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What's a good tire size for snowflakes? currently they are 185/60/14.
I have coilovers arriving, so what size do you guys suggest?
 

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Re: need good tire size for snowflakes. (BuZnEE)

i got 195/65/14... i dont have it lowered at all tho... theyre quite beefyfor a small car.. the 195,s may be a bit wide id think .. may cause excessive wear in the outer edges of the tyres something to think bout if it is gonna be a daily driver
may want to stick with the 185,s for the standard rim

Modified by vw_cabrio82 at 11:33 PM 5-21-2004


Modified by vw_cabrio82 at 11:35 PM 5-21-2004
 

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Re: need good tire size for snowflakes. (BuZnEE)

IMO, the factory nailed the size with 185 60 14.
There are plenty of high performance tires out there, many in this size.
My next tires will be Yokohama AVS ES 100 size 185 60 14.
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Re: need good tire size for snowflakes. (BuZnEE)

185/60-14 was the stock size. Those are widely available.
195/55-14 works well. Dunlop still makes that size, and Toyo used to. You might find some Toyos in that size somewhere still. There are also some competition tires in that size.
205/55-14 is almost exactly the same roling diameter as the stock size (and was used on the 16V GTI's as the stock size), but those are only available in competition tires these days.
I've never seen 195/45-14 or 195/50-14, but I really haven't looked for those.
195/60-14 will usually work at stock ride height, but can rub in extreme cornering. If you lower it, the rubbing problems can get worse. 205/60-14 will almost always rub in cornering. Both of these sizes will also be taller than stock, raising your gearing and making your actual speed faster than what is indicated on the speedometer.
 

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Re: need good tire size for snowflakes. (BuZnEE)

im using 185-60-14s ...because its an improvement over the 13s i had and the cost is not to much
 
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