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    jcb
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    max %age tyre difference run on a quattro

    just found a screw 1 inch from the side wall in my almost new F1's!!
    pain in the ass as they cost me Ł100 each and the tyre monkey says he can't plu it to repair them.
    Ł25 and a 10 day turn around to get them done by a vulcaniser repair guy (no not star trek!!)
    still doesn't help me ....

    I have 245/40/18's all round

    I also have two spare 235/40/18 (total diameter is 1.23% out).
    am I asking for trouble running them temporarily whilst my tyre is being fixed?

    anyone run similar differences?

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    if you werent doing loads of miles i would think it would be ok. no lsd anyway.

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    Give me your brakes and you can use my spare 17s?

    Sounds like a plan to me!

    I would just run the 1% difference you have. If it only a couple of weeks I am sure it will be fine.
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    that is what I was thinking...

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    "Stick a V8 in it!"

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    If you calculate the diameter of both, you'll probably find the difference is similar to the difference between a new 235/40 and a nearly bald 235/40.

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    probably.
    my worry is I will be nearly new 245 on the rear and part worn 235 on the front.
    likely to be closer to 2+% difference if I really think about it

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    2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    just pump the 235's up to 80psi and put the 245 to 25psi. that should even it out.

 

 

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