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    New Tyres 235/40 ZR 18 95Y Quattro

    I Currently have pilot sport 3 michelin - probably from factory done 64k miles now.

    Noticed today front passenger tyre in bad condition and rear tyre already has bad wall and puncture repaired 6 months back.

    I think it is time to get all 4 new tyres (Quattro 2.0T FSI)

    235/40 ZR 18 95Y currently installed.

    P Zeros are a popular choice
    Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT
    Michelin Pilot Sport 3



    - what ones shall I get though? Should I get the same rating as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psd99 View Post
    I Currently have pilot sport 3 michelin - probably from factory done 64k miles now.

    Noticed today front passenger tyre in bad condition and rear tyre already has bad wall and puncture repaired 6 months back.

    I think it is time to get all 4 new tyres (Quattro 2.0T FSI)

    235/40 ZR 18 95Y currently installed.

    P Zeros are a popular choice
    Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT
    Michelin Pilot Sport 3



    - what ones shall I get though? Should I get the same rating as well?
    "From the factory", by that do you think they are the original tyres ?!?!?!

    tyreman.co.uk I got 4x Vredesteins for around £450 fitted. They are amazing tyres.
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    I have the Dunlop sportmax rt 235 40 18 fitted on my A4 DTM Im happy with them

    Stick to the road well even in the wet and corners, I got mine at £140 a tyre fitted from kwik fit just hagle with them - Goodyear F1 look good too these would be my second choice

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    I have Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's, long name i know, but i've not had better tyres for sheer grip, made my michelins (hard rubber i think) look like "Reginald remoulds"! Pirelli P Zero rosso were ok before that, but the goodyears did win Auto Express the best tyre 2012.

    Tyre Test 2012: Britain's top tyres tested | Auto Express

    nice tests, the facts are there for ya!

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    I've ran Dunlop Sportmaxx's and Toyo Proxes T1R's on my DTM and both were amazing tyres. I'm probably going to stick with the Toyo's for Nurburgring-ing all Summer though.

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    Good year Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's 100% mate wouldn't pick any other tyre for my saloon, Phenomenal tyre in all weather, hands down the best tyre out there and can be bought for as little as £130

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    thanks I reckon at this stage Goodyear Eagle F1 it will be

    Priced at around £160 fitted, although I could get them for £130 ish and get them fitted somewhere
    not sure yet

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    the goodyears are around £160-£172 fitter per tyre on various websites such as etyres and blackcircles.

    but on camskill they are priced at £131 per tyre without being fitted but out of stock

    that is a big saving isn't it!?

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    big saving but more hassle

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    i used to run Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy's but switched to Toyo Proxes T1 Sports after finding out that Audi now fit these to the RS3 and RS5 as std.

    Love them, and at £130 a corner they are a few quid cheaper than the Assy's too

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    Quote Originally Posted by psd99 View Post
    the goodyears are around £160-£172 fitter per tyre on various websites such as etyres and blackcircles.

    but on camskill they are priced at £131 per tyre without being fitted but out of stock

    that is a big saving isn't it!?
    The price for everything is allways 20% less when they are out of stock ! its called a spoiler tactic -- traditional retail practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by gradwells View Post
    The price for everything is allways 20% less when they are out of stock
    A guy goes into a scrapyard, and asks "How much is a door for an Audi A4?".

    "£20", comes the reply.

    "They only charge £15 at the yard down the road".

    "Well you'd better go and buy it down the road, then, hadn't you".

    "I can't. They haven't got any".

    "Well, we only charge £15 when we haven't got any".

    "In that case, I'll come back when you haven't got any!"
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    Has anyone tried Hankook v12 on the A4 yet -- I have them on a Puma and they have very good grip particularly in the wet and they actually have some tread unlike some other manufacturers who supply almost slicks . I got stuck the other week with all 4 wheels spinning on just a couple of inches of snow when my Dunlops just filled in the tiny slots turning them into slicks . This never happened on my previous quattro fitted with now unobtainable ( in UK ) Fulda tyres
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    A guy goes into a scrapyard, and asks "How much is a door for an Audi A4?".

    "£20", comes the reply.

    "They only charge £15 at the yard down the road".

    "Well you'd better go and buy it down the road, then, hadn't you".

    "I can't. They haven't got any".

    "Well, we only charge £15 when we haven't got any".

