[ba] seeking winter tire (tahoe) reccomendation from locals....

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 11 21:18:05 EST 2001

Boy, up here in snow country, we GLADLY pay the prices for a set up good
Hakkas + winter rims.  A real quattro saver.  But, I guess we even out in
cost of living.  I just bought a place in Oakland so I will soon be making
the trade off.

Shayne P.

1972 MB 280 SEL 4.5
1984 4ksq
1986 MB 560 SEL
1991 v8q5
1991 200q Sedan
1992 S4

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> From: Matt twentyV <matt_20v at yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 17:49:06 -0800 (PST)
> To: jim rose <sf5ktq at hotmail.com>, ba-group at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [ba] seeking winter tire (tahoe) reccomendation from locals....
> I used to try and run an all-season tire year round,
> but found that compromised both dry and snow
> performance, so now I run a full-on snow tire in
> the winter on my 2K S4- Pilot Alpins.  (I don't
> remember what the difference is between these and
> the Arctic Alpins).  These are expensive, but..
> I am quite happy with them both in the snow at Tahoe
> and here on the flatlands.  They are a little
> squishier than the summer tires  on dry roads, but
> still do OK.  On snow and ice they are very good.  I
> was at Tahoe 2 weeks ago during the big storms and
> they performed great on some very scary ice driving
> over Donner summit, and slogged through deep snow and
> slush around the lake just great.  Didn't help at
> all with the zero visibility though ;->
> HTH,
> Matt Rooke

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