Tires for icy conditions - NAC
desmo888 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 29 12:03:18 EST 2002
I am running Hakka 1s with studs and they are surprisingly not that loud.
The eco-stud is actually designed to run quietly.
I have Nokian NRTs (truck version of NRWs) on my wife's ML430 and they are
great on snow and ice. They are the ONLY all season tire made with the
mountain/snowflake designation. These all-season tires are not a joke.
As mentioned, go to www.nokiantyres.com and read a wealth of info on snow
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: "Chander Balakrishnan" <balakrishnan3 at attbi.com>; "Quattro List"
<quattro at audifans.com>
Cc: "Uma Balakrishnan" <ubalakris at wcsu.k12.vt.us>
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 12:54 AM
Subject: Re: Tires for icy conditions - NAC
> 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
> >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...
> http://www.nokiantire.com 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 www.neqclub.org.
> 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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