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Tyres? - What to avoid?

mpsheen Aug 8, 2018

  1. mpsheen

    mpsheen New Member

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    I just wondered what everyone else is running on their modified A3 / S3 who push the car a bit, Im ruining standard S3 17 inch alloys?
    Are there any tyres that you've had bad experiences with? (Apart from the obvious budgets)

    I've just replaced 4 falkens today with a set of Toyo T1Rs , I didn't expect too much as they are relatively cheap but seemed to have more good than bad reviews although first drive out the whole car felt nasty car feels wallowy and a bit all over the place, the Falkens were totally different, They were an ass to get off the rim i can only assume they were a lot stiffer and i got used to what came on the car?

    225 45 17 - Car is on AP coilovers and before tyre swap handled well
     
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  3. hydro s3

    hydro s3 S3 amk Team Ming Blue Audi S3

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    I have been using Pirelli p7 on mine and have had no issues with them.
     
  4. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro TDi

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    Just push the boat out a bit more and buy the best tyres. On that size something like the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Isn't that expensive compared to other cheaper tyres.
    Looking at Asda tyres the T1R IS £69
    https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/toyo/proxes-t1-r/225-45-17-94-y-xl-proxes-t1-r
    The Pilot Sport 4 £93 so works out about £100 more for 4 tyres, And you will enjoy driving the car a lot more and probably get better tyre life as well.
    https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/michelin/pilot-sport-4/225-45-17-94-y-xl-pilot-sport-4

    You may come across a mid range tyre that performs OK and saves you some money but it's unlikely to be as good as the Michelin.

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Michelin/Pilot-Sport-4.htm
    Have a look at the test results.
    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2018-AMS-Summer-UHP-Tyre-Test.htm

    Putting decent tyres on a car is probably one of the easiest and best ways of improving the handling, The same as throwing cheap tyres on a good car is one of the easiest ways of ruining the handling / driving experience, especially in the wet.
     
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    provoked this.. soz.. Been a long week.
     
  6. silestanix

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    I'm running Hankook front and rear, superb tyres, good grip wet and dry, and the handling is good, no wallowing or unpredictable handling.
     

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