    "In that case, I'll come back when you haven't got any!"
    Excellent !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    A guy goes into a scrapyard, and asks "How much is a door for an Audi A4?".

    "£20", comes the reply.

    "They only charge £15 at the yard down the road".

    "Well you'd better go and buy it down the road, then, hadn't you".

    "I can't. They haven't got any".

    "Well, we only charge £15 when we haven't got any".

    "In that case, I'll come back when you haven't got any!"
    PSML very true

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    I have the Dunlops on my 3.2 Quattro and they hold the road well.
    The rears are due for changing soon though so like you I'm not decided what to go with.

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    I have stuck pirelli rosso's on my 3.2 quattro, but sized down to the 225/ 40 18, instead of the 235, Has not made any difference to the ride at all. did a long distance last year from spain to London without any problems and they are still going strong. The main reason for down size was that I had two brand new 225's at home and have used stretched tyres on wide rims before, very popular on the V Dub scene. so going down a fraction size is a lot cheaper then sourcing the higher priced rearer 235's

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    Jaysus, am I the only numpty diving on Continental Sport 5's then!....

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    I can vouch for these also, had them on a week now and cannot fault them. Miles better than the toyos i used to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psd99 View Post
    I Currently have pilot sport 3 michelin - probably from factory done 64k miles now.

    Noticed today front passenger tyre in bad condition and rear tyre already has bad wall and puncture repaired 6 months back.

    I think it is time to get all 4 new tyres (Quattro 2.0T FSI)

    235/40 ZR 18 95Y currently installed.

    P Zeros are a popular choice
    Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT
    Michelin Pilot Sport 3



    - what ones shall I get though? Should I get the same rating as well?
    What width alloys have you? If 8.5" use 235/40/18 If 9" like mine (TTS alloys) use 245/40/18
    P Zeros have narrower sidewall so clears front suspension arms better.
    Dunlops are poor.
    Michelin PS3 used by Porsche are great, but noisy

    I think Goodyear Eagle F1 or Continental Sport Contact 5 are best

    2013 European Summer Sports Tyre Test. | the online tyre guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    What width alloys have you? If 8.5" use 235/40/18 If 9" like mine (TTS alloys) use 245/40/18
    P Zeros have narrower sidewall so clears front suspension arms better.
    Dunlops are poor.
    Michelin PS3 used by Porsche are great, but noisy

    I think Goodyear Eagle F1 or Continental Sport Contact 5 are best

    2013 European Summer Sports Tyre Test. | the online tyre guide
    Hi,

    I'm not sure on the width of the alloys but I know the tyre size on here is correct.

    I noticed that there is two goodyear eagle f1 tyres one is called asymmetric 2 the other 1 which ones shall I go for?

    The goodyears are clearly the BEST choice out there but also very pricey. The cheapest way of doing it would be via camskill and get them delivered directly to the garage - but there are some risks with this so I will need to speak to the local garage first but with this method I worked out I can save £120 - £140 - and they also have this offer on petrol atm (camskill) something about £10 for every tyre or something.

    Or

    the other tyres to get are these

    Vredestein Tyres / Car / Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta - 235/40 R18 95Y XL TL Fuel Eff.: F Wet Grip: C NoiseClass: 1 Noise: 67dB &pound117.40 Car Tyres - MPV Tyres - People Carrier Tyres - 18" R18" - 235/40/18, 235/40R18
    I could get one of them mobile places to fit them for me.

    I seen these on other sites and the price isn't that bad

    Decisions I shall speak to the garage first - if they say no I might have to take the tyres down myself
    that would be a mission wouldn't it? then I am left with the old tyres and leave them there etc but I might not want to do this

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    Dont forget the £12 delivery charge ^^ Works out to £3 a tyre.

    And its the Good year Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is the ones you want.

    The Good year do grip very good but are soft and wear quickly.

    Were as the Vred do last abit longer. And believe they dont compromise on grip either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giosabcsl View Post
    Dont forget the £12 delivery charge ^^ Works out to £3 a tyre.

    And its the Good year Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is the ones you want.

    The Good year do grip very good but are soft and wear quickly.

    Were as the Vred do last abit longer. And believe they dont compromise on grip either.

    thanks they both have a good rating obviously the goodyear are better

    difficult decision still thinking

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    Proxes T1-R's always been good for me... Pirelli P Zero's cleaned up at last year's Evo summer test and that's what Audi put on my 3.0TFSI....
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