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I got rid of my very noisy Kumho Ecsta tires and replaced with all season Michelin A&S.<p>So far they are quiet, very grippy and a major improvement over the Kumhos.<p>The Kumho's got really loud one day so I drove into Discount Tire to get them replaced. Turned out the extra noise was from a loose wheel due to Volvo dealer not tightening up the lug bolts after a tire rotation.<p>The Kumho's had become noisy regardless of the loose wheel. My R is lowered so the uneven wear may have contributed to the noise. The Michelins have a lot more grip, and should be ok for the winter, I hope.<p>I've been busy with my house so haven't been on Swedespeed much. Nice to be back <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (Britspeed)

<B>ROTATE THOSE TIRES EVERY 4K MILES</B><br>You must
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>ROTATE THOSE TIRES EVERY 4K MILES</B><br>You must</TD></TR></TABLE><p>ridiculous... do it every 10 - 15K miles
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (blackTT55)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blackTT55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ridiculous... do it every 10 - 15K miles</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A lowered car has more negative camber, which causes more wear. It's not a ridiculous suggestion at all.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (blackTT55)

It's not rediculous he has a <B>lowered car</B>, (with neg camber in the rear)<br>If He DIDN'T you STILL should rotate AT LEAST every 7500 miles, (5000 is best for OPTIMUM tire wear).<br>
 

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I agree with JRL. I noticed very rapid wear on the inside edge of the rear tires especially.<p>At Discount Tire I was told I should get a camber kit. Has anyone done this that has a lowered R?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Britspeed</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>At Discount Tire I was told I should get a camber kit. Has anyone done this that has a lowered R?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Please ask them to get it for you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>(No one makes a kit)<br>The rear suspension is not designed so as any kind of kit <I>would</I> work.<br>If you rotate every 4000 miles without fail, they should last, so If you change your oil at 3500 or 4000K it would be a good time to do it
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Britspeed</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">At Discount Tire I was told I should get a camber kit. Has anyone done this that has a lowered R?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>iPd carries a front camber adjustment kit.<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/productscat.aspx?CategoryID=1626&NodeID=5148&RootID=629" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/products...D=629</A><p>You're out of luck on the rears though.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>iPd carries a front camber adjustment kit.<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/productscat.aspx?CategoryID=1626&NodeID=5148&RootID=629" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/products...D=629</A><p>You're out of luck on the rears though.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I know that but THEY were referring to the rears, I'm sure
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I know that but THEY were referring to the rears, I'm sure</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was responding to Britspeed. You may be aware of the front kits but it appears he was not. And I won't assume that they were only referring to the rears.<p>With his Eibach springs dropping ~1.5" he'll probably want a front kit so as he rotates front to back he's at least got one pair riding flat.
 

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BTW Britspeed I had these on my 70. They work as advertised. You will be able to get the fronts back to spec. if you're at less than -2.0 on camber.
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (blackTT55)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blackTT55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>ridiculous... do it every 10 - 15K miles</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exchange complete sets yes..<p>4K is OK, maybe 5 at the most given you will get 10-12K out of a set.
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (Johann)

Ahh, the rare occasion. We agree again! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ahh, the rare occasion. We agree again! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Until he asks what pressures to run! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Good luck with the tires, I love 'em!
 

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Re: Just put on Michelin A/S Sport Tires (needsdecaf)

I run 38 rear, 39-40 front. With the PS A/S 91Y rating this seems to work best for me on a sedan. <p>No bubbles, no snakebite sidewall failures to date. Good even treadwear and the small differential seems to help the sidehop but that nuisance seems far more dependent on rear toe alignment.
 
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