This thread can be a place to discuss tire sizes.
Post #9 below has a ton of answers!!
I've got my TireRack cart loaded up with 8 tires, I only need 4
Others, feel free to reply with feedback on my application AND with your own questions.
Help, can't decide! 245 or 235 rubber?
I have an S3 with:
-> H&R Sport Springs
-> 19 x 8.5 et 47 Wheels
these wheels are currently wrapped with 225/35 and they are STRETCHED!
-> No plans for spacers
Since the stock 19x8 wheels are on 235/35, and I'm going up to a 19x8.5, I guess the 245 is perfect?
for my aftermarket wheels, 19x8.5, both a 235 and 245 are ideal. Both suggest a 8.5 wheel width.
Protection for the wheels:
The wheels are expensive!
Obviously, a 235/35 will be "better". Little more protection. Little more comfort.
But how about a 245? Should be slightly wider, thus a slightly taller sidewall, I am thinking.
More side wall usually = the handling suffers
if you've moved up to a 245 or 255, since the sidewall is increased a bit, how was handling affected?
Rubbing is Racing:
I drive the car on spirited car club cruises on country roads, lots of dips.
And at times, I have a couple photo clients in the back, with gear in the trunk.
Say not to rubbing! Should I stick with 235?
S-Tronic / Gearing:
235 to 245 is a 1.07% differential. Not much but it's a difference.
Can we change the tire size with vag-com?
if we can update with vag-com, it would fix a speedo reading.
Looking for any feedback from the masses. Be honest!
And ask questions!
NO PM. Just ask here! Don't be shy.