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Old 12-09-2009, 10:49 AM   #21
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I just spent 3 hours shoveling because the ******* plow guy never showed!!

My gf's Mazda 6 has garbage low profile tires on it. I had to push her out of the driveway to get her going. I think I'll drop her off at work tomorrow and take her car to get 4 snow tires for an early Christmas present. I don't want to see her crack up this car because we neglected to take care of this before the snow came.

Anyone have any coupons for snow tires?!?
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:33 AM   #22
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I got the Hankook Winter I*pike tires last time tire rack had a $100 off/set sale.

that **** makes the civic like some sort of GOD CAR in the snow.

they handle like soft goo when there's no snow, but so what.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:41 PM   #23
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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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Are you going to VD State University?

For the record 78* and sunny as I drive through Clearwater Beach taking the long way to St. Pete Beach from Oldsmar. Looks like the pale Eurotourists and Canadians are starting to arrive...
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Winter!? Where?
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #25
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I buy the cheap Firestone Winterforce snow tires. I had them on my WRX and now my wife's Protege. She is getting a new set this year. The last ones made it two or three seasons, but probably 40K miles. I bought them the firsttime from tire rack on cheap steelies. They will sell a set mounted and balanced for around $320 with wheels. You might want to find a set of daisies for cheap so you can just leave them on the wheel, plus then the salt won't hurt your good wheels.

She runs a 185/65/14 which is pretty close to the 195/45/15's that she normally runs. They are kind of an oddball size so they are $56.

If you go to a 175/70/14 they are only $47 each. Run these on $100 daisies and you have the whole setup for around $300. Narrower is generally better on snow tires.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:28 PM   #26
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We got around a foot of snow last night, 15 degrees with -5 wind chill and dropping. All UW campuses are closed today. I have Pirelli Winter Carving tires on the Miata and Dunlop Winter Sport 3D on the GTI, both are great on snow and ice as well as sporty enough to not squirm around on dry pavement.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #27
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Yeah, we had a foot yesterday, plus then 40 mph winds just to add to the drifting fun. Just got back from lunch. We have hit our high temp for the day already. 6*.
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We have hit our high temp for the day already. 6*.


lmao, it's 81 ******* degrees warmer here.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #31
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Careful with that vented hood.
I know dude, I was keeping my fingers crossed as I brushed off the snow.

At least this hood doesn't allow the snow to melt right onto the spark plug valley.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:53 PM   #32
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Continental ExtremeWinterContact

anyone try these?
middle of the road pricing
quote $312.86 to my door
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:30 PM   #33
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Conti's make good winter tires. I have Semperits (made by Conti) and they work great.

Semperit Tires -Speed-Grip - The sporty tire

Really any of the major brands winter tires are soo much better than "all" seasons or 3 seasons as we call them up here on the snow and ice.

The question is dry road handling and wear vs. price. I haven't followed the market enough to know which one has the ultimate grip advantage and which ones wear the best.

If you get lots of snow and not much bare roads then walmart house brand winters with studs put in are great. Studs make it that much better. If you have them on wheels then I suppose you could swap as you saw fit to preserve the winters.

I'm NA still and I can drift at will - how do you guys run 200+ whp and drive in snow/ice - it must be wild!!
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I took the boat out on the lake a rode around awhile today with a couple of friends and had a few Kirkland Pale Ales. I thought of this thread because I actually have snow tires on my boat trailer! Somebody that gave up and came down to Florida permanently brought them down without thinking that they would never need them. He and asked if I could use tires that size for anything and lo and behold they would fit the boat trailer. Sorry I can't actually recommend them. For the record it was an above average 84*F this afternoon, and I never did cut the grass...
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Us New Yorkers have everyone beat.. 3ft of lake effect snow 2 days ago... the day my stupid flight was. Thought for sure I was going to die.

Sorry no advice on tires. Get a truck
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I rock the blizzak WS60's. I love them to tell you the truth. I love putting trucks to shame in the snow. I am using the stock 14"s with them. Right now they are in their second season right now. My wear really hasn't been that bad with, but i only drove ~5K miles on them.
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And this is why i bought a beater subaru. We got 4 inches last week in CT. my car Looked about the same as vash's before I brushed it off. It is still completely plowed in. I dont plan on driving it till feb or march :(
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I'm about to say F this and move to Texas or Fl. And I live in Va. I don't know how you guys north of me do it. I really want my spirited driving back- NOW!
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I took the boat out on the lake a rode around awhile today with a couple of friends and had a few Kirkland Pale Ales. I thought of this thread because I actually have snow tires on my boat trailer! Somebody that gave up and came down to Florida permanently brought them down without thinking that they would never need them. He and asked if I could use tires that size for anything and lo and behold they would fit the boat trailer. Sorry I can't actually recommend them. For the record it was an above average 84*F this afternoon, and I never did cut the grass...
That's not right. I drove in -38celcius weather Saturday night on the way home. -38!!!
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That's not right. I drove in -38celcius weather Saturday night on the way home. -38!!!
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