: Winter Tires -- any suggestions

09-06-05, 03:46 PM
Heading into the first winter here in CO with the V! Looking to switch out the F1's -- any recs? Thanks, Bill

09-06-05, 03:53 PM
yeah. get a winter beatter. dont drive the v in the winter

09-06-05, 04:26 PM
In lieu of a "winter beatter", I've heard (and am getting) Avon Tech M550 A/S. I need a spare, though.

09-06-05, 05:20 PM

Had em last winter...real nice grip. This year? used beater.


Tom Paine
09-06-05, 05:29 PM
I used the Dunlop runflat snows last year with weight in trunk. I do not recommend, try something else. Try and find a narrower tire (i couldn't)

Dave's V
09-06-05, 07:14 PM
I just ordered 5 Avons M550 A/S. I live in Utah and we get plenty of snow. I'm only planning on driving the car in the valley during the winter. (At 4,300 ft we still get a lot of snow).

09-06-05, 07:19 PM
Wow, I used the Dunlop wintersports with a little weight in the trunk, and I got around like a tank in the snow. I highly recommend those.


09-06-05, 10:36 PM
Conti ExtremeContacts were incredible on my A4turbo. With the quattro, the Audi was a tank in the snow, very agressive tread that bit through anything a street would encounter. They are softer on the sidewall than most, though, so I'd not recommend going very low profile with them.
I'm getting a used set of MilleMiglias and will mount the Kumho ultra-4seasons on them, as they are the best bang for the buck. The Avons do look great and have a good reputation thus far.

09-06-05, 10:51 PM
Last Illinois winter: Dunlop M3 Wintersports + 3 bags of softener salt in the trunk = ok in a few inches of snow. Anything beyond that and the low front end of the V will be plowing snow.

This coming Minnesnowta winter: 2005 Chevy Equinox AWD on the employee price for everyone deal (it needs a V style mesh grille).

09-06-05, 11:37 PM
I also used the M3 Winter Sports without any additional weight over the rear tires. The traction and handling in the snow was bad, although I think the stopping distance was improved.

09-07-05, 01:38 AM
My winter tires were...I moved to Southern California and don't have to worry about the snow and ice any more.:highfive: