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New Tyres

20 Jun 2018, 17:08

Hi,

I am looking to replace the tyres on my 2016 Audi TTS. I have been very happy with the performance of the Hankook tyres that came with the car and would ideally like to replace like for like. I have been looking on a number of different tyre websites and I am wondering what is the difference between the 245/35/ZR19 93Y and the 245/35/ZR19 93Y XL.

Thanks

Re: New Tyres

20 Jun 2018, 17:22

Best advice here which explains it perfectly:

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-article/r ... advantages

Re: New Tyres

24 Jun 2018, 10:39

Personally, I thought the Hankooks my TTS came were God awful. I replaced them when only half worn. Noisy, poor wet grip and prone to aquaplaning on cold roads. I replaced them with Continental Sport Contact 6 tyres, which frankly should be standard on the TTS. To put mid range tyres on such a car is very cheap of Audi. The Continentals proved to be excellent and in another league to the Hankook. I've recently changed again, as the Continentals dropped below 3mm after 22,000 miles use... as I knew I'd be ordering a new car to replace the TTS in only a few months time, I decided to drop my budget and since I found a really good deal on Pirelli P Zeros, I went for those. Fuel consumption is slightly higher and wet grip is almost as good as the Contis, but they do offer a better steering feel and are quiet, with strong dry grip. At any rate, what ever goes onto a TTS, don't fit those awful Hankooks!

Re: New Tyres

24 Jun 2018, 11:32

My original potenza were shredded in 7 months.

Went for rainsports then which I got just over a yr out of

Went with rainsport again this time they're a little noisier in dry but handle great in wet and dry

Re: New Tyres

17 Jul 2018, 03:53

Mark Pred wrote:Personally, I thought the Hankooks my TTS came were God awful. I replaced them when only half worn. Noisy, poor wet grip and prone to aquaplaning on cold roads. I replaced them with Continental Sport Contact 6 tyres, which frankly should be standard on the TTS. To put mid range tyres on such a car is very cheap of Audi. The Continentals proved to be excellent and in another league to the Hankook. I've recently changed again, as the Continentals dropped below 3mm after 22,000 miles use... as I knew I'd be ordering a new car to replace the TTS in only a few months time, I decided to drop my budget and since I found a really good deal on Pirelli P Zeros, I went for those. Fuel consumption is slightly higher and wet grip is almost as good as the Contis, but they do offer a better steering feel and are quiet, with strong dry grip. At any rate, what ever goes onto a TTS, don't fit those awful Hankooks!


Thank you for your reply.

I am now considering the Continental Contact Sport 6 as an option based on your recommendation. Could you tell me if the Tyres you have on your car are AO, RO1 or RO2 rated.

Also, I can only find the 245/35R19 93Y XL as an option for these Tyres. Did you manage to get the standard load as an option for these Tyres?

Thanks again!

Re: New Tyres

08 Oct 2018, 07:30

In regards to tyres I would go mitchilen PP4. Best tyres and have amazing grip!

Re: New Tyres

08 Oct 2018, 21:01

@scott_tts

Agree entirely with Mark Pred, and what he said re the Conti Sportcontact 6's.

Swapped the (supplied-with) Bridgestone S001's with Conti's on the TTS, and haven't looked back.

My local dealer advised RO2, but that said, I still don't understand the difference between AO, RO1 and RO2!

Re: New Tyres

09 Oct 2018, 11:08

What are you running on the TTS in the winter?

New Tyres

09 Oct 2018, 16:04

XL designation means that side walls of the tyre are reinforced and this is recomended for 19 an 20 inch on TT.
Michelin Pilot Sport are tip tires same as Continental Sport contact.
AO menas Audi Original - tread is somewhat adjustwd by Audi
RO are Audi adjusted tires for quattro drive.

This O through time may get further evolution 1 or 2 as thread is further adjusted and than you get RO1, RO2 or AO1...

Re: New Tyres

09 Oct 2018, 18:30

scott_tts wrote:
Mark Pred wrote:Personally, I thought the Hankooks my TTS came were God awful. I replaced them when only half worn. Noisy, poor wet grip and prone to aquaplaning on cold roads. I replaced them with Continental Sport Contact 6 tyres, which frankly should be standard on the TTS. To put mid range tyres on such a car is very cheap of Audi. The Continentals proved to be excellent and in another league to the Hankook. I've recently changed again, as the Continentals dropped below 3mm after 22,000 miles use... as I knew I'd be ordering a new car to replace the TTS in only a few months time, I decided to drop my budget and since I found a really good deal on Pirelli P Zeros, I went for those. Fuel consumption is slightly higher and wet grip is almost as good as the Contis, but they do offer a better steering feel and are quiet, with strong dry grip. At any rate, what ever goes onto a TTS, don't fit those awful Hankooks!


Thank you for your reply.

I am now considering the Continental Contact Sport 6 as an option based on your recommendation. Could you tell me if the Tyres you have on your car are AO, RO1 or RO2 rated.

Also, I can only find the 245/35R19 93Y XL as an option for these Tyres. Did you manage to get the standard load as an option for these Tyres?

Thanks again!


Those were on my last TTS, fitted a year and half ago, but I'll be fitting them again to my current TTS when the Hankooks get low enough, which can't come soon enough! I did however manage to find the email receipt I had for them, description given was Continental SportContact 6 245/35 ZR19 (93Y) XL AO. I paid £832 fitted and balanced. Great tyres!

Re: New Tyres

09 Oct 2018, 18:45

nvarga wrote:XL designation means that side walls of the tyre are reinforced and this is recomended for 19 an 20 inch on TT.
Michelin Pilot Sport are tip tires same as Continental Sport contact.
AO menas Audi Original - tread is somewhat adjustwd by Audi
RO are Audi adjusted tires for quattro drive.

This O through time may get further evolution 1 or 2 as thread is further adjusted and than you get RO1, RO2 or AO1...


A0 tyres are fitted as standard and is a marketing exercise, nothing to do with tyre tread adjustment.

RO tyres are compound specific and have a narrower shoulder than standard, nothing to do with Quattro drive.

Best all round tyres for the TT are Good Year Eagles imo...

Re: New Tyres

10 Oct 2018, 09:19

+ 1 to ASY's (Goodyear F1 mk3). Had them once - great rubbers. Now I have P-zeros and, albeit not as awful as Conti Sportcontact 3, they are still a noise factory. Other option that I'm taking into account is falken azenis fk510.

Re: New Tyres

10 Oct 2018, 16:21

I have Falken Azenis on my 2WD far better than the Potenzas the car came with and £120 a corner a bargain too.

Re: New Tyres

11 Oct 2018, 20:44

I had Yokohamas on mine (20") and was very pleased with them.

Very quiet, good road holding in all conditions plus a kerbing band.

Re: New Tyres

14 Oct 2018, 05:04

Michelin Pilot sport 4s is the top rated tyre, and I'll vouch for them too. They genuinely transformed the car, and made it grip like the chassis feels it should. Also the contis seem to get very good reviews.
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