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Re: rear wheels

Post by vanduara37 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:43 pm

pmg wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:20 pm
I think I would say if you want a car that drives like an Audi buy an Audi in the 1st place rather than pay for a Porsche and then turn it into an Audi and in addition risking insurance etc. it would also be a modification you would have to tell Ins Co about.
So you are saying putting Audi wheels on a Porsche turns a Porsche into an Audi :?: , when there are numerous parts on the Macan that are Audi parts. Also if you read my previous post it does state insurance Co have been advised.

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Re: rear wheels

Post by MikeM » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:46 pm

Both the Macan and the Q5 are 4 wheel drive but the Porsche is rear wheel biased, whilst the Audi is front wheel biased. That is primarily why the rear wheels (as with most rear wheel performance cars) are wider, to support traction, grip and control under power. Really not the wisest move to fit same all round, forget about warranty it would definitely void your insurance if you were to be involved in an accident. 🙄
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Re: rear wheels

Post by Rab J » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:03 pm

A Macan was designed to have wider wheels on the rear. Fitting the same size all round will loose the balance of the car both completely. I dread to think what awful things it would do to an already weak transfer gearbox. Will, IMHO, just looks and feels wrong.
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Re: rear wheels

Post by Col M » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 pm

It’s more the other way. Fronts are narrower to make steering easier.
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Re: rear wheels

Post by vanduara37 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:46 pm

Col M wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 pm
It’s more the other way. Fronts are narrower to make steering easier.
Good point.

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Re: rear wheels

Post by MikeM » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:26 pm

vanduara37 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:46 pm
Col M wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 pm
It’s more the other way. Fronts are narrower to make steering easier.
Good point.
Good point 🙄 Really! If that’s the case why aren’t they narrower on the Audi 😴
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Re: rear wheels

Post by pmg » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:17 pm

vanduara37 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:43 pm
pmg wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:20 pm
I think I would say if you want a car that drives like an Audi buy an Audi in the 1st place rather than pay for a Porsche and then turn it into an Audi and in addition risking insurance etc. it would also be a modification you would have to tell Ins Co about.
So you are saying putting Audi wheels on a Porsche turns a Porsche into an Audi :?: , when there are numerous parts on the Macan that are Audi parts. Also if you read my previous post it does state insurance Co have been advised.
I thin using Audi/VW parts is fine when there is the same design aim. On chassis, a Porsche 4wd vehicle aims for a RWD bias, that is not an Audi aim in fact there are either front biased or neutral.
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Re: rear wheels

Post by On-Track » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:07 am

Have you compared the load rating of the tyres on your Audi wheels with those of the original Porsche tyres :?:

Porsche put a lot of effort into the Macan's suspension design and the wheel widths and tyre ratings are part of that. Seems a shame to ignore all that effort for something that might look better standing still but could have consequences on the road.
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