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This is a discussion on Tires? within the Tri-State forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; Originally Posted by elwray I don't know how much of that is thanks to the tread design and siping, or ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elwray View Post
    I don't know how much of that is thanks to the tread design and siping, or simply that the temperatures were just too low for the stock rubber to be of any worth.
    unless you are driving through deeper snow/slush, the tread design doesn't do much. on mostly clear roads, the difference is entirely the rubber compound.
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    Lengthwise32 had a great link to Discount Tire site that explained it pretty well:

    Tire Safety Below 45° - Discount Tire
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    07 WRX TR M5 Garnet Red Pearl w/ Straight PPGs and Cusco front LSD (Agile tune:307whp/343wtq)

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    so do most people buy a second set of rims for thier car to fit winter tires, or do most people just change out their tires twice a year. Also, can tires become compromised after being changed so many times?

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    I run both a summer and winter set of tires/rims.
    The winter tires work so well, it doesn't matter if it's snowing out, I know my Subaru and I can go out in Denver even in the worst weather when everybody else is having trouble.

    Not only is the rubber made for cold weather, but also look at the tread design here:
    2009 WRX - South Denver, CO

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