james_whitehouse1 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 14 21:07:17 EDT 2007
I've just been into this in some depth, because I upsized on my A80Q from my
205/60 R15 tyres, to 225/45 R17s (chose Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s in the end
- which are awesome).
I don't think in any case you will do better than Michelins. I've used them
on many models/sizes with great success, and actually we did a test on my
mum's VW Golf 1.8T when we switched from Conti Sports to Michelin Primacys
which we feel was a small improvement.
I've had recent experience while running two A80s of the Michelin effect.
The Q came with Hankooks, and Goodyear F1s (different front/rear - bad
choice on a Q). When I swapped them for the 4x Michelin Primacys on the
non-Q, two things were noticed:
1. the Quattro handles like a dream, very positive and direct with the
Michelins, where it had been a mess before
2. the FWD, which handled great before with Michis, now handles like a damp
In either case, I think the only good choices are Michelins (Pilot Primacy,
or Pilot Sport PS2 are the ones to go for if you can). Or Contis. Contis are
definitely good tyres. A mate of mine uses Conti Sports on his S2 and it
goes round corners like a rocket.
Michelins will almost certainly last longer without sacrificing performance.
Just my 2c...
> > What is the consensus regarding tires for a 2002 A6, between
> > and Michelins? I have to buy a set of four for this car very soon and
> > would like to know what is the main difference between an XGT Michelin
> > its comparable counterpart in Continentals.
> > Someone, who works for Continental was non committal when asked the
> > question, but did remark that the side walls of the Continentals is
> > thicker and that they ride a bit harsher and make a bit more noise. On
> > the positive side he said that the thicker sidewalls aided in handling.
> > Is the above observation, made by the Continental rep, correct? What
> > been the groups experience with Continentals? I have been using
> > on an Audi 90S and a 740i BMW, but would not mind improving handling if
> > is possible.
> > Thank you.
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