1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

SQ5 SQ5 rubber

RoyM Jun 13, 2018

  1. RoyM

    RoyM New Member

    9
    0
    1
    about ready to replace tyre on my SQ%,currently running dunlop sport on 21" diamond cuts as per supplied from new, doesn't seem to be a big choice at 21", pirellis and conti, not too keen on the latter, anyone experienced pirellis on SUV?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  3. Dan_G

    Dan_G Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 SQ5 owners group

    461
    308
    63
    Had Pirreli on an S4 and then again on an A6 3.0TDI - both quattro and heavy, but they needed replacing after 9k miles on each car and most of htat was motorway.

    never again...
     
  4. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

    2,518
    2,837
    113
    Have always heard Pirelli are great at grip etc, but not the best life. Will find that out now 1st hand with my wife’s new Mini JCW that is shod with P Zero’s


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

    2,518
    2,837
    113
    Any options from Michelin? Have Conti on my Q5 but only 2900 miles in, but that said so far handling and road noise fine


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. Dan_G

    Dan_G Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 SQ5 owners group

    461
    308
    63
    Can’t complain about the grip, on dry days, with Pirelli, but they’re bonkers expensive when you consider the cost per mile.

    I actually replaced them with some Dunlop’s on the S4 and they managed 28,000 happy, mostly motorway, miles before the car was sold and they were just legal...
     
  7. SteveMcB

    SteveMcB Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi Cabriolet Owner Group SQ5 owners group

    826
    418
    63
    My SQ5 came from the factory with Dunlops but after 2 days I swapped wheels with someone who had ordered the wrong colour so ended up with Pirellis. Side by side the Pirelli didn't look to have quite as wide a footprint as the Dunlop but performance wise they've been fine, on 14k now with a good few MM left.

    Tyre choices are very limited in the 21s, originally only 4 I think, Michelin and Conti were the other 2 but I see Goodyear have just released an F1 (there's a couple of budget brands available now as well -which I'll avoid).

    First choice for me would be Michelin but they're usually quite a bit more expensive so when it comes to change I'll just go with the cheapest of the other 4, actually quite fancy the F1s.
     
    Ghost and q5man like this.
  8. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

    2,518
    2,837
    113
    I do like Michelin, but they can be pricey. Pretty good wear out of your Pirelli’s I had F1’s briefly on A6 until I p/x’d for Q5, they were so much better than the previous bridgestones.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    SteveMcB likes this.
  9. SteveMcB

    SteveMcB Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi Cabriolet Owner Group SQ5 owners group

    826
    418
    63
    Yep, was wary of the horror stories surrounding the SQ5's wear rate on Pirellis (got a good deal on the 'swap') but they've actually been pretty good.
    Best recent deals seem to be on Dunlop, there's a GT and an RT2 but not sure what the difference is between the 2.

    Had Bridgestones on a Scooby, never again!
     
    q5man likes this.
  10. Geordie Lee

    Geordie Lee Active Member

    120
    70
    28
    Could you not replace the 255/40/21 with 265/40/21 without any issues. I thinks there is much more choice...I have looked and the Pirelli’s are £35 cheaper per corner and are also 2 grades more efficient. Anyone done this..looked on US websites and looks all good...
     
  11. RoyM

    RoyM New Member

    9
    0
    1
    Interesting option needs further investigation...:)
     

Share This Page