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Re: Tire wear

I do rotate my tires every 6,000 miles and an alignment 6,000 to 10,000 
miles. I even check the tire pressure and varies it according to the 
ambient temperature and all fluid levels every weekend. I never like long 
lasting tires since most of them are optimized for tread life rather than 
grip and handling.  

Anthony Chan, First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA.
92' 100 V6 Tornado Red.

On 15 Jan 1997, Sheffield Corey wrote:

> Date: 15 Jan 97 17:32:00 EST
> From: Sheffield Corey <SHEF@omdc.gso.uri.edu>
> To: chan <chan@seattleu.edu>
> Subject: Re: Tire wear
> >I think Audi uses very soft compound oem tires. I bought my 92' 100 V6 last
> >year with 23,500 miles on the clock and the Dunlop SP6 that came with the 
> >car was pretty worn too. I took the car in for a pre-purchase inspection at 
> >the dealer and I questioned the mechanics to see if there was anything 
> >fishy about the mileage since the tires were wornout. He said it's normal 
> >for all the tires came oem from the factory have soft compound tires and 
> >didn't last very long. 
> Hi Anthony and Henrik,
> 	Rumour has it that all Audis, quattro and fwd, eat up front tires. So
> it becomes important to rotate your tyres(equal opportunity speller:-) every 10
> or so thousand miles. My Pirelli P500s lasted 29K and will not see the road
> again once my snows come off. Last winter the P500s were useless in the snow,
> they'd been fine their first two winters. So my guess is 25K to 30K is about
> average for these cars; unless you opt for a hard hi-mileage tire and sacrifice
> some handling. Just my thoughts on the subject; YMMV.
> 						Happy motoring,
> 								Shef
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