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Re: Deal on SP8000s


Been putting SP8000's on my 90 20v for several years now, and I love them.
Unfortunately the better tires for dry weather were the Sport M2 (or
something), with those shoes on the car was practically glued to on-ramps at
65 mph.  quite amazing.  Drawback is that I went through a whole set in 12
months.  The SP8000's are far better in the snow and inclement weather, so
I've been 'sticking' with them thus far; I must say, though, I have never
experienced the dead spot/flat spot problem.  I HAVE bent four speedline
rims (one so bad it cracked), and I'm not quite sure what to do with those
(separate issue).  Only thing about the SP8000s - and I drive a bit more
tamely now in my old age - but I still seem to need a new set about every 18
months, max.  Is that normal??


1991 90Q 20V

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob <mx@snet.net>
To: Steve Mills <smills@lineage.com>
Cc: Q-list <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>; audi-20v@emailsol.com
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: Deal on SP8000s

>Steve Mills wrote:
>>         Most of you are worrying more about snow tires than summer tires
>> now, but both the Tire Rack (888-375-8473) and Discount Tire Express have
>> 225/50-ZR16 Dunlop SP8000's for $91.00. This is the stock size for the
>> and I believe A4's with the Sport package.
>I have the SP8000's on my 20V and it seems if you park it for a few
>weeks, they flat spot, big time.  Cant seem to get them out either. I
>tried inflating to 60+ pounds and driving for a while but no go. Its
>better but not right yet. And they have less than 1000 miles on them.