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Re: Tires (here we go again)
I have run a full set of the Dunlop Graspics on steel changeover wheels
the past (3) winter seasons here in Cleveland snow belt country on my 96
A4Q. I have no complaints....they are wearing well for the approx. 15K
miles I have used them. Traction (starting and stopping) is great and
they are not to noisey on dry roads. I like you had considered going for
a more premium brand but am more than satisfied with the lower cost and
performance of the Dunlops. Got them thru Tire-Rack. BTW- I had a Jetta
before with Gislaved (Swedish Mfg) and I was very confident with these
on "all four wheels" even though it was FWD.
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 13:13:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Phenneger <email@example.com>
Subject: Tires (here we go again)
Lets keep this as painless as possible. I know the opinions on
just about every snow tire out there except a couple. A havent seen a
snow tire thread ont he list yet so I'll ask the question. Car is a VW
Jetta. Sisters car. 195/60-14 stock size. I'm wanting to put
tires on it for the winter.
Blizzaks ruled out for price and dry handling. Supposedly the
ones are better but I'll hold judgement untill I drive someone ELSES car
with them. On our subaru, they ar4e scary in the dry. Michelin's are
ruled out due to price. Pirelli's also ruled out for price. I like the
Yoko Gaurdes's from everything I've read and seen.
But for cheaper I can
get the Dunlop GRASPICS. Anyone have any feedback with these.
someone who has had one of the other tires mentioned for a comparison?
suspect they are very good but can they compare with the more expensive
Gaurdex's and Michelins?
Thanks, lets try to keep this short and painless. Please, if
love Blizaks, fine, I dont. Lets keep it that way. Just looking for
on the Graspics. If you have both, GREAT, how do they compare. Oh, and
of course I know the newer Low Profile Blizaks handle WAy better than
old ones did. :-)
L8R (running and gritting teeth while waiting)
1983 ur-q / black / getting a MC
1984 4000 quattro / modified/ turbo conv almost done.
1987 4000 quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!