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    Tyre recommendations

    Well looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and get a pair of new tyres for the front of the quattro.

    I was going to put the same Avons on but the ZZ3 are discontinued. I've been quoted £138 fitted per tyre for the Avon ZZ5, any opinion on these?

    Or I can get vredestien (sp?) ultrec sessanta for the same price, which were held in very high regard on the golf mkv gti forums that I used to frequent.

    Any others I should be considering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffy78 View Post
    Well looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and get a pair of new tyres for the front of the quattro.

    I was going to put the same Avons on but the ZZ3 are discontinued. I've been quoted £138 fitted per tyre for the Avon ZZ5, any opinion on these?

    Or I can get vredestien (sp?) ultrec sessanta for the same price, which were held in very high regard on the golf mkv gti forums that I used to frequent.

    Any others I should be considering?
    what size tyres are you after ?

    vredsteins are quite good, i'm not keen on the avons, never driven on them but a lot of cars with avons come in at work tend to have gone out of shape or cracked


    i would try Barum, they have been upgraded from a mid range to performance tyre now. used them before and happy with them.
    just dont buy anything chinese !

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    235 40 R18 95 load rating.

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    I went from Michelins to Avons purely based on price, (They were pretty much half price) and I am really happy with them. Not quite as grippy as the Michelins, which was to be expected but I would use them again.

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    Fullruns ? Lol

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    Continetal Contact Sport 3 or Michelin Sport 3's both are about £140 each, Continentals will give you less miles but grip better, Michelins will do more miles, both will see you right on the road. thats from my personal use.

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    Bridgestones RE050's used these on my DC2 ,my scooby,my mk1 golf
    and my A4 quattro....not cheap lol
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    Falken 452's get good comments and also heard good things about the Vredestein's....
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    Infinity INF05 - had on the front for 1500 miles now, good grip in both wet and dry.... £96 fitted..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pink.teg View Post
    Bridgestones RE050's used these on my DC2 ,my scooby,my mk1 golf
    and my A4 quattro....not cheap lol
    got these on my avant.. great tyres but pricey, last time i paid around £165 a corner 235/40R18

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    I'm loving my Pirelli Zero Rosso's on my quattro in that size...
    3.0V6 Quattro Convertible Tip - Crystal blue, blue roof, grey leather

    Upgrades: RS6 18" Wheels, Pirelli Zero Rosso 235/40R18, Philips extreme bulbs, brodit phone holder, Wind Deflector, BMC Air Filter

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    I went with the Avon ZZ5 in the end. Got a couple of sweet looking channels in the centre so I'm expecting better wet performance. The rear end certainly let go a lot sooner than the front in the rain last night and the tyres aren't even bedded in yet.

    My first 4 wheel power slide in my quattro, i was so proud.

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    I bought a set of Lassa Impetus Sport 225/40 R17. They are very good.

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    Toyo PRoxes T1-R's for summer are going very well: great stability and traction, even in the wet (they're a great tyre for UK summers!). Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme are pretty good for winter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostbok View Post
    Toyo PRoxes T1-R's for summer are going very well: great stability and traction, even in the wet (they're a great tyre for UK summers!). Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme are pretty good for winter...
    I'd be interested to know what wheels you running your wintrac's on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffy78 View Post
    I'd be interested to know what wheels you running your wintrac's on.
    The 16" "Trapeze" alloys that came with it (the earlier sport models came with 16")... the 18's are S4 Avus III's that I bought later on.

    The stance is not great compared to the S4 wheels in summer, ET54 or something like that and I think they're only 7.5J, so it looks VERY narrow compared to the S4 (ET45 and 8J). I keep meaning to get spacers and longer bolts (could probably do 15mm each side easily), but the good quality light ones (H&R Trak+) are pricey and I cocked up the bolts once before and trashed the ABS, so just a little nervous...

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    I just got a set of Goodyear Eagle GTs and loving them so far. Had a set of Vredestein Sessantas on my Legacy and lived those too.

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    Evening.. What is the going rate for fitting tyres if you supply your own rubber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Guzzler View Post
    Evening.. What is the going rate for fitting tyres if you supply your own rubber?
    Depends where you go - there are a few around my area that charge £10 ( per tyre) for fitting valve & balance.

