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    20 inch wheels

    How can I find out if 20inch wheels will be OK for my TT? I'm looking to order to HRE P40 or Techart III. Is there any specific adjustments needed to be made to the car??

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    IMHO your ride quality will be sacrificed but it will fit. Stay away from Techart very heavy wheels.

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    Im getting 20" soon too.

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    Do you guys think that maybe the thinner sidewall might provide less shock absorbtion which would result in the car bottoming out more easily? The TT already has minimal ground clearance compared to the NA 997/s. Would be no fun to smack the engine sump against the pavement.

    BTW, your suspension-related warrenty will probably be voided.

    Just trying to help... .

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    edz61 said:
    IMHO your ride quality will be sacrificed but it will fit. Stay away from Techart very heavy wheels.

    Ride quality will be negatively affected because of the heavier unsprung weight. Handling and performance will also suffer slightly.

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    I specifically went with the 19" HRE P40s even though the HRE dealer was really pushing the 20s. His arguement was that all the tuning companies are fitting 20s so why not.

    I wanted as close to stick specs as I could though, so they had to special order the 19s for me from the US.

    It meant extra weight savings with 19s vs 20s and a very comfy ride thankyou

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    Uber-porker said:
    Quote:
    edz61 said:
    IMHO your ride quality will be sacrificed but it will fit. Stay away from Techart very heavy wheels.

    Ride quality will be negatively affected because of the heavier unsprung weight. Handling and performance will also suffer slightly.



    HRE 20in P40's are lighter than stock 997tt turbo wheels. Do you think this would still be the case?

    Nick

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    shavster said:
    Quote:
    Uber-porker said:
    Quote:
    edz61 said:
    IMHO your ride quality will be sacrificed but it will fit. Stay away from Techart very heavy wheels.

    Ride quality will be negatively affected because of the heavier unsprung weight. Handling and performance will also suffer slightly.



    HRE 20in P40's are lighter than stock 997tt turbo wheels. Do you think this would still be the case?

    Nick



    Yes, they are only very slightly lighter than OEM, so unsprung weight should be a little down. However, 20 inch width wheels means lower width rubber, so yes ride quality will go down.

    I remember when I changed my 19" Audi S3 Abt wheels for (heavier) OEM 18" Audi wheels last year. The difference in ride quality afterwards was a massive improvement.

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    IMHO 20" wheels will just not have enough meet on them and the car bounces pretty radically.

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    Also check the weight of the tire...depending on make and model, a 20" tire can be 2-3 pounds heavier than the 19" one.

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    Just so you know, I have champion RF67s on my TT and the ride is great. Probably would drop back to 19's if I tracked the car but for city and highway use, you'll hardly see a difference.

    As far as suspension related warranty is concerned, just swap your 19's back on before going to the dealer.

    The car looks amazing sitting on 20's

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    edz61 said:
    IMHO 20" wheels will just not have enough meet on them and the car bounces pretty radically.



    I'm sure you are correct. I have however ordered some 20in P40's in the UK which should arrive this week, along with PSS10 coilovers. I think I'm prepared to suffer a 'little' ride discomfort as these wheels just look sooooo good in 20in... imho

     
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