[Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire for sale.

Singh, Rohan RSingh at carlsoncanada.com
Thu Aug 26 11:35:41 EDT 2004

Can anyone recommend winter tires for my '01 S4. I just bought it used and
it has the stock 17" Avus alloys on it with brand new Pirelli P6000's. I've
been thinking about getting just the winter tires (no new rims) and mounting
them on the current rims but I'm told that it is probably better to buy 16"
rims and mount winter tires on those (due to possibility of damage to the
expensive Avus wheels and perhaps due to performance?). I want to go with an
option that won't empty my wallet. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks. 


-----Original Message-----
From: David Bray [mailto:brayd at rogers.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 11:06 AM
To: Biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire for sale.

I've been trying to get 4 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 since May with no luck!!
My local dealers (in Ottawa Canada) tell me that there's no production date
even scheduled for them?!?

My original P6000s are down to the wear bars and extremely noisy now.  But,
I can probably hang on until late Sep, or early Oct when I'll put on my 4
winter tires ... then it'll postpone the problem until next spring.

2 Questions for the group:
1.  Has anyone else been having troubles getting these Goodyear tires?  Is
the problem in Canada only (how're things in AB, Quincy?) or am I getting BS
from my local dealers?
2.  In your collective opinions, what other tire is as "good" ... I'm no
hot-rodder, but I want a sticky tire (wet & dry) that's not too loud
(though, after these P6000's any change would likely be an improvement!).

'01 S4, 6 spd (still stock) - not quite 60K km, but warranty's up this Nov

> -----Original Message-----
> From: biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com
> [mailto:biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com]On Behalf Of Quincy Chiang
> Sent: August 25, 2004 6:04 PM
> To: Nicholas Mistry
> Cc: Biturbos4 at www.audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation? and possible tire for sale.
> I've had 17" Pilot Sport on my ex-A4 1.8t (came standard), was
> very pleased with them, very progressive and predictable at the
> limit, not too noisy either.  But I think they're quite
> expensive, even more so with the newer PS2.
> I read good reviews on the Goodyear F1 GS-D3, that's what I'll
> likely go with when I need new tires next summer.
> Quincy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Nicholas Mistry <nick at mistry.com>
> Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:58 pm
> Subject: [Biturbos4] Tire Recomendation?  and possible tire for sale.
> > I have finally gotten tired of listening to my Stock Pirelli
> > P6000's and
> > am looking for some new shoes for my '01 B5 S4.  Right now i am
> > having a
> > hard time deciding, because i have no experience w/ any on my list.
> >
> > As with most of the S4 drivers, I use my S4 as my daily driver.
> > My
> > driving style is quite spirited.  Wet & Dry Performance is
> > extremely
> > important, as well as LOW ROAD NOISE.  Also, these tires will
> > never see
> > a track or snow.
> >
> > So, here is my list, all 225/45-17(in order of my preference):
> > 1. Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
> > 2. Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
> > 3. Michelin Pilot Sport
> > 4.  Kumho Ecsta MX  ( friend's recommendation b/c of $)
> >
> > What I would like to know, do any of you have experience w/ any of
> > these
> > tires?  If so what type of experience have you had in terms of
> > performance, wet traction, and road noise?     Are there any
> > others that
> > people can highly recommend?
> >
> > Now for the for sale part.  I have one (unfortunately) mounted
> > P6000
> > 225/45YR17 with < 1 miles on it. One of my in law's gardeners
> > damaged
> > one of my tires and I got a free one out of it.  My inlaws had the
> > new
> > tire mounted b/c i was traveling when the incident happened.
> > Anyways,
> > the tire still has the little spikes on it, and is still in BRAND
> > NEW
> > condition.   It now sits as my spare.
> >
> > When I get the new set of tires, I will most likely sell this
> > tire, or
> > keep it for the spare.  I am happy to email pictures if you are
> > interested.   The tire is located in San Antonio, TX (78233).   If
> > you
> > are interested, please contact me via email.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > -N

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