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Wheel and Tire Guide for the Corrado

by John Leipsic

For the performance oriented Corrado new wheels or tires can complement a capable chassis. Benefits of an in wheels or tires extend to appearance and handling. Serious or auto-cross use demands specific for wheel diameter and tire

Corrado since introduction has with 15 inch aluminum wheels. ’90 to ’91 wheels were a sixteen design in a six inch width These rims were seen on the Rallye two engine Many G60 owners have or cracked these soft from large potholes or debris. In 1991, a spiffy set of BBS wheels were included. The VW 4 bolt pattern of 4/100 was to a five bolt design. looking 5 spoke speedlines Italy were the last of production cars from in Osnabruk, Germany.

Rim width was from 6 to 6 1/2 inches and tire increased from 195 to 205 mm. The tire remained unchanged at a ratio of 50. stock tires for most blowers are 195/50/15 while ’91 G60s and six bangers get The number 50 is the ratio of tire to sidewall, or 50 percent of tire

A useful concept in wheel is the Plus system. Plus One is an in one inch on stock diameter, Two, two inches. Plus One benefits in filling out the abundant space provided by VW. Another of the plus system is to preserve wheel circumfrence for spedometer builds into their consideration for aftermarket modifications

One allows for a wider rim, and a profile tire. For a Corrado is a 16 inch rim. Consequently, profile tires are recommended to tire rubbing and provide clearance. Thus, 205/45/16 are well suited to Plus For Plus Two, 205/40, or 215/40/17 tires can be shod. 17 rims is beginning to push it a bit and may some rim rubbing.

A low profile tire such as a 50 gives improved handling and in response. A stiff sidewall is incorporated into the design of performance tires. Low profile also come in Z, V, and H speed Z is the highest at performance assured to speeds above 149 mph. V is for speeds up to 149 mph.

Another considerations in tire selection is Most high performance sacrifice tread life for better grip and handling. life is also affected by style and service practices as tire rotation, wheel and inflation pressure. Treadwear is as a comparative rating based on the rate of the tire. A tire 200 should have it’s tread last twice as as a tire graded 100.

The way to get a performance boost is to go with a performance tire in the same as stock. Even with the rims, a tire size of can be easily accommodated in a G60. folks prefer to wait Goodyear Eagle GA, Uniroyal 440 or provided tires wear Although decent for most uses, the original tires fully exploit the limits of world class chassis.

P-Zero line has received acclaim as a solid advance in design and performance. It comes in and 205/50 for stock 15 inch Increasing a tire’s width to 205 a larger contact patch. The of rubber in contact with the is increased, with better hold and breakaway values. increased steering effort may be as another effect. Pirelli makes the P700Z, in stock and one sizes. This tire a protective lip for often expensive The P700Z is in a class with SP8000, being fast and as tested and owned by the author. to the PZero line, the P700Z was top of the line. Both sport wear indices of 140. advice with the P Zero is to place P Zero Asimmetrico on all four wheels, as this the best results for front drive.

Dunlop SP 8000s represent an of the oft-praised D40 M2. The D40 M2 was highly praised for immediate turn-in, grip and in corners. Treadwear is 170, V rating. SP or sport 8000s high praise from for tenacious grip and confident wet Treadwear is 150*, Z speed and sized 195/50 and 205/50/15 and now Dunlop SP8000s will not the stock or modified Corrado diameter sizes, and the uncommon They come highly as well. Dunlop also SP2000s, which have included stock on a few lucky VR6 The SP2000 is rated for sport with a quiet composed and better treadwear than

Yokohama’s, also know as have their devotees as Yokohama A008RS are an autocross with notorious stick the soft compound and tread index of 80. Yok AVS Intermediate come in stock sizes with a index of 140.

Goodyear has the of Badyear. Michelin MXX and such also met with disdain and wet performance. Sumitomo, the parent of Dunlop, makes HTR 50 in H and V speed They come in 195/50 and with an H speed designation wear index is 220. reports indicate the Sumitomo HTR 50H as an and satisfying tire.

