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Old 03-08-2019, 04:06 PM
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As the title suggest Iím looking for quality alternatives to Pirelli 255/40r21 summer tires for my 18 SQ5. Current Pirelliís travelled about 34k miles before getting down to 3/32, but would be interested in tires that this community has experience having equal or greater life.

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Old 03-11-2019, 07:38 AM
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Check out this thread...some good discussion here.
https://www.audiworld.com/forums/q5-...eason-2954004/
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Side note, 34k is actually really good for the Pirellis. A lot of people report anywhere from 10k to 20k. I got the unlucky 10k life unfortunately.
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Originally Posted by jdhouston View Post
Hello all,

As the title suggest Iím looking for quality alternatives to Pirelli 255/40r21 summer tires for my 18 SQ5. Current Pirelliís travelled about 34k miles before getting down to 3/32, but would be interested in tires that this community has experience having equal or greater life.
If you don't have to contend with extreme cold/snow/ice, perhaps a max performance tire would interest you. For my SQ5, top of the list for tire replacement is the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. It's 265/40/21 so it may affect the odometer by 1% but for me the reputation, quality, ride, and performance of the Pilot Sport line is worth it. They're about $375 at tire rack.
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Mine lasted 21K miles...mostly highway miles. Replaced them with similar Pirellis with 300 hardness rating. Not a ton of options out there
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Michelin Pilot Spor AS 3+ are the best all season option, otherwise any Michelin Pilot Sport tire would be good if you want a summer option.
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265s fit as well and they are easier to find
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