Originally Posted by audia4fan
I just got my first set of new tires since buying my used 2009 A4, and after doing research on this site I chose the DWS's. Does anyone know what pressure I should be at? The midus I went to just put front at 35 and rear at 36.
I had my old Pirelli P6s at 32 front and 29 rear, as the audi manual recommended. Should I just put the DWSs to the same or do they require a higher pressure?
Based on the pressures, I take it you have 18". That's what I have.
I have 31500 miles on the clock and might need to change the tires before the winter. I drove them at 34 front and rear, but I noticed recently that there is more wear in the center, a bit more on the backs than the fronts and I dropped them to 33/33. The cornering traction improved, but I don't want to lower them more because they have soft side-walls and there is more leaning in the corners and steering imprecision than I'd tolerate. Given that I have never rotated these tires, I'm pretty happy with the mileage I got from them and not so happy with the cornering performance. I had my eyes on Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS for my next set as the best performing A/S tire at this point, but I changed my mind. The issue with those is the weight. To get this cornering performance Bridgestone has put a lot of steel in them - they are the heaviest tires in my comparison list. The Contis on the other hand are the lightest. I don't want to lose straight-line performance and I'm leaning towards Goodyear F1 Asymmetric as it's a tad heavier than the DWS, but its cornering performance is superb for this class and the winter performance is OK.