Tires, ice and quattro (long)
porter_dog at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 3 14:42:21 EST 2002
I happen to be lucky enough to own 2 4kq's, an 86, which is my winter
beater and is shod with good blizzaks, and an '87, which is an ebay special
and runs all-season Sumitomos. I live in detroit, so we got the same snow
yesterday. It really was a riot driving the cars back to back- the
blizzak'd one was just unstoppable, and I won 10 out of 10 stoplight drags.
Airlockers rule! The '87 was certainly still good, but the difference
between them was amazing. Another vote for dedicated snows.
>From: B Vibert <blur at sympatico.ca>
>To: "Doyt W. Echelberger" <Doyt at buckeye-express.com>,Quattro
><quattro at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: Tires, ice and quattro (long)
>Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 10:59:08 -0500
>"Doyt W. Echelberger" wrote:
> > The other part of the problem is that 90% of the time I have ice-free
> > roads. The Alpins have been a good compromise for 3 years. They may even
> > up to going 4. I think I'll consider the Kumho's when I replace them,
> > half the price. But this 'q' is gonna have dedicated ice tires.
>The 90% ice-free roads is why I bought Goodyear Eagle UG2 tires. They
>work when the weather is nasty but also aren't too bad when it's dry.
>They are H-rated and actually handle fairly well, unlike most other
>dedicated winter tires. May be worth a look.
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