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This is a discussion on Newbie - Subie WRX 2011 Sedan within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by CVG993 The summer tires are for summer, warm weather. The winters here are 30 and below and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVG993 View Post
    The summer tires are for summer, warm weather. The winters here are 30 and below and so far we have had about 50 - 60 inches of snow. Summer tires are like greased slicks in the winter.
    Ah, so winter tires aren't just for snow, they're for cold temperatures in general. Check!

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    I live in Indiana and I have to have snow tires to get up my driveway in the winter. I keep them on my stock BBS's and my racing/summer tires on my OZ racing wheels. I change them over myself. I have a compressor and a torque wrench. I torque mine at 72-74ft lbs cause I track my car, just a daily drive then 66-70. Enjoy the new ride!
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    *torque* wrench..

    I have a "torch" wrench too.. it uses acetylene and Oxygen lol


    but yeah summer tires are only sticky down to about 50*f .. below that you can run them but they get hard n dont stick so well.. and tend to flat spot over night. If you encounter snow driving at all.. at very least you want all seasons. If you get into anything deeper than a few inches or have snow all the time you want winter specific tires.
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    Awesome, good thing to keep in mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    *torque* wrench..

    I have a "torch" wrench too.. it uses acetylene and Oxygen lol


    but yeah summer tires are only sticky down to about 50*f .. below that you can run them but they get hard n dont stick so well.. and tend to flat spot over night. If you encounter snow driving at all.. at very least you want all seasons. If you get into anything deeper than a few inches or have snow all the time you want winter specific tires.
    Fixed guess I had one to many beers last night,

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    Quote Originally Posted by koppah View Post
    Ah, so winter tires aren't just for snow, they're for cold temperatures in general. Check!
    Not quite, snow tires really are for snow. All seasons have better traction on wet pavement, which you might be driving on sometimes too. If you'll be on packed snow a lot, get snow tires. Otherwise, all seasons are probably better.

    Summer tires are terrifying in any snow at all. They seem to be ok in cold temps, not fantastic, but usable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subie Girl View Post
    Fixed guess I had one to many beers last night,
    hahahaha.. no worries


    one thing to remember about snow.. snow sticks to snow, it doesn't stick to rubber and rubber doesn't stick to it. For snow use you want a tire with a good amount of siping (grooves) in the tread. There are all seasons out there that do very well in the snow... but none will do as well in snow as a dedicated snow tire. Having grown up in Upstate NY and spending countless winters driving in that crap.. you want the best tires you can put on the car for the given purpose you'll be using it for.
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    I had to drive home from the dealer on Saturday in the snow (about 35 miles) and there were several white knuckled moments. Trying to stop was the most hair raising, even light break pressure would cause the abs to engage. I'd say about 8 on a pucker scale of 1-10, so I'd definitely get some winter tires if you expect to be doing any driving in the snow. I hope mine arrive today so I can get them mounted before the next snow later in the week or I'll just park it until the roads clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    hahahaha.. no worries


    one thing to remember about snow.. snow sticks to snow, it doesn't stick to rubber and rubber doesn't stick to it. For snow use you want a tire with a good amount of siping (grooves) in the tread. There are all seasons out there that do very well in the snow... but none will do as well in snow as a dedicated snow tire. Having grown up in Upstate NY and spending countless winters driving in that crap.. you want the best tires you can put on the car for the given purpose you'll be using it for.
    To expand on that, summer tires also lose traction in cold weather, even if there is no snow. Winter tires are softer and better equipped to handle colder temps
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