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buddyboy
14-01-2017, 12:28 PM
I'm wondering what are the tyres of choice for for a7 owners? What did the 2012 come with as standard when fitted with 20" alloy option? The garage say one tyre was slightly damaged so they will replace two at the cost of 270 euro each, thinking about it now ill probably look to replace the other two as soon as i get it next week. I had uniroyal rainsport 3 on my s6 and i wouldnt rate them anything special, in the past i was always a fan of the Goodyear Eagle asymmetrics

Any advice appreciated, im sure i need XL rated tyres for the a7?

Corb2000
15-01-2017, 09:27 PM
I'm wondering what are the tyres of choice for for a7 owners? What did the 2012 come with as standard when fitted with 20" alloy option? The garage say one tyre was slightly damaged so they will replace two at the cost of 270 euro each, thinking about it now ill probably look to replace the other two as soon as i get it next week. I had uniroyal rainsport 3 on my s6 and i wouldnt rate them anything special, in the past i was always a fan of the Goodyear Eagle asymmetrics

Any advice appreciated, im sure i need XL rated tyres for the a7?

My 2016 car rides on 20 inch Pirelli P Zeros - I really dislike noise so will be looking for quieter tyres when I change them, currently nearing 14k on the car's first set and expecting to change at around 20k based on wear rate to date.


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buddyboy
15-01-2017, 11:01 PM
Hopefully the two tyres they put on were not Pirelli's so! I might go for Continental sport contact 6 or Bridgestones or if i can get the Goodyears in the XL rating

Gazwould
15-01-2017, 11:24 PM
Sport Contact 6 will not last long .

buddyboy
15-01-2017, 11:31 PM
Sport Contact 6 will not last long .

I read that alright in some of the reviews

M1tchy
18-01-2017, 01:09 AM
My A7 came with Yokohama sport Tyres. Don't remember exactly which. It they were brilliant. Only got about 11k off them though which was the downside.

I replaced with Pirelli p zero and love them. I'm due for a new set as the last ones had gone and it's on winters now.

Think I'll go for the same.


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Crasher
18-01-2017, 03:56 AM
Yesterday our tyre supplier warned us of impending price increases due to the value of Sterling.

buddyboy
18-01-2017, 06:36 PM
So the car came with two new Bridgestones on the front, and the rears have plenty of life left on them, one less cost for me for now so :)

El-Cap
18-01-2017, 07:23 PM
Michelin Pilot Super Sports are my preferred tyre and what I will put on once the stock Pirellis need replaced.


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Gazwould
18-01-2017, 07:57 PM
Pilot Super Sport have now been replaced .

El-Cap
18-01-2017, 08:25 PM
Pilot Super Sport have now been replaced .

By the Pilot Sport 4 S? I believe that isn't quite on the market or may just be now. But the Super Sport is meant to be still being made in certain sizes following the Pilot 4 launch. It s certainly still available.


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Gazwould
18-01-2017, 08:37 PM
Yes , 4 S will out perform SS , as 4 already out performs SS .

Neil-A
25-06-2017, 12:34 PM
Hello all,


My Pirelli P Zeros 19" are all due for changing soon and just wondering if I should stick the same or if try something else? These came on the car when purchased and so far the only issues with the P zeros have been road noise on certain motorway surfaces but otherwise grip and handling have been very good.

These from Dunlop seem comparable, good rating and just seeing if anyone has any tried these at all?

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 (255/40 R19 100Y Rating C (fuel) A (grip) 70db

Cheers
Neil

Crasher
25-06-2017, 11:49 PM
Try the Uniroyal Rainsport 3, very good all-rounder made by Continental. Pirelli are now Chinese owned, more cheap labour financed European technology drain…

Gazwould
26-06-2017, 12:00 AM
??

Michelin aquired Uniroyal in 1990 .

Crasher
26-06-2017, 12:06 AM
As it says at the bottom of their web site "Uniroyal. A brand of Continental"

Gazwould
26-06-2017, 07:18 AM
Sorted , Michelin owns Uniroyal in the USA and Continental owns Uniroyal in Europe .

Guest 2
26-06-2017, 08:22 AM
I wouldn't buy RS3 again, had them on my A3 and the fronts lasted 10k all motorway, not that great in the dry, my Dunlop winter tyres have more grip in the dry(!), but as the name suggests, great in the wet.

I'll stick with my Hankook Ventus V12, great all round tyre. Had them on the A4 and now the A3 and will be putting them on the Passat after these Continentials need replaced ~13k miles :(

Crasher
26-06-2017, 11:19 AM
I don't care how long a tyre lasts as I don't do enough miles per year to wear a tyre below 3mm before it is four years old when I automatically change them, what I do care about is wet grip, sliding into things annoys me.... one interesting thing I did notice when changing from the noisy RS2 to the incredibly quiet RS3 was changing to the XL version gave amazing reduction in rolling resistance.I changed because I had found non XL tended to look squashed after a few years even though it was the correct weight rating and pressure and after a few years they still look better. Interestingly also noticed the XL are two points better on the fuel consumption ratin, the trade off in ride under certain circumstances is unpleasant but overall worth it. The steering turn in is also better due to the stiffer sidewalls.

