Tire recommendations -- all-seasons's

Ice Cat ^. .^ ~ iceisit at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 9 11:58:38 EDT 2002

Ameer wrote:
>If you want any kind of performance out of your car, summer tires ONLY. If you
>like going 70 mph in 50 mph corners, you need sticky tires, w/
>stiffer sidewalls;
>but if you mostly drive straight highway miles or are a stop and go
>type of driver,
>or added cost of a set of snows and/or steel wheels is too much, all
>season's are
>OK. (To save a few bucks, you could get a set of cheap 14" or 15"
>steel rims or
>alloys just for the snows.) All-seasons try to do everything, but in doing so
>perform only marginally in all areas compared to summer treads, except snow of
>course. The problem is snow and dry driving require completely different
>characteristics. For snows, you want soft, higher-profile tires w/
>very thick tread.
>But the best for summer is a stiffer, low-profile tire w/ very thin,
>flat tread, as in
>the competition tires w/ almost no tread. I think one of the biggest
>differences in
>handling you can make on a car is the tires. Just compare some crappy General
>brand all-seasons to a pair of Bridgestone or Sumitomo summer's.
>The rule I go by is simple...snow's for winter, summer's for summer.
>Just my opinion.

Glad you posted this because when we get the mechanical fixed, next
is tires.   Do I get wheels at the junk yard, for example ?

I do not race my car, it is just for transportation, but I do drive
much too fast sometimes.  My husband usually drive within the speed
limit.     His tires are okay for now, but mine are trash.

Where we are now in CT (I am from Minnesota where they get *real*
snow falls) most of the winter problems besides some snow is freezing
sleet.   There are hills here.   Studs are legal here now.  I need to
consider economics as well.   Medium prices rather than top of the
line is probably what we should go with for now.

So for Spring, Winter and Fall what would you recommend for Audi 200
with 15 inch wheels ?

For winter where we can have snow or sleet, what would be good ?

Thanks,   Fay

Fay, the ice cat

89 Audi 200 Turbo non-Q
2.2 liter engine,
engine code MC, two knock sensors

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