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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.
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!
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
> 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
> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of Erik Addy
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 6:53 PM
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> Cc: quattro list
> Subject: RE: Snows for 5kcstq
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> > Behalf Of email@example.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.