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Should I pull the trigger on 21" Atturo Tires?

 
Old 05-14-2015, 10:11 AM
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I've got 20k miles on my SQ5 and the tread on my Dunlops is shot.
As you probably know, there are few options for 21" rims. Dunlop, Pirelli and Continental are all in the $400-$500 rage per tire... or I can get Atturo AZ850s for $130 a pop.

Atturo Tires - AZ850

There aren't many reviews online for these tires, so I called the company and all the specs they gave me are comparable to my Dunlops: UTQG rating of 260 AA. The rep told me they are quiet on the road...but that's always subjective. They're made specially for Atturo by Federal tire in Taiwan. Federal seems to have a good reputation. From what I can gather, Atturo has primarily made off road truck tires and they generally get great reviews.

I can get a set of 4 Atturos installed for $650 OTD. VS the competition at $1600-$2000.

I figure the price savings is so good, it's worth a shot. I've heard the argument, 'why would you put cheap tires on a $70k car?' But really, I can't imagine these tires will be unsafe.

The only catch is the size: 265/40/R21 VS OEM 255/40/R21 I think that should fit fine.

What do you think?
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There has to be a reason these are a 1/3 the price of the others? But anyway, if you can afford a $70,000 car then you can afford to take a chance on $650 for 4 tires. If no good then ebay them and buy the other ones.
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I would not never buy these tires
Good luck with your choice
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There has to be a reason these are a 1/3 the price of the others? But anyway, if you can afford a $70,000 car then you can afford to take a chance on $650 for 4 tires. If no good then ebay them and buy the other ones.
That's kinda what I'm thinking...I can afford to take the chance and they'll probably be fine for my purposes.
I have a couple of ideas about the pricing:

1. Atturo explains the low price as an opportunity to take advantage of a big void in market for affordable performance crossover SUV tires.

2. They're new, so they have to do something to gain traction in the market

3. The other tires are just way overpriced, simply because they're the only game in town
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I'd definately take a look. Let us know how you get on.
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That's my next set of tires. Guy that found them (post on AZ) took them to high speeds and has very positive impressions.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:57 PM
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I just bought this set (Atturo az850's 265/40/21)for my summer setup.... I figured I've give them a try and it works fine for normal and spirited driving but for sure I wouldn't track atturo's.


Can you get them mounted and balanced for free? $650 and on the car would be a steal!
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Can you get them mounted and balanced for free? $650 and on the car would be a steal!
Thanks, q5 Dave. Yes $650 mounted and balanced.
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Thanks, q5 Dave. Yes $650 mounted and balanced.
That's sweet. My total was like $730. Still a fantastic deal on 21" tires installed!
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I will have to keep these in mind when the OEM tires are done.

Is the rubber compound noticeably harder? Did you notice more road noise?
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