[A4] snow tires, yet again

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Tue Jun 14 20:38:02 EDT 2005

I agree with DG, but I'll chip in anyway...

I too am a Nokian Hakka guy, been using NRW's on my '90 CQ and Hakka Q's on the A4 then S4.  Although I haven't driven on the Pirelli 210 or 240, I've ridden in an A4 with 210 and it wasn't as good as the Hakka Q.  Also from reports and tests done in Europe, Nokian still makes some of the best winter tires out there, particularly the new RSi (replaced the Q), it' possibly the best non-studded winter tire on the market.  Knowing that, why try anything else and be disappointed afterwards?

'01.5 S4
'90 CQ

----- Original Message -----
From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 4:27 pm
Subject: [A4] snow tires, yet again

> 	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
> them.
> 	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 
> theystack up?  especially when compared to nokians.  the hakka q 
> is still
> barely available, though i am looking at the RSI as my choice for 
> mediumwinter rubber shoes.
> 	TIA!
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>  Rocky Mullin
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