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RE: WINTER TIRES
We've had a number of our new-car buying customers return Blizzaks for a
full refund to the tire reatailers after they found the dry/wet
driveability horrible. We sell almost exclusively Nokian (Nokian 1, NRW,
NRW-H, and the new NRW-Q) tires for winter use to our customers, with the
odd Continental (Viking Stop) or Michelin (Maxi-Ice or Ivalo) sprinkled in.
Snow tires are legislated here Dec 1 to March 1, but in reality the usage
is one month longer at each end - six months of the year. The new NRW-Q
blew away the competition in the latest non-studded comparo here, the
Blizzak was_only_better on pure ice. It even outperformed most of the
FWIW, my A4 has NRW-H's, my wifes A3 has Nokian 1's and my UrQ is getting
NRW-H's. I like the NRW-H for its better speed rating and rounder
shoulder, giving me more wet/dry performance. Our demos are almost all on
NRW-Q's, save for the odd NRW-H and Nokian 1 with studs.
On Friday, October 30, 1998 6:06 PM, Dave Michael
> I used to have a coupe Qq with 4 1st generation blizzaks and I thought
> blizzaks were horrible. The ONLY think they did well was grip on ice, but
> were so squooshy on dry pavement that I didn't even like driving the car.
> Currently, on my 200 qw, I run the older h-rated pirrelli winter 210,
> like a previous noter mentioned, handles on dry like an allseason tire,
> find to be very suffciant in snow and ice. On my wife's mbs 190 2.3-16, I
> four pirrelli winter master ice tires (q-rated), and the car does
> well in snow/ice with those, PLUS, it doesn't handle like a 63 crown
> with no shocks.
> I would get any of the pirrellis again, since they seem to have the best
> of dry handeling vs snow/ice performance.