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New tyres - brand?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by jbreedon, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. jbreedon
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    Done 18k on Dunlop sport maxx (originals)- not really happy with the wear on these tyres given that I have driven very carefully

    What would people recon I should replace them with?

    Michelin Pilot Sport?
    Goodyear Eagle Asym?
    Continental Sport Contact?

    What are you thoughts/experiences?
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    Very happy with Goodyear Excellence on our 1.9 PD 130. Now on my second set.

    What engine do you have. The diesels seem to wear the fronts more quickly. Ours was down to 4mm on the original front Conti Sport Contact 2 after only 8k.
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    Thanks for your reply,

    its a 1.9 115bhp diesel SE

    How many miles did you get out of the Goodyears?
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    18,000 for a set of tyres is very good going, remember wear depends on driving style and also road condition and type, some are more abrasive than others.
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    Really! I got 30k from a set of Bridgestone RE720s on our previous car - a Bora V5. I was shocked by the wear rate on our A4.

    Part of it I put down to initially not being used to the way the diesel develops it's power but even now I'll probably see just over 20k from a set.
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    continental ecocontact cp
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    Id be happy with 18k on a set..Im looking at 4 new SP SPORT MAXX, after 14500 miles...
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    I got 20k out of my set of Dunlop SP9000 before the became worrying in the wet!
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    Sadly I only got £10K from the factory fit Conti's on the front...........switched to Bridgestone RE050's now so we'll see how they go. I believe (from other threads and other forum) that the A4 is known to be hard on the tyres, especially the Quattro :-(
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    not one for the major name brands myself as i dont have the cash but i have had a set of 18" Kumho's on the rear for a year with little wear that cost £220 fitted. they have been excellent

    just paid £170 for a set of 18" Nexxen ZR rated ones for the front, seem to grip ok and arent too shabby in the wet either for the money
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    Ive got the Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetrics 245/35/19 on my FPV GT-P (www.fpv.com.au to those unfamiliar with Aussie cars)

    Its a 1700kg rear drive with 500hp 5.4L V8

    the tyres are superb, especially in the wet, and so far Ive had them for 15000kms and theyve worn around 40%
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    18K !!! i wish. i got just under 10K for the fronts on mine and i was driving carefully. They were conti's. i put another set on and i'm up to 19K now and they need changing again soon.
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