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Re: Tires again!!!

Maybe it's the application because I have a pair of D60A2's on the front of my 4000s and a friend has 4 of them on a Jetta III and the results differ.

They seem to be average in the dry, but I can aquaplane pretty easily at highway speeds.  I drove the Jetta on a 5 hour trip through some pretty heavy 
rain and never had a problem at speeds upto 90mph.  Felt great.  I wonder if it's because the 4000 has 6" alloys and the Jetta has 5.5" steels.  I 
didn't think a half an inch at the rim would make that much of a difference.

My other favourites are Bridgestone Potenza's.  I had a pair last 80k and they were rotated.  Now, the 4000 has a 1.8 attached to an autobox so it 
never really goes over 80 and usually cruises at 70-75, but I don't like to use the brakes as I try to keep the momentum up so it gets cornered pretty 

The Potnza's are in my good book at the mo', but I'd like to try a set of Yokohama's.


On 09/22/97 08:19:32 you wrote:
>Hairy green toads from Mars made John Seitz say:
>> ... Ive been doing some tire research for a while!!!!!   Any Q drivers in
>> New England (CT) what brand tire do you like If you need it to be used year
>> round!!!  I have had P600m+s witch are very un-stable in the wet/snow!?!?!?
>>   I have a 4000Q if it matters??? 
>> Since I trust the members on tis list more then some kid at your local tire
>> mart!?
>I've been recommending the BFG Comp T/A VR4. These are an all-season
>good-performance tire. I used them on my 100Q last time, and was very
>impressed. Good wet/dry handling, and they handled getting my family
>skiing 25 times a year for years. Got at least 40K out of them.
>This time I cheaped out and got the Dunlop D60A2. I'm underwhelmed.
>They are "OK", but nothing like the BFG's. They are also wearing a
>lot at 20K. So, I'm switching back.
>I don't think the VR4 are made in your 4000Q's 14-inch size. You
>should consider the HR4-2 (the H-rated version), or the Touring T/A.
>Angela had them on her 90Q20V last time, and she's getting them
>again next week.
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