Go Back   AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A6 / S6 / RS 6 > A6 (C7 Platform) Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


A6 (C7 Platform) Discussion Discussion forum for the C7 Audi A6 produced from 2011

Welcome to AudiWorld Forums!
Welcome to AudiWorld.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the AudiWorld Forums community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2014, 07:19 AM   #1
Audiworld Junior Member
Account #: 253711
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 38
Default How about Pirelli P7 AS Tires ?

Hello all,
Its time for new tires, So far i have 1 set of summer tires and 1 set of winter tires. My summer tires are at the end of life so i am considering to buy a set of All season tires.
I think i can still use my winter tires for atlest 2 winter seasons.
I was at the discount Tires and they suggested me for P7 As for $228 each.
I have no idea how these tires are ( Reviews for these tires online is excellent) Please it comes with 70,000 miles warrenty.

I have checked couple of forums and lots of have adviced about "Michelin PSS" but these tires comes with 45,000 miles warrenty..

My driving skilles are Normal, i dont go for raceing or on Track.. Just a normal driver...

What do u say about P7 ?
Thanks...
jigsb007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
AudiWorld Member
Account #: 253504
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 463
Default

I do not have experience with the P7 All Season. However I do have a Pirelli All Season tire on my car and have been happy with it.

Now I should not that lots of folks on this forum dislike Pirelli. And quite honestly, my past experience with them 7 years or so ago led me to the same conclusion.

However because of some issues with a change in incentives from when I ordered my car to when it arrived, I was able to get the dealer to put on a set of all season tires when I picked up the vehicle at no cost (and I kept the OEM Pirelli performance tires).

I did have to take the tires they had in stock - which turned out to be Pirelli All Seasons (P6 I believe). Must say I have been pleasantly surprised by them. Perform well, quiet, and the wear seems very good so far

those P7 All Season Plus have absolutely amazing ratings on Tire Rack - probably better than anything in its class so I would not hesitate to buy them.

I am sure you will hear from others who dislike Pirelli - and like I said I used to as well but have been happy with my current Pirelli All Seasons and all those ratings on Tire rack can't be wrong
__________________
2013 A6 3.0t Premium Plus, Garnet Red / Black / Black Headliner, 19" Sport, Side Assist, Cold Weather package

Upgrades:

* X-Pel Ultimate extended hood / fenders (approx 24"), full front bumper, headlights, mirrors and rear bumper trunk loading area
* S6 sport pedals
* DLS OA10D Subwoofer, JL XD 600/6 amp, Audio Control LCQ-1 OEM integration, six channel signal processor and equalizer, fully dynamatted rear deck where the sub is mounted
* Cocomats
* 19" Avant Garde Wheels with Pirelli All Season Tires
* For winter - 18" Elbrus I02 wheels with Michelin X-Ice XI3 tires
* Llumar Air Blue 80 Tint

* Washed with IronX Snow Soap or Chemical Guys Clear Citrus via a foaming lance
* Detailed with CQuartz, Reload, PERL, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard



Maverick61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
Audiworld Junior Member
Account #: 266708
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 69
Default

My experience with pirelli is that they tend to have two kinds of AS tire compounds, soft summer like and rock composite that goes down slow. I would tend to bet that in general, a UTQG higher than 500 with good ratings is a well rounded tire, no pun intended.
DasA6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 11:15 AM   #4
Audiworld Junior Member
Account #: 281634
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 14
Default

I used to feel very negatively about Pirelli, especially the P6 units until I put a set of the new P7 Plus on my 2002 A4, these are really good tires, 6500 miles on them, no measurable wear, quiet, smooth ride and decent handling. I would not hesitate to give these a try,
davidglt66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 11:59 AM   #5
AudiWorld Super User
Account #: 22753
 
snagitseven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: SE MA
Posts: 7,397
Default

IMO and experience with various Pirellis? Walk don't run to most anything else.
__________________

- 2013 A6 3.0T Prestige, Quartz Gray/Black, 19" Sport, Driver Assist, LED headlights,Cold Weather and B&O;
Bridgestone RE970AS tires; XPel Ultimate full front, mirrors and rocker panels, Opti-coat Pro
- 2002 allroad 2.7t - 13y/49K mi and still like new
- 2009 A4 3.2 Prestige w/Nav (sold at 4y/48K mi)
- 2001 A6 2.7t (sold at 8y/98K mi)
snagitseven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
Audiworld Junior Member
Account #: 281634
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 14
Default

