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What Tyres Fitted at Factory + What Build Week?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by andy203, Apr 12, 2014.

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Tyre Make

  1. Continental

    38 vote(s)
    74.5%
  2. Dunlop

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. Other

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  1. andy203

    andy203 181 BHP

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    Have seen that there appear to be different types fitted to the cars. Would be interested to know what tyres have been fitted, to the cars and which model and which build week. Can not conduct poll on each tyre and every build date and model of car, however will start one for makes of tyre. I have Continental Continsportcontact 5, fitted to my TDI Quattro, sorry forgot BW 11. Is there a reason for the differing makes or is it just down to the stock of a particular tyre running out?
     
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  3. jbs2472

    jbs2472 Active Member

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    I have Continental Continsportcontact 5 on my 1.4tfsi 140 COD bw10
     
  4. Rexus

    Rexus Active Member

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    I have Dunlop Sportmaxx on my 1.4cod saloon
     
  5. steviedr

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    2.0 tdi sline saloon - Continental sportcontact 2 225/40R18 92Y
     
  6. AllanG

    AllanG Stronic

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    Me too.
     
  7. Migwire

    Migwire Active Member

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    Pirelli Cinturato P7 on my 3dr 184 TDI.... Build week 8 I think
     
  8. arad85

    arad85 Active Member

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    Same on my 184Q s-line 3 door (225/40 R18)
     
  9. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    Continentals on the S3.
    Poor tyre.
     
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  10. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member
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    Don't you think much to them?
     
  11. dkpeter

    dkpeter New Member

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    Pirelli Cinturato P7 225/45/17 on my A3 SB 1.4COD
     
  12. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    Nope, assists in causing the car to understeer (they lose grip in damp conditions) and are quite noisy.
    There are tyres that would be far better on the S3.
     
  13. Migwire

    Migwire Active Member

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    I was somewhat annoyed not to get Continentals on mine, but have to say I'm quite surprised by the Pirelli's, very sure footed, even in the wet.
     
  14. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Conti's
    I'm just glad I didn't get Bridgestones
     
  15. leosayer1

    leosayer1 Active Member

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    Snap. Don't know the build week, some time in March 2014.
     
  16. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member
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    I've always had Goodyear eagle f1's on my S3's ( 8L and 8P ) swear by them, looks like I'll be getting continentals on the 8V then
     
  17. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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    My new 2.0TDI-184 s-tronic quattro that I collected yesterday has Dunlop Sport MAXX RT tyres which is great as they are as quiet as the same size Hankook Ventus S1 evo tyres that came as standard on my last A3 and one of the tyres I would have had by choice.

    The car was Build week 12.
     
  18. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Same on my 2.0 TDI 150PS Sportback, build week 30 something last year!
     
  19. Dylock

    Dylock Active Member

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    Anyone with s3 had anything other than continentals?

    I'm picking up my next 8v s3 in next couple of weeks. Would be nice to have a different tyre this time.
     
  20. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member
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    I have Pirelli on my sport - build week 3 2014
     
  21. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    The tyre maker seems to be at least partly determined by the wheel size, looking at what's been listed above.
    (Conti's on my 18's)
     
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  23. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral
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    They're way better than the Bridgestone RE050s they used to fit to the S3.

    Those were truly awful in most conditions.
     
  24. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member
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    Which model conti's are they?
     
  25. PembsA3

    PembsA3 Active Member

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    Continental SportContact 5 on my SB S line TDI 184 quattro. BW8

    Don't know why everyone has a downer on this tyre... Much quieter than the Conti SportContact 2s I had on my Golf V6 4motion...
     
  26. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Yet to see an S3 without Contis.
     
  27. driver_tim

    driver_tim Active Member

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    Personally yet to see any kind of A3 on 18s without the Conti SC5s. Seems to be a lot more variety on the 17s.
     
  28. Joetidman

    Joetidman Well-Known Member

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    Conti's on my soon to be S3, build week 10. That's in 19's. Conti's were the S3 recommended and tested tyre. Any replacements on maintenance plan will be conti's too
     
  29. amped2

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    delivered week 4.Conti contact5 on 1.8 saloon 235/35/19. Seem a little noisey
     
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  30. Blu-iTT

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    Build week 11 with Pirelli Cinturato P7 225/45/17 on my A3 SB 1.4
     
  31. thedooker

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    I agree. I used to have a Focus ST which had Conti 2s on it. Didn't actually like the car. Changed to Eagle F1 a/s and it was like a different beast. Same with the conti 3s on my Focus RS. They just don't seem to work on our roads. I'm hoping that the car will come alive when I change tyres cos as is it makes the car pretty average and I feel it has a lot more to give.
     
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  32. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    People shouldn't underestimate just how much difference a good tyre makes to how the car drives.
    I might change mine soon, so if anyone wants some S3 Continentals that have only done a couple of thousand miles, then mine may be available for a cheap price soon.
     
  33. bpnike

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    2.0tdi 150 sport build week 42 2013 pirelli cinturato 225/45/17
     
  34. squiretolley

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    Continental SC5 on my Sportback s-line. BW10 2013.

    Changing to Goodyear Eagle F1 ASY2 soon. Rotated the wheels so I could change all four at the same time.
     
  35. rozel

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    BW 9 - Sportback 1.4 TFSI SE 122 - Pirelli 205/55/16 - quiet as a mouse!
     
  36. mindstorm

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    BW11 and the Conti Sport Contacts
     
  37. PilotAudi

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    I agree tyres are important but have no criticisms of Contis so far. Will see how they wear, can't be any worse than the Bridgestone rubbish we had on 8P
     
  38. NotquiteWelsh

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member
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    Got contis on S3; will do as below:

     
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    BW12 - Pirelli Cinturato P7's - SB Sport 1.2 S-Tronic
     
  40. AndyWilo

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    BW 15, continentals, S Line SB on sport suspension, not what I was expecting after all the reviews I don't find it noisy on the road/mway and suspension is brilliant!!
     
  41. Relliott6879

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    No idea on my build week, I'm afraid. I picked the car up from the showroom on 13 Oct 14, if that helps anyone 'in the know' with figuring it out? Anyhoo, it came with Continental SportContact 2s in 225/40/18 flavour.
     
  42. jetron

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    Not sure of a build week as first thing I knew it was at the dealer's yard but estimate BW 46. Standard e-tron 17" are Pirelli Cinturato P7 BLUE 225/45 R17 91V AO
     

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