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RE: Catchup on my Rings - please

At 07:51 PM 3/29/98 -0800, Michael Williams wrote:
>PAT MARTIN decided to speak these words:
>That is what they said in the test if i remember.  They put really crappy 
>goodyear tires on the car.  Worse than those michelin things.  Yes, 
>better tires would dramatically help braking distances, as we all know 
>that the most important thing on the car is the tires...that can not be 
>denied, they are the only part of the car that touches the ground.
>they define almost everything about how a car handles...hence the almost 
>constant discussion on the list about tires.
>Take a look at the A4, when it first came over here, it was equipped with 
>really crappy goodyears, now it has much better tires and it is posting 
>much better thandling numbers at hte magazines...
>Tires make a HUGE difference..

You are absolutely correct.  The article complained of the caliber of
tires.  I've driven an A8 extensively, at its limit (which is extremely
low).  I concluded the same thing...the Goodyear RS-As stink.  My A4q came
with the Continental junk.  The excessive squealing around the AutoX track
this weekend attests to their worthlessness as well.  And the brakes on the
A8 are very powerful.  Some claim they are too sensative...

- Josh Pinkert
- Josh@Pinkert.com
- '98 A4q 2.8
- ISO '70-'73 Porsche 911