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Old April 22nd 14, 12:38 AM posted to alt.autos.audi
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Default A4, Potholes, Sidewall Bulges and Blowouts

What are A4 owners in cold weather states like Michigan doing to help
minimize expensive tire replacement due to potholes. I had a set of what I
thought were pretty good tires put on 4 months ago and now have to replace
both fronts due to bulges in the sidewalls. I believe this is an across the
board issue with all manufacturers with the low profile tires.

Thanks for your comments.
Mike


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Old April 24th 14, 08:59 AM posted to alt.autos.audi
Mark[_35_]
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Default A4, Potholes, Sidewall Bulges and Blowouts

On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:38:55 -0400, "MFudalla" >
wrote:

>What are A4 owners in cold weather states like Michigan doing to help
>minimize expensive tire replacement due to potholes. I had a set of what I
>thought were pretty good tires put on 4 months ago and now have to replace
>both fronts due to bulges in the sidewalls. I believe this is an across the
>board issue with all manufacturers with the low profile tires.


Get your government or whoever's responsible to fix the potholes?

Maybe you can claim compensation for the replacement cost.
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Old April 11th 17, 01:21 PM posted to alt.autos.audi
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Default A4, Potholes, Sidewall Bulges and Blowouts

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:38:55 AM UTC+3, MFudalla wrote:
> What are A4 owners in cold weather states like Michigan doing to help
> minimize expensive tire replacement due to potholes. I had a set of what I
> thought were pretty good tires put on 4 months ago and now have to replace
> both fronts due to bulges in the sidewalls. I believe this is an across the
> board issue with all manufacturers with the low profile tires.
>
> Thanks for your comments.
> Mike


Buy tire models that are nototious for having stiff pothole resistant sidewals.
Unfortunately an average retard who writes a "review" on tirerack.com
is typically pretty clueless sidewall wise.
The morons typically fall in two categories
1. Blissfully unaware how sturdy their sidewall is
2. Get a blown sidewall, blame themselves or the government
for not patching up the pothole instead of a crap tire manufactuere.
You have to realize though that sturdiness in sidewalls comes at cost:
more plies means more weight. And unprung weight is killing suspension,
affects handling, etc.
 




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