Audi rs3 best tyres

Spencer589

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I’ve got the staggered set up and factory Pirelli’s, what’s the benefit of changing from staggered as surely Audi have done that for a reason?

Was looking at swopping as the Pirelli’s don’t inspire confidence, big fan of the Goodyear Assy’s on my S4 or would look at Pilot Sports.
I stuck with the staggered set up as I thought the whole benefit of it was combating understeer..
 

T-1000

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I’ve got Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersports. But at the moment they only come in 235/35/19.

Very good tyre.


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Slowracer

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I’ve got the staggered set up and factory Pirelli’s, what’s the benefit of changing from staggered as surely Audi have done that for a reason?

Was looking at swopping as the Pirelli’s don’t inspire confidence, big fan of the Goodyear Assy’s on my S4 or would look at Pilot Sports.

Going square allows you to rotate for more even wear. The 245/35 ps4s are wider than the 255 Pirelli so you will get more grip up front with the Michelin
 

Evolution_Roy

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I am about to order a new set of SportContact 6 245/35 for my FL RS3.

I had a set of new PS4S on my previous Focus RS (gen 3, 4WD) and although they had very good grip, they killed the fun in the car. From tail happy it became prone for understeer. So I think they will make the RS3 more prone to understeer than it already is.
 

Gazwould

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Spencer589

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I am about to order a new set of SportContact 6 245/35 for my FL RS3.

I had a set of new PS4S on my previous Focus RS (gen 3, 4WD) and although they had very good grip, they killed the fun in the car. From tail happy it became prone for understeer. So I think they will make the RS3 more prone to understeer than it already is.

At the end of the day both are regarded as great tyres and there's not much between them, the SC6 slightly edge the overall grip but PS4S do have the wear advantage. I went off a review by someone who tests tyres for a living and tests them back to back, even though in the review he was driving an M3 and said he'd choose PS4S with a rear wheel drive car but if it wasn't he'd choose the SC6. I went for the SC6 because of a few people saying they had traction control issues with PS4S, another reason was tyre sizes having the staggered set up. The PS4S are wider than other tyres of the same spec so I wasn't sure whether i should go a size down or not, the SC6 also have rim protection. This is the review I watched https://www.tyrereviews.com/Article/Michelin-Pilot-Super-Sport-VS-Continental-Sport-Contact-6.htm
 

CamRNW

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I've just put the PS4S on mine, contis were on prior. Fronts were down to 2.5mm after 6000 miles, rears were down to 4mm so wear isn't great. Not driven hard enough yet to comment on handling of the Michelins, contis were good in the dry but not great in the wet from my experience.
 

Evolution_Roy

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I've just put the PS4S on mine, contis were on prior. Fronts were down to 2.5mm after 6000 miles, rears were down to 4mm so wear isn't great. Not driven hard enough yet to comment on handling of the Michelins, contis were good in the dry but not great in the wet from my experience.

Thanks for sharing, will be great if you can post your thoughts after a few trips in the car. I had noticeably more understeer with the PS4S on Focus RS MK3.
 

randy4

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Had both Eagles and PS4S’s found PS4S are great for fast road grip and in the damp but Eagles are better in awful weather (0 temps) and last longer
 
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