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Rossos are almost down to the wear bars at 15,000 miles. I know a lot of people like PS2s, but they are very expensive. The friend to whom I sold my 528 likes the Avons he got from Tire Rack, but he doesn't push the envelope much (I do from time to time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> ). <p>Anyone have experience with Avons?<br>Thanks
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Ready to R)

Heard they're oK but I''m going to ask this again:<br>You bought a 40+K car, why won't you put the <B>BEST tire</B> available on it?
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Ready to R)

Soledoc got them for his T5 before he sold it and I think he liked them. I got the Kumho ASX and have been very happy with them.
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (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">Heard they're oK but I''m going to ask this again:<br>You bought a 40+K car, why won't you put the <B>BEST tire</B> available on it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> second and third that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Ready to R)

I put the avons on my R. I thought they were great! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (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">Heard they're oK but I''m going to ask this again:<br>You bought a 40+K car, why won't you put the <B>BEST tire</B> available on it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Best is subjective. Best handling? Best bang for the buck?
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (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">Heard they're oK but I''m going to ask this again:<br>You bought a 40+K car, why won't you put the <B>BEST tire</B> available on it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>JRL, this is not the first time I hear this from you. Come on, some people here simply want to be frugal, what is wrong with that? Don't be so snobbish here.<p>Those PS2's are $250X4, do you think everyone can afford to shell 1G every 15k miles? Personally I would buy a set of Kumho and pocket the other $500. Plus, I don't think he tracks the car much
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Those PS2's are $250X4, do you think everyone can afford to shell 1G every 15k miles? Personally I would buy a set of Kumho and pocket the other $500.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He buys at wholesale so he can be spend happy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (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">Heard they're oK but I''m going to ask this again:<br>You bought a 40+K car, why won't you put the <B>BEST tire</B> available on it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>true true and true...with that kind of investment, why not spend a few extra $$ to make sure you have a solid footprint to keep your baby firmly planted to the asphalt <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Ready to R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ready to R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Rossos are almost down to the wear bars at 15,000 miles. I know a lot of people like PS2s, but they are very expensive. The friend to whom I sold my 528 likes the Avons he got from Tire Rack, but he doesn't push the envelope much (I do from time to time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> ). <p>Anyone have experience with Avons?<br>Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>how about nero m&s or conti exteme contacts? both are very reasonably priced and both have A/S compound with probably double the life of the rossos.<br>
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>JRL, this is not the first time I hear this from you. Come on, some people here simply want to be frugal, what is wrong with that? Don't be so snobbish here.<p>Those PS2's are $250X4, do you think everyone can afford to shell 1G every 15k miles? Personally I would buy a set of Kumho and pocket the other $500. Plus, I don't think he tracks the car much</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not the point of being frugal, THIS IS YOUR (semi high performance) CAR and PS2's still are probably the best tire for it.<br>I will agree though that if handling is not your priority go with Conti Extrme Contacts, best bang for the buck. A wonderful, CHEAP, all season medium to higher peformance tire with good tread wear<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JRL at 8:18 AM 6-11-2006</i>
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Ready to R)

I don't believe AVON makes a 97 load rated tire, in 235x45x17. Few manufacturers do.<p>If you are wiling to compromise on load rating, than there are many more tires to choose from. <p>I have no direct experience with AVON on cars. In the past I did have good luck with them on motorcycles.
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (rogersampson)

17" F1s with 95Y <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Wayne T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wayne T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I got the Kumho ASX and have been very happy with them. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1<p>mike
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Ready to R)

I had the Avon M550s on my Baja Turbo and I was very happy with them. <p>I am also running an inexpensive set of 19" General tires on our Project V70R, no complaints. I'm not going to track the R with the 19s, so an economical, daily driver type of tire is all I really needed.
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (rogersampson)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rogersampson</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't believe AVON makes a 97 load rated tire, in 235x45x17. Few manufacturers do.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Falken ZE 512 ZIEX 97 load rated<p>High Performance All-Season<p>The Falken Ziex 512 tire has a Uni-directional tread design and circumferential grooves for superior wet weather handling. Smooth, quiet, comfortable ride. Improved rim protection ridge protects expensive custom wheels. New multi-radius profile increases contact pressure and low profile styling.<p>I have these on a few of my cars and think they are great for the money.<br>Jim
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (surfsd)

I ran the Avon Tech M550 A/S 95XL 235/45/R17 on my previous T5 as a previous poster said. I was very pleased with them. Good in dry, wet and even light snow and cold. I had absolutely no issues with them. The Conti Extreme Contacts are not load rated to 95 like the rossos are. I would stick with the 95 load rated tires like the Avons. I wouldn't let the low price scare you away. I think the quality of those tires is fine and I'm going to put them on my R this fall. I must say I didn't run them much over 5K miles but they did hold up well and I was much happier with them compared to my OEM Pirellis P6 that came with my T5.
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (soledoc)

Has anyone considered the Yokohoma brand. I have run Perrelli and Yok's on my lude since 99 and the Yokohoma parada Spec 2's are a great tire for the money! I get about 12-14 months out of a set 30k miles and they are sticky, so performance isnt sacraficed a whole lot. Tirerack or discount tire has them for about 98 bucks a tire. <p>If you really want a good tire the perelli P zero Asimentrico's are the stickiest tire i have ever had, but they dont last very long. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (surfsd)

I just put the falkens on they are nice.... They also have a 30k wear warranty
 

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Re: Rossos going at 15,000 miles; anyone have experience with Avons? (Ready to R)

I like Conti., Pirelli and Bridgestone, been driving AWD Turbo cars since 1989...<p>I would not buy any other brand... but hey... it is your life that will be on the line in your car... so buy whatever you like.<p>Regards,<br>Coolknight
 
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