Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Reken, Germany
Vehicle: Audi TTRS MY2017
Other Toys: Whyte Prst-1, MY2017 Audi A6 allroad Competition, 1/50th Twin Squirrel, 2006 Fabia vRS Hybrid
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Michelin Pilot Super Sport is the best all-round wet, dry, economy and longevity tyre. Other tyres may be better in one area but the PSS are the best all-rounders. Whether it's worth the price premium to you is something only you can answer.
Toyo did a deal with Audi to supply the tyres on the RS models and despite people bitching and moaning like crazy before they took delivery, very few people actually changed them after delivery. Because they were quite good.
I've run Kumho in the past when they came on a set of used wheels I bought and they were actually very good. Most of the major tyre brands also manufacture something a bit cheaper. Barum, Kleber, BFGoodrich and Kormoran are all sub-brands of Michelin. Marangoni and Ceat are brands of Pirelli and Goodyear, Fulda and Falken are all owned by Dunlop. The Uniroyal brand is owned by Continental in Europe and Michelin in the Americas. Go figure! I think as long as you avoid the super-cheap Chinese/Taiwanese tyres you'll be fine.