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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
> >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They are cheap because they have been superceded by P600s.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
> $25 more, but would be much lower in the long run, as it would last twice as
Can't comment there, Insufficient personal experience. Good reputation tho.
Love from us all,
Bart and Dora (and Felix) Chambers