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If a R is fitted with 17 x 7.5" wheels and 225 or 235 tires, will it turn like a T5 AWD? Is the T5 AWD turning radius much smaller than on the R?
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (BrunoS)

No.<p>I fail to see how you could think it will make a difference... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (BrunoS)

How exactly are you planning on making the t5 wheels fit? All you need is enough spacing in the front so the wheels don't rub to utilize the full turning radius. Also t5 wheels would look pretty hideous compared to the pegs.
 

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In theory a narrower rim and tire combination would have the result you are trying to accomplish. Unfortunately I do not believe the difference in turning radius would be at all noticed in actuality. <p>Add to the mix that the t5 rims would require spacers to clear the Brembo brakes and you are back at square one.<p>
 

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Frankly, I can't imagine the turning radius being much worse than it already is on my T5...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thesternowl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Frankly, I can't imagine the turning radius being much worse than it already is on my T5...</TD></TR></TABLE><br><B>It is</B>
 

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I don't think the T5 rims will clear the R calipers as stated above and why would you want to ruin the look of your R?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thesternowl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Frankly, I can't imagine the turning radius being much worse than it already is on my T5...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>But it sure is much worse <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How exactly are you planning on making the t5 wheels fit? All you need is enough spacing in the front so the wheels don't rub to utilize the full turning radius. Also t5 wheels would look pretty hideous compared to the pegs. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>woah, tethys are beautiful wheels, they could actually look really cool on an R, if they would fit. <p>Oh, yeah, I have 16" stock wheels on my T5 right now, and the turning radius SUCKS.
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (cmurphy2266)

put 15mm spacers up front and get some thinner profile tires (stretch those bad boys)... make sure you never come within 1" of a curb and adjust your steering stops until you rub... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sh8kdwn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In theory a narrower rim and tire combination would have the result you are trying to accomplish. Unfortunately I do not believe the difference in turning radius would be at all noticed in actuality. <p>Add to the mix that the t5 rims would require spacers to clear the Brembo brakes and you are back at square one.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the reply. My lease is up in July and only the turning radius is holding the buy-out. It seems I cannot remedy this problem, so now I will have to shell out a lot of money for a comparable car that can turn: BMW, Audi or MB. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (cmurphy2266)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>woah, tethys are beautiful wheels, they could actually look really cool on an R, if they would fit. <p>Oh, yeah, I have 16" stock wheels on my T5 right now, and the turning radius SUCKS.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>beautiful?? are you kidding me? The only decent looking wheel Volvo has ever created would be 18" pegs but still far from beautiful..
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><B>It is</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is one abso-freaking-lutely terrible turning radius. Sorry guys.<p>How I long for the day that modern Volvo's turn on a dime like the 240's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>beautiful?? are you kidding me? The only decent looking wheel Volvo has ever created would be 18" pegs but still far from beautiful..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Propus? Comets? Not at all?
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (cmurphy2266)

Nebula's and Orpheus wheels also came on T5's and look damn sharp.
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (JoshV70_)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JoshV70_</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nebula's and Orpheus wheels also came on T5's and look damn sharp.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, another good example. Maybe I misspoke though, beautiful was too strong of a term, maybe they are cool, and they look really good.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thesternowl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is one abso-freaking-lutely terrible turning radius. Sorry guys.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's what happens when you build up an already cramped area with Brembos and 8" wide rims.
 

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Re: Will using T5 wheels/tires improve R turning radius?... (cmurphy2266)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Propus? Comets? Not at all?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>most defitinly not . <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thesternowl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>How I long for the day that modern Volvo's have true RWD like the 240's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>There's your problem... kinda. The brakes are half of it, but the mainly FWD platform is the other half of the equation. So, pick one- drive over curbs to make a U-turn on a city street (ala Scarface**), or pull the parking brake like I did this morning, once i realized the side gate to my work wasn't open and I had to go around to the front. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>** I can't believe I found this, but go 1:13 into the video. <A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfpK76msT0w" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfpK76msT0w</A>
 

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Turning radius isn't <I>that</I> bad. Sheesh! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>5mm spacers and you're good to go.
 
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