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A7 2013 BLACK EDITION TYRES

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Hey I have an A7 black edition 2013 and I need 4 new tyres, currently I'm on 275 30 21 can I change the profile and width on these without messing up the AWD system? It's a bit bumpy currently and would like to smooth that out as well as find cheaper tyres as currently the cheapest are Dunlop's at 250 a corner 😮😮😮 help!

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Hello Adam,

My first port of call would to establish what diameter wheels were standard on your model. 21 inch seem extremely large, but I’m not familiar with what was standard fitment. 

If indeed they are oversize then you will find that fitting smaller wheels should allow you to fit tyres of a deeper profile.

Kind regards,

Gareth. 

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Hey Gareth, the 21s are standard, they come with the black edition model. Thank you so much for replying, I just want to see if I can put tyres on these wheels with more side wall for comfort and lower cost ? 

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Hello Adam,

Many thanks for coming back on this. Blinking heck as we would say here -21 inch.  Despite the tyres being fairly wide, 30 profile is not leaving you very much of a sidewall, and I can understand the adverse effect on ride quality. 

In theory, to retain the 30 profile and achieve a deeper sidewall then you will need to increase the width of the tyre, but I’m sure you will appreciate that that could cause issues even if the rims would accommodate wider tyres. If if this would be possible, you will still be increasing the outside dia. of the combined wheel + tyre with likely consequences of inaccurate speedo readings and effects on gearing. 

I can appreciate the desire to save money on alternative tyre sizes for these rims, but being pessimistic, this non standard arrangement is likely to impact on your insurance. 

I guess an alternative would be to fit smaller dia. wheels, to be able to achieve a higher profile, but even then you will be left with the sports type suspension. 

Sorry I couldn’t be any more helpful and positive, but perhaps someone else will come along and offer their experiences.

Kind regards,

Gareth.

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Thanks Gareth, much appreciated and thank you for your time 😊 all received and understood 😊

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