17" Space saver size

DarmahDan

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Hi, I've recently bought a '57 plate A3 2.0TDi Quattro and the space saver is an 18". The actual wheels I've got are 17". My thoughts are that if I should get a puncture that I can't fit the spare. So I need to get a replacement, does anyone know the correct size eg 3.5J x 17 ET25.5 ?? Many thanks in advance Rgds Dan
 

TitchRR

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Long as the fitment (stud pattern, offset etc) is correct it will be fine


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DarmahDan

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errrr you sure, 18" space saver on one corner, and 17" on the others on a Quattro - I know the diffs / gearbox are fairly tough, but wont it get itself totally wound up and knickers in a twist ?
 

ch1z64

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Is there a known link to the wheel specifications used as space savers ?
Give your local Audi dealership a shout and they should be able to advise you and tell you if you would need 17 or 18"
 

desertstorm

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That is the correct spare wheel for the car. The space saver is a lot narrower than a traditional wheel and has a 125/70/18 tyre on it.
If you compare the rolling circumference of the wheel against the 17 inch wheels you have it's within around 3%.
I had the same size wheel spare in my TT. It's the standard size spacesaver.
Don't get concerned about the quattro having an issue it's a haldex system not a torsen quattro which are a lot more fussy about tyre size differences.
You should only be driving at 50mph max and short distances with the spare on anyway.

http://www.oemepc.com/audi/part_sin.../601/subcategory/601010/part_id/254951/lang/e
 
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