[urq] Tire choices (OT?)

Louis-Alain Richard larichard at plguide.com
Tue Jul 31 11:51:27 EDT 2007


I agree with you WRT tires with big blocky threads, they tend to become
noisy after a while, mainly because wear is usually wedge-shaped
longitudinaly. Swapping the tires often, from side-to-side to even the wear
can retard the phenomenon, but it will appear one day.

I had this problem on the family car, a big Swedish wagon with P Zero Nero,
and on the Cabrio with 2 sets of 205/50r15 Dunlops. As I grew older, I
prefer the quietness of the all-seasons tires for the family car. They
squeal more, but they are quieter for a longer period. Experience from other
listers on Saabnet confirms your theory. 

But, all is not lost: I managed to sell the used tires quite a good price,
usually to younger chaps with shallow pockets... Half price for half wear is
really easy to obtain.


> -----Message d'origine-----
> A little off topic but, for what it's worth, I have about 1/2-worn KDWs on
my S4, and they're incredibly noisy.  Might be related to some unique wear
problem> in my particular case, but....  Just thought I'd mention it --
they're a little too noisy for this old fart.
> John

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