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    Best tires for off road and best tires for snow?

    Looking for some advice. Gonna take my 2013 wrx hatchback out on some dirt roads. will the summer performance tires do well on some dirt roads? What tires do you guys recommend for dirt roads and are the blizzaks the best snow tire out there?

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    If you stay on the hard-packed tracks it feels much the same as driving on black top. if you're on looser gravel its going to feel rather floaty, mainly when your doing 65+ mph. At least this is my experience with the stock summer performances on my '13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu25 View Post
    Looking for some advice. Gonna take my 2013 wrx hatchback out on some dirt roads. will the summer performance tires do well on some dirt roads? What tires do you guys recommend for dirt roads and are the blizzaks the best snow tire out there?
    Yeah you should be fine as long as you are not rallying...If you are then the summers won't perform as well as a more aggressively treaded tire.

    Best winter tires are a debateable topic. I like the blizzaks (and have them), and I am going on my fourth winter with them...After which i will probably replace. I am thinking about going Nokian for my next set.

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    I know a lot of people who will do gravel/dirt driving WITH winter tires...the squishier compound, bit thicker of tread, and the siping makes it easier to grip in off-road conditions, similar to off-road tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13
    I know a lot of people who will do gravel/dirt driving WITH winter tires...the squishier compound, bit thicker of tread, and the siping makes it easier to grip in off-road conditions, similar to off-road tires.
    I used to switch to my winters whenever I wanted to do a lot of gravel driving. With studded tires now, that's not an option.
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    Check out dirtyimpreza forum, those guys are all about dirt! Like ej and mikie said tho, snow tires make pretty good dirt tires if you're not looking to compete or anything.
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    Im planning on taking my car up to Big Bear, CA and driving some of the fire access roads up there. The dirt is pretty compact during summer. Thanks for the help guys.

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