07-10-2006, 05:11 AM
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07-10-2006, 05:11 AM
07-10-2006, 07:42 AM
Just put on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...they're great. (so far)
07-10-2006, 07:48 AM
I've had good luck with the Yoko Advan S.4, good grip and seems good wear and and AS tire with good wet handling. I liked the Michelin PS A/S on my A4, but lower profile - I think the performance difference was due to the profile. Wish I had put Michelins on this time but heard too many reports of tramlining on this forum. They are my next tire.
07-10-2006, 08:23 AM
All season, great handling, Z rated and cheap= Falken 512 Ziex about 95.00 each
All Season and more money..Some say Michelin, some complain about them too.
Summer only High Perdomance: Avons, Goodyear, Toyo.. the list goes on.
You may havbe better luck Searching th Allroad Artchive on the subject. or www.allroadfaq.com
07-10-2006, 08:26 AM
problems with them. One of the worst tires I ever had.
07-10-2006, 08:50 AM
07-10-2006, 09:47 AM
07-10-2006, 11:15 AM
Go to tirerack.com and use their tire reviews service, a great way to get info/comparo on tires. I ended up with Yokohama Avid H4S's, and love 'em for an all season compromise tire.
07-10-2006, 01:34 PM
multiple compound tread pattern.
Paulroad hit it right on the head...what are your needs?
In Seattle area these are the clear choice for me and my allroad due to the extensive wet roads.
Had them on the track last weekend as well, albeit less than max speed conditions. They felt pretty good. I picked up some rubber pebbles that stuck to the softer inside compound which I had to scrape off afterwords but that was a matter of circumstance & not the tire itself."
I've had Michelin Pilots, Yokohama AVS tires and experienced a certain amount of tramlining with each (on an M3). Nothing like that with the BFG G-Force KDW's.
Need to keep wheels/tires balanced due to the sensitive nature of the allroad suspension.
Excerpt from BFG web site...
"Key elements in the tire's superior performance are its silica-reinforced tread compound along with its unidirectional tread designs, providing excellent grip in both wet and dry conditions. Deep, wide grooves speed water evacuation and reduce hydroplaning for superb grip in wet conditions. Large block elements enhance stability, wear and handling under high-torque conditions. The g-Force T/A KDW tire provides excellent traction and handling, resists hydroplaning and demonstrates progressivity, on-center steering response and feel, and improved driver resist feedback.
07-10-2006, 01:59 PM
I thought they were an OK tire and I definitely agree that they deteriorate in terms of noise and ride after a few thousand miles. My next set of tires will not be Pilot Sport A/S.
07-10-2006, 02:55 PM
tire that's BS. I now use $150 Kumho's that are better in every measure, including price. A LOT of people have had problems with them on the allroad, once they were the tire of choice, but then the tires strated having problems, now it's whatever works for you. Falkens are popular, as are some others. While it's true you get what you pay for, they are MANY tires out there that are not worth half of what you pay for them, and some are much better. I use Toyo's on my customers cars whenever I can. I would have them on my car except they don't make a tire in the size I require.
07-10-2006, 03:27 PM
probably get 33-35000 out of them. Wear is even across the tires with the rears wearing slightly more than the fronts. I choose not to rotate this set - I wanted to see what would happen wearwise.
This is my second set on this car and I would buy them again.
07-10-2006, 06:09 PM
07-12-2006, 08:25 AM
I have the Nokian WR... PO installed them.. and as I have had only 8 days of experience on them (see above on clutch) I can't say about long term.. but they are very quiet, and the idea that they can go from summer right up to ski country and perform is pretty cool with me.
07-12-2006, 11:52 AM