[200q20v] snow tire size

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Nov 8 11:17:45 EST 2000

At 10:21 AM -0500 11/8/00, Henry A Harper III wrote:
>On Tuesday, November 07, 2000 9:54 PM, Mpl20020vtq at aol.com
>[SMTP:Mpl20020vtq at aol.com] wrote:
>>   I was wondering what size snow tire most people use on their 91 200?
>> Should I go to a 205/65 or even narrower.  I always used a 195/60 on my 4kq
>> and had great results.  I've already noticed that the 215/60 on my 200
>> hydroplane and float on top of the snow more than my 4kq.  Blizzaks or
>> Nokians?  Thanks for your help
>I'm very happy with 195/65-15 Hakka-1's on 15x7 Audi OEM steel wheels (fit
>UFOs, got from Tire Rack) - starting fourth season and all the studs are
>in, tread doesn't look all that worn. There are of course newer designs out
>now, but the Hakkas were so much better than the Blizzaks I had on my GTI
>I got another set for that car as soon as practical.

I'm using same size 195/65-15 and tire (studded Hakka-1) as Henry, but on
alloy ("turbo") 15x7 wheels. Getting ready for 3rd season on these, and
both tread & studs look like they could last several more. By the end of
winter it's been a blessed relief to get away from the stud noise. Not that
noise is so extreme, but there's just not been enough icy roads around here
(western NY) to justify studding.

Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q				mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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