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« on: August 25, 2005, 04:38:32 AM »
Hey everyone!  Does anyone have suggestions for a nice set of all season tires?  Right now I'm on the Potenza RE040's...I looked on tirerack.com and it recommended a bunch of tires like the Avon Tech 550 A/S, ContiExtremeContact, Kumho ECSTA ASX, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, etc...  It seemed as if the price ranged from like 78-175 bucks so the cheaper the better :).  My goal here is to have a decent tire tht I can have a little fun with and still have good traction when I go skiing up in the mountains.  Any experience or info that anyone has with these tires or ones similar to them would be much appreciated.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 11:51:58 AM »
I run the conti extremecontacts and they are decent in the snow.  For real sure-footedness, I still switch out to dedicated snows for the winter (Dunlop M3's) but with the conti's I don't mind if snow falls before I am ready.  Oh, and the conti's do pretty well on the track too.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 11:51:58 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 02:12:58 PM »
randy at Avalon has had great things to say about the Khumo ASX.  You might want to talk to him since he is running those on his passat right now.

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005, 02:21:14 PM »
^^^^

I have had good experiance with the Kumho ASX.  For the price they are a great tire.

I need a new set of tires and will be buying another set of these very soon.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2005, 02:23:02 PM »
The guys at Barnsley gave me a set of Pirelli P6000s yesterday (long story made short --- they sold me a set of tires that didn't work out, and offered some free rubber to set me up until the snow starts falling).

Does anyone have experience with this tire?  Also, what's the deal with a "V" rating for speed being unlimited???

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Re: Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce --- opinions ???
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005, 02:46:47 PM »
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Does anyone have experience with this tire?  Also, what's the deal with a "V" rating for speed being unlimited???

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V is actually limited to 10 minutes at 150mph.  Z is for 10 minutes at 150+ which is just kind of vague. but then again where are you going to drive for 10 straight minutes at 150+?

everything you everwanted to know (and a lot that you didn't) about wheels and tires is here:

http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html
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Re: Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce --- opinions ???
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005, 03:06:52 PM »
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V is actually limited to 10 minutes at 150mph.  Z is for 10 minutes at 150+ which is just kind of vague. but then again where are you going to drive for 10 straight minutes at 150+?


Nebraska.
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005, 03:30:08 PM »
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. but then again where are you going to drive for 10 straight minutes at 150+?


Nebraska.


tried that (I have done Rockford IL to Denver in 10.5 hours).  even there traffic doesn't even really allow for 150 for too long.  100 yes, 110 sometimes, 150 not really.

besides ask Pat about the helicopters.  hehe.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005, 04:13:42 PM »
I can tell you what NOT to get...

The Bridgestone Potenza RE92...I can't thing of anything they do well -except for maybe that they are holding their round shape and black color...so far anyway :x
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005, 04:45:24 PM »
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW2.  I'll just keep recommending 'em!

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2005, 05:01:21 PM »
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BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW2.  I'll just keep recommending 'em!

Ben


They're not very good in the snow, though.
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2005, 05:04:15 PM »
Yeah, that's true. I also neglected the fact that he's looking for all season tires.  I will add though that I have heard good things about the Falken Ziex series, and they are relatively cheap.

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Thanks Gragravar, that's great tire site you referenced abov
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2005, 07:32:28 PM »
I should add that I ran 225/45WR17 Sumitomo HTR+'s on my Jetta 1.8T. Sumitomo is the parent company of Dunlop BTW.  

I thought they were great tires - Dry/rain/snow they handled it all really well! -though they did get kinda loud as the tread wore down.

At $78 bucks they are hard to beat!
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005, 07:47:38 PM »
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I should add that I ran 225/45WR17 Sumitomo HTR+'s on my Jetta 1.8T. Sumitomo is the parent company of Dunlop BTW.  

I thought they were great tires - Dry/rain/snow they handled it all really well! -though they did get kinda loud as the tread wore down.

At $78 bucks they are hard to beat!


Second. When I had an A4 1.8T to play with, I also had Sumitomos, though I'm not sure whether they were HTR+ or HTR-Z or HTR-II, but my impression is that those are all similar. I paid $84 each, and they ran just fine.  But that's before I got really into high performance tires.

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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2005, 01:19:21 AM »
Sweet...thanks for the suggestions.  I'm gonna go check out the sumitomos, ContiExtremeContact's, and the Khumo ASX's this weekend (if I find time!).  I also plan on doin my vac lines and DV tests this weekend...hopefully they check out alright!  If not, any suggestions on what brand name of silicone hoses I should get?  I've looked into the Samco silicone hose line but I would like to find something that is a little cheaper then 504 bucks  :) .

Also, if anyone has a VAG-COM thingy around the c-springs area and is willing to let me borrow it and show me how to use it, please let me know.  Thanks!!

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