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So after 6 years away from the A5 fold I am back but with a 2014 B8 RS5 in Suzuka Grey, I currently have the standard 19 inch alloys fitted to the car and they are soon to be replaced by the OEM Hyper Silver 20 inch alloys.

I have Pirellis fitted to my SQ5 plus running on 21s, just changed after 32000 miles and OEM fit.

Wondering if anyone recommends a different brand as the RS5 will be used differently from the SQ5. Any brands that complety stuff the ride or a certain brand that people have gone back to time and time again?
 

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I had Pirellis on my S5 but changed to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4s. Bit more money, but I think performance is better. 265/30/20
 

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I just traded my SQ5 with P zeros for 2021 RS5 that's got Hankook Ventus S1 evo on, same as RS6 Avant and RS7. Can't really comment on then v the pirellis ATM as still running in.

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I've recently fitted Michelin Pilot Sport 4s. They also tend to come out top in many reviews.

Michelin, usually have offers on for buying 2 or 4 tyres. I paid £520 for 4 255 35 19.
 
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Michelin PS4s very good tyres and never slips on dry! Even wet it’s fantastic grip and very predictable!

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Tempted to stick the Michelin PS4s on once the wheels are delivered.
 

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I also ran P-Zeros until I switched to Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 275 30 20 (summer use only)- waaaay better now so no looking back!
 
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Also, like the other mine was on OEM fitment PZeros too.

 
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I had P Zeros on my A5, 19", great unless its damp!!!
 

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The Michelins that came with my '18 (don't know the designation) were shot in <10K miles. (I wasn't having that much fun!)
Now on Goodyear Eagle Sports, and like them a lot (haven't tried them in snow yet, the Michelins were bad in snow too).
 

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My S5 came with 'Blacklion Champoint' all round when I got it, rears needed replaced and I went with Goodyear Eagle F1s on the back, keeping the Blacklion on the front.

I'm a tyre snob having worked for Michelin many years ago and always disregard budget tyres when shopping for my own vehicles, but I genuinely can't fault these Blacklion tyres in summer, rain or snow. I'd never even heard of them before.
 

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My S5 came with 'Blacklion Champoint' all round when I got it, rears needed replaced and I went with Goodyear Eagle F1s on the back, keeping the Blacklion on the front.

I'm a tyre snob having worked for Michelin many years ago and always disregard budget tyres when shopping for my own vehicles, but I genuinely can't fault these Blacklion tyres in summer, rain or snow. I'd never even heard of them before.
I think they're Chinese ! I am sure I've seen them out here in the desert.
 

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So I have gone for the Pzero, as Kwik fit the (only local to me) tyre fitters that I trust and they are doing it at the house. They fitted the tyres on the SQ5, so 20 shouldn't be an issue.
 

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New wheels fitted. The chap from kiwi-fit was superb and had the job done in 40 minutes. Looks stunning now just needs a throughly good clean.


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