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Re: Tires comparo

At 10:11 PM 5/4/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I can go with D-40s _or_ SP-8000s with only a 10.00 per tire diff - anyone
>out there who's tried both on a heavier car  (a la tq)? Size will be

I have D40M2's in size 205/55-16 on A8 wheels on my '90 200tqw.  I've run
the same tire on an '88 WMB 635csi (also a heavy car).  I've run SP-8k's on
a 5k (no q).

My opinion: I prefer the D40's over SP8k's because of better dry grip.  I
think they are the same in the wet.  Both useless in winter.  D40's are
definitely more rough riding than the SP8k's.  SP8k's last longer.  Your

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