moves with the wheel when the wheel moves, hits a bump, etc. Plus, the tire only flexes at the bottom when taking a turn, this control arm is at the top.
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Old 02-14-2001, 06:01 PM   #4
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I must be asleep, ignore spelling errors
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Old 02-14-2001, 10:52 PM   #5
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Default yes, far too wide

You need to get aftermarket rims with a lower offset (ET 35). If you're doing that, why stick with 16"?

Aren't you the guy who is planning to get the new 2002 A4? I wouldn't buy tires until you have the car, since no one knows for sure it is using the same offset. Although at this time it sure looks like it will.
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Old 02-14-2001, 10:54 PM   #6
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Default oh, and you're going to need wider rims

At least 8" wide, if not 8.5" wide.
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Old 02-15-2001, 03:56 AM   #7
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Default Re: 245's fit on 17's

I have 17X8 1/2 SSR Competitions fitted with 245/45/17 size tires. They look great, feel great and there is no problem with fitment (i.e. no rubbing, scraping, etc.). If the comment was specifically directed toward this not working on an A4 then I apologize as I'm refering to an A6. The statement as it was written was pretty general though and thought I'd throw that info out.

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Old 02-15-2001, 04:00 AM   #8
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Default Re: yes, far too wide

Yeah I'm going to get the new A4. I'm not buying the tires yet just wondering cause I read that 225 was the widest and I wanted to know what I could do to put 255's on them. I read in your other one you said get 8-8.5" rims That is prob what I will have to end up doing. Thanks
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Old 02-15-2001, 08:10 AM   #9
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Default 245 have been put on by MTM - but takes a special wheel and tire

The limiting factor is that all tires are not the same dimensions.
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