Q5/SQ5 MKII Discussion Discussion forum for the Second Generation Audi Q5 SUV
Sponsored By:
Sponsored By:

Alternatives to Pirelli 255/40r21

 
Old 03-08-2019, 04:06 PM
  #1  
AudiWorld Newcomer
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 1
Default Alternatives to Pirelli 255/40r21

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.

jdhouston is offline  
Old 03-11-2019, 07:38 AM
  #2  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: PNW
Posts: 336
Default

Check out this thread...some good discussion here.
https://www.audiworld.com/forums/q5-...eason-2954004/
chingwodapigu is offline  
Old 03-11-2019, 08:46 AM
  #3  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 53
Default

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.
turbophreak is offline  
Old 03-11-2019, 10:39 AM
  #4  
AudiWorld Junior Member
 
HDEddie1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 22
Default

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.
HDEddie1 is offline  
Old 03-11-2019, 11:29 AM
  #5  
AudiWorld Junior Member
 
BlackPanth3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 16
Default

Mine lasted 21K miles...mostly highway miles. Replaced them with similar Pirellis with 300 hardness rating. Not a ton of options out there
BlackPanth3r is offline  
Old 03-15-2019, 06:31 AM
  #6  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
AndroidRobot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Texas
Posts: 894
Default

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.
AndroidRobot is offline  
Old 03-15-2019, 07:36 PM
  #7  
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 23
Default

265s fit as well and they are easier to find
jrm83 is offline  
Old 04-08-2019, 06:04 AM
  #8  
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 11
Default

installed the new michelin pilot sport 4 SUV, they seem fine but not a lot of miles done TBO
snowfree52 is offline  
Old 04-08-2019, 08:03 AM
  #9  
AudiWorld Member
 
texasDFWS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 98
Default

Originally Posted by AndroidRobot View Post
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.
They don't make this tire yet so I just went with the same tire. I was told by Audi that my tires needed to be replaced and I said I would take care of it. Got home did some homework and found that no one has this tire size. The next day I was back at Audi because they were the only one's that had the tire in stock. They did match the price I gave them from Discount Tire thou which I thought was nice.
texasDFWS4 is offline  
Old 04-09-2019, 03:42 PM
  #10  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 407
Default

As a side note, are the AO tires any different than what you'd get anywhere else or is it purely a branding difference so they can be more difficult to match prices?
Chawski is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
arcofdescent
Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion
6
11-28-2018 06:23 PM
HarwichSQ5
Parts For Sale
1
02-10-2018 07:54 AM
apsuard
Parts For Sale
1
01-26-2017 10:48 AM
apsuard
Parts For Sale
0
12-22-2016 03:43 AM
riceboy22
Parts For Sale
7
11-21-2016 12:08 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Alternatives to Pirelli 255/40r21


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: