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Date:         Fri, 24 Dec 2004 16:47:16 -0700
Reply-To:     jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
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From:         jimt <camper@TACTICAL-BUS.INFO>
Subject:      Re: Discount Tires (and Snows!) for Vanagons / Vredestein vs.
              Hakka
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On 12/24/04 2:37 PM, "The Bus Depot" <vanagon@BUSDEPOT.COM> wrote:

>> The Hakka's are NOISY!!.. >> >> If you're looking for a very aggressive reinforced sidewall >> snow, these are them, however I'd think long and hard >> again before buying them, as I think they are almost too >> aggressive for day-to-day driving. > > > The Vredestein Snowtracs I put on my Vanagon ride quietly, like my > all-season tires do. > > - Ron Salmon > The Bus Depot, Inc. > www.busdepot.com > (215) 234-VWVW I have a pair of vredestien steel transport (discontinued) on the front and the new replacement for the steels Comtrac on the rear. (road hazard destroyed two of my tires so I had to replace two).

The tread on the comtracs is similar but more aggressive than the transports but the road noise is still unbelievably quiet. Passenger tire quiet vs the commercial tire noise I expected. About 20k on the transports and 6k on the comtrac now and the only really noticable wear is telling me I need an alignment. At the about 14k on the destroyed pair tires plus was only giving me 50 percent on the road hazard. Squawked loudly and got some remeasuring and then got 60 percent. Watch how they measure the treadwear!

jimt Planned insanity is best. Remember that sanity is optional. http://www.tactical-bus.info (tech info) http://www.westydriver.com


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