[Biturbos4] Snow Tires

Charles Wurts cwurts12 at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 23 20:17:36 EST 2005

I will support the previous replies and add:

Determine what conditions you are trying to address and choose 
accordingly.  I live in the mid atlantic;  we see some snow, but its 
not a regular occurrence.  I have chosen the Nokian NRW in the past and 
can't recommend it enough.  In my opinion it is not a compromise at 
all;  it just happens to work as an all season.  I think this tire is 
now called the Nokian WR.  If this is the right tire for your 
conditions, it might not be so bad to fit it stock sized.  I love mine 
for our conditions.  FWIW.  Although the S4 is amazingly competent in 
the snow, there is also the clearance issue when it gets really deep.  
My 1990 V8 is better in the deep stuff; I do minus size the snows on 
the V8.

On Jan 23, 2005, at 7:51 PM, sub wrote:

> The rule of thumb is that winter tires should be narrower...idea is 
> that the narrower tire will sink more and penetrate down to the more 
> solid stuff.
> Now when it comes to tires
> http://www.nokiantires.com/
> these are the only winter tires I can recomend, I have driven on many 
> diffirent winter tires and so far nothing can compare to hakkas 
> (hakkapeliitta 2), without studs these are awsome tires BUT with 
> Quattro and studs, driving on ice, snow, slush, or any combination of 
> these, is mearly just another drive on a rainy day !
> (no I do not own nokian stock :-)
> Grant wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I need to get snow wheels/tires for a 2002 S6 avant.  I know this is 
>> not the S6 group, but a few questions anyway:
>> 1. Is there an S6 list?
>> 2. What do people know about hankook tires?
>>     Particularly the W300 V-rated snow tire?
>> 3. Any opinions on 17 vs 16" tires for the S6 for snow?
>> I always went "-1" before, but the ride on my S4 has been,
>> oddly enough, much more jiggly with my 205/55-16 (H) michelin Pilot 
>> Alpins
>> (I'm thinking single oversize of either 215/55-16 or 235-45-17;
>> the oversize to give a bit more sidewall height to protect
>> the delicate wheels from potholed-and-iced winter roads)
>> What I know for sure is that W-rated 255/40s are not usable during 
>> the winter!
>> Thanks,
>> Grant
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