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    Hi - just purchased an '07 STI lmtd. Very psyched! Can I drive it in Mass winters - on road only. I assume will need to purchase a set of rims and snows. any recommendations on those? Thanks.

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    Winter tires for '07 STi

    Let me know when you find out the answer to that one. Winter is creeping up on me too and I'm hearing it from everyone that see's my tires!

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    Hi - just purchased an '07 STI lmtd. Very psyched! Can I drive it in Mass winters - on road only. I assume will need to purchase a set of rims and snows. any recommendations on those? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07STi8U View Post
    Let me know when you find out the answer to that one. Winter is creeping up on me too and I'm hearing it from everyone that see's my tires!


    you can order cheap steel rims and good snow tires from tire rack to last you thru the winter, even if you live on the cape their will be a few days where snow tires will come in real handy.

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    Check out the For Sale section. A couple guys are selling STI winter wheels and tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stitime View Post
    Hi - just purchased an '07 STI lmtd. Very psyched! Can I drive it in Mass winters - on road only. I assume will need to purchase a set of rims and snows. any recommendations on those? Thanks.
    I would def. get a set of winter tires and wheels. I wouldn't even want to attempt to drive in the snow on the reo70's.
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    are the stock rims and tires for a wrx any good for snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatashocker View Post
    are the stock rims and tires for a wrx any good for snow?
    The stock tires aren't the greatest in the snow..
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    Tirerack offers some decent priced options. The offer some cheap alum. wheels with different tire combos.

    I personally found a used set of BBS's that had snow tires mounted on them. The tires were a little worn but I have atleast another 2 years out of them. Paid 800 bucks for wheels/tires.

    I'd try to look out for a deal like that. You'll have good strong wheels that are pleasing to the eye and you can toss on any tire just about. Not to mention BBS's seem to be holding their value fairly well so if you trade/sell the car in a few years you can most likely get your money back out of them.

    I have Conti snow tires and I loved them. Good dry handling and good snow/ice handling also.

    I dont think you'll have much issue with Mass. winters in a STI. Might have to Lock the diff a few times to get started and on some inclines but it shouldnt be any issue as long as you dont get high centered.

    I wouldnt even consider driving the re-070's in the snow/slush/sleet/ice. It's an accident waiting to happen.
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    Hello and welcome to the club!

    As stated you will go nowhere with the OEM Potenzas. Get some used rims to mount the winter tires - plain steel rims from Tire Rack are awful looking.
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    Question Will the winter damage the STI

    I could buy the rims/tires but if I do - would the salt etc damage my 07 STI - is it made to drive all season? i have a jeep that I was going to sell - or I could just hang on to it for the winter? Any thoughts. Do you STI owners drive them all year? Or do most of you garage them for the winter?

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    yea your good in the winter no worries just those stock have got to go last yr i drove around on my stock potenzas and lets just say i nvr want to do that again not a good feeling when u cant stop at an intersection

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitime View Post
    I could buy the rims/tires but if I do - would the salt etc damage my 07 STI - is it made to drive all season? i have a jeep that I was going to sell - or I could just hang on to it for the winter? Any thoughts. Do you STI owners drive them all year? Or do most of you garage them for the winter?
    The salt wont harm it as long as you wash the underbelly out every so often. I just take it to a car wash and hose it pretty good with light spray. Getting the wheel wells and under carraige. This is probaly a tad bit extream but well worth the 3 bucks I spend every other week if it snows.

    The STI is made for all seasons.

    If you get a second set of rims who cares. The salt is going to destroy them over night.

    I make it a point to drive my STI whenever it snows.
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    Oooo, your gonna love the snow. Thats all I have to say.
    I use Bridgestone Blizzak's, they are Phinominal(Is that spelled right?!?!)!!!!! in the snow.

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