Continental Sport Contact promising as they are stock on high performance German However, ratings have not up this promise. Contis get panned in the press. BF Goodrich TA could also be briefly but no real advantage would be

Personally, I find the Dunlop superior as an all around performer. getting too radical on one onramp, the recovered my Corrado’s composure panache, as ABS prevented a side Their handling and confidence in wet is becoming legendary. Tires on level provide a perfect to Corrado’s capabilities.

For winter Conti Winter Contact are a choice. Or the high tech absorbent cell structure of Blizzaks are state of the art. are designed so that the soft-cell wears for one winter season and a set of all seasons to drive after. makes an __H__ rated tire, the Winter 210P which is great in the snow and not too bad in the dry

With a full set of 4 snow Corrado holds it’s own in and ice. A width of 185/55/15 is by VW and Bentley manual for winter The narrower width provides traction, and higher sidewall the rim. Steel wheels can be in winter as well. If studded are allowed in your region, front wheel design even better inclement Studded tires and I became friends in the great northern of Alaska. Incidentally, the name come from blizzard, and the designation for Alaska, AK.

Rim selection is subjective, with personal and preference foremost. One advantage to a new set of is that most aftermarket in 15 inch are 7 inch width. It is to feel how much of a difference one can make over stock G60 6 or VR6 6.5 inches. And they say size matter! For the G60, this in a greater rim contact area of 4 enough to make a difference you can

Another important consideration for rim selection is offset. Offset is the between the mounting hub and inner rim of a This length is important offset too great can cause against inner wheel or suspension components.

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Corrado G60 4 rims 7 X 15, that is 7 inch by 15 inch diameter can handle of 20 to 43. 7.5 X 16 offset of 20 to 37, 7.5 X 17 offset 20 to 30. Corrado VR6 5 rims 7 X 15 offset to 33, 7.5 X 16 offset to up X 17 offset of up to 35, 8 X 17 offset of up to 35. This was derived from the D W aftermarket catalog.

A sharp rim on the Corrado is the Type C, six spoke tapered design. MSW Type 55 have been a good choice. Opus One are a radical three design, very expensive. One to a three spoke design is the exposure of wheel and brake Some poor souls go as far to what’s all that stuff the wheel? Rota Anteres is a frugal copy of Antera’s spoke design. For those the stock VR6 look, speedlines can be

Momo has come out with a selection of rims. Momo and Momo Evolution have center caps, for a modern look, or classic 5 spoke. Arrows are a striking design, split spokes.

All tires and wheels are best mail order. The sales are often helpful and knowledgeable for a proper fit. Two advertisers in car carry competitive prices, and packages. Always check these supply houses, Tire Direct and The Tire Buying wheels and tires at the time leads to better and negotiating room. Also, Rack and Discount Tire and balance the tires at the warehouse. come ready to mount. use proper jacking and support for A floor jack is a wise Jack stands are also

One way to get an idea of what new rims look like is to cut out the photo ad and place them on a photo of a Or go to a local VW show and see what you like. Or a local performance that may have some. in mind that most alloy rims are finished silver clearcoat paint. But the of luster and quality of paint greatly. You get what you pay for, the fit and finish of Momos, Borbet and excellent.

Custom rims are designed and finished. Always any installer hand torque new rims carefully. Using torque wrenches can lead to potentially warping rims. locks are a must as well. are efficient and easy to install. The key has a insert that may wear out long term use. locks are recommended by Discount with a solid key and bolts surface grooves.


One drawback to a rim, either 16 or 17 inch, and sidewall is increased ride Also a lower profile provides less rubber to your expensive rims. But the of improved wheel well wider width tire, and profile sidewall provide a far pleasing combination and improvement stock. One advantage to getting new is saving the stock alloys for a set of rims. Winter wheels snow tires kept on can be real useful when the stuff arrives.

I hope this guide has a helpful start to outfitting Corrado with new tires and

For further reference:

High Tire Sales and Reference by Yokohama

Call the Auto Hotline at 1-800-424-9393. A recording come on, and you can indicate what you would like to obtain— you the report Uniform Tire which will tell you all Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature required by law on all tires. Also, it list all tires made and ratings, and it’s all free.

A Tire Guide is available the Tire Industry Safety PO Box 3147, Medina OH 44258, for $4. It includes an air pressure gauge, depth gauge, and four caps.

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