ekellock at juno.com
Sat Feb 15 10:44:41 EST 2003
I drove a whole summer on my Q's here and though they were noticeably
soft, they were still far better than a Blizzak in warm/hot weather.
On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 16:22:16 -0500 Kneale Brownson
<knotnook at traverse.com> writes:
> At 10:51 AM 02/14/2003 -0600, Gordy_Schesel at allianzlife.com wrote:
> >In a response to a lister's posting a month or so ago about tire
> >preferences, I had mentioned that I had just put on Nokian "all
> >plus" tires on each of my two Audis. My opinion has changed
> >They're OK. I think they are best in a climate such as New England
> >deep snow is frequent but temperatures are moderate for winter.
> Here in
> >Minnesota, a more frequent and ongoing condition is very cold temps
> and icy
> >commuter freeways. If I had it to do over, I would have purchased
> >set of Goodyear Eagles. They seemed to do better on icy streets,
> >the black-ice which accumulates on intersections, ramps and bridge
> >The very cold temps (20 degrees and below) cause the rubber to
> stiffen up
> >too much, reducing the tire surface and sidewall's ability to be
> >and grippy.
> Are the Eagles a WINTER tire while the Nokian is a YEAR-ROUND tire?
> very happy with the grip (single digit temps) of my Nokian Q's, but
> dealer told me not to drive to Florida (or anywhere warm) with them
> "they'll melt". They're specifically designed for icy conditions
> and have
> at least as good a grip as I remember from the days when we were
> allowed to
> run studs in Michigan.
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