Audi TT Mk1 1.8T 225BHP Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 (298) 90% 88% 84% 84% 74% 83%
Avon ZZ5 (93) 90% 83% 83% 86% 70% 82%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (88) 85% 78% 79% 78% 76% 81%
Novex All Season Novex (1) 40% 30% 40% 40% 50% 30%

Audi TT Mk1 1.8T 225BHP Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 given 68% (225-40-18-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
I recently bought a first gen TT that already had these tires installed (note they were 2 years old so my experience isn't as valid). The car has sport maxx RT on the front and sport maxx RT2 on the rear, it's not a bad tire for its money but it's not the kind of tire I would fit in such car. The back of the car starts shaking at a "slowly-developed 90° turn" at around 130km/h, the front of the car doesn't really mind, the setup is an oversteer setup so the front tires aren't bad as long as you're are hitting the gas. Note that it is a fwd and not the quattro version which shares the weight better. So in general they aren't a bad tire for their money, it must have been a lot better when it was first bought but I wouldn't fit these tires again (front-RT). They are solid tires, but I can feel it is holding back the true potential of the car. Would definitely not buy again but I can't say I'm disappointed either.
tyre reviewed on 2023-07-18 13:56:20
Writing about the Avon ZZ5 given 97% (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1500 spirited miles
Fitted to my Audi TT Quattro, replaced set of miss matched Chinese hedge finders that came with the car. Absolutely transformed the handling. Ok I've got four wheel drive but have never managed to loose grip in spirited driving in the wet or dry. Were rubbish for the first hundred or so miles, really slippy but guess they were bedding in.
tyre reviewed on 2020-05-15 12:26:05
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 given 30% (225-40-18-W)
Driving on mostly country roads for 6000 average miles
Fitted these as partly worn:
rears with 4mm - after 6000 miles 1.5mm,
fronts with >5mm - after 6000 miles
tyre reviewed on 2017-09-07 18:20:33
Writing about the Novex All Season Novex given 34% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 average miles
Worst tires I've ever had on a car. Car was fitted with it when I bought it as a used vehicle, but I changed as soon as possible.
tyre reviewed on 2017-08-30 15:22:04
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