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Hello guys,
I am ready to make a deal on a 2.4T AWD (leasing for now) and I am curious to know if the Pirelli P6 tires that come with the car are a good all-around tire. If not, would the dealer give me the option to change them to say Michelin Pilot Sport A/S (are those better?), or something else?
Also, are there any software changes that I should consider if/when picking up the car?
Thanks in advance....
 

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Originally posted by RC:
Hello guys,
I am ready to make a deal on a 2.4T AWD (leasing for now) and I am curious to know if the Pirelli P6 tires that come with the car are a good all-around tire. If not, would the dealer give me the option to change them to say Michelin Pilot Sport A/S (are those better?), or something else?
Also, are there any software changes that I should consider if/when picking up the car?
Thanks in advance....
I'm guessing your getting the 17" Thor's because I believe the 16" wheels come with Michelins. Anyway, the P6's are pretty average. They don't compare in any way to the Pilot Sport A/S.

I'm sure the dealer would give you an option but it'll cost you. And, others have said the Pilot Sport A/S are slightly larger in either the O/D or the width than the normal 235/45/17's which doesn't make sense but they are since those who have changed have experienced tire rub on the inside wheel well.

Pat
 

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Thanks Pat...I guess I should just consider keeping the pirelli's for now, and then change them later on since you think the dealer will charge me anyway.
 

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Thanks Pat...I guess I should just consider keeping the pirelli's for now, and then change them later on since you think the dealer will charge me anyway.
Personally I'm letting my P6's run down a bit before I decide what to do. I may go to the Pilot Sport A/S or maybe the new Sumitomo HTR+ if I decide to just have one set of wheels.

If I decide to get new wheels (hopefully the 18" Nebulas if they weren't so damn expensive) then I'll get summer tires like the Bridgestone S-03's and a real winter tire for my 17" Thor's.

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That sounds like the best plan, but unfortunately I'll have to stick with all-seasons. By the way, do you have any suggestions as to what vadis(?) changes I should consider, if any. Also (you can tell I'm new here), is a stereo upgrade from the HU-613 (amp., speakers) to the 803 worth it and if so, how much should I pay?
Thanks again!!
 

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That sounds like the best plan, but unfortunately I'll have to stick with all-seasons. By the way, do you have any suggestions as to what vadis(?) changes I should consider, if any. Also (you can tell I'm new here), is a stereo upgrade from the HU-613 (amp., speakers) to the 803 worth it and if so, how much should I pay?
Thanks again!!
I don't think there's much out there in terms of Vadis updates available to North American drivers. The autolock (the last time I checked in March) was not available here as of yet.

As for the Hu-803 for the AWD. It has 220Watts into 11 speakers and it is sweet. I liked it much better than the 613. Plus the in dash 4 CD changer is much better than having to go to the trunk to change the CD cartridge.

I personally would go for it but it is a little steep. Here in Canada it was a $1250 option so that would be around $800 USD.

Pat
 
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