Last post on Nov 25, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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Audi A4, Tires, Wheels, Coupe, Sedan
#9 of 18 Re: New Tires [soluved]
Dec 03, 2009 (10:40 am)
Looks like we are in the same boat...same model, different original tires. I just did a search on TireRack.com and read a bunch of reviews. I need a good snow tire (Minnesota) but would love to retain some good summer driving characteristics if possible. The Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S got the best overall, and best consistent reviews in terms of handling in all seaons and quietness and smoothness of ride. Expensive tire, at $138 each, but then I suppose you often get what you pay for. Audi dealer gave me a quote of $761 installed (ouch). Have not checked yet to see if someone like Tires Plus or Discount Tires would be less.
#10 of 18 2009 A4 3.2 Handling in Snow
Feb 11, 2010 (2:55 pm)
Had a 2003 A4 Quattro and it handled great in the snow. My 2009 has slid more this winter than the 2003 slid in 6 yrs. The 2003 had all season Pirellis and the new car has all season Goodyear tires. Is anyone else experiencing issues? Thoughts?
#11 of 18 i got new tires
Oct 22, 2011 (3:40 pm)
hey guys. i've A4 quattro 3.0L 2002 and i recently got a set of 4 continental tires DWS. i had ballancing and alignment done but i feel a little shakeness on the highway (a very little). my old ones were also continental but contipro. they were running smooth to the extent that if i didn't pay attention i can find myself driving over 80miles/hr. so anyone has any idea about this little shakeness or it's just the new tires and it will take time. thanks.
#12 of 18 troubling get tire off
Jan 01, 2012 (10:36 pm)
I got a flat tire tonight. I cannot get the damned thing off. I got it jacked up and off the ground, and all five lug nuts off and it would not bug, it was so tight it felt like it is welded on. I called my dad as i wasnt somewhere with a computer and he found something on youtube that said to use the black plastic peg from the tool kit and insert it in place of a lug nut and than slide the tire off. I tried this and still found the tire to be snug as can be. Has anyone one experienced the same problem or have any idea how to get it off? it is a rear tire on an '02 a4 quattro. I got the black peg very far in there and couldnt see any difference between any of the holes for the lugs or any label that shows the peg needing to be placed in a certain hole. oh yeah and my glove box mechanism is broke so my manual is stuck in the glove box. PLEASE HELP!
#13 of 18 Re: troubling get tire off [coreycink15]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:25 am)
It's likely that the alloy wheel has corroded onto the steel hub - a common occurance with this combination. A common trick is to loosen the lug nuts (or, in this case, lug bolts) a turn from tight and drive back and forth until it breaks loose.
The problem using this technique on a flat tire is that it is likely the tire will be damaged to the point where it is unrepairable. It's also possible that the wheel will be damaged if the rim touches the pavement. You need to be careful using this technique.
Alternatively, you could soak the bolt area with a penetrating oil. My favorite is PB Blaster. The problem with this technique is that if the oil gets on the brake surfaces (kind of hard to avoid), the oil will have to be cleaned off. - and if the oil gets on the brake pads, they will have to be replaced!
BTW, the plastic pin is supposed to help line up the bolt holes which isn't going to help get the wheel off.
#14 of 18 quiet, excellent performance tire A4 3.2
Jan 19, 2012 (12:57 pm)
I am searching for tires for my 2007 A4 3.2 awd. I live in California (no weather to speak of), but in case I'm out in the rain, something that would handle well would be perfect. Noise and handling are at the top of my wish list. There's so many choices and they all claim to be the best. Any suggestions from other Audi lovers?
Jun 18, 2012 (7:06 am)
Just had Continental ExtremeContact DSW's put on by local Audi dealer. However, I checked the tire pressure after about a day (cold) and both rear's were set at 36 front driver's at 40 and front passenger at 39.
My question is what is the "optimal" tire pressure A4 Quattro, 235x45x17? I don't really care about handling or ride, I care about wear. I had Bridgestone Potenza's on my last, and they lasted only around 30k, and the inner/outter edges were worn down, while the center was fine, assuming from under-inflated tires.
I live on the coast of North Carolina, temps currently in the 80's.
I am looking for the pressure that gets me the best wear of these tires. Also, would there be a logical reason why the front would be set "higher"?
#17 of 18 Re: Tire Pressure [hauschild1]
Jun 19, 2012 (4:25 am)
On every vehicle sold in the US - and I understand this is a worldwide practice as well - there is a sticker – commonly called the vehicle tire placard - that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size. The placard is usually located on a doorpost or in the glove box – but sometimes it is located in the trunk or on the fuel filler door.
BTW, it doesn't matter who makes the tire or what pressure is listed on the tire's sidewall, if the tire size is the same as the placard, then the pressure listed on placard is also appropriate.
If you follow the vehicle tire placard, then the pressure will be good for the weight of the vehicle.
HOWEVER, some vehicles have alignment settings that aren't good for tire wear. For example, many cars specify high camber values which tends to cause inner tire wear. So using the pressure listed on the vehicle tire placard doesn't guarrantee good tire wear - the vehicle alignment has a contribution.
#18 of 18 Re: Tire Pressure [hauschild1]
Nov 25, 2012 (9:42 pm)
How do you like you tires? I am thinking about getting some Saturday, I have only found them at Pepboys for about a grand with alignment.