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Quattro front tyre wear

Rhencullen1989 Nov 12, 2009

  1. Rhencullen1989

    Rhencullen1989 190 S LINE QUATTRO

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    Hi, my 1.8T quattro 190 s-lines front tyres (235/40/18) goodyear F1 GSD3's seem to be wearing a bit heavier on the inside edges on the front ones, is this common on the quattros that wear wide tyres or do you think the tracking needs checking.

    I like the look and confidence the F1 gsd3's give on the road (especially with the quattro system) but they are no longer available in my size and i don't like the look of the new ones, i have falken FK452's on my other 1.8T B5, and like them, was considering fitting them to the quattro, then i saw the vredesteins, they look good and have some good reviews, anyone used them on theirs? what do you reckon?
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The diesel quattro's are prone to scuffing the outer edge's I think, but I've never really heard of the inner edges being scuffed. I've not done mine yet, but people who have had a four wheel alignment done always say the car feels better afterwards.
     
  3. Woorlord

    Woorlord shifting to Hyperspace... . VCDS Map User

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    Had uneven wear on both inside fronts - Had the tracking checked after an MOT with an optical rig at a local garage - cost me nothing as he said it was OK!

    Had it checked a short while later as needed 4 new tyres and was not convinced it was OK. Got it done by ordering on-line 4 new tyres including a cheap (£27) laser tracking test. Yes they were out of alignment!!!! Took em 2 hours to free the n/s steering rod locking bolts and then adjusted and all sorted - (had to intervene and show them what to do) - now spot on - wear now even.
     
  4. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    agree with James/woorlord. When I first got my car I noticed wear on the inside of the front right tyre, I had a 4 wheel alignment done and it transformed the Grip/handling loads.
     
  5. b00zehound

    b00zehound Member

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    I got the 4 wheel alignment done a couple of months back at a local motorsport specialist. They have the latest optical machine. One of my rears was wearing on the outside. Was the best 70 quid ive spent on it so far. Handling and feel are 100% better
     
  6. Rhencullen1989

    Rhencullen1989 190 S LINE QUATTRO

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    Ok, thanks guys, looks like a 4 wheel alignment is on the cards then, can anyone recommend a place in somerset, yeovil, bridgwater,wells, frome areas, ta.
     
  7. Xmay4444

    Xmay4444 On Point!!

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    I had the Goodyear F1's on the front of my old A4 and I would'nt buy them again. They didn't grip as well as I wanted and wore out very quickly.
    I've had the Vredestein's for about 6 months and can't fault them. They do look cool as well :hubbahubba: if a tad odd.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Rhencullen1989

    Rhencullen1989 190 S LINE QUATTRO

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    Yeah, the vredesteins do look the dogs, whats the cheapest place you can get them online, i have seen them on camskill for £90, but that is not fitted, mytyres are about £130, i am sure i can get them better than that. Anyone used micheldever service station near andover, they are suposed to be pretty good? Size is 235/40/18.
     
  9. JohnboyC

    JohnboyC Member

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    My A4 Quattro seemed to wear both inside and outside edgesof the front tyres.....which I put down to I only having the tyres at 35 PSI when the book reckons they should be 41 PSI which gives a bullet hard ride - and they are definately wearing better now, and secondly my "enthusiastic" driving style :thumbsup:
     
  10. Xmay4444

    Xmay4444 On Point!!

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    £120 a corner fitted from Mytyres.
    (they were actually shipped from Germany. why, I dont know, but hey.)
     
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  11. BahnStormer77

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    yeah... I've found that mine wear.....

    no nothing missing in that statement... they just wear.... :)

    Nothing wrong with the car either, I can definitley pin it on nearly 2 tonnes of Quattro V6 TDI, 440Nm torque and a penchant for testing my RS4 RARB :)
     
  12. bubstar

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    The P Zero Rosso's fitted to my A4 lasted 24k with a bit more to go, I fitted another set last year. The wear was totally even on all 4.

    Always run them at 37psi - 235/40R18 91Y

    :thumbsup:
     
  13. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    xmay - good price on the Vredesteins... I looked at them as they came highly recommended, but my head couldn't handle the Asymetric design... I went Toyo Proxes T1-R's in the end for a similar price (235/40/18's) - I've had nothing but them (and the T1-S's) for about the last 10 years and been very happy all the way - great wet grip and very progressive when they do eventually start to let go.... 38-40psi.... which is pretty firm.
     
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  14. Xmay4444

    Xmay4444 On Point!!

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    I know what you mean Lostbok, they just look wrong.... but I like them.:eyebrows:
     
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  15. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    Very funky... apparently very good grip.... but they were just doing my head in looking at them and making me feel all dizzy.... I could jsut see myself trying to persuade the guy in the garage to ignore the instructions and make them all symetrical :)
     

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