[V8] Continental tires - nail magnets?

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Mon Dec 20 08:39:27 EST 2004

FWIW, I'd say it's a run of bad luck.  I had 16" Conti CZs forever with
no problems (until a grazing a piece of rebar blew a hole out of the
sidewall at highway speed), and now have 17" Conti Sport Somethings
which have gone their entire life (yes, I'm milking them until I get the
snows on) without a blowout.

Knocking on handy wooden desk,

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From: v8-bounces+david.coleman=blackrock.com at audifans.com
[mailto:v8-bounces+david.coleman=blackrock.com at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Mike Arman
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 6:16 PM
To: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: [V8] Continental tires - nail magnets?

I'm running a set of four Continental 16" tires on S4 rims.

Three weeks ago, I picked up a wallboard screw in the left rear - tire
damaged beyond repair (according to the local Goodyear dealer, who has
an acceptable reputation), so I got to buy one new tire to match the
other three.

Today, I get a part of a nail or a staple or something in the right
front - we were able to fix the tire, but it is still a PITA.

Am I just having a run of bad luck, or is there something about
Continental 16" tires that attracts nails, screws, glass, and other

Best Regards,

Mike Arman
(Audi V8 . . . it isn't just a car, it's an ADVENTURE!)  

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