high performance street tires?

Kevin Hoff 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.

--Kevin H.
Durham, NC
86 4kq

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> Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 5:40 PM
> To: LL - NY
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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:
> http://new.photos.yahoo.com/thejimrose/album/57646076233699943
> 2/photo/294928803526759921/2
> later!
> jim
> 10+ years driving snowtire shod audi's in the snow.
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