Tire recommendations

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 24 17:45:54 EST 2002


I just purchased some Bridgestone RE950's and am very satisfied with them.
I haven't had them in the snow too much yet, but I have put quite a bit of
mileage on them.  Purchased last wed, and they, and the car they are on are
now in so cal.

The sidewalls are a little bit soft, but grip is good wet or dry and they're
supposed to go for 40k.  I did hit a bit of snow in Northern Cali, but not
enough to give a great lowdown.  I didn't get stuck in the little snow I
drove in, but never seen that as a problem.

The biggest surprise of this purchase was that this has been the single
change that has most postively effected tracking of the car and resistance
to ruts.  I've rebuilt the entire front end of the car, and just changing
the tires has made a bigger difference than all the other work.  Go figure?

Derek P

Message: 5
From: dkpriebe at attbi.com
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Tire recommendations and lister sighting?
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 05:44:20 +0000

I need to put a set of winter tires on my car this week, and am looking for
suggestions/recommendations. The following are the conditions they will be
- winter time only (Nov-Mar) in Seattle
- normal daily commuting
- just about every weekend to the Cascades
- stock 15" wheels
- not looking for high performance or long life
I am ruling out snow tires or studded tires, simply because 70% of the time
will be driving on normal wet Seattle roads, and don't want to sacrifice the
grip there. I currently have some Dunlop M&S rated tires which have done the
job just fine for the last 2 years. But I'm interested to see if anyone else
has a different tire that they have been pleased with in similar conditions.
Also, I'm not suffering from fat wallet syndrome. I'm just looking for
something that works well.

Possible lister sighting? Nice pearl avant spotted in Carmel, by the
12/23, just after the Chanticleer concert.

Dave Priebe
Kenmore WA
91 200tqa
95.5 S6

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