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Old 11-13-2017, 12:29 PM
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I have Pirelli 265/35 R20 on my A7 now. I was wondering come snow time how they will handle in the snow here in NY.
I had Pirelli on my A6 and it handled great in snow but they were smaller wheels. will the 20's be an issue or will they grip and handle slippery conditions ok in the snow.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigbully View Post
I have Pirelli 265/35 R20 on my A7 now. I was wondering come snow time how they will handle in the snow here in NY.
I had Pirelli on my A6 and it handled great in snow but they were smaller wheels. will the 20's be an issue or will they grip and handle slippery conditions ok in the snow.

Those pirellis on the 20s are horrendous in light snow. I wouldn't even try to keep them on the A7 for winter. My A7 does tons better with 19 inch and blizzak tires. IF you want to keep ur current 20s for winter with all those potholes then I rec you switch those tires out for probably the Continental DWS06. Your A6 had smaller wheels so the tires are more thicker and have more flexible in cold weather but the 20s the tires will stiffen a lot and will lose traction and you will notice the a7 loves to fish tail a bit on turns with those tires... I prefer to protect my 20s in winter with potholes and go down to 19s which I have now with Blizzaks Lm32 tires.
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Those pirellis on the 20s are horrendous in light snow. I wouldn't even try to keep them on the A7 for winter. My A7 does tons better with 19 inch and blizzak tires. IF you want to keep ur current 20s for winter with all those potholes then I rec you switch those tires out for probably the Continental DWS06. Your A6 had smaller wheels so the tires are more thicker and have more flexible in cold weather but the 20s the tires will stiffen a lot and will lose traction and you will notice the a7 loves to fish tail a bit on turns with those tires... I prefer to protect my 20s in winter with potholes and go down to 19s which I have now with Blizzaks Lm32 tires.
yup, that's what I was thinking too. That's what I was afraid of. That means forking out bucks for new wheels and tires too. I already hate all the bumps and potholes on the road here on Long Island. Highest taxes in the country and roads are so rough in a lot of spots.
anyways, I had same thoughts about these tires gripping in snow in the cold. I mentioned to my wife over wknd when it got down in the high 20's. We were driving in her Volvo XC60. No worries there. My A6 I had handled in the snow like a commercial, it was stuck to the road.
these 20's... will avoid when can. Still have wife's A4 that I use sometimes. Think that will be the snow car, lol.. so long as a storm doesn't sneak up on me.
thanks for the input Baloo. Much appreciated.
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yup, that's what I was thinking too. That's what I was afraid of. That means forking out bucks for new wheels and tires too. I already hate all the bumps and potholes on the road here on Long Island. Highest taxes in the country and roads are so rough in a lot of spots.
anyways, I had same thoughts about these tires gripping in snow in the cold. I mentioned to my wife over wknd when it got down in the high 20's. We were driving in her Volvo XC60. No worries there. My A6 I had handled in the snow like a commercial, it was stuck to the road.
these 20's... will avoid when can. Still have wife's A4 that I use sometimes. Think that will be the snow car, lol.. so long as a storm doesn't sneak up on me.
thanks for the input Baloo. Much appreciated.

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I just got the DWS 06's put on my A6.
I'm looking forward to wearing them in & seeing what they'll do, come rain, shine or snow.
Weather doesn't stop me, that's why I got a quattro.

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I just got the DWS 06's put on my A6.
I'm looking forward to wearing them in & seeing what they'll do, come rain, shine or snow.
Weather doesn't stop me, that's why I got a quattro.
What size did you get, how much road noise?
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What size did you get, how much road noise?
I replaced the OEM Continental ProContacts in the same 245/40-18 size. So far(20 miles), they seem particularly quiet. We'll see over time...

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