[Biturbos4] Tyres and Brake pads

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Tue May 4 05:23:56 EDT 2004

Andy Turner writes:
> My S4 goes in for its MOT test soon, and I suspect they'll insist on a
> new set of tyres and brake pads. My pads are whatever were on the car
> when I bought it (probably stock), and the tyres are Michelin Pilot
> Sports. Should I just replace them, or is there a better set of each
> that I should look for? I won't really be looking to replace the discs
> though, unless the price isn't too bad. Oh, and as you can probably
> guess from my spelling of 'tyres', I'm in the UK - if that makes any
> difference.

The Michelin Pilot Sports are excellent 'tyres'.  If you liked what you
had, then stay with them.  Other good alternatives are Toyo Proxes T1-S,
Bridgestone Pole Position S-03, Continental SportContact2, Goodyear
Eagle F1 GS-D3, Yokohama AVS Sport, etc.  These are all max performance
"summer" category but most of these also perform well in rain.  They
are no good for snow, though; but you might not care if you don't have
snowy winters.

As for brake pads, the stock pads work well, but are dusty.  You might
want to look at EBC Green Stuff or Mintex Red Box pads.

Check the brake discs for thickness and scoring.  You should replace them
if below or near the wear limit, or if severely grooved.

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