[A4] snow tires, yet again
caliban at sharon.net
Fri Jun 17 01:53:08 EDT 2005
thanks for the good experience/advice.
At 6:37 PM -0600 6/14/05, Quincy Chiang wrote:
>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
>----- 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
>> 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.
>> Rocky Mullin
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