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172cup

New tyres

Good afternoon

Can anyone help with recommending the best/ cheapest tyres for my s4 b8.

I'm Merseyside but willing to travel if necessary

Thanks

Andy
Adrian E

The best certainly won't be the cheapest. What are your requirements/usage/annual mileage?
172cup

Thanks mate

Its dad taxi, my wife is blind, guide dog,  so obviously she can't drive.

I have continental 255/35/19 96y

I have found one who come to you home at 140.74

Any help will be gratefully received

Andy
xpower

https://www.event-tyres.co.uk/ is who I use. Currently using the Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2 AO on the S4.
A cracking tyre IMO
buzzard

Mich pilot super sports on mine
Not cheap
Don't last
But awesome grip in wet and dry

Not much help apart from expensive doesn't always mean that they last longer

You probably need a hard compound
172cup

Thanks for your replies

I have been swayed towards Dunlop...

I need safety thats all

Andy
Dane

Contisport 5's get my vote on the S4

However, having gone through 4 Contis on the front of my Octavia VRS in a year I  tried Hankook Ventus S1 Evo2 and they perform just as well as the contis did and in Octavia size were about £20 cheaper a corner
RUM4MO

I have the same size wheels on my car and just bought Pirelli Rosso, as that was what the car was fitted with at initial factory build, not the best tyre for wear but good for comfort/noise/grip as a compromise. I'm an AA member, so for a laugh tried their price, ie AA Tyres, and with member discount, they beat everyone else - and, they gifted me £80 LoveToShop vouchers (£20 per tyres of that size) as a deal between Pirelli and AA. So I ended up paying under £100 per tyre fitted etc as I did manage to claim and use the LoveToShop vouchers - all good so far!
172cup

Bloody hell mate!!  That sounds like a plan.  I'm sure I'm a member and my dad to

Thank you
RUM4MO

I've looked up "Pirelli deal with AA Tyres and LoveToShop vouchers" on Google and it showed that deal, but when I looked under the T&C it says that it closed at the end of July, sorry!

When I chose AA Tyres to get my tyres, I did not know anything about the LoveToShop vouchers, it was only when I went through the final stages of paying that that "present" flashed across the screen, so I grabbed it, £80 to spend on something needed is £80 which ever way you look at it, Halfords seem to have got my £80 on washing/polishing stuff, tricky when they have that "3 for 2" sale on!!
Ian_C

172cup wrote:
Thanks for your replies

I have been swayed towards Dunlop...

I need safety thats all

Andy

Where did that come from?  Dunlops haven't been mentioned in this thread?!  

My B6 S4 came on Dunlops, they were dire, car felt like a bar of soap in the wet, not confidence inspiring!  I threw the set away when the best was still 4 or 5mm and swapped to a set of Goodyear Eagle Asymmetrics which completely transformed the car and made it into the car I'd always wanted

The only tyres I'd put on a B8 S4 are Continental Sport Contact 5, Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2 or 3, or Michelin Pilot Super Sport
quattrokhan5

I have been using Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2 tyres for that past 5 years including my B5 and they are currently on the B8 - cannot fault them
coullstar

quattrokhan5 wrote:
I have been using Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2 tyres for that past 5 years including my B5 and they are currently on the B8 - cannot fault them


Had them on the B5 and were brilliant.  Hankooks Evo2's now Im back on 18's and again very good.  Any main brand you wont go wrong unless your tracking the thing.
TheAudiMan

I vote for Michelins. Had several sets on different Audis so far, and no complaints on these.  
biertje

Any further options on this?
Picked up my car the other day and it has 4 tyres on it whom I've never even heard of.
What are peoples balances/experiences with the Noise, Grip and Fuel ratings? Just ignore them   ? Or do you notice the difference?
aidank1981

quattrokhan5 wrote:
I have been using Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2 tyres for that past 5 years including my B5 and they are currently on the B8 - cannot fault them


i'm with the above! ive got them on both my B5's!

very good rim protection too!
Ian_C

biertje wrote:
Any further options on this?
Picked up my car the other day and it has 4 tyres on it whom I've never even heard of.
What are peoples balances/experiences with the Noise, Grip and Fuel ratings? Just ignore them   ? Or do you notice the difference?

Biertje, you found a B8?! †Not the white saloon in Scotland I posted per chance?
biertje

Yes,  decided to take a chance on it
Seems to be in pretty good shape and was a joy to drive 300+ on the way back.
Ian_C

biertje wrote:
Yes, †decided to take a chance on it
Seems to be in pretty good shape and was a joy to drive 300+ on the way back.

   
biertje

Is it recommended to change all 4 tyres at the same time? Never owned an AWD vehicle before
HPsauce

Yes, especially if they have something unknown on them, or worse a mixture.
Ideally have all tyres exactly the same make and type and same/similar tread. Never mix tyres on one "axle".
A big difference in tread wear can upset the Quattro system, but mainly messes up handling.

I did have one of my winter tyres slightly different to the others (same make and type of tyre but an older version with slightly different tread pattern) but have since resolved that by acquiring a suitable tyre and making the "older" one the spare. Previous spare was something completely different, now binned.
biertje

HPsauce wrote:
Yes, especially if they have something unknown on them, or worse a mixture.
Ideally have all tyres exactly the same make and type and same/similar tread. Never mix tyres on one "axle".
A big difference in tread wear can upset the Quattro system, but mainly messes up handling.

I did have one of my winter tyres slightly different to the others (same make and type of tyre but an older version with slightly different tread pattern) but have since resolved that by acquiring a suitable tyre and making the "older" one the spare. Previous spare was something completely different, now binned.

Thanks, that's what I thought. Ordered some Goodyear Asymmetric 3s getting fitted tomorrow. Will report back
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