[A4] Nokian tire estimate - choke, choke!

Doug Johnson ur-quattro at msn.com
Fri Feb 2 13:49:12 EST 2007


I do miss the "simpler" days of a 4000 q.  :-)

~ Doug

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Brian White" <brian at bjwhite.net>
To: gsackerson at comcast.net, a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] Nokian tire estimate - choke, choke!
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 09:28:31 -0800

$200+ sounds about right for a limited distribution European tire.
Welcome to the real world of tires.  The days of calling Tire Rack for a set
of Yokohama A509s in 185/60/14s for your Rabbit GTI or Scirocco are long 

On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 17:15:43 +0000, gsackerson wrote
 > Hi all,
 >   I've started checking into tire costs for my current ride - a 2006
 > A4 Quattro with TPMS, and holy cow, was I shocked to find out how
 > much these suckers are going to cost! The tire I've decided on is
 > the Nokian WR - I've had a set and LOVED them - the tread design
 > isn't quite as radical as their famous Hakkepillita tire, and is
 > more of an all-season radial, but the overall performance is perfect
 > for what I want - something better than the usual all-season tire,
 > but not a full-blown winter tire. At any rate, the tire estimate I
 > got was over $200 a tire, choke, choke.   Is this what good tires
 > are going for these days or should I be shopping around? That seemed
 > pretty exhorbitant, but then again, the car has 17" wheels, and I've
 > not had 17" wheels before - perhaps I'm just experiencing sticker
 > shock for the cost of tires that size...
 > Glenn
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