[A4] snow tires, yet again

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Tue Jun 14 18:27:46 EDT 2005

	so, i'm a nokian fan.  i've got studded hakka 1s on steel rims,
nice and narrow.  at the end of winter some lady took out the front
end of my car, damaging the stock URQ rim.  i've told the insurance
company that they're no longer produced, so i need a new set of rims
as well as tires.  i've picked out the rims on tire rack and now i
need to choose a studless winter tire.  my URQ rims had hakka Qs on

	even though i live in san francisco, i head to tahoe enough in
the winter that i tend to run my studless snows all winter long, and
occasionally put the studs on the challenge 80 in the sierras during
heavy winter storms.  i've been happy with the nokians, big time, but
it's far less complicated to get snow tires from tire rack, with the
rims, mounted, and with a road hazard plan.

	how do y'all feel about the pirelli winter 210 and 240 tires?
they also have the pirelli winter carving and the blizzak.  how do they
stack up?  especially when compared to nokians.  the hakka q is still
barely available, though i am looking at the RSI as my choice for medium
winter rubber shoes.


  Rocky Mullin


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