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Old 04-14-2019, 10:02 AM
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Default Preferred Tires to replace OEM Summer Hankooks

So I only have 5500 on my tires since January 2018...However, I am pinging my Audi owner-buddies for suggestions for when the day will come...

On my old BMW I swore by Pirelli P0 Neros. Loved those low-profile tires. What tires / specs do you all look to use on your B9s? I am looking at 19s from Michelin, Pirelli and possibly Continentals.

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Same tire category? See here: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surve...y.jsp?type=UHP

I'd go one category up and get the Michelin Sport 4S and call it a day. There is no substitute. It even has better treadwear than the stock Hankooks.
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Michelin PS4S or the Firestone Indy 500. I've put the PS4S (or the predecessor PSS) on every car I've owned for a while now, but will probably give the Indy 500s a try this time due to what a value they seem to be.
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I'm on Continental Extreme Contact Sport and pretty happy. MP 4S is a great handling tire, but it's also very noisy.
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Default All weather tire...

I was thinking of an all weather tire. Iím in California so the summer tire year around is basically ok...though we have had a ton of needed rain this year.

Not sure how long these Hankooks will last, so looking ahead.

ive never owned Michelin...so those have some appeal.

Are they truly more noisy?


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Same tire category? See here: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surve...y.jsp?type=UHP

I'd go one category up and get the Michelin Sport 4S and call it a day. There is no substitute. It even has better treadwear than the stock Hankooks.
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I'm in SoCal and have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ on my S4. Only 5000 miles on them, but find them to be a good compromise between sport driving and our rains this past winter. I would get them again.

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Originally Posted by masugu View Post
I was thinking of an all weather tire. I’m in California so the summer tire year around is basically ok...though we have had a ton of needed rain this year.

Not sure how long these Hankooks will last, so looking ahead.

ive never owned Michelin...so those have some appeal.

Are they truly more noisy?
The Michelin Pilot Sports are class leader for summer tires. Just look at the reviews on Tirerack. If you don't see snow or see temperatures that drop near or below freezing, a summer tire would perform better than an all-season in rainy weather. Yes, you read that correctly.

The other concern would just be treadwear. Depending on how often or frequent you drive, the prorated warranty is easy to deal with and you'll never have to pay full price for another set.
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ive never owned Michelin...so those have some appeal.Are they truly more noisy?
My last set sounded like I had bad wheel bearings by the end. Many performance tires are not quiet so be prepared for that.
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ive never owned Michelin...so those have some appeal. Are they truly more noisy?
Higher performance tires are usually noisier but will get noisy as the tread wears. Unless you go with extreme performance summer tires, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Bridgestone RE980AS are a great tire. I had them on one car and the Michelinís listed above on another and the Bridgestone was wearing better, quiet, excellent feel. BTW. My new S4 I have the all season tires from the factory and I am surprised Audi put Gran Touring Pirelliís on the car......... To say the least they are not close to the feel of the High Performance Bridgestone. Good luck.
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