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Old 09-15-2005, 10:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by 03M3
To be quite honest i am not really sure. But I am a big audi fan, and surf audiworld as well as audizine. As you probably know most audis are all wheel drive. I have just always heard that it was best to have the same size rubber all the way around. Many people on audizine run different width rims with the same tires. I would imagine that having an all-wheel drive car, with the power distributed to all wheels, that had different rubber at the wheels would understeer. But again i am no pro. Then again the porsche turbo and gt2 are all wheel drive cars with staggered set-ups. But i believe their systems are a different balance (40 percent up front, 60 in the back), where as your 330 is probably 50/50. Again you probably want to talk to gary@tirerack, who is a pro, i am just telling you what i have learned
The xi's are something like 65-35 i believe, but ill ask gary.
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