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Sound normal to me... lack in low but a screamer.. (archive)

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Posted by Tiger on August 28, 2001 at 12:02:41:

In Reply to: dudel posted by Doug on August 28, 2001 at 11:10:26:

You can't chirp the wheel unless you change your rear end... changing rear end will reduse your fuel mileage slightly... I average 26MPG on highway.

The engine lack torque in low end but that is the design of the engine... more power on higher RPM. With S4, my car is quick off the line... seem like first second is like a pause and then the car screams.

When upgrading the wheels, choose the right size... I think 235/45R17 is slightly smaller than OEM 225/60R15 so the engine quickly spools up... sort of like a cheap differential gear change. I do notice that when I switch to the taller winter tire, that the engine takes longer to spool up beside the squirming of my snow tires.

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