[Biturbos4] Tyres and Brake pads

Andy Turner andy at palomar.demon.co.uk
Fri May 7 06:43:38 EDT 2004

On Tue, 4 May 2004 02:23:52 -0700 (PDT), Ti Kan <ti at amb.org> wrote:

>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.

Spendid, cheers for that. I'll stick with the MPS then. Where I am in
the UK, we only get a week or so of snow at the most, and that's
cleared from the roads fairly quickly.

>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.

OK, I'll look into that. 

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

I think they're OK, but I'll check.

thanks a lot.


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