[V8] the never ending tire question

DieMarthaDie at aol.com DieMarthaDie at aol.com
Tue Feb 22 12:45:32 EST 2005

I had Yoko AVS Intermediates (I think they were the ones the ES100 replaced...) on my CGT and really liked them, for 25,000 miles... then they were like slicks in the rain, even though they had lots of tread.  My V8 came with Cooper Cobras that were nearly new.  They were LOUD and pretty lousy in the rain.  I have Blizzaks on for the winter and found a set of rims with Eagle HPs already mounted (still with their whiskers) for the summer.  I liked the HP on the CGT and found it was fairly quiet and wore well, handled rain pretty nicely but not snow...

I once tried to start a section of the Knowledgebase to get everyone's collective thoughts on Audi model/tire/season choices - kind of like what Tirerack does... but no one picked up on it.  It seems like it would be very helpful to get people using that again...


>Going to bother the list with a tire question.
>I have the Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce in 215/60 HR15  on the V8 right now and 
>am looking to replace them. They've given good service, I have over 40k miles 
>on them, and the only complaint I have is with the noise they generate, and 
>some skittishness in heavy rain.
>My replacement options for the V8 standard sized 15 inch wheels are:
>Pirelli P6000 215/60WR15 summer performance tires.
>Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce 215/60VR15 all season tires.
>Yokohama AVS ES100 215/60VR15 summer performance tires.
>Michelin Pilot XGT V4 215/60VR15 all season tires.
>Any one have any experience with the above tires and can give me an opinion on 
>handling, noise and wet weather characteristics? I've read some good reviews 
>on the Yokohama ES100 tires, but am concerned about road noise and how they 
>behave in the wet after some wear. I had Michelin tires before that handled 
>well when new, but then after a year of service gave very poor handling in 
>the wet. I'm wondering if they've improved over the years.
>George Tur
>91 V8
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