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Yoko report, was:Hakka report
Ben Howell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
" Well kiddies, it is snowing HARD here in CO., and it happened so
fast that froze REAL quick. I just got home from a drive that should
have taken me 20 inutes and it took me an hour and a half!"
After last night's snowstorm, things froze solid. The traffic packed
down the snow and this morning there was glare ice under a light
dusting of new snow. FUN! Glad I got a Q.
Anyway, just another data point on snows. I got my Yoko Guardex 600's
a month ago, thinking I needed something more durable than Blizzaks.
The tread feels as soft as the Bridgestones, but after a month, the
mold marks are still visible. The tires are fantastic on ice. The
polystyrene compound definitely adds steering feel. Snow handling is
neutral with slight trailing throttle understeer, but the Q responds
with power on oversteer. Lane changes with these tires are nothing.
There is none of that grip-slide-grip feel going over the snow berms.
At a ski area last weekend, a Maxima driver decided the "safe and
prudent" speed was too slow, and passed a bunch of cars. I waited till
we got to a light, pulled even and smiled (OK smirked). The Maxima got
a car length start, the Q is no drag car. But by the time we got 1/2
way across the intersection, he was fading fast. There was 2" of snow
on the ground and the tires bit like on dry pavement; unbelievable!
Had Hakkas on my Saab years ago, and I'd still prefer them for really
DEEP snow; for medium snow and icy conditions, the Yok's are
Too bad I live so close to work, need to take the long way home
tonight. :) Have fun in the snow everyone, just don't be stupid.