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Re: cheap tires?

In message <199408261614.MAA12059@mwunix.mitre.org>  writes:
> >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.

Pardon, but I can't agree with that sentiment.  Japan produces many 
state-of-the-art-tires.  the trick is Knowing what you need, then finding
the right tire, wherever made.

> >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? 

They are cheap because they have been superceded by P600s.  An excellent choice
for your needs, although they may cost more than you want to spend.

I have used BFG Comp T/As on 80 Scirocco, 87 VW Cabriolet and my 87 Syncro
(Comp T/A HR4 all season) with great success.  They have extraordinary wear 
rating, and have great grip, wet or Dry.  Even the BFG Comp T/A HR4 all season.


> 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 
> long!

Can't comment there, Insufficient personal experience.  Good reputation tho.

Love from us all,

Bart and Dora (and Felix) Chambers