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camp quattro
11-08-2004, 10:36 AM
what winter tires do you run? opinions please...want to order before the white stuff hits the ground.

11-08-2004, 10:38 AM
perhaps if you asked this question in the tire forum, someone from tire rack could give you an educated opinion?

Wheel and Tire Forum (http://www.audizine.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=12)

camp quattro
11-08-2004, 10:41 AM
i want opinions from people who actually have real world experience with the tires on their cars too ( i also posted on the tire forum)

11-08-2004, 10:43 AM
I had Toyo Proxies FZ4s, which are a high performance, all season tire. I thought they were fantastic in the snow, and still had great dry traction. Though not as good as the T1-S. But I was VERY happy with the snow traction. Unless you want JUST snow tires.

11-08-2004, 10:45 AM
I run Nokian Hakka's - and I give them 2 thumbs up.

camp quattro
11-08-2004, 11:00 AM
yeah i'm thinkin dedicated snow tire, not all seasons.
keep em comin

11-08-2004, 11:03 AM
If Im correct, you live in NJ.

I wouldnt waste the money

camp quattro
11-08-2004, 11:28 AM
i've used winter tires on other cars and they were great. granted, they weren't quattro

11-08-2004, 11:42 AM
Sal how much are you looking to spend? You can get a good set of all season tires that will be fine for less then just snow tires.


11-08-2004, 12:14 PM
I"m throwing these on my stock 15s.... and I'm getting them b/c they're $53 [;)] and my 15s need new tires anyway..so why not some snow's [:)]

camp quattro
11-08-2004, 12:19 PM
mike- $ isn't really an issue within reason, i jus want something that will work well in the snow.

marked- what are you puttin gon your 15s?

11-08-2004, 12:25 PM
hankook's at the top (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/searchWinterTiresByVehicleAndSize.do?vid=004408&sw=true&yr=1999&rd=15)

whoops..sorry [;)]

11-08-2004, 12:27 PM
Alpins. No other tire even comes close. Here in Montreal we get more snow and freezing rain than anyone else and those are the only tires that I would ever use.

Allseason tires are a choice only if you live in an area whereas there is very little snow, otherwise they can be dangerous. Road & Track did a comparison of a FWD car with winter tires and an AWD with all-seasons (it was an Audi A4 Quattro) and the Audi was embarassed both on the street and the track....