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posted August 22, 2000 03:38 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I currently have stock Dunlop SP 8000Es on my Audi A4 and will likely go for all seasons to replace them. The candidates so far:

Dunlop SP 5000
Yokohama AVS S-4
Michelin Pilot XGT H4
Michelin Energy MXV4

Any thoughts on the best compromise, or should I just stick with SP 8000s for spring, summer and fall and replace them each winter with real winter tires. (I'm in the NYC area). Thanks.

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posted August 22, 2000 06:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
out of the tires you listed the Dunlop SP 5000 scored the highest in snow traction but is still a step lower on overall performance from the SP 8000 E(but the 8000 E is not even recommended in the snow). See these results below.Dunlop SP 5000 7.0 in snow
BFG Comp TA VR4 5.7
Yokohama AVS S-4 5.6 in snow
Michelin Pilot XGT H4 6.0
Michelin Energy MXV4 not recommended for any snow

Dunlop SP Sport 8000 E is a better high performance tire but not recommended for any snow

If you want the best handling even in snow, and slush out of all the tires discussed here, then I would recommend the SP 5000. see tirerack.com for more details. my e-mail is diacovone@aol.com

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posted August 23, 2000 01:34 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
How do the Dunlop SP 5000s compare with the Firestone Firehawk SH 30s and the Michelin Pilot Michelin Pilot XGT H-4 in terms of pure performance? I don't expect to drive in a whole lot of snow and am more interested in all seasons that don't give up a lot of performance as compared to my SP 8000Es. The consensus I've seen so far is that the SP 5000s are the best compromise, but if you have any views let me know.

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posted September 22, 2000 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ben   Click Here to Email ben     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Personally I would suggest you get a set of snow tires. Last winter I crashed my car with Yokohama AVS S-4(brand new). The snow traction is MUCH worse than my stock Eagle GA. You cann't just count on the rating(that's what I did before). I tend to believe "The worse snow tire is better then the best all-season tire in snow" after my accident.

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