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Re: cheap tires?

Hairy green toads from Mars made Christopher Ice say:
> >Just a note to heartily endorse Zafer's recommendation re Comp T/A
> >HR4s (also the regular Comp T/As).
> I have the HR4s and have said in the past that the H rated tires might be
> too soft in the sidewall for performance applications.  I have autox'ed my
> 90Q (ie. 3850lbs) and have noticed SIGNIFICANT amounts of sidewall flex and
> tread roll-under.  Shoe polish marks on the sidewall show that the tread
> rolls under almost 1-1.5 inches onto the sidewall under hard cornering.
> The Z rated tire *might* give you a stiffer sidewall, better turn in
> response, and less tread roll.

No need for the Z-rated T/A's. I use the VR4, and they are amazing.
Much stiffer than the HR4, with a similar tread pattern for grip.
My 4000 pound behemoth of a 100Q actually handles pretty well with
them. A friend runs the Z-rated, and they are a completely different
tire. Not very good in the rain or snow (it's his summer car).

> All-in-all, however, the Comp T/As are very good tires and provide
> admirable dry, good wet, and average snow grip.  These, coupled with a set
> of snows, should be able to take you 3 out of 4 seasons in the
> upper-midwest type climate (year round where less snow is found) for
> several years.

Snow tires? Snow tires! SNOW TIRES!!!! Whaddarthose? The VR4's are
all-season M+S rated, and they get my friends 320HP RWD bimmer through
the snow admirably. Why change twice a year?


Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7)			duane@zk3.dec.com
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Only my cat shares my opinions, and she loves the snow.