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Old 29th December 2010, 23:42   #46
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Its optional like everything else on the CBUs. (B&O, drive select, keyless go, ventilated seats, 18" wheels etc.)

what all have you opted for ? you got the 18 inchers and the ventilated seats ?
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what all have you opted for ? you got the 18 inchers and the ventilated seats ?
I got all of these + the 3 spoke steering with paddle shift.
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Hey Chaps,

My front left tyre has developed a prominent bulge. Is this dangerous? Do I need to get his changed?

If so, any idea as to how much the standard tyres cost? They are Pirelli P7 225/50 R17's.
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Hey Chaps,

My front left tyre has developed a prominent bulge. Is this dangerous? Do I need to get his changed?

If so, any idea as to how much the standard tyres cost? They are Pirelli P7 225/50 R17's.
Yes you certainly should get it changed. Pirellis in that size would be around 14k or so. You might be able to get Yokohamas a bit cheaper.
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Yes you certainly should get it changed. Pirellis in that size would be around 14k or so. You might be able to get Yokohamas a bit cheaper.
I spoke to the folks at Audi and they are asking for a whopping 42K for a tyre!

I checked out a few tyre dealers in Bangalore as well and they are quoting between 17-18K. Is this a reasonable rate?

About going in for a different brand, I have this OCD about having everything match

Also, should I not drive the car at all till I get the tyre changed?
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I spoke to the folks at Audi and they are asking for a whopping 42K for a tyre!
check these must be covered under Insurance . I had bulge in my 20 inch rear low profiles and drove more than 10 T Km before getting these replaced last week when the bump actually gave away . Insurance paid about 50 % as tread was about 1/2 .

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tyre dealers in Bangalore as well and they are quoting between 17-18K
check Michelin pilot Sports - in chandigarh i was getting 18 inches for about 18 thousand

http://www.michelin.in/tyre/pattern/PassengerCar

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About going in for a different brand, I have this OCD about having everything match
Don't mix and match brands. If you change to a different brand or even a different model within the same brand you're better off doing a 4 tyre change.

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Also, should I not drive the car at all till I get the tyre changed?
With a bulging tyre, you risk a blowout. Get it changed as soon as you can.

It gets worse as you drive so avoid driving around long distances.
And especially don't drive fast, or you risk a blowout at high-speed.

Here's a picture of a tyre that has a bulge on the outside:
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And this is what it looks like on the inside (notice the tear):
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I spoke to the folks at Audi and they are asking for a whopping 42K for a tyre!

I checked out a few tyre dealers in Bangalore as well and they are quoting between 17-18K. Is this a reasonable rate?

About going in for a different brand, I have this OCD about having everything match

Also, should I not drive the car at all till I get the tyre changed?
Ok so if Pirellis are available then go get those. Yes it is best to have everything match, I would do that myself too. One suggestion is that if you buy the tyre then put the spare tyre (assuming you have one of the same size) along with the new tyre on the front wheels. Then you will have 2 new tyres.
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check these must be covered under Insurance . I had bulge in my 20 inch rear low profiles and drove more than 10 T Km before getting these replaced last week when the bump actually gave away . Insurance paid about 50 % as tread was about 1/2 .



check Michelin pilot Sports - in chandigarh i was getting 18 inches for about 18 thousand

- www.michelin.in
I'll check with the insurance folks tomorrow; hopefully its covered.

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Don't mix and match brands. If you change to a different brand or even a different model within the same brand you're better off doing a 4 tyre change.



With a bulging tyre, you risk a blowout. Get it changed as soon as you can.

It gets worse as you drive so avoid driving around long distances.
And especially don't drive fast, or you risk a blowout at high-speed.

Here's a picture of a tyre that has a bulge on the outside:
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And this is what it looks like on the inside (notice the tear):
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I just got back from a long trip and noticed this when I was getting the car washed. Another trip was on the cards but now that aint gonna happen till the tyre gets replaced.

Do these cuts happen because of manufacturing defects or because of our lovely roads?

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Ok so if Pirellis are available then go get those. Yes it is best to have everything match, I would do that myself too. One suggestion is that if you buy the tyre then put the spare tyre (assuming you have one of the same size) along with the new tyre on the front wheels. Then you will have 2 new tyres.
Unfortunately, the A4 comes with a space saver.
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Do these cuts happen because of manufacturing defects or because of our lovely roads?
If it's a fairly new tire then it's probably a manufacturing defect.

Potholed roads do damage tires but from my experience, not as much when new.
If your rim has damage too, then road damage it is

Check this article -> Tire Rack -Sidewall Separations/Bubbles
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