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Old 09-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, this is my first awd car and I just learned that if I have one flat tire, I have to replace the whole 4 tires because of the differentials.

So my question is I have a set of used tires with the same size but it was from a fwd car of my cousins acura,can I use that? And also I have a used one from an audi a4 of my co-worker is that possible I can used those just for few months before I buy my winter tires?
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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wear patterns on the FWD car will probably put them out of spec.

same with the a4 unless its a quattro.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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wear patterns on the FWD car will probably put them out of spec.

same with the a4 unless its a quattro.
about the a4, isn't all a4 awd? so does that means that it's gonna be equal wear on the tires right? and also i don't know if it's going to make a difference but the tires we're originally put on an audi S4 then switched to the a4 few months ago and now im thinking of buying it from my co-worker so I can use it for couple of months before I switch to winter tires.

thanks for the help
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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about the a4, isn't all a4 awd? so does that means that it's gonna be equal wear on the tires right? and also i don't know if it's going to make a difference but the tires we're originally put on an audi S4 then switched to the a4 few months ago and now im thinking of buying it from my co-worker so I can use it for couple of months before I switch to winter tires.

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Only Quattro a4's are awd.

We really can't say for sure unless we can see the tires or you post tread depth measurements..
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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AWD does not mean all tires wear evenly. Alignment, handling balance, and weight distribution all play roles. Most, if not all, F/AWD cars wear down the front tires faster, especially Subarus
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #6
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not all Audi A4's are quattro some are FWD ...

it is not recommended to mix tires on an AWD car ...

you could purchase 1 new tire and have it shaved to match the existing three ...
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Why do all 4 tires have to be replaced? I don't understand this. Any info would be helpful. New to the car scence.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #8
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