Bridgestone S-03, Michelin Pilot Sport 2, Goodyear F1 GS-D3, Toyo T-1S, just
to name a few.
Just about to do similar - S03's work extremely well for me (tight bends and
high acceleration. YMMV. But it's probably better than mine ;o)
What the heck - the fuel'll only just evaporate, anyway ;o)
S03's have a reasonable long-life pattern (unlike. e.g., Pirellis [dry..
fun.. damp.. tree.. bodyshop..]) They seem to wear a little in the centre
when they're running /right/ down (up to the last few miles, the Audi tyre
pressures have been about the best I've come up with)
ContiSports undoubtedly have a purpose on this Earth.
Anyone that can think of one involving a car, please post.. ;o)
Hairy One Kenobi
Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this opinion do not necessarily
I've been running S03's for just over a year in New England. They are awesome
as two-and-a-half-season tires, and the best summer tires I've ever run,
period. That's forty years of rubber.
But they are barely acceptable as three-season tires, the compound is simply
not made for temps below 40F.
And they are Imminent Sudden Death as a four season tire. On those really
bright winter days when the snow and sand are off the roads and I go out to
play, I'm praying it doesn't start snowing.
I wouldn't attempt to cross a level parking lot in an inch of snow with
'00 s4 6spd, and a trusty rusty Pathfinder :-)
The Michelin Pilot Sports are also "ISD" on snow/ice. Been there
swerved that. 4 x 0 = 0...but they are very nice in summer, spring
The Dunlop Winter Sport M2s are wonderful winter tires.
Has anyone used Kumho MX? I used the Ecsta Supra 712s on an A4 I used
to have, and they were excellent, especially for the price.
My father put brand new Dunlop tires on his A4 shortly before getting rid of
it, and they were impressive. Although I'm partial to BfGoodrich's KD series
tire, the best money can buy IMHO. It'll outperform most anything else,
including more expensive product from the likes of Pirelli. If you live in the
U.K. where I know the annual rainfall is high, you may want to look at the KDW
series, which is the all-season variant of the KD I love so much.
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