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    1. 09-24-2012 07:28 PM #1
      The situation:
      I currently am riding on 3 17" mags and 1 16" spare on winter tire (front driver side)

      The question:
      Will this damage the differential? havibg different sizes of wheels

      Additional Info:
      I did it because the missing mag cracked in 4 places from a pothole and is being repaired. its been only 4 days that I am riding this way.

    2. 09-24-2012 07:29 PM #2
      P.S 2005 B5.5 4Motion 1.8T Passat sedan manual tranny

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      10-11-2012 11:03 PM #3
      i am not sure about your car; i am new to the syncro or quattro idea myself.
      but in the passat owners manual i haVE for a syncro; it has a separeate owner's manual for syncro only cars.
      in there it states the syncro spare tire size is different to a fwd spare tire size.
      so a syncro or awd passat sapre tire fits or is meant only to be used in a syncro or awd passat.
      Last edited by ellocolindo; 10-12-2012 at 08:15 AM.

    4. Senior Member TBT-Syncro's Avatar
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      92 VR-T syncro GTI, 2011 husaberg FS570, 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC
      10-11-2012 11:49 PM #4
      rim size is meaningless. its the tire size that matters

      syncro there is almost no room for variance.
      haldex and torsen its less of an issue.

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