Gazwould
26-06-2017, 02:34 PM
Uniroyal RS3 bashing day , another VAG forum , chap not having much luck .

"I had rainsport 3 on my B5, lost 2 far too soon to sidewall delaminations, and the other 2 wore out too fast and the shoulders were too soft for the B5.5 even in XL."

Guest 2
26-06-2017, 04:57 PM
I don't care how long a tyre lasts as I don't do enough miles per year to wear a tyre below 3mm before it is four years old when I automatically change them, what I do care about is wet grip, sliding into things annoys me.... one interesting thing I did notice when changing from the noisy RS2 to the incredibly quiet RS3 was changing to the XL version gave amazing reduction in rolling resistance.I changed because I had found non XL tended to look squashed after a few years even though it was the correct weight rating and pressure and after a few years they still look better. Interestingly also noticed the XL are two points better on the fuel consumption ratin, the trade off in ride under certain circumstances is unpleasant but overall worth it. The steering turn in is also better due to the stiffer sidewalls.

I'm doing 30-40k a year and maintenance is out of my own pocket so I need to find a healthy balance of longetivity and , the best tyre I ever had on a car was the Pilot Sport 2, I got near 40k out of the rear 2 on my A6 quattro, 20k out of the fronts, they were pricy, 1000 for 4 at that time!

I would love the new Pilot Sport 4-S however they don't seem to cater for 18" for my Passat, only 19 & 20 inch! :(

Gazwould
26-06-2017, 08:04 PM
Get the Pilot Sport 4 , then .

Neil-A
26-06-2017, 08:55 PM
Evening all, looks like I've started this debate off again, sorry! It's interesting how we all have different experiences depending on car, driving, use and budget etc and it's hard really to say what is the best and recommend.

The P Zeros already fitted perform well as I do like to push it hard, not bad in the wet but had the sought bit of aquaplaning and just a little noisey on different roads surface. This may be due to these been almost done though with about 3mm left. Saying that these were already on the car so it's doesn't feel as bad on the pocket. This be the first set I'll be buying so hopefully getting this right. Apart from less road noise I think the other criteria is best wet grip as do quite a lot of motorway.

I suppose once in the higher end bracket of tyres most of these are going to be pretty decent in most respects.

So RS3 people love them or hate them it seems, good price though online at 106. The Dunlop's GT2 I've seen seemed to review well, Hankooks come off well too. Kumho ?

Thanks for the input guys :)



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Crasher
27-06-2017, 01:37 PM
I would love the new Pilot Sport 4-S however they don't seem to cater for 18" for my Passat, only 19 & 20 inch! :(

Presumably a 235 / 40 R18 95 ZR(Y) XL ? http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-pilot-sport-4?fromTyreSelector=true&width=235&selectorMode=bySize&ratio=40&radial=18&load=95&speed=y&zp=false&fromTyreSegment=1&dimensionId=pilot-sport-4-24631-542695-381381

Gazwould
27-06-2017, 07:04 PM
I think B8 Passats are 235 45 18 .

Crasher
28-06-2017, 09:14 AM
In that case no to the 4 and the 4S which is a shame.

Guest 2
28-06-2017, 02:58 PM
Yep unfortunately it's an odd-size width and profile! :(

Gazwould
28-06-2017, 04:08 PM
Found that recently with a wanted make tyre in 225 45 18 , none in the country , went 245 40 in the end , better for 8J .

Crasher
28-06-2017, 06:20 PM
Uniroyal Rainsport 3 - The Ultimate Summer Tyre | Uniroyal (https://www.uniroyal.co.uk/car/tyres/summer-tyres/car-tyres/rainsport-3)

Available as a 235/45 R18 98Y

Gazwould
28-06-2017, 06:46 PM
TBH the whole Rain Sport thing is just marketing , the top Summer tyres have excellent wet capability due to canal like channels , just look at this highly regarded Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 .


http://www.4legend.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/xgeneve-2016-pneu-dunlop-sport-maxx-rt2-006.jpg.pagespeed.ic.uM4qYCroJA.jpg

Crasher
29-06-2017, 01:42 PM
I don't agree, I have tried the RS3 back to back against the old Conti Sport 4 and the RS3 is noticeably better in the wet, the way I drive I can't tell any difference in the dry. One thing I did notice about the RS3 over the RS2 was they are much better in winter conditions where the RS2 would slither around, the RS3 didn't. Mrs Crasher Polo GTI went from Kumho wotsits fitted from new to the RS2 which were noticeably different in the wet but noisy when old and now to the RS3's which are outstanding.