As I said I used to run away from Pirelli tires, have been a Michelin owner for most of my 50 years of driving (from original Michelin X) but the new P7 Plus has proven to be an equal or better tire on my older Audi then the Michelin's I had on previously, I would not be afraid to try this particular Pirelli, and only this one, its one of the few tires on Tire Rack that has no real negative comments and I would agree from the experience I have had with this set.
davidglt66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 09:44 AM   #7
AudiWorld Member
Account #: 273391
 
DB22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SoCal, USA
Posts: 325
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidglt66 View Post
the new P7 Plus has proven to be an equal or better tire on my older Audi then the Michelin's I had on previously.
So you put Michelin's on after the P7's that you had on previously?
__________________
2014 A6 Prestige 3.0T Chipwerke + VCDS
DB22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 10:14 AM   #8
Audiworld Junior Member
Account #: 281634
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 14
Default

no, I had always used Michelin and tried the new P7 and am very happy with them, equal or better on this car then the Michelin tires. They are worth a try, quiet, smooth ride, good handling. The last Pirelli tires I had were P6 and I was not happy with those.
davidglt66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 01:42 PM   #9
AudiWorld Super User
Account #: 22753
 
snagitseven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: SE MA
Posts: 7,397
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidglt66 View Post
As I said I used to run away from Pirelli tires, have been a Michelin owner for most of my 50 years of driving (from original Michelin X) but the new P7 Plus has proven to be an equal or better tire on my older Audi then the Michelin's I had on previously, I would not be afraid to try this particular Pirelli, and only this one, its one of the few tires on Tire Rack that has no real negative comments and I would agree from the experience I have had with this set.
Good to hear they are working out for you. Maybe the P7 is an exception, but after owning at least 4 different Pirellis including more recently, the P6 (which came on my 09 A4) and P-Zero (which came with my A6 and immediately dumped), I'll never buy another one - I've been snake bit with the brand too many times and there are too many other choices out there. I have the Bridgestone RE970AS all seasons which handle as well as the P-Zero summers, are much quieter, good all year with in the NE winter temps and will last about twice as long on my 19" wheels. And unlike all my past Pirellis, they are actually round, which for me is a prerequisite. (Unfortunately, Bridgestone hasn't make them for the OEM 20" wheel).
__________________

- 2013 A6 3.0T Prestige, Quartz Gray/Black, 19" Sport, Driver Assist, LED headlights,Cold Weather and B&O;
Bridgestone RE970AS tires; XPel Ultimate full front, mirrors and rocker panels, Opti-coat Pro
- 2002 allroad 2.7t - 13y/49K mi and still like new
- 2009 A4 3.2 Prestige w/Nav (sold at 4y/48K mi)
- 2001 A6 2.7t (sold at 8y/98K mi)
snagitseven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 06:37 PM   #10
AudiWorld Member
Account #: 253504
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 463
Default

Yea Snagit - I used to feel the same about Pirelli's but have come to realize that thinking was wrong.

FWIW - LOTS of people find the P7 great. It is ranked #1 in its class at Tirerack by owners:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=GTAS
__________________
2013 A6 3.0t Premium Plus, Garnet Red / Black / Black Headliner, 19" Sport, Side Assist, Cold Weather package

Upgrades:

* X-Pel Ultimate extended hood / fenders (approx 24"), full front bumper, headlights, mirrors and rear bumper trunk loading area
* S6 sport pedals
* DLS OA10D Subwoofer, JL XD 600/6 amp, Audio Control LCQ-1 OEM integration, six channel signal processor and equalizer, fully dynamatted rear deck where the sub is mounted
* Cocomats
* 19" Avant Garde Wheels with Pirelli All Season Tires
* For winter - 18" Elbrus I02 wheels with Michelin X-Ice XI3 tires
* Llumar Air Blue 80 Tint

* Washed with IronX Snow Soap or Chemical Guys Clear Citrus via a foaming lance
* Detailed with CQuartz, Reload, PERL, Ultima Tire & Trim Guard



Maverick61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 06:37 PM
AudiWorld
Audi R8




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
audi, car, model, p7, s8, vidol


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:12 AM.


Copyright 2014 AudiWorld.com Audi Enthusiast Community