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    What tyres are on your S4 and are you happy with performance?

    Just wondering what tyres are fitted to your S4's? I have Dunlop MAXX GT's on a 255/35/19 96Y A0, and TBH they are crap!

    What really sparks this post though is the fact that i picked up a nail in the off side rear which i decided to get repaired for a couple of reasons:

    Cost (this side of Christmas)
    Life left in remaining rubber
    and the desire to fit anything other than Dunlop

    I also dont think i will be going anywhere particularly fast before March of next year. I dont want to get in to a fight over if a repair is the clever way forward, but i did ask the fitter how many miles he thought the tyre had done. He thought 2-3K, so when i said 12.5K he couldnt beleive it. I also noted he had a major job pulling the reinforced wall over the alloy rim.

    So this started me thinking i wonder if their is something wrong with this batch of tyres rubber compound? Could they be too hard, hence the extended life and poor grip?

    Thoughts?

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    Something else to note is that when turning on full lock at slow speed i can hear the tyre almost skidding rather that pulling the car around, possibly another sign of a hard compound?

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    Can't help much other than to say I did not like the OEM Bridgestones, and I also am not wild about the Sport Maxx GT's either!

    will probably go back to Yokohama at next change, (always ran them on previous A4/S4's without complaint).

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    Had the stock 18 wheels with the dunlops, oe fitment I guess,

    Just had new 19s fitted with continental sport contact 3 in 255 x 35 x 19 and the first thing I noticed was I didn't have the crazy slow speed understeer the dunlops had when cold,

    These were brand new tyres and it was about 3C, and I expected the usual front end slip on full lock, nothing, gripped nicely
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    CS3's will be my preference when i can bring myself to dump the Dunlops.

    I emailed Dunlop regarding the wear and lack of grip, their CS is frankly shocking and basically useless to individuals like us. Thanks for all the help Dunlop..........NOT!

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    Does anyone else find the dunlops really noisy??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necroscope View Post
    i did ask the fitter how many miles he thought the tyre had done. He thought 2-3K, so when i said 12.5K he couldnt beleive it. I also noted he had a major job pulling the reinforced wall over the alloy rim.
    I've got them on my 19's. I've done 10k miles and a when the garage serviced the car they estimated 60% remaining. Many of hour miles are short so there's lots of lock to lock turns in proportion to the miles.

    "reinforced wall" = he did appreciate that they're run-flats didn't he?

    In the snow last year they were appalling but then with such a big foot print that wasn't a surprise.

    I do find them noisier than Michelins but not much different to Goodyears.

    How long before you should change tyres. I reckon I'll still be on these at 5 years!
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    Goodyear assim 2s fantastic in the wet, prob not as many miles as Dunlop though

 

 

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