03-14-2002, 05:42 AM
moving my '92 S4 to 17x7.5 ET35 rims for the warm season. My tire guys tell me the widest recommended for the car is a 225/45ZR tire. Anyone have experience with this or wider sizes on a similar size rim or an opinion on the following tires?
Probably will go with Pilot Sport A/S. Other considerations are Toyo T1/S or Potenza SO3.
Jo-Jo the Clown
03-14-2002, 07:49 AM
Don't quote me on this, but I' pretty sure you can run 235's on those wheels. To be safe, take them to a shop and see what can be done...the only downside is that you might have a greater chance for blowout as you're taking that wheel to its limits. I'm running the S03 PP's right now and let me tell you, I love em! It may also help that I'm running 255's...Yeah, that may have something to do with it...
03-14-2002, 03:08 PM
I am pretty sure that a 235 width tire is the widest application for a 7.5 inch width rim. I have 235/45-17s on my S6 and it looks great although my wheels are 17x8. As to tire choice, because the ride quality of the S6/S4 is stiff over small imperfections in road surface, I would not choose a SO3 or T-1S tire for your application. I really like the Toyos and have them on my 2000 S4 which has a more forgiving suspension. But on the S6, I went from RE730s to Dunlop SP9000s and find the grip/ride balance to be just right. THe other tire I would consider would be the Pirelli PZero Rosso.
03-15-2002, 09:15 AM
How are the 255's with road camber? Do you find that they like to wonder around on the uneven pavement?
Jo-Jo the Clown
03-18-2002, 07:48 PM
Yeah, the 255's pretty much go where they want, but it kind of helps that I undid the overboosted steering at low speed. It really gives a lot more feel. They do wander a bit, but they do handle better, regardless, as long as you have strong arms. :-)
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