Tires for icy conditions - NAC

Brett Dikeman brett at
Sun Dec 29 00:54:24 EST 2002

At 11:32 PM -0600 12/28/02, Chander Balakrishnan wrote:

>  I suggested to her that
>she consider getting winter tires that give the most traction on ice.  My
>two Audis are shod with Nokian NRW's, but I am not sure if the NRW's will be
>the best choice for ice.

The Hakka 1 w/Ecostuds will give max sheer ice grip, but will be loud.

The Hakka Q's spiral sipe supposedly makes it good on sheer ice as
well, but it won't match the studded Hakka 1 which is the "ultimate."

Either tire would be a -vast- improvement over a standard "all
season" tire- the difference between my "all season" dunlops and the
Hakka Q's was -astounding-.  The term "all season" is such a joke... covers the 1, Q, NRW, etc.  They used to
have a sort of diagram similar to a Venn diagram that showed
suitability for differing conditions, dunno if it's still on there.

Also- encourage her to sign up for a winter driving school.  The
northeast region of the qclub(which I do a lot of volunteer work for)
holds two such schools, but I think the postmark date for school #1
might have already passed, and every year, the school fills up within
the first day's worth of mail.  Details are at
School #2's registration is still a couple of weeks away I think.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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