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Re: cheap tires?

>Anyway...  I am thinking of switching my Pirelli snows to the
>stock alloys and mounting new tires on the MSW rims I bought
                                           ^^^^ what ?

If MSW means steel, why not put snows on steel and your three-season tires on 
alloys?  If the MSWs are better alloys than the stock, sounds like a good idea.

>I'm not looking
>for expensive rubber, but durable, well performing in 3 season,
>and cheap.  Candidates are:

>- Dunlop D60/A2: have em on the Jetta, love them.
>- Yoko A509 or similar:  have heard good reports but they don't
  last long.

Go with what you know.  Try not to buy _anything_ made in Japan.

>One I had not considered: Pirelli P6.  For some reason these are
>dirt cheap now.  Even the local places are advertising 195/60HR14s
>at around $60, mounted.  I'm tempted to go with these - how
>are they?  

I had 60 series P6s on my Jetta (many moons ago) and 70 series on my 100 (in 
Germany).  They were _very_ nice tires, with tremendous amounts of grip.  I 
found the 60 series a little lacking in snow and worried about them in the wet, 
while the 70s were great all around (and at all speeds).  The only problem with 
these tires is that they are expensive in the long run as they wear out fast.  
I'd think you will find that something comparable in a Michelin might cost $20-
$25 more, but would be much lower in the long run, as it would last twice as 

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