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    Tires?

    So I read through the Tires section looking for threads about winter tires in the Tri-State area, but there weren't too many threads, so:

    South Jersey, South Eastern PA, DE - what kind of tires do you guys run in the winter? Full winter, all seasons?

    This summer was pretty mild, so I'm thinking we might get another winter like we had 2-3 years ago.

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    high-performance winters is what i use. all-seasons suck in the icy slush that we usually get, but continental conti-extremes have one of the better patterns for snow out there from what I tried. full winters are too soft for every day driving in the warmer parts of winter. the high-performance winters are nice, since they hold up better on dry pavement (and handle better), but still have plenty of sipes for very low traction surfaces.
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    I use M&S(mud & snow) rated all-season tires.

    I used Pirelli P-Zero Nero M&S on my bugeye for winter
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    M & S all season for the winter here - Falken Ziex ZE912.

    This would not work well for deeper snow and ice. My employer does not have us come in if the weather is that bad.
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    I have General Altimax Artic's on my stockers for the winter time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    I use M&S(mud & snow) rated all-season tires.

    I used Pirelli P-Zero Nero M&S on my bugeye for winter
    Same here, but I think they have discontinued P-Zero Nero in 16". Check Tirerack.com for more choices.
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    i just got new set of shoes put on my baby yesterday (Falken ZIEX ZE502) and they are pretty sweet. they are rated great M&S, im totally going to put that into use up here in NEPA. nice comfi ride though.
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    Bridgestone RE-01r for deep snow and ice....
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    ^^^ just kidding, lol

    I use Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 Winter Performance tires in 225/45/17 on my stock rims (but soon to be on a set of dark bronze 17x8 (48 offset) Rota Boost rims, cause the stockers got to go )

    I run RE-01r summer tires in 245/40/17 on matte graphite silver 17x8 (48 offset) OZ Racing Ultraleggera rims the rest of the year
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    My winter combo is the stock wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S, 225/45/17. I've never had any problems, whatsoever, since putting them on (had them for 3 winters). I have zero complaints about them.
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    I know I'm not a AWD guy like yourselves, but w/ my FWD MSP I've been running Toyo Proxes 4 A/S tires, on my second set now. I've been pretty impressed with them in the light slush/sleet/snow crap we get about 99% of the time when foul weather hits..and I'm not with the traction you guys are getting either with the extra drive wheels. A couple years back I was 45 miles from home during a rather bad storm & made it home with no problems....and noted 5 other cars (SUVs mostly) that were spun around & off the road....good enough for me to purchase a second set of them. when I'm fortunate enough to purchase a second set of rims, I will run these as my dedicated winter set & a set of summer-only stickies in the warmer months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    Dunlop Wintersport 3D.
    I heard good things about those.



    I go i409 on EDM wheels in 225/45R17. If you have a dedicated summer setup, it would be foolish to not get true snows.

    (Plus my Suby sees almost more dirt than pavement. So deep snows work for me. I swap them on sometimes in the summer for SnG's.)
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    I'm looking to throw some winter rubber on the stock wheels this year. Then going to be getting a new set of wheels to put the stock rubber back on for the summer.

    I know I don't need a "true" ice and snow winter tire for this area, but just HOW much worse is a cheap (~100$) tire, like the Altimax, versus the Sport 3Ds? I'd save about $200 or so, it looks like.

    Also, is it possible to have the tire shop take out the TPMS from the stock wheels to put into my summer wheels ? If I have to drive around with a light, I'd obviously like to minimize how many months out of the year it's on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vez View Post
    My winter combo is the stock wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S, 225/45/17. I've never had any problems, whatsoever, since putting them on (had them for 3 winters). I have zero complaints about them.
    Good to hear! I just had mine delivered today.

    Currently running with eco tires that had come with the car... they're terrible. Can't stand when people cheap out on tires.
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