Dry snow tires
LL - NY
larrycleung at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 23:00:52 EST 2005
The WR's compounding allows them to handle warmer
temps than the Wintersports. Wintersports may drive
a bit better, but they'll break down from heat sooner
and be a less useful winter tire more quickly from lots
of dry, warmer, weather.
LL - NY
On 11/10/05, Grant <gfl1 at optonline.net> wrote:
> SP Sport A2. I just ventured to the garage.
> I own(ed) all of these. Agreed, the Dunlop SP Sport A2s are the worst
> snow tire of the bunch, but OK, and the best dry tire of the bunch.
> Wintersports are almost identical to the WRs from what I can tell.
> maybe drive a bit better.
> That's my empirical data, anyway.
> Note I'm *selling* WRs and yet telling you the others have merits.
> On Nov 10, 2005, at 9:48 PM, LL - NY wrote:
> > If Dunlop A2 All-Seasons perform anything like
> > their predecessors (I had the D60 A2 on my 4000),
> > they make a lousy snow tire.
> > The Wintersport M3 and Pirelli 2X0's are dedicated
> > studless snows, they'll be unhappy if they spend
> > most of their time in the hot, dry Cali winter (mmm,
> > sounds nice everyonce in awhile).
> > That kinda makes it fall back to the WR.
> > LL - NY
> > On 11/10/05, Grant <gfl1 at optonline.net> wrote: Several come to mind:
> >> Nokian WR
> >> Dunlop WinterSport M3
> >> Pirelli Winter 210 or 240
> >> Dunlop A2 all season (did I get that one right?)
> >> For the record, i just posted a set of darn near new Nokians in the
> >> classified section.
> >> 205/55-HR16. No wheels.
> >> Grant
> >> On Nov 10, 2005, at 4:15 PM, quattro-request at audifans.com wrote:
> >> > Car is a '87 5ktq: anyone know of a winter/snow tire
> >> > that is fairly decent in the dry?
> >> >
> >> > I'm looking b/c I go up to the mtns for snowboarding,
> >> > but 4/5's of the drive is accross the Mojave. (plus my
> >> > daily driving is in L.A., so...) My pavement needs
> >> > aren't aggressive--I mean it's stop-n-go, potholes
> >> > galore...maybe a high-profile SUV tire is what I
> >> > need!!
> >> >
> >> > I'd like "snowflake on the mtn" symbol tires, but if
> >> > possible, avoid the high-silica compound. I think it's
> >> > that compound that is used to enhance ice traction,
> >> > but also wears very quickly on pavement.
> >> >
> >> > One in the running is the Bridgestone LM-18; I don't
> >> > think it has the typical blizzak tread compound.
> >> > Thoughts? Suggestions?
> >> >
> >> > t.i.a.
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