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S3 Tyres

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by shinsplint, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. shinsplint

    shinsplint Member

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    Hi chaps,

    Coming to that dreaded time, to replace all 4 tyres.

    Any recommendations for the S3 ?

    Want something that will last as well as grip well... don't we all :/
     
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  3. mjr901

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    Michelin PS3

    Goodyear F1 assy 2

    Conti 5's

    in that order.
     
  4. rezulteo

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    Would you be able to confirm that your car has the following dimensions 225 40R18 92Y?

    If so, we can recommend you the following:

    > Pirelli Pzeo Nero
    > Continental ContiSportContact 5
    > Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
    > Michelin PS3
    > Dunlop Sport Maxx RT
    > Nokian Z G2

    Let me know if we can give you any more detailed advice!

    The rezulteo team.
     
  5. shinsplint

    shinsplint Member

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    That is indeed the correct size. Thanks
     
  6. essIII

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    Have used Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas and Falken FK452's from camskill.co.uk on my s3 with no issues - Vreds seem a bit better in the wet, but not always in stock.
     
  7. shinsplint

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    Cheers esslll,

    Do you have them fitted via Camskill as well, or sort that elsewhere?
     
  8. essIII

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    I get them delivered to work (which some people seem to find amusing) and then take them to a local place for fitting - something like £10 per corner to fit and balance.
     
  9. Ash187

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    I was advised by Brodster who has an S3 to get Avon ZZ3s for my 2.0 TDI as he had them fitted on his. I have them in 19s and honestly i cant fault them! really good tyres with nice grip in wet or dry
     
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    ZZ3's are terrible. Had them on my supra and was wheelspin city. I personally like the Pzero's. :)
     
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    supra and A3 are 2 totally different breed of cars!
    from what i have heard the Pzero's dont get highly rated on the S3s in the wet
     
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    Exactly....had the P-Zeros on my last S3 and they were **** so they were changed so goes to prove that do your homework first on how tyres perform on Audis irrespective of how good they were on another motor.
     
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    I had 2 different sets on my S3, Falekn FK452's and Uniroyal Rainsport 2's.

    The Falkens where pretty good and I had used them previously on my Astra VXR and they coped admirably with the brutal FWD power that had.

    The Uniroyals where a bit better than the Falkens though, especially in the wet. I have them on my Golf GTI now and they are great. I know they don't get talked about much in performance circles but think about how much bloody rain we get!
     
  14. shinsplint

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    I would agree with this had FK452s on my TT and loved them, going to try them on the S3 next, previously had PZeros, Bridgestones, SC3s...ALL ****! So I'm trying Falkens and then maybe PS3s/SC5s
     
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    Mich PS2's gets my vote - sublime!
     
  17. Minstadave

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    Falkens on an S3?!?!?!

    They perform like an average tyre at best with the wear rate of a decent tyre, get something decent.
     
  18. audicruiser

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    +1 Michelins all day long!!!
     
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    I managed to get a set F1's for just over £100-00 each, and got to say pretty impressed with them.
     
  20. I oOEddOo I

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    I have managed to find Michelin PS3 for £128 each from this website
    Oponeo.co.uk anyone heard of them ?? for set of 4 it cost £512 and etyres is £600 for a set
    anyone have any suggestion ?
     

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