[BiturboS4] Re: BiturboS4 digest, Vol 1 #361 - 1 msg

Erik J. Engstrom engstrom at rawbw.com
Mon May 19 12:31:48 EDT 2003

Hi folks,

I no longer own an S4, but i keep forgetting to request a removal of the digest.

Ken -

From: ken kgrant <kaspgr at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] New Tires and noise question

"I thought they were suppose to last at least 30k miles.  And I do not race my

My Bridestone Potenza S0-3's wore through in as little as 8,000 miles. The
stock tires lasted 45 minutes on my car, so consider your wear and tear to be
exceptional based upon this criteria.

In the 19 months/42,000 mile ownership of my car I had to replace the SO-3's
three times. A friend of mine is still driving his front wheel drive car (a VW)
on my stock tires and has put 22,000 miles on them.

No car that I have ever owned eats tires faster. Get used to replacing your
tires every 16,000 miles (at MOST) or sell your car. Anything other than a top
tier tire is a waste as the extra soft compound really allows the S4 to shine.


2 X 1987 325is
Dinan Stage 3+ suspension, M20 motor with 97% compression, etc, etc.
Alpina Linder modified (290 cam, custom fuel, drivetrain, etc.)

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