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Re[2]: RE71s - any experience?

What's all the hoopla on the RE-71'a and the Comp T/A's ???

I went through two sets of Yokohama AVS Intermediates on my old Scirocco 16V.  
I got about 35K + miles out of each set.  They were unbelieveable in the rain, 
and stuck like glue in the dry.  The autocrosser that I fianlly sold the car to 
drooled when he saw the tires that were coming with the car.

I believe the Tire Rack is selling AVS I's 205/60 VR15s for $103 per.

Good Luck

Peter Schulz
1990 Coupe Q 20V

Subject: Re: RE71s - any experience?
Author:  healey@chester.lerc.nasa.gov
Date:    8/22/94  3:53 PM

>[stuff deleted]
>from Jim Healey:
>>Unfortunately I need a new set and Tire rack will sell these
>>(in 205-60 vr15) for $78 a corner.  I use winter tires so I don't mind
>>looking at high performance tread.  It's the wife's car and she's not
>>pushing the limits, but I usually make up for that on the weekend.
>I think the price is for the HR rated tires. The VR's are $100+ each.
Nope  :-) .  When I ordered them I specified V rated and asked for their best
deal. They said they were overstocked on them and wanted 78 +6 for S+H
I couldn't pass it up.  You can talk to Sonny, ex 362.

>After reading Eric's post on the RE-71's, the HR's might soften up the
>ride. And they are directional to channel out water. I might be considering
>them. But the BFG Comp TA's are sooo goood.

I was considering them but the only deal I could get on them was for H rated
at $325 for 4 (same size, installed price, from WALMART can you believe)
anyway, I figured the RE71s could be exciting and make a difference.

jim h

>Ernest Wong