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    Thanks very much guys. I'm curious about tire selection for those of you who live in 4-season areas. Do you switch out the stock tires for all-season and run them year-round or get an extra set of wheels and dedicated snows for winter? I'm in in Cincinnati and we really don't get much snow here. When we do, it seems to melt off fairly quickly. When I was living in Wisconsin, well, that's a totally different story. I'm considering just going with a good set of all-season's but I love the grip and quietness of the stock Dunlop summer tires so I'd prefer using them in the warmer months.

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    Many of us do have a second set of tires. If you don't really have to deal with snow then you could probably be fine with a set of all seasons as your second set.
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    Winter tires are not just for snow. If you live anywhere where temps dip below 50 degrees it would be wise to get a set of winters. The stock summers are no good in cold temps.

    Most of us run two sets of tires. Not a big fan of all seasons. They tend to be equally bad in the cold & the heat.
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    Agreed with the above comments. Two sets of wheels and tires makes converting between summer and winter mode much easier, as well as ensuring you always have the best possible tire for the conditions on your car. Barring a snow storm in early October or something, when most people probably still have the summer tires on.

    Given that you don't get a lot of snow, you'd probably be a good candidate for a set of performance winter tires such as the Dunlop SP Winter Sport. It's a quite capable winter tire, but doesn't sacrifice as much dry performance as something like the General Altimax.
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