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View Poll Results: What tires do you have for winter weather?

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  • Kept Stock Summer Tires

    4 10.81%
  • Added All Season Tires with stock rims

    5 13.51%
  • Added All Season Tires with steel rims

    1 2.70%
  • Added Winter Tires with stock rims

    10 27.03%
  • Added Winter Tires with steel rims

    17 45.95%
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This is a discussion on Are winter tires necessary?? within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; sorry guys n gals i totally forgot about a great service. cant afford a set of snows and steels? ask ...

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    sorry guys n gals i totally forgot about a great service. cant afford a set of snows and steels? ask a tire shop you trust about tire siping. great way to improve winter/ice driveability. not a replacement for snows at all, but if you have any kind of life left(like 5/32nds or better) its a great, inexpensive way to improve winter driving. i have siped anything from a smart car to a school bus and the result is always the same. better of the line, better braking, safer car. cost 40$ here.

    i did it to my 84 camaro's toyo proxes px-4 245-50-16 summer performance and could at least drive in the snow. before, stop signs scared me in the winter.

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    that sounds like a really bad idea as it destroys summer grip, and does not add low temp grip.

    The compound used in summer performance tires does not grip the road well in the cold. Adding siping will not change the characteristics of the compound to allow better cold gripping. All this will do is help clear a small amount of snow slush from under the tire.

    Then when summer hits, your tread is all mushy due to the siping so you now need to buy new summer rubber anyway.

    You would be better off buying the cheapest generic all season you could find than siping summer rubber
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    true. although siping my tires were a emergency stop gap(normaly i wouldnt sipe summer tires) to get me by until my snows came two weeks later. and i did sipe shallow, about 3/32nds. got me by on the ice which was my biggest problem. still got stuck in deep snow until i bolted on 205-70-15s winterforce firestones. even that wasnt enough to get me by all the time, so i upgraded to WRX.....and mean A%% blizzacks. not having a problem anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    BTW, what does that have to do with snow tires, Myco?
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    Hey Mikie, do I really need snows in New England or can I run my summers instead?








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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodman View Post
    Hey Mikie, do I really need snows in New England or can I run my summers instead?:P
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    LOL, I thought I was posting in the video thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    LOL, I thought I was posting in the video thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodman View Post
    Hey Mikie, do I really need snows in New England or can I run my summers instead?

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    Winter tires are not necessary. For me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    One of the best ways to identify dementia early on is when the family member/loved one begins to have trouble performing tasks that had been routine for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
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    Re: Are winter tires necessary??

    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Winter tires are not necessary. For me.
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    I just wanted throw an update out regarding the general altimax tires.I just got them put on my 13 wrx today and to be honest so far I hate it. Maybe it needs some more breaking in but after 50 miles I can say they are not for gripping the road. Obviously a snow tire is for snow so this is expected but I thought for other people thinking about getting them it would be nice to know. I haven't tryed them in snow since I just put them on today but for general driving they are not very good. Personally I loved the stock tires they are the best grip I have ever felt on the road surpassing the tires on my g37x. I hope the altimaxs perform well in the snow because I feel very compromised with general driving right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstar4l View Post
    I just wanted throw an update out regarding the general altimax tires.I just got them put on my 13 wrx today and to be honest so far I hate it. Maybe it needs some more breaking in but after 50 miles I can say they are not for gripping the road. Obviously a snow tire is for snow so this is expected but I thought for other people thinking about getting them it would be nice to know. I haven't tryed them in snow since I just put them on today but for general driving they are not very good. Personally I loved the stock tires they are the best grip I have ever felt on the road surpassing the tires on my g37x. I hope the altimaxs perform well in the snow because I feel very compromised with general driving right now
    A winter tire will not compare to summer tires in terms of grip! If you're looking for a tire that grips like a summer tire and can perform in the snow, you're not going to find for what you're looking.
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