New tires on: Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Asymm.

Richard Hoffman billzcat1@hotmail.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 05:27:48 -0800


Took the Audi out on the 2 twistiest roads I could think of last
night..anyone familiar with North Washington should know Chuckanut Drive...I
also drove the Lake Whatcom circuit :) and it was sub-30 and snowing. As
much as 2" of powdery white stuff - fresh, no tracks.  Did some brake
testing, cornering, accelerating....the 5000s are more than acceptable.
Call me crazy (You're Crazy!!!) for saying an A/S tire performs well on
snow...but it did.  Drove it hard with no problems pulling corners harder
than ever before.

Anyway I will stand by my first impression recommendation for now.  I
suppose I will have to give an update in a few months to see how they fare!

Richard
1990 CQ 198K


>From: "Lee M. Levitt" <lee@wheelman.com>
>Reply-To: <lee@wheelman.com>
>To: <quattro@audifans.com>
>Subject: RE: New tires on: Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Asymm.
>Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 05:50:06 -0500
>
>"Richard Hoffman" <billzcat1@hotmail.com> writes:
>
> > New tires: Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Asymmetrical - incredible!  I
> > cannot believe how much my old tires sucked....transitioning from dry to
>wet to
> > puddles to light icyness (sp?)...no problems....just point (the wheel)
>and
>shoot (the
> > gas).
> >
> > To make a long story...long - these tires are incredible.  With any luck
> > we'll see them in the snow here in WA to see if they will satisfy
> > my hunger for the perfect tire :)
>
>I have a set of these on my wife's A6 and they're pretty good. I had a
>chance to compare them back to back on my S6 with my NRWs in the same size
>and I do have to say that the NRWs were *better* in the dry as far as
>handling goes, which surprised me. And better in the snow.
>
>But the 5000s are a pretty good tire overall.
>
>Lee
>'95.5 S6 avant
>'96 A6 quattro avant
>




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