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Winter Tires?

Bridgestone (Blizzak)
7 (77.8%)
Dunlop (Alpen)
1 (11.1%)
Conti (Winter Contact)
1 (11.1%)
Michelin (X-Ice)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: October 11, 2005, 10:49:33 AM

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RobD

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« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2005, 11:39:55 PM »
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Rob, I didn't have the problem, Sarah did :wink: I never mounted them though. Got any pics? How do they look??




JR - I was not clear about who had the problem.. The problem I was referring too was the guy I bought the tires from.  The Nokians rubbed on his 330 and need to go down a size thus the decent deal I got from him.

Just clearifying things

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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2005, 01:03:17 PM »
Cool. So when can I see a pic of the Ronals on your car?
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2005, 01:03:17 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2005, 01:40:28 PM »
Where is a good place to get Nokians, locally or mail order?

-Joel.
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2005, 01:42:03 PM »
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Where is a good place to get Nokians, locally or mail order?

-Joel.


call randy over at Autobahn. He can get you a decent deal on them.

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RobD

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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2005, 08:45:58 PM »
Not to mess with Randy's deal at all but Meadow Creek Tire on Colorado Blvd is the main distributor of the Nokians in the area.  Hopefully Randy gets a wholesale price to from them.

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« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2005, 02:08:36 PM »
Wow, I'll say one thing for sure, the RMCB5 is amazing! Thank you all for this input, it is truely valuable.

I know quite a few Friesens. Do you know what town / city they are in or near?

I'm originally from Weyburn (also known as Wey-back, way back in time). Weyburn is in the SE corner of the province, middle of nowhere. Winters were interesting. We had ice / snow on the ground and roads from Late October right through to April. Cruise control was great, just keep your wheels in the ice ruts and it drove itself!

Hotani - I used to run a Yamaha SRX 440 drag sled (snowmobile) up in Sask. It had 250 1.5" carbide ice picks on the track, 18" twin carbide ice blades on the skiis. IT was fun in a straight line, especially since the clutch didn't engage until 4500 rpm. Sled weighed in at 297 lbs. total with 145 hp. Fun power to weight ratio!

Thanks again all for your input.
Al

P.S. I called the local guys at Discount tire and they told me that they will beat any price that Tirerack shows and throw in the road hazard!  :)
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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2005, 02:51:42 PM »
I just got a set of Michelin X-Ice tires mounted up on some spare wheels for the A8.  $412 a set of four, mounted, balanced, road hazard, free rebalance, etc.  There is a $50 rebate floating around for these tires too, but I suspect I do not qualify for that (I will try though.)  I'll put them on the car next month sometime.  I wanted to get them now as there is a $60 off through the 30th at Costco, plus they are running low on stock.  Great price IMO, I think they are $104 each shipped from Discount Online, plus mounting etc.

My size for winter is 225/60-16, FWIW.

-Joel.
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« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2005, 04:22:55 AM »
Continental TS810s are working great on the road and in the snow. Makes the passat handle like a snowmobile in the white stuff. Passats may be a pain to keep running, but I can't count the number of AWD Subarus and SUVs I blew by in the mountains last weekend. Cool to see that a FWD Passat can kick butt in the snow.