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Old 10-18-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Um...I found something...Who wants a cheap winter rally tire that'll fit on a 16" rim

Well...I've been looking at winter tires, something along the lines of rally-x/ice racing workable. I've been looking at narrow tires, 205, under...

Well, one I found was Nokian's HAKKAPELIITTA CS, a winter van tire, not a bad start. 195 width, several sizes, high load rating.

Then searching on Ebay, I found this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Winterreifen-175...QQcmdZViewItem
Tread pattern shown from another site:
http://www.superkola.cz/lehke-naklad...mni-par-id7244

Um, 175 tread width, fits 16" rims(not sure how wide), high load rating, looks pretty knobby and siped. I'm curious... Oh, and they seem to be decently cheap at a touch above $200 for 4. They seem to be something like a temporary, spare tire for some vehicle ,but it's marketed as a winter tire as oppose to specifically a spare, oem replacement. I'm curious if they could be used as a daily, winter tire. The load rating's certainly there and the speed rating is high enough for normal use. I can't say much about longevity.

I shot an e-mail out to Michelin about them. There's not much info on Google, and what little is there is on foreign sites.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, I know.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:43 AM   #4
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Europeans have a lot wider range of tires available to them. They need them to fit all those old Citroens and Trabants.
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I'm not sure why you'd want to go as narrow as a 175. Sure it will cut through snow, but it's not going to stick as well on ice. If you're competing non-studded for ice racing, you want a wide tire. Narrow tires have more pressure, which melts the ice and forms a slick layer of water.

Also, that size is 26.3" diameter (1.3 larger than stock), and the rating is only 86 mph.
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Then searching on Ebay, I found this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Winterreifen-175... cmdZViewItem

Quantity: 3 available
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Yeah, I know. I asked him if there's a 4th somewhere.

Is 86mph too fast? Seriously, how often are you doing +100mph in the dead of winter.

Mixed snow/ice or dirt/mud/gravel so yeah, tradeoffs.

I'm just looking at a variety of options, ran across these and found them interesting.
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Is 86mph too fast? Seriously, how often are you doing +100mph in the dead of winter.
Guess you've never driven with me, up in my neck of the woods...
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:50 PM   #9
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I know a guy who uses something like a 155/65r14 winter tires on his early 80's Tercel for winter TSD events (not for everyday driving). He kicks a lot of people's butts too.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:25 PM   #10
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Guess you've never driven with me, up in my neck of the woods...
Don't get me wrong, I'm no greenhorn when it comes to bombing down back roads, but these would be more of a "track" tire in the sense being only for dirt/snow racing, and most courses just aren't that fast.
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