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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%
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    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; Originally Posted by pmacey Ok Whipper Snapper (LOL)...I'm coming up on 45 years of experience driving in the snow Attachment ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmacey View Post
    Ok Whipper Snapper (LOL)...I'm coming up on 45 years of experience driving in the snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmacey View Post
    It was J.B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmacey View Post
    It was J.B.
    Yep

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    Just gotta add to the discussion here. While winter tires help a lot with light to heavy snow traction they really do shine on ice which I think some of your guys are overlooking. I can guarantee you that any dedicated winter tires do make a big difference over any A/S tires in this particular situation.

    A year ago we had a big winter storm and then mid day thaw. Temperatures dropped in the afternoon and froze over all the roads. I was dodging cars/trucks/SUVs sliding down a hill in both directions . I believe I was the only one that made it up the hill. My winter tires gave me enough control and traction to dodge cars and climb the hill. I gotta guarantee that at least 1/3 of those vehicles had A/S tires, 1/3 probably some knubby mud tires and 1/3 having just worn out crap tires.

    I also gotta agree that no amount of experience will help a situation when vehicle is sliding down a hill and accelerating with close to 0 traction(I guess you guys are so lucky if you're located in flat lands lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
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    NO!
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    BTW: bet he never had a problem driving a WRX on ice...especially Black Ice, which is one of the worst unsuspecting dangers to any car, regardless of what tires you own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmacey View Post
    J.B. - AKA Thurston Howell III

    BTW: bet he never had a problem driving a WRX on ice...especially Black Ice, which is one of the worst unsuspecting dangers to any car, regardless of what tires you own!

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    Aye Skipper! Drag your mouse cursor over my question post. I left the answer in a white font.

    Black ice is fairly easy to spot if you know what to look for. Polarized sunglass lenses can hide it if you do not know what you are looking at. I learned to see black ice with polarized lenses long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    While a UHP all-season tire will likely out-handle a generic snow tire, you've opted for the performance snow.
    Now when you say generic snow tire, would you consider the general altimax a generic snow tire? I was considering getting these since they seem to handle surprisingly well for a cheaper tire as many have stated on reviews and here on the forum. However, I'd feel inclined to spend more money if UHP A/S tires could outperform them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Aye Skipper! Drag your mouse cursor over my question post. I left the answer in a white font.

    Black ice is fairly easy to spot if you know what to look for. Polarized sunglass lenses can hide it if you do not know what you are looking at. I learned to see black ice with polarized lenses long ago.
    I know relatively well how to spot black ice. The issue is what if the whole road is black ice? This scenario happens frequently around my area. I know I'm fine in my car, but still fear for my safety due to the other ill equipped cars on the road .
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    Quote Originally Posted by olenderc View Post
    Now when you say generic snow tire, would you consider the general altimax a generic snow tire? I was considering getting these since they seem to handle surprisingly well for a cheaper tire as many have stated on reviews and here on the forum. However, I'd feel inclined to spend more money if UHP A/S tires could outperform them
    I wouldn't consider those particular tires as generic. They are cheap, but very well known for their winter performance. They are very popular tires in my area. I would take the Generals over any A/S tires regarding winter driving performance.
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    Black ice is a serious hazard. It can crop up in little or no time, especially in the early morning. It can also disappear just as fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KHP View Post
    I wouldn't consider those particular tires as generic. They are cheap, but very well known for their winter performance. They are very popular tires in my area. I would take the Generals over any A/S tires regarding winter driving performance.
    Yeah, I figured if anything I can try them out for a season and see how I like them. I doubt I won't be more than happy with them, seems like the best bang for the buck.
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    [QUOTE=Sasquatch;2958056]Aye Skipper!

    Its Gilligan's Island

    Off topic: Maryanne in her red halter and blue short shorts...or Ginger in her form fitting sequin Hollywood dress, with a flower in her ear?

    Steering back through the Black Ice and getting back to topic...Maryanne looks like a World Rally Blue WRX owner with dedicated snow tires, Ginger would want the White Pearl WRX with UHP All Season Tires...

    And the Professor would quote from from reading one of his research books...how they are both wrong on their tire choice...



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    Are winter tires necessary??

    I bought some nankang Sv 1 snow tires and I'm surprised that they are doing just as well as the blizzaks I've own and dunlops. And they were only $500 for a set of 4 in 18in. Check them out. Can go wrong for how cheap they are and they rock in the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olenderc
    Now when you say generic snow tire, would you consider the general altimax a generic snow tire? I was considering getting these since they seem to handle surprisingly well for a cheaper tire as many have stated on reviews and here on the forum. However, I'd feel inclined to spend more money if UHP A/S tires could outperform them
    The Generals are regular studless/studded snow tires. They are not performance snows.
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