[s-cars] Tramlining and tires.

Matthew Russell skippertgore at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 06:50:27 PST 2009

Thanks for the words, Vincent. The ES series had me pretty  
disappointed too, which is why I'm not sure about the avid series.  
Another lister echoed that offlist to me also.

Any other tire choice and tramlining thoughts? No ones mentioned the  

-Matt CO
92 s4

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On Feb 26, 2009, at 5:17 PM, Vincent Frégeac <s.sikss at gmail.com> wrote:

> I loved the Kuhmo ecsta 512 (summer). A bit harsh because of very  
> rigid side
> walls (and it's probably worse in 40 or 45, I was running stock 50)  
> but a
> very good road feel and they last quite a long time for high perf  
> tires.
> At one point I tried the Yok es100 and dislike them so much I didn't  
> wait to
> go through them to go back to the ecsta.
> Vincent.
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] De la part de Matthew Russell
> Envoyé : 26 février 2009 08:53
> À : audi list
> Objet : [s-cars] Tramlining and tires.
> First off, sorry to ask another tire question.
> But I've got 2: I have written down that people have had better luck
> reducing the tramlining phenomena with a 245-40-17 instead of  
> 225-45's?
> And also re tires: I haven't tried the Sumitomo HTR series which all
> are super reasonable. Reviews on TireRack are mixed. Anyone here care
> to chime in? Also in the running are Yokohama avid w4s (side note: I
> didn't like my old es100s!) Yok s.drive, Dunlop sp sport 5000, and
> Conti extreme contacts. Kumho ecsta's?
> Budget and wear are important. I do have snows on the stock wheels for
> winter. I'm getting old and performance is probably middle of the  
> list.
> Reduced tramlining while still maintaining good turn-in are most
> important. Front end is tight.
> Bueller?
> -Matt, CO
> 92 s4
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