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I'm buying a 2001 A6 4.2 and it needs new tires. Has orig. pirelli's on it now and previous owner says he would get toyo's this time.

Appreciate everyone's feedback!

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Originally posted by dandon@Jul 16 2005, 01:53 PM
Do I really need sep. tires for winter?
well i supose it depends on now much snow you're driving in and if you want a high profromance tire for the summer. Personally, i have summer and winter tired because i use my allroad in conditions that warrant it. in the summer, living in la, there is very rarely any ran, and i drive hard. in the winter, i take the allroad skiing several times a month, in conditions that are less than alright for all weather tires. this option ofcorse requires you to have two sets of wheels.

My setup:
summer: pirelli P-Zeros
winter: pirelli winter 240 sotto-zeros (awesome w/ quarrto
 

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I'm in the same boat. I'm looking at some Conti Extremcontacts and some Kumo ASXs. The Kumos get very good reviews. I'll post when I get them.
 

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When I purchased my 4.2Q it had Conti Extreme Contacts on it. I just replaced them before taking a 3200 mile roundtrip from Denver to Seattle and back. They rode nice and smooth on all the different types of roads throughout the trip traveling between 85 and 90 MPH most of the way(thanks to the Passport Radar detector). Tire Rack's website is a good place to go read reviews.
 

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Finally got the Kumo ASX on. 275 40 17s all the way around. It was a little tight on the front but so far no clearance issues. They really fill out the wide body quite well. The ride is much better and quieter now. It'll be snowing soon enough here so I'll post again when that junk starts up.
 

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Tires for A6 4.2

I have a 2001 4.2 and tried many tires. The car actually comes from Audi with Performance Summer Tires. Useless in snow so get All seasons.Toyo tires are inexpensive but give rough ride and didn't last more than 20K Miles. Continental makes a the Extreme Contact with decent ride and good Winter traction. The best ride so far was Michelin Pilot Sport, but they are $250 each. I got over 40K wear from them.

The new Continentals are rated at 540, so overall, I recommend the Continentals.
 
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