11-09-1998, 05:48 PM
My new '99 A4 1.8T QSA is due to arrive Nov 15.<p>The OE tires are Dunlop SP8000E, as I've determined<br>from this forum. These tires are not M+S rated,<br>so I am told. I would rather have the Pirelli<br>P7000SS put on the car instead of the OE tires.<p>Has anyone had any luck with asking the dealer<br>buy back the dunlops and put on a tire of my<br>choice and expense?
11-09-1998, 06:24 PM
I would be really surprised if the dealer agreed to do this, but great if he will. Personally, I would buy a separate set of wheels/snow tires and have the dealer swap them out upon delivery.<p>Gary@Ronal.com has a good deal on some nice wheel/tire combos. Additionally, you might want to check the Tire Rack and Discount Tire Direct websites for packages.<p>I also wrote about a similar question somewhere down below, just in case you want to read some more...<p>Congrats and enjoy!<p>STeve
11-10-1998, 04:42 PM
<br>Dealer agreed to buy my stock tires back and<br>install (at no charge) different tires of my<br>choice. <p>I'm getting a $75/tire credit. The Dunlop<br>SP Sport 8000 is $101 on the Tire Rack website.<br>pretty fair deal, IMO.<p>I ordered from the Tire Rack the Pirelli P7000SS<br>(225/50WR16) at $115 each and am having them<br>shipped to the dealer ($51 shipping).<p>I did this so i can have a snow legal tire<br>while compromising as little dry pavement<br>performance as possible.<p>In California, during R-2 road restriction<br>(i.e. chains required), 2WD vehicles must<br>have chains, 4WD/AWD vehicles must have M+S<br>rated tires or chains on 2 of 4 wheels. The<br>stock tires on the sport package are not M+S<br>rated...<br>
11-10-1998, 06:18 PM
Wow! Congrats on getting the dealer to buy your tires back! I guess they're not all rotten....naah! <p>BTW, the Tire Rack (great place to get stuff, they should REALLY advert here) shows the SP8000 and the SP8000E together. The 8000Es run ~ $50 more than the 8000s. Still, $300 back from the dealer is a great thing. Way to go!<p>Steve<p>And you never did have to show them the "gun" in you pocket, didya Bugsy? ;-)