All-season tires for 5kcstq

Lee Levitt lee at
Tue Dec 31 18:06:05 EST 2002

Wallace White <wallace at>

> 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.
> 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
> bill:
> - H- or V-rated all season
> - decent snow performance (I drive to Tahoe a few times a year)
> - good tread life
> - low noise

I ran a set of SP5000s in 16" size on my wife's car. Pretty good all around
tire, almost as good in the snow as the Nokia NRW which is on the car now.
The Nokias are damn good all season should consider them too.

I just find it difficult to think of a Nokian tire for use in the
summer...been thinking of them as the ultimate in snow tires for so long.
But the NRW is a pretty good year round tire, and the only reason I don't
run them in the summer on the wife's car is that I have a set of Dunlop
9000s in a wider size for that car for the summer!

Note, there may be some variation between 15" and 16" tire construction and
tread, so YMMV. :)

'95.5 S6 avant
'96 A6 quattro avant

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