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FOLLOW ALONG WITH MY VARIOUS GARAGE PROJECTS AND SHENANIGANS
Turns out the place I was looking at to purchase my Hartmann's has a used set of the wheels I want. The offset isn't perfect, it's +40, so I am going to purchase some spacers to push the wheels out to provide the stance I want. The wheels are off one of their promotion vehicles, a slammed A3. Here's a pic of the actual wheels. I'm told they are in 10/10 condition. Should look pretty slick on the SQ5. What do you think?
As much as I love the Pirelli P-Zero summer performance tires my SQ5 came equipped with, I am extremely nervous about finding myself in a situation when the weather takes a sudden and dramatic turn and I'm relying on summer tires. Last September, we were hit with a wicked snow storm and I had to perform a winter wheel swap at 5:00 in the morning. Luckily, I did. Our route to work was littered with cars in the ditch, all of them performance vehicles, undoubtedly equipped with summer tires. So, here we are a year later, and I am nervous that the weather will take another quick and nasty turn. I have contemplated installing my 255/45R20 winter setup, but there are some days in the Fall when temps can hit the mid-20's and driving winters in that heat will prematurely wear them out. I considered swapping out the 255/40R21 summer Pirellis for an all-season, but no one makes one in that size. NO ONE. Only two tire manufactures make a 255/40R21 (Dunlop and Pirelli) but they are both summer tires. The answer? A Spring/Fall setup. I am going ahead with the purchase of another Hartmann 20" wheel and I have chosen Yokohama Parada Spec-X's. I had them on the Q7 and they were great. I'm hoping to have the wheels and tires purchased this week and hopefully installed the week after. The best deal I could find on the tires was through 1010tires.com and I will go through RPI Equipped in Richmond, BC for the wheels. Feel free to click either of the images below to learn more about the wheels and/or tires. Stay tuned.
I put a video together that demonstrates my process of washing my SQ5 in the garage. I hope you like it.
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