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different width wheels front and back on 4wd???

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by Jonezy87, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Jonezy87

    Jonezy87 Member

    Aug 31, 2008
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    right i have a 2000 a3 quattro and i have seen some porsche wheels i want which are 9j rear and 8j front.
    the tyres are 215 and 225/40s

    need to know if this will cause any damage to my car seen as it 4wd and diff widths front and back??

    some people say it may

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  3. jcb

    jcb Active Member
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    Sep 19, 2005
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    it will become difficult to match rolling radius but as you have a haldex system it shouldn't make too much of a difference.

    it has been linked to transmission wind up in torsen equipped cars where the diff can't deal with the rears travelling less distance than the fronts.
    negligible in most situation otherwise a wheelspin or lock up would do the same

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