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Re: Deal on SP8000s

The last thing the SP8000 will ever be considered is a snow tire.  They
will put you in a ditch faster than Audi DOT lights.  


> From: Bob <mx@snet.net>
> To: Joshua Flax <jflax@worldnet.att.net>
> Cc: Steve Mills <smills@lineage.com>; Q-list <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>;
> Subject: Re: Deal on SP8000s
> Date: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 9:27 AM
> Joshua Flax wrote:
> > 
> > Bob,
> > 
> > Been putting SP8000's on my 90 20v for several years now, and I love
> > 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
> > months.  The SP8000's are far better in the snow and inclement weather,
> > I've been 'sticking' with them thus far; I must say, though, I have
> > experienced the dead spot/flat spot problem.  I HAVE bent four
> > rims (one so bad it cracked), and I'm not quite sure what to do with
> > (separate issue).  Only thing about the SP8000s - and I drive a bit
> > tamely now in my old age - but I still seem to need a new set about
every 18
> > months, max.  Is that normal??
> > 
> >
> Ive never driven the 20V in the snow, but its good to know its shoes
> will do OK if I ever have to! 18 months isnt too bad if you do a lot of
> miles, its about how long it takes me (35K+ miles a year) so that isnt
> terrible. Im not easy on tires either for the most part..!
> Bob