Last post on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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Audi allroad quattro, Tires, Wheels, Wagon
#16 of 25 Re: Allroad tires in the snow [seth4man]
Mar 26, 2006 (11:43 am)
I am running my second set of Dunlop Winter Sport M3. They're excellent in snow and ice and also plenty good performance on dry roads. Go to TireRack for ratings and reviews.
#17 of 25 Re: Should I buy a 2005 Allroad? [skiracerdad]
Jan 11, 2006 (11:50 am)
I drove "0" miles with the stock rubber on my 2003 allroad.
My first drive of the car I bought was with Pilot Sport A/S tires in size 245 x 50 x 17".
I did, later, upgrade to 18" wheels but I never had any of the problems I read about from time to time about the stock rubber on the 2.7T since I did not bother with these tires.
I cannot, then, make any kind of comment about the stock tires -- other than to repeat what I have read.
The tires standard on the allroad are 225 x 55 x 17" "allroad" specific tires (regardless of mfg.)
The are said to be, overall, poor wearing and offer little clue as to the true nature of the allroad's performance characteristics.
Plus zero sizing mean raising the width of the tire, lowering the aspect ratio and keeping the wheel size intact: 225 x 55 x 17, translates at "plus zero" to 245 x 50 x 17.
Plus one takes you to 245 x 45 x 18" and if the tires are UHP will improve the turn in. The 18" wheels fill those flared fenders quite nicely too.
Be mindful, if you go with new wheels, to maintain the geometry of the wheels/tires; be mindful that you may need spacers (and new bolts) with the new wheels.
Be mindful that ANY Audi accessory NOT put on the car at the time the car is delivered will be warranted for only 12 months.
I ordered in year two, a set of four Audi Logo'd valve stem caps (from the dealer). Although I personally checked the air pressure regularly, I had a need to have the TPMS replaced (under the Audi advantage a year+ later.) It was winter. The caps "froze" (and I don't mean by virtue of the cold, but by virtue of rust) on the valve stems. Valve stems on a car with TPMS are $90 each for the part.
Audi INITIALLY denied my warranty claim since the caps were NOT sold with the car, despite the fact that they were gen-u-wine Audi parts. Yikes! $360 not including the labor to remove four wheels, tires, TPMS's, replace them, etc etc etc.
One call, a nice call, from me to the Audi svce mgr and Audi did pay for it all -- but the dealer svc mgr did say that the terms of the warranty are generally 4 years or 50,000 miles if accessory acquired at time of purchase OR 1 year, no mile limit, after that.
Good customer status and good svc mgr "pull" saved me at least $400.00. But, had I known the warranty was 1 year, I probably would've said "never mind."
I ordered RS6 replicas and Falken Azenis ST115 tires had the whole shootin' match sent to the dealer and had the dealer mount and balance everything.
I then had two sets of shoes (summer and winter - 9 month and 3 month).
The TPMS system did false trigger a lot -- I can't actually remember when I have had a flat or even LOW pressure situation in 10+ years.
Unless the TPMS systems are better than they used to be, they are not all they are cracked up to be.
Overall, I loved my allroad. Now, just as the "station wagon" is making a comeback, Audi discontinues the allroad.
#18 of 25 Re: Should I buy a 2005 Allroad? [markcincinnati]
Jan 27, 2006 (9:34 pm)
I'm on the fence still -- it depends on what kind of utility you want out of it. It's what you're willing to overlook in exchange for the utility. I hated it, with the tires and alignment issues. But after driving it up in snow for the first time, it was a champ in 10 inches of snow and I love it. New tires have solved the problems with noise and alignment by dealer has so far corrected slight pull.
One of those love/hate relationships. So far i'm content, but if I had to do it again, I'd be more practical about this high-maintenance toy. The other part is that the audi's are becoming more popular and I think has lost some of its allure. Almost a common everyday car.
Jul 30, 2006 (7:56 am)
One of my OEM Goodyear Wranglers has a bubble in at5 25000 miles. The OEM tires were rated 97 H. How important is it that I duplicate that rating or if I were to get 4 new tires would a 95 H Tire be sufficient. Thanks.
#20 of 25 Audi Allroad - life of tires and PSI
Aug 07, 2007 (9:16 am)
I have a 2005 Audi Allroad which has been in the shop quite a few times already. Our latest problem has to do with the tires. I noticed that the center treads on the passenger side tires were significantly worn as compared to the driver-side tires. We brought it into Audi Service and they said that the life of these tires is only about 20k miles (we are at 18k). Can this limited life be correct? The service manager also said that we are to blame for the fact that only one set of tires were wearing since each tire should be set to a separate PSI rather than all tires at the same PSI. I have never heard of this - I'm sure we were not told of this - and since we have had the car in for regular check-ups, I would have thought this would be something the mechanic would have noticed long before now. Does anyone have any insight into any this?
#21 of 25 Re: Audi Allroad - life of tires and PSI [nreilly]
Nov 03, 2007 (10:38 am)
I recently bought a 2004 2.7T in a 6 speed. I love the car. It came with Yokohama AS 430's. So far the ride is excellent. Smooth, quite and handles well. This is my Winter/Family Vehicle. I drive a modified TT in the 6 months of better weather. I will use Winter's on my Allroad, as in Montreal the Winter's are not really 'ALL SEASON TIRE' country!
The only problem I have experienced this far is the tire pressure. I have put them at 33psi although the book states 39. I will bring it in for servicing in the next couple of weeks to have that checked. I will do my best to keep you informed of any new developments.
#22 of 25 Re: Audi Allroad - life of tires and PSI [nreilly]
Jul 27, 2008 (4:34 pm)
The tire pressure recommendations are on the inside frame of the driver side door and it does have specific information about the tire pressure. The life of the tires depends on so many factors that the statement of 20K life has not much meaning. The tires also have to be rotated front to back per tire manufacturer's warranty - have to read the warranty. Mechanics do not look at anything unless you tell them to look. Mechanics & service managers hate to do tire alignment. Most vibration is not tires but alignment issue and poor alignment can chew up tires in a fraction of the miles they are rated for. Align tires every rotation and every time you have excessive vibration. Potholes and curbs will misalign cars.
#23 of 25 05 allroad cracked alloy wheel
Mar 28, 2009 (12:29 am)
I bought an Certified preOwned allroad and after only 8,000 miles on top of the original 13,000 miles, I discovered that one wheel rim is cracked. The dealer who sold the car said it's been almost 2 years and even if you didn't cause the damage, it's just too late.
Do these wheels crack often? Would a pot hole in the road cause a wheel to crack? I don't think the platinum warranty covers this and so, if there is no hope with the dealer, what is the best source for an original replacement wheel? New vs. used?
#24 of 25 Re: Some thoughts [markcincinnati]
Aug 28, 2011 (3:40 pm)
Mark- will 245/50/17's fit on the audi allroad 2.7 rims, w/o using any spacers? any rubbing issues? any allignment issues?
#25 of 25 Re: Some thoughts [hedgewell]
Aug 29, 2011 (4:29 am)
According to Discount Tire, they will.