Ride quality between differance between 35 - 40 - 45 Series tires - AudiWorld Forums

Go Back  AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A4 > A4 (B6 Platform) Discussion
Reload this Page > Ride quality between differance between 35 - 40 - 45 Series tires
Notices
A4 (B6 Platform) Discussion Discussion forum for the B6 Audi A4 produced from 2002-2005
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Ride quality between differance between 35 - 40 - 45 Series tires

Reply

 
 
Old 02-11-2004, 12:41 PM
  #1
AudiWorld Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,611
Default Ride quality between differance between 35 - 40 - 45 Series tires

Is there a big differance between going from a 235/45-17 to a 235/35-19 when it comes to ride quality? It is a lot more harsh?

What about 235/45-17 to a 235/40-18?
HX_Guy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2004, 01:08 PM
  #2
AudiWorld Super User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Geneva, Illinois
Posts: 6,536
Default My car came with 235/40R-18's and I have my winter setup on 235/45-17's

The ride with my 17's (45's) is a little bit nicer than with my 18's (40's). I think I can tell a little bit, I don't think it's major.
HiTEC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2004, 01:09 PM
  #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,161
Default Rule of thumb: The shorter the sidewall, the less flex you will have....

and the less cushion you will have to absorb the roughness of the road. Also the lower profile, the greater chance you have to having tire damage due to adverse road conditions. I run a 245/40/18 and I will not go any lower profile. You will notice a lot of difference as the profile goes lower, especially if you are on sport suspension or COs. But everyone can handle the roughness different, so you might find friends with the various aspect ratios and go for a ride.
Chris not @ Toyo now is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2004, 01:11 PM
  #4
AudiWorld Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,611
Default

Hmm...so 35 series would probably be real noticable if 40 serires is a little bit.
HX_Guy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2004, 01:18 PM
  #5
AudiWorld Super User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Geneva, Illinois
Posts: 6,536
Default

Yeah.. you might. My 40's with sport suspension is rough enough for me.
HiTEC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2004, 02:44 AM
  #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 529
Default minor diff. I can barely tell on my sport susp, nor COs...

on the 17's you are talking a 105.75mm sidewall
on the 18's you are talking a 94mm sidewall
on the 19's you are talking a 82.25mm sidewall

the difference between each wheel size is about 1cm of sidewall, which makes sense, cause when you go up an inch, the side wall will decrease by half an inch ~ 1cm.

Now go get a ruler, and tell me that you are going to be able to TOTALLY tell the difference in 1cm of sidewall.

What will make MORE difference, different brands of tires, or 3Lbs of airpressure.

If you live in an area with decent roads, have the $$$, and like the way 19's look. Get some good ones, LIGHT ones... And when you roll up to meets park next to a guy with 18's and just smile. : )
IWantMyRS4 is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Petero1818
S6 (C7 Platform) Discussion
10
10-27-2015 01:53 PM
Lil Tiger
A4 allroad (B8 Platform) Discussion
3
09-28-2015 07:34 AM
2005audia6
A6 / S6 (C6 Platform) Discussion
4
09-08-2015 11:54 AM
zhaoweitian
A7
2
09-01-2015 03:15 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:14 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: