[Biturbos4] Winter Tire Help

John M. Harrison JohnMH at uwyo.edu
Mon Dec 15 15:36:09 EST 2003

I second Adam's comments.  I'm running Dunlop Winter Sports on Mille
Miglia Spider wheels in the stock size as recommended by Tirerack and
ordered from them.  The whole deal was about $1200 and I can easily swap
them myself with the stock rubber and wheels.  The factory Pirelli's are
all but worthless on ice and snow, but the Winter Sports turn the S4
into a little tank.  The wheels are even good looking IMHO.

John M. Harrison  2001 S4 Avant  
Laramie, Wyoming  snowing and cold today  feels like the holidays
Cheers and season's greetings to all

-----Original Message-----
From: adam.schwartz at rcn.com [mailto:adam.schwartz at rcn.com] 
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 12:22 PM
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [Biturbos4] Winter Tire Help

Yea! last night was bad! But my S4 was going right through it 
all with my Dunlop WinterSport M2's. They are great tires... 
How about last weeks blizard? I went right up my hill which 
was sheer ice. We could hardly walk on it!!!! I didnt even 
bother clearing my driveway last night( which is a hill)

Your best bet is to get a second set of rims and get 4 snow 
tires. If you do that, you will get through anything.. AND 
then you can go into un plowed parking lots and have a lot of 
fun too!

good luck

---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 09:34:10 -0800 (PST)
>From: "Aurangzeb M. Agha" <ama-list at mltp.com>  
>Subject: [Biturbos4] Winter Tire Help  
>To: Bi-Turbo Audi S4 Audi Fan Group <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>Having just moved to the North East (Western Mass.), I'm 
exposed to
>extreme weather conditions for the first time in my S4 and 
need some help
>with winter tires.
>First, a question about the tires I have: I currently have 
Goodyear Eagle
>F1 (225/45ZR17) tires on my car which are great in the wet, 
but when
>leaving Boston last night, I felt like I was slipping 
everywhere--were it
>not for Quattro, there's no way I would have made it.  
Anyone know how I
>can find out what the Snow Rating for these tires is?
>Secondly, what are reccomendations for good winter tires.  
I've looked at
>the surveyresults on the TireRack site:
>	http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/winter.jsp
>Any suggestions?
>	Thanks,
>	Aurangzeb
>'01 Silver S4
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