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2020 Audi Q3 winter tire fitting

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2020 Audi Q3 winter tire fitting

Hi everyone,

Currently for my Q3, I'm using 235/50 R19 all season tires. The winter tire package that my dealer recommends is Michelin X-ice Xi3 215/65/17 99T.
I have 225/65R17 102H from my previous car that I'm hoping to use, would these tires fit my car if I buy some 17 inch rims? Does it matter if my tires are 225 instead of the 215 recommended by the dealer.

Thanks!
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225/65/17 tire can be used without any issue
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Check to make sure 17" clear brake calipers and suspension parts...
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Should be fine just slightly wider tire. You may even want to buy the 17" rims from the dealer to make sure they will clear the caliper as some brands may not.
TrainInsane wrote: Hi everyone,

Currently for my Q3, I'm using 235/50 R19 all season tires. The winter tire package that my dealer recommends is Michelin X-ice Xi3 215/65/17 99T.
I have 225/65R17 102H from my previous car that I'm hoping to use, would these tires fit my car if I buy some 17 inch rims? Does it matter if my tires are 225 instead of the 215 recommended by the dealer.

Thanks!
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sorry to hijack this thread...
also picking up a Q3 was wondering if my previous winters can be used (very similar to OP's)

225/50/17 with rims +35 66.6 17X8
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I thought about downsizing for my Q3P but I figured I'll probably just break even.

Getting 19s Blizzaks for my second winter. Ran stocks last January when I picked her up.
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bembol wrote: I thought about downsizing for my Q3P but I figured I'll probably just break even.
Q3P? Is this like CivicX? lol Never heard anyone say "Q3P". Maybe Q3q for Q3 quattro (though I think all are quattro in Canada), Q3 S-Line... Did you mean it's a first-gen/PQ35 Q3? I always though you had an MQB/current gen Q3 though?
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ES_Revenge wrote: Q3P? Is this like CivicX? lol Never heard anyone say "Q3P". Maybe Q3q for Q3 quattro (though I think all are quattro in Canada), Q3 S-Line... Did you mean it's a first-gen/PQ35 Q3? I always though you had an MQB/current gen Q3 though?
Pretty sure he means Q3 Progressiv as in the trim
Komfort, Progressiv, and Technik are Audi's trim level

in order to use my old 225/50/17 winters I have to get hub rings
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sandini_power wrote: Pretty sure he means Q3 Progressiv as in the trim
Komfort, Progressiv, and Technik are Audi's trim level
Oh. Yeah but that's a bad idea not just because nobody says that, lol; but it's worse than trying to make CivicX "happen" because if you post this kind of thing on a mostly US forum like Fourtitude, Audizine, etc. they are going to be even more confused. In the US the trim levels...they all start with P! Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige, lol!

If you post Q3T they'll just think you mean turbo, which they all are; if you post Q3K, they'll just think you're kracked out or something :lol: Barely anyone ever mentions what trim they bought, it's not like Civic DegenerationX and LX and what not, it's more like you either got an A/Q, an S, or an RS and that's the extent of what most people care about.

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