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Re: Wheels/tires revisited

>From my experience, I would avoid the BFG.  I have a '95 Porsche
993 originally equipped w/ Yoko A008P in a 17" size. The rears wore
out in 8000 miles (note exactly my ffault; I haven't found ANYONE
yet who got any better), so I replaced them with the BFG while keeping
the Yokos up front.  The car was transformed from a fantastically neutral
handling machine into an absolute oversteering terror.  At recommended
pressures, it felt like I had a flat tire in the back in MILD cornering;
them up about 5 psi above Porsche recommended pressures finally reduced
the terror factor, but I still can't corner as securely as with the Yokos.

Personal experience: go to Yokohama A008 (AVS Inter. are supposed to
be good).  Have also heard several good reports  the Dunlop D40s.

If you are in the snow belt, use stock 15" wheels with 70 series snow tires;
(preferably European snows - Gislaved or Nokia).  I have been through 14+" 
of snow on the roads in the hilly Pittsburgh, PA several times.

Ray Calvo (porsray@aol.com)
1990 Cooupe Quattro
1995 Porsche 993

In a message dated 96-08-26 17:42:21 EDT, you write:

<< From: "Graydon D. Stuckey" <graydon@apollo.gmi.edu>
 Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 17:19:59 -0400 (EDT)
 Subject: Re: Wheels/tires revisited
 I think that the BFG Comp TA3 is the 
 best deal for a Z rated tire - very cheap, and reasonable wear and