Last post on Mar 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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Audi A4, Sedan
#1317 of 1366 Re: As for A4 engines... [shipo]
Oct 23, 2006 (8:27 pm)
"The problem here is that the VW 3.6 won't fit in an A4 (or even possibly the A6) due to its length"
How about the 4.2 litre in the RS? That fits, so my guess is that the 3.6 from VW should fit too... though I dont really think Audi is going to do it, they`ll come up with something smarter than that.
#1318 of 1366 Re: As for A4 engines... [v_d]
Oct 23, 2006 (8:40 pm)
Trust me, it won't fit. The VR6 engine from VW is nearly as long as an inline 6, and as such is considerably longer than the 4.2 liter V8. There is absolutely no way the VR6 will fit in any current Audi engine bay designed for a longitudinal engine installation (except for MAYBE the A8) .
Nov 14, 2006 (2:55 pm)
Hi all... I have a 2005.5 A4Q 2.0T, now at 23K miles. I was just told by my dealer that my tires are almost worn and that I should consider putting on new ones ASAP. There was no issue of irregular or uneven wear, just "worn out"
The tires are Continental ContiProContact 17"...
I have driven on lots of different tires over my 32 years of driving, and have never had tires wear out so quickly. Does anyone have a similar experience or sage comment?
#1320 of 1366 Re: Tires [macmurdo]
Nov 14, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Twenty-three thousand miles is a bit thin for ContiProContact tires as they are sort of a hybrid All-Season/Performance tire. I'm thinking 30,000-35,000 miles would be more normal, that said, 23,000 is a whole lot better than straight summer performance tires where 10,000 to 15,000 miles is all many folks manage.
See if you can get a reading in millimeters of the tread depth of each tire. If you have 4mm or more you can easily milk those tires to the 30,000 mile mark or more before they are legally gone.
Nov 22, 2006 (9:10 am)
These tires have a target wear of 25 - 30K. So, if you are "almost" worn out, you are right within the target.
I replaced mine at 25K with a hair over 3/32" tread left.
My wife's TT came with summer only tires UHP or MAX performance. They lasted about 12K miles and we thought that was OK considering.
Audi has taken an approach FOR THE US MARKET, so it seems, that attempts to get the most mileage possible out of tires that give the highest performance level possible AND typically are all season, to boot.
Grand Touring A/S or HP (not UHP) A/S tires seem to be a compromise. Frankly, I did not care for the Grand Touring, H rated All Season Conti's that came on my 2005 A6 (245 x 40 x 18") -- I thought the car was very quiet but the handling was not as crisp as it would have been with UHP tires (I replaced mine with another compromise tire, the Pirelli PZero Nero M+S which are UPH A/S tires.)
The handling improved greatly. The treadwear, I fear, will be 20K?
Your tires may have died young, but I don't think so. They simply died younger than YOU wanted them to die.
You can have: low price, longer [relative] wear, appropriate performance for the car's suspension -- pick two.
Jan 01, 2007 (3:08 pm)
I think we've discussed this on this board before, but I feel like Audi needs to do something quick because they are in last place of the horsepower wars.
Being an S4 fan, It no longer makes sense to me with the 335 being put in to play. Thoughts, questions, concerns, lab values?