high performance street tires?
kwhoff at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 20:20:39 EDT 2007
That's probably my posts. My scale for "OK" for snow on a performance tire
means that they will get you home in a surprise snowfall, nothing more. The
AVSi, S-03, Azenis, and BFG KDW/KD and other similar Max Performance tires
can't do that. Tires like the RE-715 and the General UHP can get you home
after a surprise inch or two, which is basically my definition of
streetability. I live in central NC, where it snows 1-2" occasionally, so
that's my frame of reference. If I lived in DC or anywhere further N than
that I'd definitely get true snow tires.
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> Subject: Re: high performance street tires?
> hey all just following this thread and have noted people
> talking about which high-perf summer tires are ok in the snow.
> ?!?! warning!! danger!!
> i don't care how m+s rated a tire is, barring an emergency
> and you're caught w/ your pants down [or your summer tires
> on] you should [in my imperialist opinion of course] be
> running a dedicated snow tire for any kind of regular snow
> travel. i don't care if you have 8 wheel drive, if all 8 of
> those wheels are wrapped in baloneyskin summer tires you
> might as well put skii's on the car.
> the difference in grip, braking, cornering, etc in snow or
> icy, slushy roads with a dedicated snow tire is really
> remarkable. think spider man rolled in glue and wrapped with
> velcro. at this point you can score a set of 15"
> wheels and tires for so cheap it's not worth messing around.
> here's my girl doin' it right:
> 10+ years driving snowtire shod audi's in the snow.
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