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Re: Are Studded Snow Tires Overkill on a Quattro?

On Mon, 30 Oct 1995, Greg Koehler wrote:

> I have an Audi 80 Quattro.  I need to get snow tires for the ski season 
> and was wondering what experiences others have had with studs.  Do they 
> come in handy on the ice?  Do they create lots of interior noise?  Do 
> you have to drive significantly slower on dry roads?  Or is it plain 
> overkill?  If it weren't for the fact that many times, traction devices 
> are required on mountain passes (meaning studs or chains) I probably 
> wouldn't bother.  I hate putting on chains.  Thanks.

Overkill? Donno. But from what I read, they do come handy on ice; they do 
create tick-ti-tack racket; and they do hammer dry roads (notice it's 
illegal in many states to use snow chains or studded tires).

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