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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old April 12th, 2012, 06:58   #1
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Hello fellow TDI'ers,

Just wanting to get some input on what tires y'all went with when the stock Conti's had lived out their lives, mine are at about 37,000. I drive a good mix of city and highway and I like to turn hard sometimes (freeway turn arounds/ wide intersections). Definitely more of a sporty driver in the city than an economy driver. However I do alot of mini roadtrips on the weekends (approx 200 mi) and At least one big one per year. Last year was out to CA to see family (5000 mi) I would like something that isnt toast within 20,000-25,000 mi. Any input is really appreciated. Thanks.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 06:59   #2
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The stock Continentals on my Passat were replaced with Michelins when it had 1.7 miles on the odo.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 07:03   #3
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Haha I figured I'd use up the Continentals. Ive been looking at Michelins. Definitely a bit pricey but Ive heard great things. Even though we never really see snow or ice here in Austin Im still probably going to go all season because of the roadtrips I like to take. Probably go with a more Performance touring tire.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 07:35   #4
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Handling on my stock Conti's are starting to go away at 26k miles on them and getting noisy so I will be glad to get something better on when the time comes.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 07:43   #5
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I would go with Michelin Pilot Primacys. They're a summer tire, which shouldn't be a problem where you live, and I'll bet they'll ride and handle better than the Contis. Less noise, too. I was going to swap mine out but will probably wait until I get some miles out of them.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:38   #6
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225/55Z-16s are on my 10JSW as of yesterday. Finally wore out (thank goodness) the Hankooks at 59K (though they have another 15K of tread left). Conti Extreme DWS. No rub at any attitude or direction. Spend most of my miles on third-world-north-American-Interstates in mid-Michigan so I wanted the sidewall height, had considered 15's (it IS that bad around here). Usually run over 90 and for over an hour twice a day. Initial dry/cool handling feedback: Wow.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:03   #7
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Awesome feedback everyone. Keep it coming!
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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:15   #8
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Stock on my car were Bridgestone Turanza EL-400's...one lousy tire...had them for four months and when I put on the snows, I sold them and replaced them with my current ContiExtremeContact DW...these are almost at the end of their life (1 summer!). Great tire but too soft and they wear quicky...

Just received from www.discounttiredirect.com [$91 cheaper than TireRack because of free shipping] my new set of:
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, 225/45ZR-17 91Y BSW

These were highly recommended by my mechanic who drives an S4 and another guy in the shop who has a GTI. They have a high tread wear rating of 500 and have a fairly aggressive tread...

They'll be going on in June when I go in for my next service....
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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:19   #9
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....emeContact+DWS

Extrememly good ratings and not as expensive as other tires with similar ratings.


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Stock on my car were Bridgestone Turanza EL-400's...one lousy tire...had them for four months and when I put on the snows, I sold them and replaced them with my current ContiExtremeContact DW...these are almost at the end of their life (1 summer!). Great tire but too soft and they wear quicky...
Summer tires usually don't last as long as other tires because of the softer rubber used. That's why I would go with a good all season instead. Although, according to Tirerack, tire wear is supposed to be good on the DW's

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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:28   #10
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Michelin MXM4's
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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:40   #11
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

I ran these on my 02 Golf for pleanty of Miles. Does anyone have any Feed back on them on the Mk6's?
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:58   #12
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OEM tires are like starter printer cartridges or those cheap Chinese batteries supplied with new electronic devices. They're practically throwaways. I have had great success with the Michelins and will install a set of 16-inch MXV4s on my '12 JSW at the earliest convenience to replace my Bridgestone Turanza EL400s. Joe.
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Im looking at these Primacy's very closely!!
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:34   #14
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Be aware that the MXV4 and the MXM4 are different tires. The MXM4 is their latest 'green' LLR tire and uses a percentage of sunflower oil-enriched Helio Compound technology in an all-season tire to increase traction at low temperatures for improved braking and handling in the wet, as well as better overall performance in the snow. I replaced BS turanza's (16") with the MXM4's in 225-50-18, running at 40 psi. and I have been able to get in the high 40's (calculated) mpg, in spite of the taller, slightly wider, & heavier tire. So far about 3K miles, some rain (excellent performer) but no snow. Very quiet and handle predictibly, good tire. Shop around for best prices, Tire rack CAN be beaten on $$$.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:46   #15
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Thanks RNDDUDE, Im still shopping around. Probably going to go with the MXV4 rather than the MXM4. Apparently they reccomend the M4 for crossovers and minivans...something I am not haha. Plus V4 is also a LRR. But I think I have at least narrowed it down. Thanks again to everyone for your input.
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