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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Phil-1, Dec 29, 2013.

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    Just put my winter wheels and tyres on the car. The car is relatively new to me and I knew it would need a pair of rear tyres, but when I took them off I noticed that the tread has cracked.

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    I know the tyres are getting very close to changing, but thought I might have got a month or 2 out of them after winter.

    What do you think?

    Phil
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    look bald on the edge.
    I think your ok so long as you don't drive too fast, don't drive in the wet, don't drive in the snow, don't drive in the ice, don't get pulled over.
    Im thinking you best get your wallet out actually lol
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    Andy

    They look worst in the photos. I know they need changing, and I have put my winter wheels and tyres on. Do you think I will get an month out of them after winter?

    I don't want them to split or blow out when the wife is driving.
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    Think you've answered your own question phil but just remember if she's driving and it happens she pays or does it not work like that under your roof? lol
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    I pay for the car and the running costs, saying that she did buy it for me (funny thing is she used my card)

    I think I will have to wait until I get paid in January 😂
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    ha ha sounds like she has you well trained lol
    its one of them things, you could risk it but is the risk worth it for an extra month. pot hole, kirb or anything and it might just blow out
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    Andy the winter tyres are now on so it's not a problem now.

    Will get some tyres next month

    Thanks
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    That's the winter wheels on. Had another issue, noticed that one of the alloys has been repaired not very well and there is a crack in the same area. So not happy at the moment.

    So I have gone from some very nice alloys

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    To these 😟
    Can't complain got the 4 alloys, 2 new tyres and 2 part worn all for £70.

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    And this is the best one, will get them refurbished in summer.

    Phil
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    Rubber degrades overtime so if you have a tyre on say a 6 year old car with low miles your tyres could still be knackered due to the rubber ageing.
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    I think they might be the originals. I have all the Recites and it's on it's second set on the front, not bad for 60k miles
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    yer them tyres are knackered mate imo
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    Now the big question

    Good year F1 or Continental sport contact 5?
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    Don't suppose the ones that have cracked and perished are Bridgestone tyres are they?
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    Not sure I didn't really look that close, just didn't like the way it's cracked all the way around the tyre.
    Just need to get the alloy repaired and the new tyres ready for summer
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    Tuck a little bit away each month over winter then fork out as soon as the winter tyres come off. It's gotta be done mate...
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    I think it's credit card time 👍
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    Phil still need some pics of your clean car mate so I can publish them on BroTeks FB page. Cheers
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    Hi Mark

    I don't want to send you any with the cr*p winter wheels on 😞

    Will see what I can do.
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