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RE: tire discussion


>- 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.

I would add the advantage that they are also T speed rated, as opposed to Q
for most other snows.

(As the the disadvantages, here in Vermont they are sold *everywhere*, so
availibilty is not a problem, and the prices are lower than any of the mailorder
sources I've seen)

>Performance/Summer Tires:

My current choice: Bridgestone S-02.  Only one day on them so far (a mild
weekend between snows to try them on).  Handling was outstanding.  
Excellent turn in response (205/50ZR16 on 16x7.5 rims, 1994 90CSQ),
seemingly unlimited grip on dry, no experience yet on wet.
  I hated to take them off (but didn't think they'd do very well in the snow 
due the next day).  Drawbacks: price