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#4 of 18 2007 Audi A4 2.0T Tires
May 30, 2009 (11:24 pm)
I have an 2007 Audi A4 2.0T leased through US Bank. I have about 20,000 miles on my car and the tires are extremely worn down, so I am looking for tires to replace them. Does anyone have any experience with Audi/USBANK on tire replacements? Do they have to be the same exact tires that the car came with or just tires that are the same size and speed (ex. 235/40ZR18 95Y)? I am turning the car in in about a year so I need something the leasing company will approve.
#5 of 18 Tirerack.com
Jul 11, 2009 (10:30 pm)
Ive done some good business with these guys...
#6 of 18 Re: 2007 Audi A4 2.0T Tires [patyojon]
Sep 02, 2009 (6:17 am)
Patyojon - did you ever retrun the car with the new tires. I'm in the same boat with my 2007 A4 due back in Sept. with worn tires with 28,000 miles?
#7 of 18 Recommendations for Wheels
Sep 25, 2009 (9:27 am)
I'm looking for a good place to buy replacement OEM wheels for my 2007 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro. I've looked at places online, but I'm unsure about their reputation. I'd prefer not to buy from the dealer because I think they are too expensive. If any of you have experience buying them from places on line, please let me know.
Oct 21, 2009 (5:08 am)
Can anyone recommend a brand of wheels for use in the winter? I cannot find much out about the differences in brand.
#9 of 18 Re: New Tires [soluved]
Dec 03, 2009 (9:40 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 (1:55 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 (2:40 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 (9:36 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 (6:25 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.