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Ramit Anand

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Apurva Goenkavia Facebook

Hi, i have an audi a6 2 ltr tdi premium plus of 2013. The side wall of my tyre is damaged as i rubbed against a pavement, ribs exposed. Do i need to replace it ? If so then with which one ? Current brand is pirelli

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Hi Apurva,

Unfortunately, such a damage to sidewall is irreparable and usually calls for a tyre replacement. And since only one tyre has to be replaced, it is best that you replace with the existing Pirelli variant.  This would ensure proper handling and optimum traction.

Regards,

Ramit Anand

lakshay goelvia Google

The stock tyre size for my audi a6 is 225/55 r17. The options available for it are 1. Pirelli p7 cinturato 2. Michelin primacy 3st 3. Yokohama V103 4. Bridgestone Turanza T001 5. Good year 6. Continental Could you please help me decide which brand to go for which would provide me with best quality and which are meant for comfort and complete road silence. Thank you.

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Hello Lakshay,

You should go for Pirelli Cinturato P7 if budget is not a constraint. This tyre offers great ride quality, handling and superior comfort. Even the tread life on it is great. 

Other than that, Michelin Primacy 3 ST would be a very good choice. This tyre also offer great comfort and handling along with superior ride quality and long tread life.

Regards

lakshay goelvia Google

I want tyres for my 2012 audi a6 best suited for comfort and silence. Do tell me what happens if I choose higher profile tyres than stock. Also do tell me what will happen if I choose higher width tyres than stock. Thank you.

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Hi Lakshay,

You cannot go for high profile tyres as that would require a subsequent decrease in the tyre width. This process is called Downsizing. It is not only highly dangerous but also illegal.This will pose a problem while claiming insurance in case of a mishap.

In case you go for a wider tyre with higher side profile then you are using a wrong tyre size. 

The idea is that with increase in tyre width, the tyre profile decreases so as to maintain diameter difference value around 3% or less than that.

So, you can either continue using stock size or wider tyres with a slight corresponding decrease in sidewall.

Going for wide tyres help you get better road grip and improved braking. But, your ride could get a little bumpy and tyres will wear out relatively quickly. It is best that you stick to the stock tyre size as the tyres of A6 are anyway reasonably wide.

Regards

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