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Old 11-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #3201
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What tire would you suggest for me, I live in West side of Washington, I don't wanna have to have 2 sets of tires so what's a good all year round tire with good performance all around for me?
Post your question is all season thread.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #3202
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I was running a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus' before my current summer/winter combo. They seemed pretty decent to me, but they didn't last the 45K miles they are supposed to, I wore out the inside and outside shoulders in around 35K miles. Perhaps I drive a little too 'spirited'
That sounds more like underinflation than spirited.
Just my opinion.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #3203
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do most people have two sets of tpms sensors, if so is there a cheap way to get any?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #3204
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do most people have two sets of tpms sensors, if so is there a cheap way to get any?
I'm not, I can handle a light for a few months, its not worth$160 plus programming for that to me
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #3205
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I went without the tpms on my winter setup also.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:32 PM   #3206
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Same. I wish somebody figure out how to turn that light for good. That way I could get rid of TPMS sensors from both sets
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:35 PM   #3207
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Same. I wish somebody figure out how to turn that light for good. That way I could get rid of TPMS sensors from both sets
Rip apart your dash, place electrical tape over the light, reassemble dash.
I believe that their is a write up on here!
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #3208
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What are your new ones, and are they better then the others, because I may also drive pretty spirited. Ha.
I run a set of summers (Conti Extreme DW's) and a seperate winter set now.

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That sounds more like underinflation than spirited.
Just my opinion.

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I agree, I actually ran them slightly higher in preasure to try and counter act it. I think my alignment may have been slightly off and caused a bit of it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:08 AM   #3209
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Figured I'd leave this great deal here...
I'd get them but the drive is too far from me!

located in Southern CT
Bridgestone Blizzak 215/60-16 on 5x100 allow wheels
http://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/3356847154.html
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #3210
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nevermind...

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:46 AM   #3211
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what up everyone. have a quick question. i will be running snow tires on my stock wrx 16x6.5 stockers. i have brand new all seasons on my Rota grids (18x9.4 et 38) but dont want to run snow tires on those, and dont want to drive on all seasons in the snow. i live in san jose, ca and would commute 2 different places for snow this year.
I will be hitting up tahoe multiple times this season (250 miles one way)
and once to Big Bear down south (450 miles one way)

these wheel/tire setup will only be used for those trips.

so,what snow tires are you guy running, keeping in mind:

1) what snow tire is best for snow/ice handling with dry pavement to get to the snow (i hear Blizzak crappy dry handling)
2) trying to stay on a budget
3) mounted prob a total of ONE month out of the year
4) would like optimal dry and snow/ice handling (michelin)

thanks guys@
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:40 AM   #3212
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Never heard that before I love it

I'm a 1 week noob to my '13 WRX and have realized winter tires are a must. I found a decent set of General Altimax Artic 235/45/17 tires for a good price, only 1000 miles on them for $300. I thought that was a good deal, any other opinions on it?

I appreciate any info from anyone that chimes in.
After reading so many good reviews of Arctics I called tirerack to order them. I was told that they are slightly better than all seasons. I wonder if it was a ploy to make me order Michelins.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #3213
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............................................

1) what snow tire is best for snow/ice handling with dry pavement to get to the snow (i hear Blizzak crappy dry handling)
2) trying to stay on a budget
3) mounted prob a total of ONE month out of the year
4) would like optimal dry and snow/ice handling (michelin)

thanks guys@
1 and 4: you need to decide what is most important to you, optimal dry handling or optimal snow/ice handling. You can't have both in the same winter tire.

2. what is the budget?
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #3214
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After reading so many good reviews of Arctics I called tirerack to order them. I was told that they are slightly better than all seasons. I wonder if it was a ploy to make me order Michelins.
Seems to be as the actual consumer reviews rate them to be pretty awesome. I was gonna get them but got the Dunlops for more cold performance
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #3215
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i went with the altimax based on the reviews as well. people love them, i hope to get lots of snow so i can see if they are as good as advertised..
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #3216
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i went with the altimax based on the reviews as well. people love them, i hope to get lots of snow so i can see if they are as good as advertised..
Same here, I got them on my stock wheels now waiting for some snow.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #3217
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Why are snow tires for 18" so expensive?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:39 PM   #3218
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Why are snow tires for 18" so expensive?
Creating low profile snow tires is expensive, more rubber, ect
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #3219
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Why are snow tires for 18" so expensive?
Odd ball size its cheaper in the long run to get dedicated 17x7 wheels and snow tires
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #3220
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I have the altimax as well and they are super grippy on packed and loose snow as well as snow/ice mix. I actually wish there were a little less grippy for more winter fun.

Don't have any other brand experience though, never ran dedicated winters before my sti.

2012 5 door sti 225/45/17 general altimax artic
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #3221
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I took a chance and bought the Falken Eurowinter HS449 in 215/55R16. I haven't seen reviews for this one as it is brand new. I was going to go for the Altimax Arctics but decided to sacrifice the snow/ice performance for better dry performance.

I'll update with some impressions once I get it mounted and go through some weather.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:19 PM   #3222
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I live in NJ and have a 2012 wrx. Stock Tire size is 235/45/17

I am thinking of buying Blizzak's WS70 205/50/17 that has a speed Rating if T or 118 mph.

How important is the speed rating? I drive a combined city and highway to work and rarely exceed 80 mph, but when i'm not paying attention maybe 90 ((please be aware the excessive speed is rarely achieved and only needed in emergencies. I'm a safe, cautious driver and responsible of who and what is around.))
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:27 PM   #3223
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I'm running T-rated snows with no adverse effects. Though I know lower speed rated tires then the factory tires can sometimes cause issues because of the softer sidewall.

I don't remember the cost difference, but you could look in the LM-60's. They have a higher speed rating.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:34 AM   #3224
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i checked and the WS60's dont have anything high at all
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:24 AM   #3225
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Looking for some 16 wheels for my 09 Forester.

Local (Canada) dealers wants $125 per steel wheel

found this on a local classified



they look well scuffed but I've always been a fan of these 00-01 Impreza 2.5RS wheels... how much do you guys think I should pay for them?
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