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With 12,000 miles approaching all 4 of my 20" Michelin Latitude Sport tyres are nearing the end of their lives. I'm a little surprised as I don't drive that hard and 70% of my driving is on the motorway anyway and I've typically managed 35,000+ per pair of tyres front tyres on previous front wheel drive Audis. Equally I've always respected Michelin tyres for their longevity, though they haven't lasted too well on the SQ.

I respect the fact that the 650Nm of torque is challenging to apply even remotely gently to the road, subtle it isn't and that the loony performance has to be paid for eventually so I'll take the medicine like a good chap


It does beg the question as to what to replace the Michelins with? For those of us on 20" rims its 255/45 R20W - so W or Y rated tyres. I typically cover around 18,000 miles a year so will naturally seek some rubber that will last a reasonable distance. After quite a bit of research I've concluded that the Goodyear Excellence is pretty good candidate, I recall that RobinT had these as factory fit and they did pretty well?

In the past I've shopped around and usually bought from Event Tyres, this time around the best value seems to come from Asda of all places, ordered on-line and fitted at a choice of local tyre bays, Asda are £24 cheaper per tyre at £221 each, a difference that's not to be sniffed over 4 wheels.
 

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I recall yours is on 20s too Missile? What make of tyre did you have from the factory?
 

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Hi John,

Have you considered the Bridgestone H/P Dueler Sport option?

These came as standard on my car from the factory, and I'm pretty pleased with them. I have to admit that I drive a regular Q5 an not a SQ5, but I've now done over 22k miles and still about 4mm average left on all 4 tyres. The next confession is that I'm not that gentle a driver...........

J
 

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I got 18.5k out of my 20" Dunlops on my standard Q which wasn't too bad. I was going to replace them with the Goodyear Excellence, but I've just swapped them for something much cheaper given it will be getting traded in at the start of the year!
 

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Thanks Justin, appreciated, I've considered the Bridgestones but they are quite expensive it's fallen to Asda Tyres for Goodyear Excellences @ £887 for a set of 4....
 

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Hi john, thats a good price for a set of four, hope you get more miles from the Goodyears, Didnt even know Asda sold tyres !!,

All the best Merlin.
 

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Thanks Missile!

Merlin - Asda and tyres, me neither until a couple of days ago and to be honest I thought Google was having a wonky moment however it's real and they are ultra competitive - Walmart purchasing power I guess. The local Halfords AutoCentre is the fitting shop.
 

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I believe Asda are very competitive. You might want to check Costco, if you have or can beg borrow or steal a membership card.
 

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Had bridgestones on my old Q5 and got 30k + miles out of them. Have goodyears on the SQ, have covered 10k and seem to be okay still.
 

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Thanks Missile!

Merlin - Asda and tyres, me neither until a couple of days ago and to be honest I thought Google was having a wonky moment however it's real and they are ultra competitive - Walmart purchasing power I guess. The local Halfords AutoCentre is the fitting shop.
How strange, wish id have known last week, just purchased Winter tyres for the Civic and Vito, cost a pretty penny,Just looked on Asda, could have save 160.00 over 8 Tyres,
Next i will be on it, Cheers John All the best
 

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12000 miles. - is that all??
 

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Out of interest, and I may have missed this so apologies if I have, has anyone sourced winter tyres for the 21s?
 

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12000 miles. - is that all??
G Dog, as you have probably discovered by now the SQ is quite quick and there's a price to pay if the OEM tyres are on the soft end of the possible wear rating...The Michelin Latitude Sport is rated a 220 - the Goodyear Excellence is rated at 340 - the baseline starts at 100/
 

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Don't think 255/ 40-21" Winter Tyres are available.
Would step down to 20" or 19" if I had a chose over 21"
No me neither but as Audi can't seem to supply a set of winter wheels & tyres this side of Feb/Mar, I was hoping I could find tyres to fit my 21s...
 

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I also can't find a 255/40/21 winter tyre manufactured anywhere, unless someone else knows differently...?
I do however have a barely-used set of winters which are 255/45/20, and am thinking of buying a new set of wheels to put them on to.
OEM wheels seem stupidly expensive (absurd that the Audi winter wheel / tyre combination is in fact cheaper than buying the wheels alone), but its all hypothetical because having tried, there don't seem to be any dealers with stock or who are able to get their hands on them anyway.
 
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