Re: VW 98 Passat wheels and tires upgrade to performance


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Posted by George on March 16, 1998 at 20:55:47:

In Reply to: VW 98 Passat wheels and tires upgrade to performance posted by DougK on February 21, 1998 at 20:00:36:

If wet grip, dry grip and hydroplaning resistance are all important then try a
medium soft rubber compound, and a moderate tire width with lots of grooves to remove water.
You might want to forego the big wheels and go for a 205-55 on a 16x6 rim although that's
your preference. Soft rubber wears quickly but given your annual mileage and with your ability
afford a new car and 17" rims and tires, I humbly suggest this may not be a problem for
you. With a decent suspension you don't need really wide/low profile tires. I used to
have a 323GT with 185/60-14 Yokohama street legal racing (soft rubber) tires on the stock
rims. They departed quickly, but had astounding levels of wet and dry grip (not very
good in puddles).
Good luck

GT+4s and even for a reformed hard charger


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