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2019 S3 Tyre choice

oxford_ara_S3 Nov 17, 2020

  1. oxford_ara_S3

    oxford_ara_S3 Registered User

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    Hi everyone

    What tyres are people running on their S3’s? I want to change the factory P Zeros soon and just wandering what to go for...

    thanks

    David
     
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  3. Gazwould

    Gazwould Registered User

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    MP4S .
     
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  4. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    I dont have a S3 but lots of people are going for Pilot sports on here.
    Each person has their own fav's and are loyal to certain brands though
     
  5. george forbes

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    Goodyear F1 supersports
     
  6. craigpanthercrystal

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    I went to p zero ro2. Well happy
     
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  8. craigpanthercrystal

    craigpanthercrystal Registered User

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    Will be 235 35 19 or 225 40 18
     
  9. The_Ironist

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    Michelin PS4S installed coming from P Zero and very happy. Seem excellent in the wet.
     
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  10. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Registered User

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    I don’t have an S3 but Michelin Pilot Sports are the best tyres you can get. Price reflects that though.

    Hankook is the standard tyre supplier for Audi now and I was really impressed by the ones that were supplied new ones my A4. So much so that when the time came, I replaced them with another set.
     
  11. Potterswheel

    Potterswheel Active Member Gold Supporter

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    Does anyone have the exact description of the Michelin Pilot sport 4 as fitted to the S3 ???
     
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  14. Potterswheel

    Potterswheel Active Member Gold Supporter

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    No, thanks for the response but just to be clear there can be a whole load of letters and numbers after the size on tyres, and for example the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 's I had on my last A3 2.0 L Quattro sport were 225/45 ZR17 (94Y)
    Tyre manufacturers can make tyres specifically for a manufacturer and I think as OE for Porsche they have an N in the code, I have heard you can get in to trouble with insurance if you don't fit N's to a Porsche.
    Did Audi fit Pilot sport 4's to the S3 as original equipment ? and if so can someone read me the code please?
    I have a particular reason that I have to order the correct tyres.
    If I had a criticism of the Pilot Sport 4's I would say that they were a bit on the noisy side, so to call them Acoustic seems a bit odd!
     
  15. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    I think you need to provide more info then.. What year S3 and what spec ie saloon/hatchback or three door also what rim size. Audi chop and change their tyres quite often from the factory. My November 2015 saloon came with Continentals contact 5 on 19" rims. Hopefully someone will come along with the correct info for you.:thumbs up:
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    This is info from Audi themselves which says what I quoted regarding letters 'AO'.
    https://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/...NeY--VqjJXWFUa0Q-xvNj_ODITqdfYHBoCSBQQAvD_BwE
     
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    Potterswheel Active Member Gold Supporter

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    Tyre size.jpg
     
  17. Potterswheel

    Potterswheel Active Member Gold Supporter

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    Thanks, this is exactly why I ask, I can only order the tyre size/code as fitted by the manufacturer as OE, for info my car is a 2017 s3 saloon currently fitted with Pirelli 235/35 19's.
    I know this is a bit anal but it's where I find myself.
     
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  20. Potterswheel

    Potterswheel Active Member Gold Supporter

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    Great, thanks for that - they recommend 235 / 35 ZR (91Y) XL for my car, and I notice they also list the AO in 245's - must have listened to Audi about the noise as they state that the AO is homologated by Audi!!!!
     
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  21. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Got there in the end. lol:thumbs up:
     
  22. John Pilkington

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    2019 fl s3 came with hankooks
     
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  23. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Registered User

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    I’ve run 235 PZeros on x 2 S3 and an RS3. Good tyre, why do you want to change?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  24. rafletcher

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    If you're wanting the original fit, search for the tyre description containing "AO" - for "Audi Original". But in truth all modern tyres do a good job - I generally select mine (especially on an S3 with 19" rims) from those with the lowest noise rating and decent grip figures.
     
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  25. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Registered User

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    With big rims and or diamond cut I prefer tyres with decent rim protectors like the P Zero AO
     
  26. rafletcher

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    I know people put a lot of store in the so-called rim protection. My car is currently running some soon-to-be-changed AO P-Zeros. Would you like to see the rim damage to my nearside front rim, caused by turning the wheel away from the kerb to U-turn whilst parked and moving off? The rim protection was ripped off the tyre for a couple of inches, and my rim badly marked.

    Much better not to run into kerbs (as I told myself at the time!) than rely on rim protection which may well be found inadequate.
     
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  27. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Registered User

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    Well yes clearly but the Rim protection afforded by PZero is pretty good and far better than not having any IMHO.
     
  28. Bells

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    I’d not bother with PZeros again personally, don’t think the grip is that good compared to Michelin PS4’s and I also went through 2 front tyres in 6 months due to bulges in the sidewall. Read a few posts online about them having weak sidewalls so I guess that’s true. Might just have been bad luck but it’s never happened to me before with any other tyres!

    Only positive for me was the rim protection.
     
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  29. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Premium Summer Tyres.....
    "Placebo effect"....the only way you'll ever define one from the other is by pushing them to the limit...such are the small differences between them
     
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