Will an STI drive well in the snow?
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    Will an STI drive well in the snow?

    Hey guys,

    I'll soon be buying a new STI. I am a little concerned though, because I am from the North east where we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. My role at work requires me to be there rain, snow, sleet or shine.

    I usually buy Luxury SUV's, but I am really getting tired of the sluggish handling and lumbering acceleration.

    So... How will it drive in foul weather?

    Thanks guys,

    BG

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    BG? Hey, you have my initials! With the right tires, you will do better than most drivers.

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    Wow you know that the wrx's ect. sere originally mde for rally racing and they are awd so that is when they shine. The snow is the most fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeGuy_IV
    I'll soon be buying a new STI. I am a little concerned though, because I am from the North east where we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. My role at work requires me to be there rain, snow, sleet or shine.
    The stock STi tires (Bridgestone Potenza RE070) are very dangerous in the snow, virtually no traction.

    If you need to be there rain, snow, sleet, or shine.... I'd probably recommend going with a winter wheel/tires setup. I personally decided to sell the RE070s for a set of all-season tires (Contiental Extreme Contacts) to be used all year round. In addition to the improved foul weather traction, they also make for a slightly softer ride in the STi and sacrifice some handling.

    Some popular winter tires are Bridgestone Blizzaks, Dunlop M3. Do a search, there are many threads on this. Check out IWSTI.com for more info on this too.
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    Just change the tires before it snows and you'll be fine.
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    the tires that come standard on the STi will have very little to NO traction in the snow, DONT TRY IT...you need either snow tires or all weather tires.. i figure ive got summer only ones, so i might as well go all out and get the winter only tires as well :]

    in fact I just bought them today and i get to go pick them up tommarow!

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    with AWD and snow tires your car will handle like a friggin CHAMP!
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    I swapped over to Dunlop M3's after using the stock wrx re92's.... OMG!! They are incredible. You're going to love them
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