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Old 12-09-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Its winter!!!

a couple of inches of snow just dumped on my zipcode. As a result of this i came to the realization that my all season tires that suck in the rain are absolutely useless in snow.

-What is the absolute best snow/rain/winter tire available for my 15" wheels?
-Are studded tires worth a damn?
-Would it help to try to find something more narrow than 195?
-Is it possible to find some bad *** winter rally tires?

I want my summer tires and better weather back.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:24 AM   #2
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I wish it snowed here. But then id drive my Audi, cause the tires on the miata suck.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:54 AM   #3
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Haha I live in the Bay area and we had an inch of snow at 2 days ago it was crazy.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:59 AM   #4
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we have a ton of snow up in maine........5 inches so far,

and tomorrow i think im going to move the miata from the barn, 500 yards to the garage, its going to be alot of fun i can see it now!
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:07 AM   #5
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I put the top up today driving to work today so I could turn the AC on b/c I was sweating. It has cooled to a frigid 73 degrees now that it's after 1am, brrr.
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70 degrees here. I had to wear a ski jacket to keep from getting hypothermia.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:15 AM   #7
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jealous of you southerners. screw you for rubbing it in though, i hate the cold.
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jealous of you southerners. screw you for rubbing it in though, i hate the cold.
Trade places? I like cold.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:20 AM   #9
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ugh. i absolutely, positively, f#%king hate snow and it just dumped all over us in VA. i have some family in Huston. maybe i should move there.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:38 AM   #10
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no snow tire advice?
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:39 AM   #11
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winter seized up my driver side power lock module. lol.

vancouver, bc,canada
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:13 AM   #12
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Lol, I got all you guys beat. It was almost 85 degrees today and will be around 84 tomorrow.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:39 AM   #13
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This is a subjective opinion, from a user in Chicago. Take what you will.

I had a new set of Blizzak WS60s last year. They were fantastic in the snow, and sucked on the pavement due to squirm and tire wear. By April, the tread was down a whole lot, and barely gripped in the snow anymore.

This year, as of 1 week ago I put on new Michelin Xi2s. There is little squirm, and the grip in snow is comparable, if not more fantastic than the WS60s. I cannot comment on how they will wear. I expect 2 seasons from the reviews I've read. What is nice is that the Xi2 are good in dry and snow, where in Chicago there is a ton of snow on the ground for 2 days, then the roads are dry for 2 weeks. repeat. The only better tire out there I've heard is the Nokian Hakkepeliitta R, but they are more expensive.



*Oh, and by fantastic, I mean you will be passing every single car on the road with confidence in a storm. Don't bother with studded - save the roads and my tax dollars.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:41 AM   #14
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shitty georgia weather FTL!

it was cold an hour ago and now its raining like hell and feels like a mid spring night! :(
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:42 AM   #15
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lol vancouver rains all the time.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:48 AM   #16
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we ocationally get snow. more often then not its just slush!
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Georgia is just wierd. It hit 36* here in valdosta last night, but today I could walk around in shorts with no jacket because it was warm outside? WTF
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F you all in the warm weather! I hate the snow (except snowboarding). I hate my parents for moving to CT from So Cal when I was 14.
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i wish i knew how to snowboard!

so many downfalls to the south! :(
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I finally get to be the guy that says Haha its 70 degrees here today! Suck it!

With that said, a few years back I had an 03 Cavalier, which is a shitty car, and I put some Firestone Winterforce tires on it. Completely different car with them, huge improvement, they are avalible at tirerack. Link to the tirerack page. That was a Western NY winter, I drove the car through 7 or 8 inchs of snow on the roads. I found it hysterical to be passing 4x4 trucks and SUV douches in a Crapolier.
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