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time to replace the tires on the 98.5 A4Q 2.8



 
 
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Old September 26th 07, 12:40 AM posted to alt.autos.audi
KLS
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Default time to replace the tires on the 98.5 A4Q 2.8

I really need to put new sneakers on my 98.5 A4Q this week if
possible, and I'm not sure which all-season tires to buy. I'm in
western New York, on Lake Ontario, and have sold my extra rims so I
won't be running winter tires this year (not sure how much longer I'll
keep the car). Can folks recommend good all-season tires that won't
wipe out in more than light snow? The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
is getting great reviews on TireRack, and I know the Subie folks love
those, but I'm also interested in other possibilities. I was
considering the Kumho Solus KH16, but the reviews for snow and ice
performance aren't as good as for the Goodyear. Looking forward to
the collective wisdom.
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Old September 26th 07, 04:40 PM posted to alt.autos.audi
Dano58
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Default time to replace the tires on the 98.5 A4Q 2.8

On Sep 25, 7:40 pm, KLS > wrote:
> I really need to put new sneakers on my 98.5 A4Q this week if
> possible, and I'm not sure which all-season tires to buy. I'm in
> western New York, on Lake Ontario, and have sold my extra rims so I
> won't be running winter tires this year (not sure how much longer I'll
> keep the car). Can folks recommend good all-season tires that won't
> wipe out in more than light snow? The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
> is getting great reviews on TireRack, and I know the Subie folks love
> those, but I'm also interested in other possibilities. I was
> considering the Kumho Solus KH16, but the reviews for snow and ice
> performance aren't as good as for the Goodyear. Looking forward to
> the collective wisdom.


I bought a new set of Sumitomo HTR+ tires this past summer. Replacing
the OEM tires with the same thing (Michelin Pilot Sport) was just too
expensive at $200+ per tire. These were under $100 each and have
pretty good ratings overall. I find them a little 'softer' handling
than the Michelins, but this isn't a track car. They have a pretty
aggressive tread design that looks like it will work well in snow -
they are excellent in rain.

Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

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Old September 27th 07, 02:23 AM posted to alt.autos.audi
KLS
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Default time to replace the tires on the 98.5 A4Q 2.8

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 15:40:07 -0000, Dano58 >
wrote:

>On Sep 25, 7:40 pm, KLS > wrote:
>> I really need to put new sneakers on my 98.5 A4Q this week if
>> possible, and I'm not sure which all-season tires to buy. I'm in
>> western New York, on Lake Ontario, and have sold my extra rims so I
>> won't be running winter tires this year (not sure how much longer I'll
>> keep the car). [cut]


>I bought a new set of Sumitomo HTR+ tires this past summer. Replacing
>the OEM tires with the same thing (Michelin Pilot Sport) was just too
>expensive at $200+ per tire. These were under $100 each and have
>pretty good ratings overall. I find them a little 'softer' handling
>than the Michelins, but this isn't a track car. They have a pretty
>aggressive tread design that looks like it will work well in snow -
>they are excellent in rain.


Thanks for responding to this. I decided against the Kumho Solus KH16
because of the lower ratings in deep snow and ice and picked the B.F.
Goodrich Traction T/A H tire, which has better ratings in these areas
(the Sumimoto ratings in these areas were pretty bad for my purposes).
They're not as good as the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred, but at $30
less per tire, they're pretty much a buy one, get one free deal
relative to Goodyear, and I think I'll be ok with these. I'll find
out Friday!
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Old September 28th 07, 04:05 AM posted to alt.autos.audi
Pete[_10_]
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Default time to replace the tires on the 98.5 A4Q 2.8


"KLS" wrote
>I really need to put new sneakers on my 98.5 A4Q this week if
> possible, and I'm not sure which all-season tires to buy. I'm in
> western New York, on Lake Ontario, and have sold my extra rims so I
> won't be running winter tires this year (not sure how much longer I'll
> keep the car). Can folks recommend good all-season tires that won't
> wipe out in more than light snow? The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
> is getting great reviews on TireRack, and I know the Subie folks love
> those, but I'm also interested in other possibilities. I was
> considering the Kumho Solus KH16, but the reviews for snow and ice
> performance aren't as good as for the Goodyear. Looking forward to
> the collective wisdom.


Nokian WR.

Pete

 




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