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    Cool need snow tires?

    hey everyone,

    first time here!! I have a 08 WRX Impreza, Last yr ws a ***** with the orgin. tires, do I need to get new wheels for care and winter tires or are there some tires that are good w/o buying rims.

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    Cindy in the Blue WRX

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    Contact your local tire dealer or any number of online dealers. Tire manufacturers make snow tires in a myriad of sizes to fit just about any size wheel, so if your car is currently stock, it's nearly guaranteed you can find a snow tire that fits.

    The concensus amongs car owners is though, if you can afford to have a set of winter wheels and tires, and a separate set of wheels and tires for summer, go that route.

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    I recently bought some pretty nice stock impreza rims for 300 dollars on craigslist, i put winter tires on them and just expect to change my rims in late october and put my nice ones back on in early april, its much easier than taking your car to a place to have them switch the tires over for you and cheaper in the long run.
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    Bridgestone Blizzak's are among the very best in designated snow tires, there are some all season tires if you do not want to have two sets of wheels and tires that are pretty good as well. Are you looking to get winter and summer tires? or 1 set?
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    The difference between a good all season, and a winter tire is night/day. That said I haven't had a set of winter tires for any of my vehicles in ~7 years. Like others have said, if you can have two sets, go for it.

    That said, I'll report back in March about how my Mich Pilot Sport AS Plus tires performed. If I'm unhappy with them I'll go the winter tire route next year.
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    yeah the difference is clearly night and day because the tires are doing exactly what they were manufactured to do at all times as opposed to the all seasons forcing to compromise at all times. It really depends on budget and climate, i live in MN were snow tires are a really good thing, if your getting a couple inches of snow then who cares
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