<center><img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/mildjimshales/A-TreBACK.jpg"></center><p>So after I got the new rims and tires, I noticed the FWD tire chirp is nearly eliminated. I really believe the all season Pirelli's that come as standard are to blame for loss of traction. I am running 225/35/19 Goodyear Eagle F1's all around. The ride is very quiet, it also has this nifty "rim protector" extra bit of rubber on the side that helps prevent curb rashing. Oh, it's factual that this crazy V-Tred (see photo) fully works in a wet traction situation. Seriously, zero tire spin! I kinda dig it when you buy a product that delivers the performance it promises. The only draw back is the tires have a wide shoulder, so for the people who will go beyond performance lowering and drop it, you will rub more with these, and Audi's don't look their best if they are too low anyways! Hope this helps.<ul><li><a href="http://www.goodyeartires.com/goodyeartireselector/display_tire.jsp?prodline=Eagle+F1&mrktarea=Perfor mance">http://www.goodyeartires.com/goodyeartireselector/display_tire.jsp?prodline=Eagle+F1&mrktarea=Perfor mance</a</li></ul>
11-26-2005, 11:17 PM
11-27-2005, 06:12 AM
11-27-2005, 06:25 AM
w&t forum. I've been interested in the tires and would like to hear a balanced opinion. Do you know the weight of the wheels? (I lost my wheel weight link).
11-27-2005, 06:30 AM
cause if there zero tire spin theres something wrong, i would think! I have pirelli p zero summer tires on my car , an the tires melt in first gear , spin in second and chirp third if i mash the gas pedal. And thats without popping the clutch.
11-27-2005, 06:38 AM
He has followed AWE's philosophy on not touching the downpipe . . . I think you'd appreciate that.
11-27-2005, 06:58 AM
to be available in the US. 2nd, your a DICK!
11-27-2005, 07:50 AM
A little birdie is telling me that AWE is trying to get a stock DP to make one of their own . . . oh this will be good . . .
11-27-2005, 09:24 AM
11-27-2005, 09:46 AM
That is according to
1) TireRack's online tire comparisons
2) Car and Driver's latest issue (the article is online too)
3) Though with limited experience, me :)
If you see people rate GoodYear Eagle F1s less than e.g. Micheline PS2s, that's probably because of brand weight. :p
With only 600 miles on my new Michelin PS2s, I am going to say that I've wasted lots of money just to quench my curiosity for "better turn-in."
Well, PS2s probably have a little bit of a better turn-in, but they are less sticky, have reportedly less life, and ... hmmm... I can't recall the term for when the tires follow every longitudinal crack on the road; but anyway with the PS2s the car is shaking to the left and right when driving on those highways with the longitudinal grooves.
To me, Eagle F1s look better too.
The only problem you may experience will be a rubbery feeling right at the steering center, which is probably because of the soft material of the tires, and the lack of connecting rubber between the V-shaped tread pattern.
Enjoy your new tires! :)
11-27-2005, 09:56 AM
11-27-2005, 01:42 PM
yes you are like a god in water just be very careful, just under half life things turn around, dry handling gets even better and wet, well lets put it this way it can be an eye opening experience. I loved them on my car but did not get the tire life out of them that I wanted 20K on them and they were spent..
11-27-2005, 06:25 PM
11-27-2005, 06:59 PM
11-27-2005, 08:13 PM
I got the wheels from Steve Smith @ Tunershop.com. Initially I was worried that I would get mediocre customer service like I have in my former years building out my Saab 900. Steve found out that the KW's I bought were not stoking my fires. He figured out that I need to add bumpstops, and got a set and sat in 2 hours of Thanksgiving Eve traffic just to hook up with me and solve the problem. This is a man of integrity. That night he won my car building business from here on out. BTW the KW Variant 2's with the bumpstops are the goodness! They reallly feel so close to stock it's great. Just a bit less travel due to my rebound settings. Love em.
11-27-2005, 08:25 PM
Well honestly, I got the cat-back because it sounds really pretty. Seriallessly though She sounds healthy, but I sort of doubt I gained more than 3-5 hp's. No decrease in torque that I noticed at all. Smooth sailing. I had two chunky arts n' crafts type women on seperate occassions tell me they though my car was "cute" It kinda bummed me out. :)
RyanA3 [C30 v2]
11-27-2005, 09:09 PM
Looks like you have some sweet roads to test your new rubber. Congrats/Enjoy.
11-28-2005, 02:12 AM
11-28-2005, 05:42 AM
This car is awesome. Where did you get the work done?
11-28-2005, 01:12 PM
Thats about right, I had them on a 02 worked up WRX bigger turbo intercooler and exhaust.