running snow tires on the front only of a front drive car

Greg Galinsky nokian at
Fri Dec 13 15:25:47 EST 2002

 The Nokian NRW is being discontinued; being replaced with the WR.  About 3
to 5% better in wet conditions and quieter on dry pavement.  There are still
some NRW tires available in some areas.

You should keep all for corners the same; with hopefully about the same
amount of tread; so that the slip angles remain consistent on all 4 corners.

Greg Galinsky
G & G Service
-------Original Message-------

From: Zsolt
Date: Friday, December 13, 2002 05:52:25 PM
To: JordanVw at
Cc: quattro at
Subject: Re: running snow tires on the front only of a front drive car

You may want to consider the Nokian NRW. They are considered all weather
tires (not all season) and the only tire in Canada that has snow rating.
They also have great traction on snow and handle well in the summer. I
find it an over all great tire.


JordanVw at wrote:
> --
> [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
> thanks for the feedback folks.. it seems the general consensus is to run
> 4 snows to increase stability/handling even tho the rear wheels arent
> wheels.
> my question is - if i go out and spend another $150 on 2 more snow tires
> the rears of her '86 5k NON-Q will this solve the problem? or are snow
> just not meant for high speed freeway driving? (80% of her commute is on
> turnpike ay 75-80mph) thats where she complained about the "squirrelyness"
> on the highway, not around town.
> thanks
> chris


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