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RE: Great Tires

The Yokohama AVS S4 is a great all-season performance tire, just don't
believe the 40k mileage warranty. I've heard favorable reviews of the new
Michelin Pilot XGT V4's too, but they cost a lot more. Michelin MXV4's are
not even in the same class as either of these. 

The Tire Rack is very biased in their reviews; just look how they push those
junk Blizzaks (maybe they're ok if you drive at low speeds on ice 100% of
the time).

Gary Kaklikian
86 4kcstq
86 5kcstq

-----Original Message-----
From: MCTXR4@aol.com [mailto:MCTXR4@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 5:47 AM
To: rpdalton@onebox.com; quattro@audifans.com
Subject: Re: Great Tires

In a message dated 12/15/1999 11:50:27 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
rpdalton@onebox.com writes:

> From searching the archives I see that the best
>  in decreasing order seem to be:  Yokahoma AVS S4,
>  Goodrich Comp T/A, Dunlop SP.  This seems to leave
>  Michelins out.  Tirerack rates the above three
>  higher than Michelin MXV4 which are now on the
>  car.  Do tirerack's ratings really reflect real
>  world performance?  If so, Yokahoma at $70 looks
>  like a great deal compaired to the Michelin MXV4
>  at $129.  
I just replaced a set of MXV4's with a set of Dunlop SP5000's all season. In

the past I have also run a set of BFG Comp T/A ZR4's.

The difference in dry and wet traction between the Mich's 
(worn 50%) and the 5000's has been amazing. I bought on the the 
recommendation of the local tire dealer over the Yok's and the other all 
season tires I had been considering. Not cheap at $129 ea. but I did see 
later that you could get them at Tire Discounters on the web for $101 ea. 
(225/50 ZR16).

Mike Torio