[200q20v] That time of year is coming- snow tire recommendation
scrosbie at integraonline.com
Fri Sep 21 18:40:31 EDT 2001
In general, for snow, I believe you should go with the
tallest/narrowest tire for best control. I convert my brake upgrade
(using 235/45 X 17" tires on 17 X 8" rims) back to UFO's in the winter
so I can use my stock 15" wheels with 195/65 X 15" Nokian NRW's. They
perform well on ice (4 winter ice events in MN), great on snow, very
quiet, a stable all around tire and for this size were only $85/ea. last
season from Anderson's. If your brake conversion would allow it (as
well as the checkbook) I would go to a 16' winter wheel with a 205/55
tire. From last seasons brochure the narrowest NRW in 17" is 225/45,
but I would go with a 205/50 X17" size.
Best ice tire? After riding in several cars at last winters events
I would vote for the Nokian Hakkapellita Q's, better than Blizzaks (used
on my '87 5k).
>It looks like I will need to buy snow tires this year, and
>with my upcoming brake conversion, I plan on using my OEM
>Avus wheels for winter use.
>That said, what do you recommend for use on a 17x7.5" ET45
>wheel on a '91 200q?
>Mild Philly winters suggest a tire that is heavily dry-biased
>with enough grip to handle light to medium snow and occasional
>ice. I figure plenty of caution, quattro and winter tire compounds
>will get me through w/o difficulty.
>I need recommendations on tire sizes as well as models. I'm
>currently considering 205/50R17 and 225/45R17 in terms of size
>and am leaning toward the Dunlop Wintersport M2 as a tire. I
>fear that Nokian NRW-H would be well over $150/tire.
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