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Time for new tyres which ones ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tri3hrs, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. tri3hrs

    tri3hrs New Member

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    Ok its time for new tyres for my A3 2.0 tsfi quattro
    not overly impressed with the originals 12000 miles on the front
    So what are people using and recommending and why ?
     
  2. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    My car fitted with Goodyear Efficient Grips when bought 2nd hand.
    They had about 6mm tread. After 4k miles treads about 5.5mm.
     
  3. fangio

    fangio Well-Known Member

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    I swear by Michelin Primacy; quiet, comfortable and grippy.
     
  4. firestorm

    firestorm Member

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    what don't you like about the originals and what make/model are they?
     
  5. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Michelin all day long... Done 10k miles on mine and still got over 5mm tread left on them. You must run them at the correct pressures though otherwise you will reduce the life considerably!
     
  6. tri3hrs

    tri3hrs New Member

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    Hi sorry for the long delay in posting been very busy currently fitted with continental sport contact 2.Not overtly happy with the grip and most definetly not happy about the wear particularly on the front.From the few comment looks like a set of michelins then but which ones
     
  7. Soot1

    Soot1 Active Member

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    You have to trade off grip with longivety, can't have both. Tyres are a personal thing and all of us have our preferences, think back to the tyres you liked on a previous car and stick with them, if they still make them.
     
  8. Turbo9639

    Turbo9639 3rd gear

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    just had 4 toyo prox's t1r fitted £400, they grip just aswel as the potenza's i had on before, not sure if they will last as long though.
     
  9. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    I've run Michelin PS2's for the last 5/6 years and swear by them.
    Will probably give the new Conti SC5 a stab next as the Michelins have been discontinued.
    It depends what your after and how much you want to spend.
    You get what you pay for with Toyo/Falken etc. Cheapish tyres with cheapish performance.
    People look for different things from their tyres.
    I'd be happy with 12k from a set tbh.
    I got 17k from my last set after rotating them front to back to keep roughly the same rolling radius at all times.
     
  10. Soot1

    Soot1 Active Member

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    Good choice, I've had plenty of these on other cars, They don't last long though as they are a softish compound, especially on high tourque cars which I think yours is.
     

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