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ALLROAD TYRES!! WHICH ONES!! IS IT SAFE TO USE NON ALLROAD TYRES.

rallyingarron Feb 20, 2008

  1. rallyingarron

    rallyingarron Member

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    I need to replace at least 2 tyres on my Audi Allroad, I have used the Goodyear F1 and are currently using the Pirelli Allroad tyres which I prefer.

    Is it best to stick with either the Pirelli or Goodyear as they are designed for the Allroad ( so the tyres say ), or is it worth trying a different make like Michelin Primacy Etc Etc.

    I was told to stick with the above two makes as they have stiffer side walls designed specifically for the Allroads.

    They all have a rating of W which is way past the top speed of the car.

    Has anyone tried other makes of tyres on there Allroads excluding the above two.

    Any help appreciated.

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  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    do you drive it offroad?

    if not then any tyre will "work" but obviously some are better than others,

    Goodyear Eagle F1's i find are pretty awesome tyres for road use (as long as its not snowing!) and i also rate Uniroyal Rainsport 1 as an awesome tyre, not quite as grippy as the Eagle in the dry, but better in the wet.

    I wouldnt think a michelin premacy is even in the same league as an eagle F1. Ones a fast road tyre and the others designed for low wear and high mileage (and correspondingly no grip)
     
  3. Macduff

    Macduff Member

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    Be very careful about fitting different tyres. If the tyres designed for the allroad have stiffer sidewalls, it's for a reason.

    Also, your insurance may not pay out in the event of a claim if there's any way they could prove that the tyres were a factor. You may even find that your insurance is invalidated by fitting the incorrect tyres!
     
  4. KarenCaren

    KarenCaren Member

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    I suggest if you are replacing 2 tires you get the same type. Don't used 2 different brand of tires since they are build differently. Staying Goodyear F1 will be better.



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