I actually didn't get a warning or anything with the new wheels installed. Weird. Maybe mine doesn't work.
FYI, I got the hubcentric rings. I'll try to install them in the next few days and I'll report back on the vibration issue.
Ey cheapa, i already pull the trigger on q7's with 245 35 20, coz the vmr 718 were not available in gunmetal color plus these are comin from california so thats a long wait in shipping. I just hope they fit with just hr springs.
1999 CIVIC EK
2004 S2K SIL/RED
2004 BMW M3 AW/IR
2012 PASSAT SE BoB
I am averaging maybe 2mpg less. But I haven't adjusted the results to account for the change in size. I think it's only off by about 1.5% though, so pretty close to the same size/circumference as oem.
Right on.. your overall diameter is actually smaller than stock, but I am assuming the weight is what is causing the loss for MPG. I use 1010tirecalculator.com to measure this stuff out, it shows your new tires are 2% smaller than the original setup.....
I am getting impatient, want my drop on now!! Damn Eibach!!
New wheels didnt pan out... I had a lead on a set of 20" Audi wheels, that were literally new, 980 miles and then pulled off, but someone beat me to them.
Eibach said sometime first week or two of January, so hoping that is true.
As for gas mileage... if your running a slightly smaller diameter, should get a little better, but you are likely offseting that with a heavier setup... probably a wash! lol
Since this thread was about talking about our downgrades, here's my story;
I inherited my brother's 2004 Phaeton in April of 2010 after he passed away and had been driving it since. Amazing car to drive but ooooh the gas. Also, the extended warranty was running out and the repairs were astronomical. Since I am on the road alot and decided I needed to save a little on gas.
I decided on the TDI Passat. I went from 560km on 85 litres of gas (that's 350 miles on 22 gallons of gas or an average of 16 mpg) to 950km on 60 litres of gas (about 37 mpg). I'm sure some of you are doing even better but I do have a pretty heavy foot.
Although the 2 cars are totally different, I truly enjoy driving the Passat. The TDI has great torque and once up to speed it's just as enjoyable. I do miss the luxury and the exclusivity of the Pheaton but you should see the smile on my face at the pumps.
Cheapa and Mr Euro.....
Check this out, this guy went with a 245/40/19, on a 19x8.5 et35 and has no rubbing lowered!!!
To many options and decisions!!! LOL