1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tyre problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by defer, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. defer
    Offline

    defer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    Just found a big screw in one of my front tyres. Looking at it it might just be on the edge of the repairable section. If it can't be repaired can i get away with only changing the 2 fronts or do i have to change all 4. Tread on all 4 is down to 3.5mm. Also if i use the space saver is it better to put it on the rear axle? Car is an S3.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 15, 2014]

  3. smudge_don
    Offline

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    Space saver should always go on the rear axle

    I believe that a car will pass an MOT as long as the axle has the same tyres, so you can have different ones on the front compared to the back

    But i'd get all 4 done for peace of mind an continuity :)
    #2
  4. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    687
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    I'd get all 4 as well..
    #3
  5. defer
    Offline

    defer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    Would you believe it, i've carried a can of puncture repair foam for the last 5 years, thought i'll use it on this puncture as i've got 200 miles to drive early AM and didn't fancy it on a space saver, blooming thing didn't work. Grrrrr. Thanks for the replies, i've fitted it on the rear. 4 Michelin pilot exalto's =£660= Gulp. Good job i got 3 new ones off Ebay for £90 each in December.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
    #4
  6. smudge_don
    Offline

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    eBay is my best friend :p
    #5
  7. defer
    Offline

    defer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    Mine too. My wife hates it.
    #6
  8. SAiLO
    Offline

    SAiLO Enthusiast VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    937
    Likes Received:
    33
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    My gf thinks ebay is a geeky hobby lol.
    They don't understand.
    #7
  9. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    687
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    eBay is the one....where else could you find this, people have been searching for this for generations, and I find it on ebay:

    [​IMG]
    #8
  10. Dandle
    Offline

    Dandle Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Mar 20, 2010]
    You could get away with changing only the front tyres if you want. The rears still have nearly 2mm of tread left before they are illegal although most tyre manufacturers recommend changing tyres at 3m due to the massive tail off in performance below that level.

    The space saver can be used on any corner of the car but you need to be aware of the speed limits imposed when its fitted.
    #9

Share This Page