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AO vs non-AO

Old 12-20-2018, 01:36 PM
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Default AO vs non-AO

I need tires for my 2018 Q3 Quatro. I currently have Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires. I can save about $160 by buying them at vs the dealership.
The only thing is the tirerack tires are not AO. I got 30K on the original scorpions.
Does it really matter if they are AO or not? Will the handling and tire wear be better with AO?
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:33 AM
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You can read up on Porsche N spec regulations here. The AO ratings for Audi are very similar. The AO tires are usually constructed a bit more robust and usually have a different compound. Handling may be a bit better with the AO tires because they are constructed with a bit more sidewall and or a different compound. The best way to likely tell is from fast lane changes or panic maneuvers. It's OK to run a non AO tire, just don't do it unless doing it all four at a time. is offline  
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