[A4] To change or Not to change all four tires

Brian O'Connell boconnell at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 21 18:14:27 EDT 2006

Key point is to buy same size/rating.  Tread wear
differences between same size tires should not have
much, if any, effect. Perhaps same effect as tire
presure differentials between tires.

Secondary point is tread design.  Theoretically, if
you are driving them to their limits, the different
design will react differently, and this could lead to
unexpected handling differences/reactions.

Replacing two will be fine, but you should do
everything possible to buy same size/rating.  Of
course, it would be best to buy four, but we are not
all financially able to do so when one tire blows and
can't be repaired.

Good luck.

--- Venkat Venkataratnam <venkat14 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have '98 A4 2.8 Quattro. I just had a flat on one
> of my tires (rear one) 
> on the side wall. Should I change just the two rear
> ones or all the four? 
> The rear two might have lasted just couple of more
> months.
> The front two are in very good shape. I would hate
> to replace them.
> Venkat
> _______________________________________________
> A4 mailing list
> A4 at audifans.com
> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/a4

Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around 

More information about the A4 mailing list