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RE: tire discussion
I'd like to add the Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce to the A/S fray.
It seems to be rather new and I'm very interested in getting some
real-world info. I've been fairly Dunlop oriented for a while, with the
exception of some Pirelli P500's on the Coupe which have been pretty
decent. Come to think of it I've got some P700Z's stacked in the closet
waiting until I get a chance to rebuild the front end of the Coupe.
BTW, of the three A/S tires listed, I wouldn't even consider two of them
for a moment. I'd be forced to go Dunlop again.
really, really itching to put new P6000 Sport Veloce's on the 200qw.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Simoes [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 13, 1998 12:12 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: tire discussion
> There's no good way to do this, but perhaps it's time to revisit
> the topic of tires since the spring season is upon us.
> What I'd like to do is get some recommendations for a few types
> of tires, and some feedback. I'll collate the replies.
> Obviously not all tires fit all cars, etc.
> I'll start.
> You realize that traction is key, especially in the winter,
> and yes, even on a quattro. You are willing to have 2 sets of
> tires (and often 2 sets of rims).
> Top choices:
> - Bridgestone Blizzak: excellent winter tire, especially good on
> ice. Drawbacks (IMO) are very soft compound, which when worn
> leaves a mediocre all-season tread on a tire with soft sidewalls.
> - Nokia Hakka 1: probably the best "deep snow" tire. When combined
> with the Ecostud system, the ultimate snow and ice tire.
> Even with the studs, the tire is surprisingly quiet and handles fairly
> well. Drawbacks are availability and price.
> -Dunlop Graspic: the best "bang for the buck" in snows. Soft compound
> like the Blizzak helps in ice, yet it seems to wear better, and
> handles surprisingly well, stable and fairly quiet up to 65mph.
> No major drawbacks for me. For places with moderate snowfall, this
> is my pick.
> Performance/Summer Tires:
> You've made the choice to get snows for the winter, now treat yourself
> to a high performance tire that is not compromised by a M&S rating
> and design. You want great handling, low road noise, excellent wet
> weather performance. You might even use these on the track.
> Top Choices:
> - Bridgestone RE71
> - Dunlop D40M2
> - Dunlop SP8000
> - Dunlop SP9000
> - Yokohama A509
> All-season tires
> You live or drive in a area with little or no snow.
> You want a tire that can deal with the occasional snowfall,
> but that will also be comfortable for the other 3 seasons.
> You realize that there is no such thing as a "perfect 4 season
> tire", and you are willing to accept those limitations.
> Top Choices:
> - Dunlop D60/A2 JLB
> - BFG Comp TA HR4/VR4
> - Continental CH95