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This is a discussion on Snow Tires? within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; exactly. Some decent winters will drive well in the dry and awesome in average snow, then when some hits get ...

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    exactly. Some decent winters will drive well in the dry and awesome in average snow, then when some hits get some sticky summers and live the good life
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    +1 to all the comments above regarding dedicated winter tires.

    I've been driving on "all seasons" on my previous cars and thought they were awesome on snow and ice. When my WRX came with summer tires last year I decided to get a second set of wheels and try out performance snow tires(not as soft as full winter tires so it's not as squirmy at high speeds).

    They were night and day difference between all seasons and winter tires for cold weather driving. I ran into a iced over hill to get to the closest gasoline station by my house. There were trucks (Ford F150, Chevy Tahoe) , normal FWD cars (Honda accord), and cross over SUV's (Honda CRV, Pilot) sliding down the hill backwards. I had to drive on the oncoming lane to avoid getting hit. My car drove like it was a summer day lol.

    BTW I have Hankook Icebear W300's 205/50 R17's on 7.5 inch wide wheels (about 1 and 1/4 inch narrower that stock 235's). My car plows through snow and ice like it's a playground and handles well on dry surfaces as well. They are also quite cheap when I got them ($120 a tire if I remember correctly)
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    I live in buffalo and drove a modded Pontiac G8 for 2 winters. My winter tires were blizzak winter performance. The car was awesome on anything but an uphill road, where it was still ok. Not bad for 350 HP at the rear wheels.

    There is a huge difference for those of you that have never had dedicated winter tires. I highly recommend them for any car or truck.

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    After reading the replies I'm now leaning towards a set of blizzaks. All together I can get the 4 Sparcos and the 4 Blizzaks for under $1400 shipped. I think that's a pretty good price if I'll be using it November through March (or when it's typically below freezing here).

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    the winter tires should go on your car & you should run them at temps 40F & below
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    Myself I will be running 16's with the Dunlop winter sport 3d's, and Elbrus l03's wheels. Total with shipping is in the $1100 range. Those dunlop's sold me with all the WRX reviews on Tirerack. I would go with the general's but tirerack has an estimated arrival date of late november. Thats cutting it a bit close for me considering I've heard the summer tires on the WRX are downright dangerous even on dustings of snow (small snow storms start in early-mid November here in Utah).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFer
    After reading the replies I'm now leaning towards a set of blizzaks. All together I can get the 4 Sparcos and the 4 Blizzaks for under $1400 shipped. I think that's a pretty good price if I'll be using it November through March (or when it's typically below freezing here).
    As I said earlier, the compound that makes Blizzaks good wears down after a few seasons, which makes them pretty much an A/S. Other tires will have a longer "effective" life. Know that the performance will be noticeably less as you get down to ~50% tread.

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    I've had all seasons and summers / winters. There are certainly places where an all season / summer combo would be preferred over winter / summer. All seasons are very much noticeably better in dry winter conditions and are more than adequate unless you are dealing with deep snow or hills regularly.

    Edit: I am referring to performance winters
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