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rAphb0y
09-30-2009, 03:43 PM
are they any good ?
looking at Sunny SN3800

SpoolinPelican
09-30-2009, 04:21 PM
A quick google search brought mixed reviews. Treadwear 280 traction/temperature A. Should be decent tire traction wise and has a good looking tread pattern, but they would more than likely wear fairly quickly.

onemoremile
09-30-2009, 04:51 PM
If you want cheap tires then go with Sumitomo. I had a set of HTR 50z and paid about 48 bucks each from tire rack. They were also run on the S4 and on the Cobra. They have greatly improved them since then and the price is a bit higher but not much.

FWIW, I went from Michelin Pilot Sports at 238 each to a set of the Sumis at 200 a set and didn't have any regrets. The biggest difference is that the Pilots let me go a bit faster in the rain and they lasted a bit longer but it was just a big longer, not 4 times as long which would have made up the difference in price.

rAphb0y
09-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Yeah I got mixed reviews on the sunnys sd3800 and wanted to get an idea on your guys thoughts. How about all season-winter tires? Cause up in Boston it snows a hell of a lot! [thumbsdown]

speedydragon
09-30-2009, 06:35 PM
If you're constantly driving in the snow, I highly recommend winter tires instead of all seasons. All Seasons is mianly for light snow/slightly below freezing temperatures

rAphb0y
09-30-2009, 06:57 PM
Well I wouldn't say it snows all the time, but I'm sure it snows at least 20 times every winter. Sometimes weeks at a time and it sucks so I'm really looking for something really reliable and quiet at high speeds.

UN-PIMP-Z-A4
09-30-2009, 06:59 PM
i have a set of sunny tires (allseason.) the tread is sexy and the wet / dry traction is fine. Although i have a slow leak that no tire shop can fix. It's between where the tire and rim meet. the tried rubber cement and other stop leak measures but nothing works.
It's held up for 1.5 yrs. I looking to get me some hankooks.

speedydragon
10-01-2009, 12:15 AM
There are some sweet deals on discount tires, $600 for a set of decent looking wheels + reputable snow tires.

burner799
10-01-2009, 02:16 AM
I rock the snow with my summer tires....be a man.

rAphb0y
10-01-2009, 06:01 AM
Summer tires + snow weather = plain stupidity. Not trying to be an ass but it's so not the right thing to do specially when it snows heavy up in this b*tch! The snow goes half way up my rim or even cover it sometimes. So last recommendation on al season tires? For now snow tires are out of the picture

adrenaline486
10-01-2009, 06:26 AM
I had sunny 3800's on my a4 last year. They wear fairly quick but I also drove them in the worst of Pennsylvania weather including ice storms. I worked at a ski resort and never had to call off cause of weather (I'm sure the quattro helped). Really not bad for $60 a tire.

SpoolinPelican
10-01-2009, 08:09 AM
Snow tires are recommended if you are in temperatures below 44* for an extended period of time. It doesnt matter about how much it snows, its all in the temperature. All seasons will "freeze" around 44*. When the tread blocks freeze, you dont get much flex, if any, which will give you less traction. Now that is just the recommendation. I have never myself had a snow tire, I just always use all seasons and have never had a problem. I live in northern OH, so our weather is somewhat similar.

rAphb0y
10-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Yeah. I'm about to grab all seasons, what do you guys run?
I ran Fuzion ZRi on my stockers before but didn't seem to hold up good enough on the snow (could be cause they were bald to the wires)
Decisions..Decisions..

HaLf3ViL
10-01-2009, 06:22 PM
ive ran Goodyear eagle RSA allseasons for the past two years on my winter rims. havnt had a problem even during that terrible ice storm we had in western mass!!

rAphb0y
10-01-2009, 07:07 PM
I was thinking Bridgestone Potenza ? I don't know I'm taking sugestions

iwin
10-01-2009, 07:14 PM
i have a set of sunny tires (allseason.) the tread is sexy and the wet / dry traction is fine. Although i have a slow leak that no tire shop can fix. It's between where the tire and rim meet. the tried rubber cement and other stop leak measures but nothing works.
It's held up for 1.5 yrs. I looking to get me some hankooks.

its called the "bead"

UN-PIMP-Z-A4
10-01-2009, 08:15 PM
its called the "bead"
thanks

iwin
10-01-2009, 08:22 PM
thanks

lol