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Old 04-17-2019, 06:34 AM
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My 19 S5 came with the 265/30/20 tires. I am really concern of this extreme low profile tires with pot holes potentially damage to the tires as well as the rims. Has anyone try to use a higher profile tires like 265-35-20?
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S5's standard wheels were 265/35/19. That would give you a little help.
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At 26.3", 265/30R20 are already taller than the stock 255/35R19 (26"). 265/35R20 will be 27.3"!!!

If you want 35 profile tires, simply swap your wheel for the 19".
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At 26.3", 265/30R20 are already taller than the stock 255/35R19 (26"). 265/35R20 will be 27.3"!!!

If you want 35 profile tires, simply swap your wheel for the 19".
I would if I could find some 19" oem wheels I like locally.
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I would if I could find some 19" oem wheels I like locally.
I have the 19" and the side wall is still barely there, if you want a noticeable improvement in side wall thickness, you need to step down to 18". Waiting to use up my tires and then I'll be going to 18" wheels.
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Originally Posted by A5Newbie View Post
I have the 19" and the side wall is still barely there, if you want a noticeable improvement in side wall thickness, you need to step down to 18". Waiting to use up my tires and then I'll be going to 18" wheels.
I am afraid you may be correct.
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Originally Posted by jliuod View Post
I am afraid you may be correct.
We purposefully got 18's on our A5 SB to avoid pothole problems. Honestly, they look pretty good.
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We purposefully got 18's on our A5 SB to avoid pothole problems. Honestly, they look pretty good.
Can you post a photo of your car with the 18" wheel please? What size tires do you run on them?
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Originally Posted by jliuod View Post
Can you post a photo of your car with the 18" wheel please? What size tires do you run on them?
This shot shows the 18” & 19” wheels / tires that are the stock & optional Audi wheels / tires:


19” Cavos (rear) & 18” Stock (front)


When I purchased my S5, I ordered the 19” Cavos — But they came with Summer Tires. One of our members was selling his 18” stock wheels w/All Season tires, which I purchased. That shot was just to show the difference between the 2 sets.

Cavo Tires: 19/255/35
Standard Tires: 18/245/40


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Originally Posted by Nikon1 View Post
This shot shows the 18 & 19 wheels / tires that are the stock & optional Audi wheels / tires:


19 Cavos (rear) & 18 Stock (front)


When I purchased my S5, I ordered the 19 Cavos But they came with Summer Tires. One of our members was selling his 18 stock wheels w/All Season tires, which I purchased. That shot was just to show the difference between the 2 sets.

Cavo Tires: 19/255/35
Standard Tires: 18/245/40


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Thanks. What size tires are on the 18"?
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