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Tire sizes and their corresponding outside diameter

From gti-vr6-owner@dev.tivoli Sun Feb 22 21:14 CST 1998
From: Tom and Teecy Matthews <tmmatthews@worldnet.att>
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: Tire sizes
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:06:28 -0500
I ran this through one of the many tire size calculators while shopping
for wheels and I thought this would save some time for others...

(Acceptable % difference is usually +/- 3%)

         Specification  Sidewall  Radius  Diameter  Circumference
Revs/Mile  Difference
         205/50-15         4.0in  11.5in    23.1in         72.5in
874        0.0%
         215/45-15         3.8in  11.3in    22.6in         71.1in
892       -2.0%
         205/45-16         3.6in  11.6in    23.3in         73.1in
867        0.8%
         215/40-16         3.4in  11.4in    22.8in         71.5in
886       -1.3%
         225/40-16         3.5in  11.5in    23.1in         72.5in
874        0.1%
         205/40-17         3.2in  11.7in    23.5in         73.7in
860        1.7%
         215/40-17         3.4in  11.9in    23.8in         74.7in
848        3.0%
         225/35-17         3.1in  11.6in    23.2in         72.9in
869        0.6%

I ran these through the Tire Rack size search and each of these sizes is
available in at least one tire.


Tom M. Matthews
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'95 GTI VR6 El Nino Edition (Spanish for "The Nino"!)
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