[A4] snow tires, yet again

Rocky Mullin 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 
>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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