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Old 09-11-2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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so i have the stock tires for my sti, obviously not gonna work in the winter in Pittsburgh. Do you guys think its a better idea to get all season tires, or swap out every season for the stock tires in the summer? i guess im mostly worried about how shops put tires on which has potential to ruin my rims. and its not always snowy, so im leaning towards all season tires.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:56 AM   #2
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snows on separate wheels FTW
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:25 AM   #3
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snows on separate wheels FTW
How much snow a year do you get out there, and how much driving do you have to do in crappy weather? In Philly winters, I get by just fine with the re92s on stock wheels in the winter, and nice summer tires March through November.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:48 AM   #4
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well its really up in the air how much snow we get. last winter was more rain than anything, but it can get bad. We have pretty good road crews though.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:36 AM   #5
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Nokian WR. A/S tires w/ a snow rating.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
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It depens on how much snow/ice you get and for how long. I would, at the very least, get an A/S tire that does really well in the cold for an A/S. And I would also get a set of crappy winter wheels that you don't care if they get banged up and are cheap to replace. They'll eventually pay for themselves in mouting/balancing money saved. Also, you can go with a taller tire to give you a bit more ground clearance and absorb bumps better. It'll hurt dry cornering and steering feel, but it doesn't sound like that really matters.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:46 AM   #7
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:46 AM   #8
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so i have the stock tires for my sti, obviously not gonna work in the winter in Pittsburgh. Do you guys think its a better idea to get all season tires, or swap out every season for the stock tires in the summer? i guess im mostly worried about how shops put tires on which has potential to ruin my rims. and its not always snowy, so im leaning towards all season tires.
What a waste to run A/S on an STI year round.

I would get nokian WRs mounted on a set of Rota rims or some other cheap/good rim.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:49 AM   #9
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Blizzak LM25 and call it a day. Aggressive enough for a daily drive in the winter (just don't go street racing), and safe enough in the snow/ice/rain/sleet/whatever winter brings your way . .
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will a 16" wheel even fit over the huge calipers? if so id go with some decent looking crap wheels with winter tires perhaps. i guess i could even find some cheap 17s too.
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VREDESTEIN is by far the best performance winter tire I have had the pleasure to drive on.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:22 PM   #12
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Think i am going with the Blizzak LM25 tires on some decent ($107/wheel) rims from tirerack.com. comes out to around $1000.00 , but a necessary expense.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:33 PM   #13
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^The dunlop M3s will perform better in the dry which may be more geared towards what you need. I run M3s on my stock 16s in winter they are great in the snow and still perform very well in the dry and pourting rain.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:00 AM   #14
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I ran the Dunlop Winter Sport 3D's last year (and of course will again this year) and they were, oh, I don't know, about 8 gazillion times better in snow than the RE92's. Love em, great wear, great grip
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