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Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 03:55:12 GMT
From: Marc Escuro <mgescuronopsami.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5 in the Snow


Well, I went up to the Lake Tahoe area this past weekend. I just used the standard Michelin Pilot MXM 225/45 R17 on my 2000 Aero. It was a beautiful weekend. No snow, but it was chilly -- 20F or so. A good amount of ice on the ground, but the tires were able to hold up just fine. The traction control did engage a couple of times, and I drove in "Winter Mode" the whole time. The tires would probably suck in heavy snow, but for light ice and some snow, they hold up well, you just need to be careful. On 1/29/02 8:07 AM, in article 7ghd5ucqrlib17hlqv2bhpct2kaudn9545nopsamcom, "John Davies" <jedaviesNOSPAMnopsamier1.net> wrote: > On Mon, 28 Jan 2002 13:09:32 -0700, "Don Nevile" > <nevilednopsamision.com> wrote: >> >> Winter tread tires are a blessing when the snow is falling, but once it >> stops & is packed down, they actually provide less traction than regular >> treads. Moreover, neither summer nor winter tires will help you stop any >> more quickly on black ice or hard-packed snow. > > This is contrary to my experience and to everything I have read about > winter compound tires. Having just driven my Aero Wagon on glaze ice, > I can assure everyone that Hakkapeliita Qs work much better on it than > any summer tire would. Siped winter tires with microcell compounds > like the Blizzacks work especially well on glaze ice. ABS and ice > tires make relatively short work of icy roads. > > BTW, please set the "line length", or whatever your newsreader calls > it, to a standard "70 characters" so your posts don't go off the edge > of the screen. > > > John Davies > Monroe WA USA > > 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon > 2000 Audi A4 quattro 1.8T > 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4 > -- Marc Escuro mgescuronopsami.com mgescuronopsamnet

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