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Re: Special buys - Discount tires

On Sun, 12 Nov 1995, Mittal, Vikram wrote:

> Has anybody used the "Special buys" tires from 
> Discount tires (mail order company) ? Apparently
> they are supposed to be Interceptors that are made 
> by Dunlop tires and similar to the D60/A2.
> Best Regards,
> Vikram Mittal.
> Information Management Organization
> GE Plastics,  Pittsfield  MA 01201.
> Tel#  413-448-7048    (*838-7048)
> FAX# 413-448-7637
> The current tires on my 90Q are these Interceptors(195/60 R14).  My   
tires were Dunlop D60 A2's.  In my opinion I liked the D60 tires better.  
They both have the same temp. and tread wear ratings but the D60's seemed 
more responsive (stiffer sidewall maybe)  My Dunlops lasted about 15,000 
miles and i am expexting even less out of these because of a Q-club 
event.  After winter I will upgrade to 15 inch wheels and some Yokohama 
AVS tires(205/50 R15) I can't wait to see how the car will handle.  
Overall the savings of $30 dollars for the Interceptors was not worth it.
If you don't drive real hard than don't worry about it.
Brendan Rudack 88'90Q

P.S.  Both of these "all season" tires seriousily suck in the snow.  
Quattro didn't do much for me last winter.