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MartyPongo February 4th, 2019 20:52

Larger wheels and tires
Hi all,
I have two TDI Sportwagens and a TDI sedan. I put 17" wheels from a 2011 Audi A5 on the sedan with 235/45-17 tires and they dramatically improved handling with absolutely no rubbing. I'm interested in upgrading the wheels/tires on my wagons next and would like to use similar 17" wheels. Does anybody have any experience with larger tires (good or bad)?

PRY4SNO February 7th, 2019 19:03

That's likely got more to do with you adding an inch per corner of rubber.

You'll also reduce the fuel mileage while doing so, if that's a concern to you.

What kind of driving do you typically do? There are a number of tiers of tires that are worth considering regardless of budget to achieve improved handling characteristics.

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