This is a 2001 TT quatro roadster with 84k miles. Its already had its 80k services done. Just had discount tires here in Colorado put on some new all season tires.
After it came out of the shop i noticed that when i down shift under any sort of load something starts chirping. On the car's records that i got from the previous owner, there was a report of this same noise, but once he took it to the auto shop the noise was not re-producible.
The chirping only happens when my foot is letting off of the clutch near the top. If im not downshifting i cant hear it. I can do it at will, if i start in second get to about 3k rpm and down shift into first, going no more than 12mph. It is less noticeable going from 6th at 3krpm to 5th, if at all noticeable going 65mph ish (this may be due to road noise). The noise was not present when downshifting prior to getting new tires.
Not much spare change at the moment so it looks like i will rev match or not downshift for the time being, or just wait and see if it goes away. The car was on a lift to have the tires removed, im thinking that due to the suspension having no load this did something to my dogbones or some sort of alignment. I am fairly certain the noise is not the tires chirping.
Any advice or recommendations on what the issue is would be greatly appreciated. Records state that the clutch and transmission where serviced at 80k and deemed in fine working condition. The flywheel was not replaced, the auto shop suggested it but the previous owner opted not too.