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Old 01-23-2012, 10:47 PM
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Unhappy Winter Wheel replacements on a "budget"

A6 2006 Quattro 3.2

Just ended up ruining one of the wheels coming back from skiing. The bolts sheared from over-torquing (even when set with a torque gauge), but that's not the real issue. I just had to drop a pretty penny getting this repaired. The tires are all OK (bridgestone bilzzak performance, down a size), but I'm in the poor house now. These wheels are dedicated for the snows. What can I get for a high quality, low cost wheel (I know, these are conflicting aspects.) I'm happy to take ugly set of four at this point, or even steel wheels with covers. Anything to get me up north through this winter. Ugly is OK. Hell, my car comes back with so much salt on it, well, you get the idea.

Thoughts?

Thanks, Bill
 
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:55 AM
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Hi Bill,

I am sorry to here about your wheel issue. Are you looking for the 16" or 17" fitment? It looks like our least expensive wheel in 16" will be about $85 plus shipping and the 17" will be about $108 plus shipping. These are both aluminum alloy as steel wheels are not available.

If you click on the link below it will take you to the winter wheel and tire section of the website. Enter your vehicle info and just choose a tire but then that will take you to the wheel options. That should get you all the information you will need. You can either place your order online or directly with me.

Snow Tires - Find the best Winter / Snow Tires at Tire Rack


If you order online, please reference "Lance" on the order as a previous contact. Thank you.

Lance McIntosh | Sales Specialist
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:00 AM
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Stud less versus studded.

Now i have a set of studded tires and don't notice anything different with them then i did my non studded besides that they are annoyingly loud. Is there any more of a performance difference with the stud less over studded. Obviously not going to be taking corners at 50mph in the winter but they feel as they tend to slide out more and i have less control.

Thanks
 
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:20 AM
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Default 2012 A7 Winter Tires and Wheels

I'm looking at winter tires and wheels for a new 2012 A7 Prestige with 19" all season tires (19/255/40). The Tire Rack site doesn't seem to "allow" selections of smaller wheels for this car, and I'm thinking I want 17s or 18s for winter.

I'm in Portland, OR, so deep snow is not much of a concern, but ice, hills, and driving on snow/ice right around freezing (with a thin layer of water on the ice) is the usual foul weather. Of course wet roads below 50F from November to April are the norm. Are studs my best bet, or would some of the new studless tires work better? Wheel recommendations?

Thanks!
 
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by EPA7 View Post
I'm looking at winter tires and wheels for a new 2012 A7 Prestige with 19" all season tires (19/255/40). The Tire Rack site doesn't seem to "allow" selections of smaller wheels for this car, and I'm thinking I want 17s or 18s for winter.

I'm in Portland, OR, so deep snow is not much of a concern, but ice, hills, and driving on snow/ice right around freezing (with a thin layer of water on the ice) is the usual foul weather. Of course wet roads below 50F from November to April are the norm. Are studs my best bet, or would some of the new studless tires work better? Wheel recommendations?

Thanks!
Hi,

We do have a selection of 17" and 18" winter wheel and tire packages for the A7. I have included a link, I have selected your vehicle, all you need to do is shop.

Winter / Snow Tires

For the tire selection I would suggest a Studdless Ice and Snow tire, they will perform much better than any studded tire.

If you have any questions please give me a call or shoot me an email!

Best Regards,
 
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Hi,

We do have a selection of 17" and 18" winter wheel and tire packages for the A7. I have included a link, I have selected your vehicle, all you need to do is shop.

Winter / Snow Tires

For the tire selection I would suggest a Studdless Ice and Snow tire, they will perform much better than any studded tire.

If you have any questions please give me a call or shoot me an email!

Best Regards,
Thanks. I'm leaning toward the ice and snow tires (definitely like the idea better than studs), but I'm trying to get a feel for the lack of handling and increased noise reported with this style. Also, how many miles would I expect to get out of a set?

The 17" tire selection is attractive, but the wheel choices are very limited. Is that a timing issue because it's late in the season, or are 17x8s hard to come by?

One other question: If I look at the scorecard/ratings, the best ice and snow tires are only a little bit better than the best all season tires. I have experience with Bridgestone Pole Positions (crappy in snow and ice), and Pilot Sport A/S (decent in snow/ice but definitely not confidence inspiring). How much better are tires like the Blizak than the best all seasons in the conditions I face in Portland?
 

Last edited by EPA7; 02-26-2012 at 03:46 AM.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:38 AM
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I need new winter tyres for my honda) some photos http://shopcarinsura.info
 
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:52 AM
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You can also post in this thread but please supply the following information ....

Year:
Make:
Model:
Location:
Tires only or winter package:

and I will respond directly to your post.

I will also be adding to this thread periodically so check back often.

Links to use to get the forum credit for your order:
- Tires
- Wheels
- Winter
- Brakes
- Suspension[/QUOTE]

I've been trying to get a quote on 4 Michelin XI3 // 225 55 17 for my allroad and the Tire Rack site has been down since yesterday. Care to quote for all four shipped to Boston?

Thank you
 
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jrc22ski View Post
You can also post in this thread but please supply the following information ....

Year:
Make:
Model:
Location:
Tires only or winter package:

and I will respond directly to your post.

I will also be adding to this thread periodically so check back often.

Links to use to get the forum credit for your order:
- Tires
- Wheels
- Winter
- Brakes
- Suspension
I've been trying to get a quote on 4 Michelin XI3 // 225 55 17 for my allroad and the Tire Rack site has been down since yesterday. Care to quote for all four shipped to Boston?

Thank you[/QUOTE]
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry, I am happy to help!

Please email me directly @ [email protected]

Please provide your complete shipping address and phone number so I can get you the complete quote.

Regards,
 
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:48 AM
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I am trying to determine the best way to buy snow tires. I have a 2010 A4 Quattro with the S-Line 19in wheel package. Snow tires are pricey at that size. I was wondering if I would be better off buying some 18in wheels and getting snow tires for those that I can switch out in the spring with my Factory 19in wheels and performance tires. Can I put an 18 in rim on my car?
 

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