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    That was the one I was looking at. Pretty solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    Nokians are around the same price as Blizzaks, it looks like. What makes them superior to Blizzaks?
    I run WS70's as well, excellent so far with the sub zero temps, and snow we've had. Where did you see the Nokians close in price to the Blizzaks ???? I'm seeing at least a 177.00 diff at lowest (for all 4 new).
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    One place was having some sort of a special I think. I can't find it again. Whatever, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    Absolutely will once I can afford to. One of the reasons I bought my WRX is because I wanted to rock the AWD in the snow.
    Problem is that AWD is useless in the winter with summer shoes on. You need to get winters on your WRX ASAP or park it until winter's over.

    I find it humorous the number of posts I see where new WRX owners say they don't need winter tires because they have AWD...and they're driving in temperatures clearly below freezing. At wheel change out in November, it was 40F outside and my summers were as hard as a rock. I run a dedicated set of winter wheels with Blizzaks.

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    ^+1 Talked with a fellow Subie owner who left the summers on a wee bit to long. Got stuck on a highway during a snow storm. Summers are useless ...hockey pucks on a rink.
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    I'd go blizzaks. I've been runing blizzaks on my subie since 2002. One thing you have to understand is they are meant to be driven in the snow. When you put them on you will notice some sidewall flex when moving the steering wheel back and fourth. Not sure about the ws-70's but the 50's were speed rated to like 90 mph so no crazy highway pulls. Also these tires on dry pavement aren't meant to be thrown into turns. They aren't performance tires so don't expect them to perform like that. Once it snows though you'll realize why you deal with them in the dry all winter long. The grip and control while sliding you get is incredible. As far as them falling off after a year I don't believe that at all. My first set I had for 4 winters. I would put them on my car when temps stayed below 50 degrees consistently and put them back on in the spring when it was consistently above 50. In year three (maybe 10-15k miles into the tire) I could say towards the end I noticed the grip wasn't as close to there as brand new but definitely still wasn't ever going to get stuck. Year 4 when going sideways it wasn't as easy to control and would have less lateral grip. Pretty much felt like a brand new good all season tire. Sadly enough half way through the season my valve stem cracked and leaked all the air out. I put on my spare and my trans started to bind. I put the tire back on and blasted 70 lbs of air into it to try to get to work. Sadly I had to drive on it flat for about 4 miles to get to work. I then picked up new used ws-50's from a friends brother for 100 bucks that were used for 1k miles but he sold his car. lol. Long story short buy snow tires.

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