Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion HRi
Thursday, January 5, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Base Model
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: Chicago, il
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Easy Going
Follow-Up Review: 5,500 miles on tires
I stand corrected on my previous post....after reviewing some of the reviews and calling Fuzion, the tires aren't directional and have an assymetrical pattern. So don't worry about the direction but follow the 'inside' and 'outside' labels on the tires. Either way, the tires are crap. Super noisy, and the steering is so much stiffer than the previous tires.
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
Good in snow and solid traction. Terrible noise. Biggest problem with these tires is that they made a mistake labeling them. The 'inside' and 'outside' labels on the tire are the SAME on both sides- ignore the labeling and just make sure the treads are forward facing. They guy installing the tires bought Fuzions for his Honda and made this mistake. He said the treads will burn out after 5,000 miles if you heed the 'inside' and 'outside' labels and have one side with the treads facing backward.
I noticed the labels and brought the car back to the guy that installed the tires, and he specifically remembered telling me to ignore the labels because he had the same problem.
The tires overall are VERY noisy and stiff, way worse than the Pirelli originals.