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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by marriedblonde, Jun 8, 2005.

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    Right who else has pirelli's on thier a3 2.0Tdi? I've covered a little over 6K in mine and the fronts are decidely worn. Are they just a soft tyre? Had thought I would have made about 15K at least... I know I have a heavy shoe but come on they are going to be shot in another 2K at most!

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    Right who else has pirelli's on thier a3 2.0Tdi? I've covered a little over 6K in mine and the fronts are decidely worn. Are they just a soft tyre? Had thought I would have made about 15K at least... I know I have a heavy shoe but come on they are going to be shot in another 2K at most!

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    The P Zeros? I have! Well had anyway.

    I definitely think that they are a softer tyre - I replaced my two fronts with Bridgestone Potenzas which seem to have lasted a lot longer (after doing 9k in them). But then again I'm sure I was probably heavier with my shoe as well when I first got the car than I am now...
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    Just turn the ESP off - that should help you catch up... !

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    Good point. I always switched this off in the Golf because it was a pain, cutting in all the time. I very rarely switch it off in the Audi as I have to be brutal to get the light to blink at all.

    Question is: even with it switched on does it limit power before flashing the light ?.
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    Just turn the ESP off - that should help you catch up... !

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    Good point. I always switched this off in the Golf because it was a pain, cutting in all the time. I very rarely switch it off in the Audi as I have to be brutal to get the light to blink at all.

    Question is: even with it switched on does it limit power before flashing the light ?.

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    Not sure - but it definitely feels like it.

    I had a Passat for a month before I got my A3, and it cut in so often - your right about the Audi, you do have to really BOOT it to get it to kick in...
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    Which pzero tyre are they? Is the grip good, and are they noisy? I have the dreaded primacy and am looking at the pzero nero - anyone have any advice? I know there are too many tyre debates but I fancy something different to the F1.
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    I've just had my front P-Zeros replaced at about 14k, they said the rears have roughly another 4-5k left in them.

    I'm pretty easy on the car, definately not a hard/fast driver, and I do mostly motorway miles, so I reckon you could definately be looking at 10k or less out of a set of fronts if you do a lot of fast/hard driving.
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    Which pzero tyre are they? Is the grip good, and are they noisy? I have the dreaded primacy and am looking at the pzero nero - anyone have any advice? I know there are too many tyre debates but I fancy something different to the F1.

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    Pirelli P-Zero Rosso. 225/45 ZR17.

    Fairly noisy yes, definitely quieter with the Potenza's - but no complaints with grip.

    Top draw - but I don't think they're as durable as some of the rivals.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=PZero+Rosso+Direzionale
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