I would stay with the oem size, even for a snow. The reason is that
most of your snow tire driving will NOT be on snow. Assuming your TT
is with Quattro, it will take you just about anywhere in snow without
snow tires. You need snow tires, however, to stop. d;o) If you go to
16 inch tires, especially with narrower tread, you will be giving up a
little in performance.
RS6 with 19" BBS LMs/Dunflops in the summer
18" oem alloys/Blizzaks for the winter
On Sun, 1 Jun 2008 10:26:37 -0700 (PDT), against all advice,
It's got a nifty little air compressor, though.
I think the last time I suffered a flat was about ten years ago.
And when one considers that the quattro system might get damaged
from running tires of different diameters on the same axle, I
think that were I to get a flat, I'd be better off trying to fix
it with the nifty little air compressor, or calling AAA for a
Besides, where would I put a spare?
The Audi TT have no problem what so ever with the 16"
I would go with 16" because 18" in snow is to wide. Regarding
performance, you will get a lot better grip with 16" they will
outperform 18" (in snow)any day.
Why not take the middle ground and go 17"?
I had an 03 TT and used the stock 17" (Fat Five) wheels with winter
tires as my
winter set up. Tires (and wheels if you need them) on 17"
wheels will be a
little cheaper and since it is an OEM size, you
shouldn't have any problems.
Not at all. I have an 08 S Line now that came with 19" wheels. The
advise me to be careful of which 17" wheels would work. I
bought some 'Hartmann
RS6 Reps' (http://tinyurl.com/3hos5n ) and they
clear the brakes perfectly. Not
to mention they are an Italian made
wheel of outstanding quality and have the
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