[A4] differences in quattro - want my snow tires?

Stephen Kormilo stephen at kormilo.ca
Thu Dec 20 21:01:50 PST 2007

Rocky Mullin wrote:
> i too LOVE driving in the snow!!!  i run nokian tires.
> in fact i still have a set of studded nokian hakka 1 tires
> on steel rims with plastic audi hubcaps.  they're 15s so the
> don't fit B7 cars, and maybe not B6.  definitely fit B5 as i
> ran them on my B5.  

15's will _definitely_ _not_ fit on a 3.0 B6. They will not clear the 
front brakes. OTOH, I believe they can be used on the 1.8T B6s which 
have a smaller front rotor, unless the brakes have been upgraded.

Also running Hakka 1's now (16"), but not studded.

Stephen Kormilo
Nanoose Bay, BC

2002 Audi A4 3.0 - Silver
1998.5 Audi A4 2.8 - Silver
1985 Mazda Rx7 GSL-SE - Black

email: stephen at kormilo.ca

they are nice and narrow as a good snow
> tire should.  about 1/3 of the studs are missing since i'd
> have to drive 2 hours on pavement before reaching the snow
> at all, but even without the studs the hakka 1 is a truly
> champion snow tire.
> best offer on 'em, pretty much.  just taking up space in my
> garage.
> BTW i sold the blowoff valve on ebay.  my B5 ECU with APR
> chip was sold too.  i followed an A4 down my street and he
> parked in front of my house.  i mentioned that his rear fog
> light was on, thinking he had no idea.  which he didn't.  we
> got to talking audi and he was going to sell his 1.8t (a 2001,
> mine was a 2000) because he felt it was juuuust a little weak
> on power.  "try this!" i said and popped the ECU into his car
> in about five minutes.  he took a test drive and returned with
> $220 in cash for me.  i guess a 2000 ECH works in a 2001 car :)

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