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RE: Snows for 5kcstq

	The firestones are an OK studded tire but in non-studded form i
see nothing special aobut them,  I have a few relatives with them and I
think for your use the Pirelli or Hakka NRw'H's would be a much better
tire.  But, the Firestones will work so if you have them, use them.
happy driving.

	Todd Phenneger
	1983 ur-q / black / getting a MC
	1984 4000 Turbo quattro (Faster than your average 4kq)
	1987 4000 quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
	1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
   *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
  *	http://www.uidaho.edu/~phen9461/motorsports.htm

On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, TM wrote:

> I was the one who started the thread. I was looking for snows that
> will last a fairly long time, are halfway decent in dry conditions
> and are still decent snow tires. Here in the Northeast, we don't get
> that much snow until very late in the season. Also, because of this,
> we have a lot of dry roads, esp. in the daytime. Therefore, I don't
> need super-snows like I would in VT or MN, but a good compromise
> tire.
> My mechanic made me a very good offer for snows at just above his
> cost, so I bought Firestone winter tires through his shop, from
> Tire Rack. The rep said that the Firestones were the next best thing
> to the Pirellis, if I didn't want a multicell compound tire, which
> I didn't think I wanted for the dry handling problems and wear
> characteristics.
> I got them in 195/65R15, T rated.
> Thanks to everyone for all of their suggestions, and let's keep it
> friendly, if possible.
> Taka Mizutani
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-quattro@audifans.com [mailto:owner-quattro@audifans.com]On
> Behalf Of Erik Addy
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 6:53 PM
> To: dschloz@wagstaff.com; Todd Phenneger
> Cc: quattro list
> Subject: RE: Snows for 5kcstq
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-quattro@audifans.com [mailto:owner-quattro@audifans.com]On
> > Behalf Of dschloz@wagstaff.com
> > What is bugging me about this thread more than tire choice is the 
> > continual
> > reference to car weight and what tires came stock on it. This has 
> > NOTHING to do
> > with how the car performs IN THE SNOW. I wonder how many of these 
> > people live in
> > areas of serious snow. Not Ice, not wet, not dry. Snow.
> And what is bugging me about this post is that people are forgetting
> it was started by someone who specificly stated that they did _not_
> have a lot of snow in the area, and wanted snows mostly for occasional
> ski trips.
> BTW, I actually use _narrower_ winter tires than you on my heavier
> '85 4kq.
> PS, Where do you patrol out there?  I used to ski alot of FIS races
> in the rockies, but never around Spokanne.  Loved the area when I
> visited my little brother at GU, though.
> Erik