Q7 MKII Discussion Discussion forum for the Audi Q7 MKII built from 2016 -
Sponsored By:
Sponsored By:

Q7 Buying Advice?

 
Old 01-10-2019, 06:47 AM
  #21  
Audiworld Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
strathglass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 9
Default

Originally Posted by Brimstone View Post
I think Running boards make sense if you have smaller children otherwise not necessary.
I prefer LEDs to Xenon
Rims are obviously a personal preference. Larger ones tend to cost more, (rims and tires) and ride harsher. If you love the look or are doing certain things with you Q that larger rims are beneficial go for it, otherwise its probably not worth it.
Thanks for the good feedback. Only kid is big now, so I would agree about running boards. I am not going to be pushing this thing hard and don't care so much about the looks of the bigger rims, so will likely go with something with a higher sidewall.

I am still not clear on what configurations have run-flats. Do all configurations lack a spare tire?
strathglass is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 06:58 AM
  #22  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: New York
Posts: 212
Default

Originally Posted by RJC 1 View Post
Run Flats are horrible...if one thinks their vehicle rides ok with them, it will feel like riding on a f-ing cloud without them!
I don't think they are horrible, but then I have the air suspension and the GY RFs are fairly new. I am about to swap them for GY winter tires so will see if the ride improves (obviously, winters aren't all seasons so it is not an apples-to-apples comparison but still).
dohturdima is offline  
Old 01-10-2019, 03:14 PM
  #23  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
RJC 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,359
Default

Originally Posted by dohturdima View Post
I don't think they are horrible, but then I have the air suspension and the GY RFs are fairly new. I am about to swap them for GY winter tires so will see if the ride improves (obviously, winters aren't all seasons so it is not an apples-to-apples comparison but still).
Trust me they are due to the extremely stiff sidewalls needed...once you go to non run flats the ride is night and day and there will be no more run flat type crashing/extreme harhness going over bumps , rough rroads, pot holes etc. It's also well known they tend to wear out 6000 miles sooner than non and they can still suffer from blowouts. ROF's are also heavier increasing unsprung weight which greatly affects handling.

Run flats came standard on both my 2016 and 2017 MB s550 coupes even with the AMG pkg, the ride was acceptable with it's air susp unitl you hit a bump, small pothole , rougher roads etc then you feel the crashing sensation of the run on flats. One of the biggest complainst of S class and BMW drivers is the run flats. True AMG vehicles 63's, do not come with run flats thankfully. The 21's on our Q7 are non run on flat and even w/o air susp the ride is sublime rivaling that of the MB 550 that has ROF's with air susp.

https://www.edmunds.com/driving-tips...-a-primer.html

Last edited by RJC 1; 01-10-2019 at 03:36 PM.
RJC 1 is offline  
Old 01-15-2019, 09:51 PM
  #24  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So. California
Posts: 83
Default

Originally Posted by RJC 1 View Post
trust me at least get 21's if you can...
Trust ME....get the 19's. Much better ride, quieter, more replacement choices and and much less expensive. My 17k mile Pirelli 285/45/20's are the loudest tires I have ever experienced and they will be worn out by 20k.
russ0054 is offline  
Old 01-17-2019, 04:49 PM
  #25  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
RJC 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,359
Default

Originally Posted by russ0054 View Post
Trust ME....get the 19's. Much better ride, quieter, more replacement choices and and much less expensive. My 17k mile Pirelli 285/45/20's are the loudest tires I have ever experienced and they will be worn out by 20k.
Because the 20's are run flats and ride like crap comp'd to non rof's! The 21's are not and ride great plus look much better, the big Q does not look good on 19's imho and much better on 21's or even the 22's which are also non-rof's

Last edited by RJC 1; 01-17-2019 at 04:51 PM.
RJC 1 is offline  
Old 01-17-2019, 09:37 PM
  #26  
AudiWorld Super User
 
arU4ic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 2,772
Default

I second Russ's point - the 19s are a better choice IMO.
arU4ic is offline  
Old 01-18-2019, 04:20 AM
  #27  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 1,222
Default

Originally Posted by russ0054 View Post
Trust ME....get the 19's. Much better ride, quieter, more replacement choices and and much less expensive. My 17k mile Pirelli 285/45/20's are the loudest tires I have ever experienced and they will be worn out by 20k.
Thank God I donít trust anyone because 19ís look horrible on the Q7. I wouldnít go lower than 20s.
MonzaAvant is offline  
Old 01-18-2019, 12:51 PM
  #28  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 383
Default

Originally Posted by MonzaAvant View Post


Thank God I don’t trust anyone because 19’s look horrible on the Q7. I wouldn’t go lower than 20s.
I've got all but 20 miles on my Q7, which came with the 21" Pirelli all-season Scorpions, and I'm finding the ride quality to be excellent. I do have the air suspension, currently set to "Auto", and I wonder if it's the air suspension that's making the 21's very tolerable. In fact I'm going to try the Dynamic setting to see if the handling and steering improvements more than offset any decrease in ride quality. Just trying to get used to everything, and at my age it's going to take a while.
JBaumgart is offline  
Old 01-21-2019, 07:18 AM
  #29  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So. California
Posts: 83
Default

Originally Posted by MonzaAvant View Post


Thank God I donít trust anyone because 19ís look horrible on the Q7. I wouldnít go lower than 20s.
I agree that the 20's look better, but I am much more focused on the driving experience than the appearance of the wheel/tires. I have 17k on my Pirellis and the road noise has steadily increased to the point where it is unbearable....my Tacoma emits less road noise into the cabin. Took my car in for service the other day and they gave me a new Q7 to drive with less than 1000 miles on the odometer. Same tires - MUCH, MUCH quieter and almost no tramlining, wandering etc. It's the tires! You do what ever makes you happy....just offering an opinion based on my experience so far.
russ0054 is offline  
Old 01-21-2019, 07:28 AM
  #30  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: New York
Posts: 212
Default

Originally Posted by RJC 1 View Post
Trust me they are due to the extremely stiff sidewalls needed...once you go to non run flats the ride is night and day and there will be no more run flat type crashing/extreme harhness going over bumps , rough rroads, pot holes etc. It's also well known they tend to wear out 6000 miles sooner than non and they can still suffer from blowouts. ROF's are also heavier increasing unsprung weight which greatly affects handling.

Run flats came standard on both my 2016 and 2017 MB s550 coupes even with the AMG pkg, the ride was acceptable with it's air susp unitl you hit a bump, small pothole , rougher roads etc then you feel the crashing sensation of the run on flats. One of the biggest complainst of S class and BMW drivers is the run flats. True AMG vehicles 63's, do not come with run flats thankfully. The 21's on our Q7 are non run on flat and even w/o air susp the ride is sublime rivaling that of the MB 550 that has ROF's with air susp.

https://www.edmunds.com/driving-tips...-a-primer.html
Now that I finally have my GY winter Non-RFs on I see what you mean - a definite improvement in ride quality just as you described above. With dedicated 19" winter rims/tires used for a season, my 20" OEM RFs will likely last longer. Once they wear out I definitely want to replace them with Non-RF and will use one of my winters as a spare on long trips.
dohturdima is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
kgardnez
A4 (B5 Platform) Discussion
6
03-19-2007 03:49 AM
enpassant
S4 (B6 & B7 Platforms) Discussion
3
02-10-2005 05:20 PM
Bryce
Off-topic Discussion
16
08-05-2003 12:54 PM
kenratboy
Off-topic Discussion
7
04-16-2003 09:04 PM
CKinFLA
A4 (B5 Platform) Discussion
5
02-25-2001 05:18 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Q7 Buying Advice?


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: