All-season tires for 5kcstq

Wallace White wallace at
Tue Dec 31 09:11:21 EST 2002

It's about time to replace the Dunlop SP4000's on my 5kcstq. I've been
happy with them overall. They've done almost 50k miles and have a bit
left. Handling and traction have been good, noise fine.

My only complaint was that one of them developed a large blister in the
sidewall and had to be replaced at my cost; I've since heard that many
new Audis had blistered Dunlops, which Audi covered. This makes me a
little hesitant about getting more Dunlops.

So, how's the SP5000? This would be the symmetrical version, at
205/60-15. I'd appreciate advice on it or other tires that might fit the
- H- or V-rated all season
- decent snow performance (I drive to Tahoe a few times a year)
- good tread life
- low noise

It sounds like the BFGoodrich Comp T/A is another popular choice. It's a
few bucks cheaper but is H-rated (the SP5k is V).

'87 5kcstq 195k
Menlo Park, CA

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