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    Tyres

    What are people running and how are the wear rates?

    I need tyres soon and the continentals have worn down really quick.

    i was thinking of Michelin Pilot sport 3 €187, Good year F1 asys € 150, Kumho Ku31 €120.

    Vreds are hard to get and falken are too.

    The ps3 are a good bit more expensive but are supposed to last longer, I'm kind of leaning towards these.

    What does everyone think?

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    My 2.0T quattro came with a full set of almost new Continental sport contact 2. They already had some wear, I've now done 10,000 miles on them and theres still 5/6mm on them (just been measured at MOT) so I'm well chuffed with these, great grip, never even felt like letting go in the wet. Based on my own experience I'd recommend these - could be the 4 wheel drive 'spreading out' the wear though. Based on what I've read on this and other forums you cant go wrong with Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta either - they seem fairly cheap too.

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    Mine has eaten the pilot sports in about 10 - 12 thousand miles, this is my second set. They don't last that well really. I was going to try vred's next.
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    hi all . i have just fitted 4 khumo ku31 tyres to my a4 avant 235/45/17 and early impresions are very good indeed there is plenty of grip and i am still scrubbing them in realy done less than 400 miles on them . before these i had pirelli p zero rosso.s on these khumos seem as good if not better . and the best bit is the price all 4 delivered for Ł277.00 all in from black circle

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    Falkens: http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...m61b0s322p6216 Ł88.50
    Vredestein: http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...61b0s322p12428 Ł98.20
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Assym... http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...61b0s322p12749 Ł120.60
    PS3's: http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...61b0s322p58010 Ł165

    Prices are each, not including delivery. I'd go for the Vreds personally. A bargain at that price... Got them on my A3 and love them. Had falkens on before, and were very good, but didn't last long enough for me...
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    i have had the vredesteins ultrac,s on mine since january now, (had them fitted when we had all the very bad snow and ice) they have performed excellent in all weather conditions and they still look like a new tyre, tread barely touched. i will be using these tyres again without a doubt and would recommend them to everyone. i am doing about 300 miles a week just for wear info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazey7 View Post
    My 2.0T quattro came with a full set of almost new Continental sport contact 2. They already had some wear, I've now done 10,000 miles on them and theres still 5/6mm on them (just been measured at MOT) so I'm well chuffed with these, great grip, never even felt like letting go in the wet. Based on my own experience I'd recommend these - could be the 4 wheel drive 'spreading out' the wear though. Based on what I've read on this and other forums you cant go wrong with Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta either - they seem fairly cheap too.
    Jesus I got my conti's in November and they were about 6mm, I've done about 8k and they are down to the wear indicators on the front! Back have about 4mm left. They will be going on the front now and the new ones on the back.

    Quote Originally Posted by rowdyboy View Post
    Mine has eaten the pilot sports in about 10 - 12 thousand miles, this is my second set. They don't last that well really. I was going to try vred's next.
    That's the thing the new pilot sports are proven to last 10% longer but if they only last 13k it's prob not worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by yendall24 View Post
    hi all . i have just fitted 4 khumo ku31 tyres to my a4 avant 235/45/17 and early impresions are very good indeed there is plenty of grip and i am still scrubbing them in realy done less than 400 miles on them . before these i had pirelli p zero rosso.s on these khumos seem as good if not better . and the best bit is the price all 4 delivered for Ł277.00 all in from black circle


    Quote Originally Posted by xs2man View Post
    Falkens: http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...m61b0s322p6216 Ł88.50
    Vredestein: http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...61b0s322p12428 Ł98.20
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Assym... http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...61b0s322p12749 Ł120.60
    PS3's: http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.p...61b0s322p58010 Ł165

    Prices are each, not including delivery. I'd go for the Vreds personally. A bargain at that price... Got them on my A3 and love them. Had falkens on before, and were very good, but didn't last long enough for me...
    How long did the Falkens last about?

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1982 View Post
    i have had the vredesteins ultrac,s on mine since january now, (had them fitted when we had all the very bad snow and ice) they have performed excellent in all weather conditions and they still look like a new tyre, tread barely touched. i will be using these tyres again without a doubt and would recommend them to everyone. i am doing about 300 miles a week just for wear info.
    The Vredesteins are about the same price fitted as the F1's, so i'd probably go with the F1's in that case.

    I'm now leaning towards the F1's. They are supposed to be better in the wet which is pretty good idea for over here. I'm deciding on Saturday so if anyone else wants to offer any more info before then fire away!

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    I have been through 2 sets of front of the Falkens in the last 30k. TBH though, thats mostly because of a wild camber issue I've had since lowering the car. So got to get that sorted. I do also have another set of Falkens sitting to go on whatever set of wheels I decide to put them on, lol. So they aint all that bad. If it were me though, I'd be going for the vredesteins. A lot cheaper than the F1's, and very good reviews.
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    What can I say?! I kept them spot on 35 lb all round, had them at 37lb for a while, going on holiday fully loaded now back to 35lb. Are yours the same size? 235/40/18?

    I would be gutted at having to buy a set every year or every 10/12, 000 miles...... even though I'm well pleased with the Continentals, I think I'll be trying the Sessantas next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xs2man View Post
    I have been through 2 sets of front of the Falkens in the last 30k. TBH though, thats mostly because of a wild camber issue I've had since lowering the car. So got to get that sorted. I do also have another set of Falkens sitting to go on whatever set of wheels I decide to put them on, lol. So they aint all that bad. If it were me though, I'd be going for the vredesteins. A lot cheaper than the F1's, and very good reviews.
    The thing is when I factor in Postage the crap € to Ł rate and fitting the F1's over here come out cheaper over the vreds! But I have heard they wear more. It's either the PS3 or F1's or Vreds now. I suppose i've cut the list down a bit which helps! I think

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    Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrics all the way. Had them on two Audi's now, also had Conti Sport Contact 2's, Michelin PS2's and Pirelli P Zero Rosso's. The Goodyear's have been the best all round, with great dry and wet weather grip. Good road noise level and wear rate. You can't really go on how many miles other people are getting out of them, how the miles are done is very important as is driving style. Someone living in Milton Keynes with all those roundabouts is going to get completely different wear to a rep motorwaying it all the time. Equally the FWD diesels are pretty hard on the front tyres.
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    ive 235 35 19 kumho ku31's an there very good! wet dry grip super! even wear on all 4tyres. ill buy again but 255's this time so even more grip plus a 235 with 35 profile equals zero wheel protection! were as the 255 with 35 profile will give me some protection at least! value for money really cant be beat...
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    Thats for all the information lads, I got 2 Michelin Pilot sport 3's @ €187 each fitted this morning.

 

 

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