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Old 11-27-2012, 01:36 AM   #926
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Jesus, thats a wide ass snow tire!



I got a set of 215'sx17 that ran 500 for my wifes foz. She runs 245's summer.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:20 AM   #927
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Sorry for the delay. Thought I'd be subscribed to my own thread -_-

Yes, they are large, and were surely expensive. As tacky as it sounds, I like both the look and the performance from the size. My fenders are already rolled for the size and I've got some suspension work and wheels that compliment that size.

Ended up getting them for $1475. Not the worst but not the best either.

I like no loss in performance in my car, regardless of season. Started with Blizzaks a while ago, loved them, then switched to a cheaper all season alternative and hated it.

Thank you all for your contributions though. May seem like a useless thread but I'm trying to post more instead of lurking all the time.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:25 AM   #928
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I was looking for the same tires except stock BBS size 225/45/17. good luck with finding
I think I have 2 of those from my old STi in my garage in fairly decent shape I can't use anymore.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #929
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Why do you want such a wide, dedicated snow tire? Isn't a skinny snow tire
better?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #930
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yes, but only in snowy conditions. in the dry, wider will be better, but if you only plan on driving them in the dry, summer tires would be better 265 in the snow would seem like driving in a toboggan.

where did you get the tires? on tirerack they were $920 + shipping. my shipping was only $70 from them 2 weeks ago, but i only got 195s.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #931
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yes, but only in snowy conditions. in the dry, wider will be better, but if you only plan on driving them in the dry, summer tires would be better 265 in the snow would seem like driving in a toboggan.

where did you get the tires? on tirerack they were $920 + shipping. my shipping was only $70 from them 2 weeks ago, but i only got 195s.
Picked them up locally at a Firestone. Got a decent deal considering I just wanted to get the switch out of the way and the manager offered me a decent price. The 265's surely cost a pretty penny but to me it's money a good investment. I like a good tire that performs well when it's not snowing, as well as being able to tear through winter conditions in the mountains when I head up to board.

I just hope it actually snows this year -_-
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #932
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wow. **** that noise, you got pretty boned in that deal. shipping charge is ~$60 iirc. would have cost ~$13 per wheel to swap onto your car at most tire shops.


also you really don't want a wide snow tire, skinnier in the snow the better. you need to cut through the snow to get to the pavement under it. skinny with tall sidewall will give you much better snow/ice grip. if you like the look of sitting flush like your summer setup, get some spacers.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #933
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wow. **** that noise, you got pretty boned in that deal. shipping charge is ~$60 iirc. would have cost ~$13 per wheel to swap onto your car at most tire shops.

also you really don't want a wide snow tire, skinnier in the snow the better. you need to cut through the snow to get to the pavement under it. skinny with tall sidewall will give you much better snow/ice grip. if you like the look of sitting flush like your summer setup, get some spacers.
I'm new to buying tires myself. My good friend and mechanic used to get all the hookups for me but he passed away last month. I'll get the hang of it soon enough.

I'm also incredibly impatient. I'm trying to work on it. I have a huge issue with wanting things immediately.

Hopefully I can get more involved here and start making more friends in the car world. Been lurking too long.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #934
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #935
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Tirerack.com is a win. Never even heard of this site before.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #936
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discount will match tirerack prices
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #937
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I have 245 snow tires, $50 a tire from Tire Rack since they were an odd size and I had a set of 9 wide wheels to put them on so it worked out. They were my first set of blizzaks so even though they were wider than I had planned they work great in the snow, 10x better than the previous all seasons I had. I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:21 PM   #938
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Only wish tire rack had free shipping tire buyer has free shipping but tire selection is lacking.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #939
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The Tiens and Brembos make it a tad bit more difficult to do wheel swaps for winter right now. It might be something I look into for next year if I don't like the wide Blizzaks. But I was rocking these on the STi BBS' which aren't that large, but still a bit wider than most tires. It handled more amazing than I could ever expect. I've never had wheels this big before so we shall see how it all works out towards the end of the season. They drive like a dream on dry road though. Hugs corners very nicely.

So far I'm happy. Could have paid less but oh well. I'm not butthurt about it at all. Just need to learn. I guess we could just turn this into a general winter tire thread. Lots of helpful info in here already.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #940
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not to hijack the thread but, I need my snow tires mounted to my stock wheels (they're already off the car). The cheapest I've found is like $16/Tire. Anyone know of anywhere cheaper?

I'm in Utah county but I work in SL county, so I'm open to driving anywhere in those regions.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #941
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not to hijack the thread but, I need my snow tires mounted to my stock wheels (they're already off the car). The cheapest I've found is like $16/Tire. Anyone know of anywhere cheaper?

I'm in Utah county but I work in SL county, so I'm open to driving anywhere in those regions.
Do you have TPMS?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #942
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yeah if you need help, just ask. most people in here are willing to help. some just have small penises and have to tear everyone down though, don't pay attention to them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #943
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Do we really need winter tires down in SLC? I can see getting winter tires up at Park City and closer to the mountains but in the valley the snow has never been that bad and they usually pretty good at cleaning it up. I've been driving with all season performance tires (Yokohama) on my Acura and thinking about doing the same with my WRX when I receive it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #944
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If anyone want to get Infinity/JBL home audio or car audio (speakers, subwoofers, amps) products I can hook you up with great discount straight from factory.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #945
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Do we really need winter tires down in SLC? I can see getting winter tires up at Park City and closer to the mountains but in the valley the snow has never been that bad and they usually pretty good at cleaning it up. I've been driving with all season performance tires (Yokohama) on my Acura and thinking about doing the same with my WRX when I receive it.
Need? Probably not. I wouldn't rank them high on the necessity list. The roads do stay pretty clear in the city. Going from a high performance tire to an all season was a huge disappointment to me. Tires make a big difference, depending how you drive. I take a lot of canyon trips year round and like the way the Blizzaks handle in the snow, especially in the canyons. They also do a grand job on dry roads as well, although it does wear them out faster. I also make a lot of out state trips to areas that aren't as well plowed.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #946
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Haha yeah I'll probably avoid the canyons during the snow season. But I'll definitely drive up there during the summer to enjoy my WRX. I never really drive a performance car so I probably won't be able to tell the differences. Anyone know how much a set of steelies usually go for?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:43 PM   #947
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16" http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&rw=&rc=UTSINT

17" http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...rw=7&rc=UTSINT

or if you find used ones, they can be pretty cheap. i thought i saw some fs recently with some tires for $200?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #948
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<---- Has driven in utah's snow for 9 years. Never owned a snow tire, only all seasons. Never been stuck or in an accident.

You all suck.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #949
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<---- Has driven in utah's snow for 9 years. Never owned a snow tire, only all seasons. Never been stuck or in an accident.

You all suck.
I couldn't agree more. People really just need to learn to drive for hell sakes and save the money they would spend on tires.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #950
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Yeah I've been driving in utah snow for about 9 years as well. Never used snow tire just performance all season tires with FWD vehicles. Never get stuck on a hill or get in a snow related accident. That's why I always wonder why people has to get snow tires for their WRX/STI
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