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Old 5th February 2008, 19:14   #1
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I recently bought an AUDI A4 2.0 TDi. It runs on Pilot Primacy Michellins 205/55/16. I was thinking of wider tyres (old habits die hard) as the wheel wells look like they could take in wider rubber.

I was considering YOKOHAMA S-Drive 225/50/16 which seems to be the perfect upgrade. My only concern is they may not scrape. Although none of my previous experiments failed me, but this is not a car I wish to take chances with .

Tyre Gurus please advise.

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Old 5th February 2008, 19:22   #2
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You have VERY good tyres. Why do you want to upgrade?

If you must, the logical upgrades are Pilot Sport or Pirelli Pzero Rosso but for a 2.0 Diesel it would be an overkill IMHO.
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IMO just stick with these till(if) you get a remap. primacys are pretty good.
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I agree that the tyres are good. I was talking of asthetics (filling in the wheel wells). I feel the wider rubber will make the car look more muscular


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Ricky

The stock tyres are damn good.
In 225/50-16 u can get Yokohama S drives or Michelin PP2 but i think for an Audi u should look beyond these too.
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no warranty issues with tyre upgrades?
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no warranty issues with tyre upgrades?

I certainly hope not. The upsize would be a calculated thing & not an overkill. I spoke to the Audi Showroom - they seem OK with it, but will still ask another time from the technical guys at the workshop.

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when did you buy an AUDI???
moving up in the world i see..about the tires..i dont think tires are a part of waranty anyways
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Ricky, correct upsizes for your car are mentioned here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...-your-car.html

Download the excel file and go through it.

Before I suggest anything one question for you, what is rim width??
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when did you buy an AUDI???
moving up in the world i see..about the tires..i dont think tires are a part of waranty anyways

Hi Cyrus

Got it on the 31st of Jan '08. I see you don't follow the What Car thread

As for the tyres, they are covered under warranty as I did get a replacement on all 4 tyres on my Octavia (Goodyear NCT 3's)

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Hey, remember the BMW guy who had warranty issues after changing the tyres. That's not directly linked to tyres, I think xenons but there was some mention of tyres.

That's an expensive car and you should get 100% confirmation from the Audi guys that the warranty on the car stands valid after you upsize and they will not use that to deny you warranty on suspension and the overall car incase you run into some issues.

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Hey, remember the BMW guy who had warranty issues after changing the tyres. That's not directly linked to tyres, I think xenons but there was some mention of tyres.
BMW has an issue as they fit Run Flat Tyres as stnadard fitment & object to people replacing them with Non-RFT's. Here the case is different as Audi does not fit RFT's on the A4.

Plus, all he's doing is increasing the width while keeping the OD within tolerances so I don't see a problem with that. All my cars have upsized tyres & since it's a reasonable & calculated upsize none of the companies have ever had any problems with that. But then, I've never owned an expensive car either!!
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You have VERY good tyres. Why do you want to upgrade?
+1. You already have the right size + brand of tyres. No sense in upgrading.
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Iraghava, do you think I a mere mortal can deign to disagree with you on of all things tyres and upsizing. For me its very simple when it comes to tyres, Iraghava says, I do.

The poster sure is lucky to have both you and Kpzen on this thread and is certain to get some very good advice.

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Hey, remember the BMW guy who had warranty issues after changing the tyres. That's not directly linked to tyres, I think xenons but there was some mention of tyres.

That's an expensive car and you should get 100% confirmation from the Audi guys that the warranty on the car stands valid after you upsize and they will not use that to deny you warranty on suspension and the overall car incase you run into some issues.

I had a chat with the BMW dealer about that particular car - I was "told" that the car had been extensively modified, hence the warranty being void.

In my case if I am changing to a wider width, I am ensuring that the overall diameter is remaining well within tolerances, hence should not pose a problem.

Thanks anyways
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