Il Sun, 3 Oct 2004 11:12:58 +0100, "Dori A Schmetterling"
Thank You... User Manual do not have any drive experience on weels
testing and features
User manual refer infos to many year ago!
Weels are quite differents by that time.
I don't think Barrichello goes to the Ferrari dealer near his house to
choose the right tires for the next GP.
Anyway... thank's for your info.
I suggest you look into Nokian Hakkapelita snow tires... I have them and I
swear by them... I have been using them for 4 years now... before that was
Bridgestone Blizzak and Pirelli snow tire... the Hakka is best of the bunch.
I like the Nokian because they last a long time... I would estimate that you
get 3x more treadlife than Blizzak. Blizzak only last half of the tread (the
rest is just all season tire traction). Hakka is all snow... all the way
down to nothing... well almost.
Grabs just as good as Bridgestone Blizzak in ice, snow and rain...
Rides alot better than Blizzak... Blizzak rides like a rubbery feeling
traction and steering... very numb. Hakka is very precise, great steering
I looked for the Nokian... they do not have my tires size.
Only the front tires.
Blizzak LM-22 have the right size for both front and back tires.
Neither Micheline nor Pirelli have the right size. :((
Because of the way tires track through snow... If you use a wider rear
tire, then the track made by the front wheel will cause the rear end to
I grew up in Buffalo NY, and my tire guy there conviced me of this fact...
Where? I don't think it would be illegal in this case?
In general the narrowest tire that is doable is the way to go for snows.
Basically with snows the smaller the contact patch, the higher the
kilos per square cm (less sq cm). This means more ability to compress
snow (ie grip).
Of course on dry ground the opposite is true.
I am assuming you got the staggered set on your car now... what is the stock
wheel and sizes? Check with your garage on this topic... for snow it is best
to go with the smallest tire you can get on all four wheel... that is
usually the stock tire size.
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