What are the best tyres for my RS4?

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What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by Sidicks » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am

The recently acquired winter tyres will be going on soon, but what are the best summer tyre replacements when the main wheels are put back?!
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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by bam_bam » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:19 pm

Black round ones.
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Post by douglasgdmw » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:50 pm

I still have the Pirelli's but hear the Mirchelin MP4S is well regarded.

That is what I will be replacing my tyrea for when the winters come off.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Mi ... -Sport.htm

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by John_vts » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:05 pm

I replaced the terrible Pirelli P Zeroes with Michelin Pilot Super Sports as soon as I got my RS4 and they performed really well.

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by Sidicks » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:19 pm

Thanks - Michelin’s would be top of my list - but not sure about whether to for the new MP4s or the Super Sports (bearing in mind that this is meant to be my practical but fun car) and I now have other wheels with winter tyres for the really cold stuff.

The Cup 2’s on my GT3 are great for the summer, but ‘exciting’ In the wet!

Actually, just realised that the Pilot Sport 4S is the replacement for the SuperSport, so this is the obvious one to choose!
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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by Sidicks » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:49 pm

douglasgdmw wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:50 pm
I still have the Pirelli's but hear the Mirchelin MP4S is well regarded.

That is what I will be replacing my tyrea for when the winters come off.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Mi ... -Sport.htm
Thank for this - that’s made up my mind!

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by pauldavidthomas » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:15 pm

From what I've read MP4's...

However, seeing as I don't intend to do such speeds in mine, why can't we just get lower rated tyres ?

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by Sidicks » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 pm

pauldavidthomas wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:15 pm
From what I've read MP4's...
I think you mean MP4S’s !
pauldavidthomas wrote: However, seeing as I don't intend to do such speeds in mine, why can't we just get lower rated tyres ?

Such as? What do you have in mind?

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by Brooner » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:33 pm

Sidicks wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 pm
pauldavidthomas wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:15 pm
From what I've read MP4's...
I think you mean MP4S’s !
pauldavidthomas wrote: However, seeing as I don't intend to do such speeds in mine, why can't we just get lower rated tyres ?
the above might be an issue with insurance not running the correct rated tyres if you have a accident they will look at any thing to no pay out

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by wideboy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:55 am

I had Supersports on my previous (300BHP RWD) car, that's what i'll put on the RS when the time comes.

But for now, "Winter's coming"!

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by HPsauce » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:22 am

Tyre speed ratings don't just cover the ability to grip/flex at the rated speeds but also the power required to be transmitted to get you there combined with the load being carried.
Unless you're going to be driving like Miss Daisy any reduction in tyre rating is a risk.

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Re: What are the best tyres for my RS4?

Post by Sidicks » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:39 pm

wideboy wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:55 am
I had Supersports on my previous (300BHP RWD) car, that's what i'll put on the RS when the time comes.

But for now, "Winter's coming"!

I think the Supersports have been superseded by the MP4S
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