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New Tyre Recommendations

jrumball Sep 23, 2018

  1. jrumball

    jrumball Active Member Sportback Audi A3 etron Cosmos Blue

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    Looking specifically for recommendations from A3 e-tron drivers

    Getting very close to the point where I will need a new set of tyres.

    At the the moment I have Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue 225/45 R17 91V

    I am looking at Michelin CrossClimate+ on 17s to use as winter tyres as I intend to buy a set of 18s for the summer.

    Does anyone have any recommendations or would I just stay with what came with the car ?
     
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  3. Mike Feldman

    Mike Feldman Member VCDS Map User

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    I got bridgestone potenzas from Costco. I was not a fan of the Continentals that came with my car.
     
  4. jrumball

    jrumball Active Member Sportback Audi A3 etron Cosmos Blue

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    Unfortunately they are not an option at Costco here .

    I have been reading a lot about the CrossClimate + They seem to get amazing customer reviews a few people complain about them washing out a bit in spirited cornering , and that they are prone too punctures . Interesting the only ones avalible in my size are the XL variety which means they will have a stiffer sidewall I wonder if this is deliberate to help with the issues ?
     
  5. oldoiler

    oldoiler Member

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    I just have medium budget tyres on at the moment,but I was also thinking of trying the cross climate I have 17 rims but others have 18s ??


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  6. jrumball

    jrumball Active Member Sportback Audi A3 etron Cosmos Blue

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    I just fitted Cross Climate + 17 225/45 R17 , so far after 300 miles they seem adequate they are XL so have stiffer side walls I hoped this would help with the squishy cornering but it hasn't really made any difference, I intend to fit so eibach pros to solve this. I haven't driven them in and really bad weather yet so time will tell, but they have had such good reviews all round. It is hard with the e-tron as it is really tourqy if you floor it. I intend to use them as winter wheels and by summer hopefully I will have the turbine 18s I want but can't seem to find.... and put decent summer tyres on these.

    Had a scary experience with the old Pirellis documented here....

    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/scary-tyre-wear.380612/
     
  7. oldoiler

    oldoiler Member

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    On another matter how is your battery miles , mines dropped down to 21 miles on “full charge “ in this colder weather


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  8. jrumball

    jrumball Active Member Sportback Audi A3 etron Cosmos Blue

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    Mine said 23 earlier this evening, about 8.5 deg on the dash. The number is so random though I find and is really only a guess ..... It seems really dependent on how you have driven recently. I live in the sticks so usually start on hybrid and switch to EV when I get to town and they dynamic when I'm merging or on a bad roundabout or just fed up with the guy up my rear.... =)

    I have seen it say 30 once but usually 27 . Car is 2years old with 23k miles

    It seems to average with mixed driving about 60mpg constantly......
     
  9. oldoiler

    oldoiler Member

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    Best I’ve seen is 28 but has you say very variable, cars 3yrs old with 60k best mpg is around 57mpg


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  10. jrumball

    jrumball Active Member Sportback Audi A3 etron Cosmos Blue

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    Seems about where it should be then nowhere near the documented numbers ......
     

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