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    New S3 tyres!

    I know the new S3 has 225/40 18 tires but do you know what make of tire they will be fitted from factory? I hope not ContiSport! I wish they come with Bridgestone or Michelin.

    Has anyone noticed it? Or for the possibly owners of the new S3 can you tell the tire supplied with your new car?

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    The demo I drove was fitted with conti's and my S-Line with the same size rims also came with Conti's.

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    So I guess it will be Conti's..... They are OK tires but since I tried Michelin and specially Bridgestone I don't want others....

    Pedro

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    For that size wheel Audi use various tyres inc. contis, P-zero rossos, Michelin PS2s that I know of. You arent allowed to choose the tyre it comes with either its just pot luck. I wouldnt think the S3 would have a specific tyre but I could be wrong.
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    My 18" are P-Zero Rosso. No problems with grip.
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    Audi put whatever tyres they get the best deal at the time of manufacture. If they are getting a batch of conti's at a good price, they'll stick conti's on, or if they happen to be getting michelins at a good price you'll get those.

    I'm suprised they aren't 235!
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw66
    My 18" are P-Zero Rosso. No problems with grip.
    They are not bad in the dry but I didn't like them in the wet. Plus I only managed 12K miles out of em...
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw66
    My 18" are P-Zero Rosso. No problems with grip.
    I had them on my car when it was delivered, they are dire compared to other sports tyres. You should try Eagle F1s(my favorite) or michelin Pilot sport 2s they are roughly the same price but grip in the wet as well as the Rossos do in the dry(dry grip with them is even better). My rossos came off and went on ebay at 4k miles they were that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandle
    I had them on my car when it was delivered, they are dire compared to other sports tyres. You should try Eagle F1s(my favorite) or michelin Pilot sport 2s they are roughly the same price but grip in the wet as well as the Rossos do in the dry(dry grip with them is even better). My rossos came off and went on ebay at 4k miles they were that bad.
    +1, I think the Rosso's are crap, my "other car" a T5R Volvo has more grip with 17" 225 PS2's,
    the other annoying thing they do is transport the stones off my drive onto the road!! the other 3 cars in the household don't do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilko
    I'm sure Audi are taking the piss with those wheels, why noy just fit the S4's style wheel?
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