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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject:  winter tires Reply with quote

anyone have recommendations on good winter tires? i may lean towards all season but they have to perform really good in the winter. the tires will usually see 2-3 months of driving with no snow on the ground. I live in upstate ny if that helps any. i dont know what i have on now but they have been on for 4 years and are pretty worn down now

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject:  winter tires Reply with quote

Hey inferno03LS
I am in between Albany and Clifton Park. NY. We had our share of snow last year.
Last November I put on a set of Pirelli P4 four seasons. Awesome tire. Never a problem in the snow. I was a little skeptical about the tread pattern, concerns were unfounded. Tire has great grip, wet or dry, no squeal in corners. Excellent tread rating. No road noise at all.
A very nice tire. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ive also been looking at the goodyear tripletred.... those p4s looks like decent tires. i hated the road noise with my snows

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Nokian Hakipillitta. I have them . They are unreal.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I put General Altimax Arctic on steel wheels. Directional tread, soft rubber, non studded. They work great in snow and ice and handle good on dry. They are a re-badged Gislavid. Check out Tirerack. These work as good or better than the Michelin X-Ice I had before and a lot cheaper.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

from watching videos and reading reviews im looking at the general altimax artic and the continental wintercontac

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Snow tires will help out greatly. If you can swing it, do as greed mentioned and get a seperate set of wheels & tires for winter.

In this post, I linked to a good article showing the differences.
http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....p;p=527595

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i do. my stock wheels are my snow/ winter set then i have my summer 20s which next year im down sizing to 18s for comfort

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i have Michelin Hydroedge tires on my car right now. best tires i ever bought, i should also say the most expensive i ever bought either.

as far as driving all year with snow tires. i know this is a bad idea. snow tires wear out faster in the summer than the winter because they are designed to stay soft and grip despite cold. all seasons and summer tires are rock solid and have less grip in the winter becuase of the cold. winter tires become too soft in the summer heat and wear out fast. i know this from reading about it and from friends that wore out new winter tires in less than a year.

i lived in oswego for a while which is right on lake ontario for a year with my monte carlo. i had no problems with my Michelin Hydroedge tires, never got stuck so bad i couldnt get out. but i am not sure they still make the tires or in the same form. last i checked they were re-marketed as "green-x" and then have not seen them

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:49 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Blizzacks in the winter.

Anything you want for the summer.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Inferno03LS wrote:
ive also been looking at the goodyear tripletred.



I run these year round. Been about 5 years...no problems yet still good tread and grip. Oh and chicago winters..so we do get snow lol

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I will second the Goodyear Assurance TripleTreads. I put those on my wife's '05 LS and they are an awesome tire, dry, wet or snow. The only thing they don't handle the best is ice, but then, what tire really does?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

TSS wrote:
Nokian Hakipillitta. I have them . They are unreal.

x 2 but when I looked at tires last fall they were out of my price range.

I ended up with the General Altimax Arctic ( $200 / set used from Kijiji from a wrecked car ) and they were a little noisy but overall very good.
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