[Biturbos4] Winter Tire Help - why two sets of wheels?

Bill Coleman billc928 at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 16 12:25:11 EST 2003

My wife's A4 Avant came with the sport package including the 17" wheels
(highly recommended, although the Bridgestones that came with it have no
tread life).  For winter I bought her a set of 15" A4 replicas with Yokohama
Guardex tires because she doesn't tend to drive the car all that
aggressively anyway and I really like the way the Guardex tires handle snow
and ice, although they aren't all that wonderful on dry pavement and they
are rather noisy.  But I can do the changeover myself and I just have to
remember not to fling the car into corners like I do during the summer -
although the ESP helps.

For my S4 I'm swapping tires on the same wheels, at least for now.  When I
wear out my summer tires I hope to get a set of 18" RS4 replicas and keep
the 17s for winter use.  But for now I take the tires to my local Discount
Tire to be swapped.  Maybe it's because I bought all the tires there, but so
far they've never charged me to swap them!

00 S4 6sp
01 A4 Avant 1.8tq 5sp w/sport package

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