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    Just keep clear of the budget brands - I currently have fullrun tyres on mine, they are okish in the dry but shocking in the wet - they were on the car when I purchased it.
    (4-wheel slides with 215bhp! lol)

    I am considering getting Maxxis MA-Z1's next as they offer good performance without breaking the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Guzzler View Post
    Evening.. What is the going rate for fitting tyres if you supply your own rubber?
    I think Merityre charged me £40 for all 5 w/ Nitrogen, balanced and fitted to the car... but that was 3 yrs ago... 'cos I run two sets of tyres I don't get through them quickly at all...
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    I have just changed my alloy wheels to some 18 inch 9 spoke type before I died skidding off a roundabout on my old tyres ! fitted 4 Barum Bravuris 2 tyres on, I can honestly recomend them to anybody, I have had them before on my old Escort but it was that long since I sold the alloys I had them I couldnt really comment although I can't recall having any problems, but having just fitted 4 of the same tyre to my A4 and driven it in the wet last night round the same roundabout I would normally slide off on just proves to me how far superior they are to LandSail.

    They are an Eastern European company bought by Continental some years ago. Mine are made in Slovakia but I have fitted other Barums in various sizes to wheels which were made in Romania, Czech, even France. So thats a positive, don't mistake them for being cheap chinese crap.

    I bought them through work 235/40/ZR18 at about £86 + vat, Wanli were not much less at £63 each, plus there were chinese tyres offered for sale by our other supplier for just as much is I paid for the Barums.

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    B6 S4 TYRES

    I fitted the Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas to my B6 S4 in January. I am very impressed with them. Wearing better than the Contis they replaced, grip is phenomenal, and they have proved themselves amazing in the recent floods,
    So for anyone looking for a brilliant tyre that costs around £120 a corner fitted-I recommend these.
    (By the way they look the business too).
    Tyre size on my car 235/40 ZR18 95Y.
    Check them out!!!

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    Another vote for Toyo Proxes T1R's. I have them all round, they seem to becoming harder to find however. I had to source online and take them to a small independent to fit. I got 2 new for £235.

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    I have just fitted some Avon ZZ3's to my avant tdi. Bought them through tyre shopper online for £90 each fitted for 235/45/17. (amazing price). I have had these tires on all my previous cars (Mk 3 golf gti 16v, Pug 306 gti 6 and Seat leon Cupra R) and think they are fantastic all round tyres. Great in the dry and wet, also used them in the snow 2 years ago in the leon and they were suprisingly good.

    They replaced bridgestone potenzas on the A4 and the difference is night and day. I had no confidence when pushing on in the car with the bridgestones on, they seemed very low on grip and would understeer freely. With the ZZ3's on it feels like a different car and the handling is much more predicatable and the grip is a huge increase over the bridgestones.

    Just thought i would add this as the OP said the ZZ3's were discontinued (which i believe they are) but they are still available and i think are brilliant tyres.

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    ive gpt maragonis. ok so a mid range tyre, but grips well in the dry and just as well in the wet.

    granted i got them for £50 fitted rrp £118 but the ride is nice, tyres dont even quel when pushed hard. with out doing on track i dont know the limit of these tyres, but for fast road use there holding up well.

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    inherited 235 45 18 xl michelin pilot sport2s on the Avus' S4 alloys and must say they are terrific tyres

    Vredestein Ultras are v good, especially in the wet (found them a good year round tyre on my V70)

    Kumho Ecsta's are pretty decent for budgets (would prob go Falken 452's for the 'tread' though)

    And

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexGSi2000 View Post
    Just keep clear of the budget brands - I currently have fullrun tyres on mine, they are okish in the dry but shocking in the wet - they were on the car when I purchased it.
    (4-wheel slides with 215bhp! lol)

    I am considering getting Maxxis MA-Z1's next as they offer good performance without breaking the bank.
    alex i can vouch for the maxxis had mine on a month now and the car is pretty good with them in all fairness well improved from the slick budgets what was on the car when i brought it.... i payed £160 for 2x 235/40/18 fitted......well happy with them
    A4 TDI 130 SPORT..
    now sold but still in the family, gone back in time to the cupra R again..

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    I have a pair of Bridgestone Turanza ER300's on the front and the car seems to torque steer and feel unsettled like it wants to tramline with them, if they are on the rear it seems unsettled also, just more at the back end..
    Continental Sport Contact 2 on the rear at the mo, near half the price of Michelins and a good confident drive wet or dry, just won't get many miles on the front with them.
    Think next time I'll go back to Michelins, Primacy, not cheap but they last and perform well.....

 

 

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