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hi,
just wondered if anybody has replaced their 20" tyres yet, if so what mileage did you get, also what brand of tyre comes on the car from the factory. many thanks
 

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Maybee it is to early for replacement?

Anyhow regarding 20" rims...
I am living in Norway, and usually we use winter tyres from october to mars/april. Today I did put on my 20" summer tyres. Many posts in this forum has been regarding how firm the Q5 S-line is, so I have been a bit worried about this, but after a short test drive, I must say I do find the 20" 255/45 to be perfect for this car, both looking and driving. My winter tyres is 17 235/65, so the difference was huge. Can't help it, I just love this car.

Here is two pics of the car with the rims:

-Roger
 

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i thought it would be a bit early for people to be replacing tyres.
just thought i would check just in case, what brand of tyres were on the rims when you got them?
wheels look very smart.
 

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Hi,
the tyres I got was Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport 255/45
They seems OK, but so far I only had a short test drive, so time will show how good they are.

-Roger
 
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Hi,

I have the 20" tyres on my 2.0 TDi auto and it's just had it first service 19K miles.

The tyres had 3.5mm front and 4mm rear tread left according to the service report.

Very pleased with this first set of Dunlop tyres and expect to get a further 5-10K before changing them.
 

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Wayne,

My tyres was preset with a very high pressure from factory, but I have now decreased it to the value described on the sticker on the door.
Could I ask what pressure you have used and is the wearing equal on the sides compared to the middle area?
(sorry if my english here is not perfect)

-Roger
 

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3,5 mm seems to me the limit for a safe behavior on very wet roads
in Belgium, its rains to frequently for toying with safety, and the roads are far from perfect, even the highways (track shaping)
I expect to have my tires replaced after 20k miles, after a switch front/rear at 10k miles (front tires wear a little bit more on the edges due to the over?-assisted steering...
 
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Roger

I have run the tyres @ 35psi both front and rear and the wear is equal throughout the tread pattern, hope this helps.

Kind Regards
 

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Wayne said:
Roger

I have run the tyres @ 35psi both front and rear and the wear is equal throughout the tread pattern, hope this helps.

Kind Regards
Wayne,
thanks for your reply. I'll try with 35 psi as well.

-Roger
 
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