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Old 01-10-2013, 08:26 PM   #3401
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Yes forgot to mention these are winter tire packages.

I'm just worried that everyone is quoting for a 225 but this shop went with the 215.

Also the winter tires are Hankook iPikes W409.

Do you guys see any issues with this package?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:38 PM   #3402
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Yes forgot to mention these are winter tire packages.

I'm just worried that everyone is quoting for a 225 but this shop went with the 215.

Also the winter tires are Hankook iPikes W409.

Do you guys see any issues with this package?
Ya get different winter tires than hankooks in Canada (APA.ca) they won't even classify them as winter tires but like I said make sure they're speed rated for your suby.

I went with blizzak lm-60's 225/45/17 and going with a 45 it opens up the wheel well about an extra inch to make it easier to knock off ice and snow in the fender wells.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:16 PM   #3403
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Ya get different winter tires than hankooks in Canada (APA.ca) they won't even classify them as winter tires but like I said make sure they're speed rated for your suby.

I went with blizzak lm-60's 225/45/17 and going with a 45 it opens up the wheel well about an extra inch to make it easier to knock off ice and snow in the fender wells.
I'm waiting for a deal to get better winter's... for now I'm sticking with Hankook's. I think I've seen them rated "good" somewhere. Just wanted to make sure the 215's will be enough for the car.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #3404
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I'm waiting for a deal to get better winter's... for now I'm sticking with Hankook's. I think I've seen them rated "good" somewhere. Just wanted to make sure the 215's will be enough for the car.
The 215's should be fine and all depends on what kind of driving conditions u will be mostly driving in. I think the load weight for the sti is a 93y have a look.
If u mostly going to be driving in moderate conditions than a performance winter would be most suited
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #3405
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The 215's should be fine and all depends on what kind of driving conditions u will be mostly driving in. I think the load weight for the sti is a 93y have a look.
If u mostly going to be driving in moderate conditions than a performance winter would be most suited
I'm in the same location as you

I'd say our winter's aren't so bad... since it's late in the winter, I'm just getting relatively quiet, reliable winter tires.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:08 PM   #3406
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I'm in the same location as you

I'd say our winter's aren't so bad... since it's late in the winter, I'm just getting relatively quiet, reliable winter tires.
Where abouts in southern Ontario???

If that's the case then highly suggest a 225/45/17 and definately a performance winter and may cost some more bucks but will save u more bucks in the long run.

Keep in mind if u get caught in snow with your summers on take it real easy and I mean real easy as u will find out if so.

Budds Subaru in Oakville has great deals on winter tire and wheel packages.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:27 PM   #3407
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Where abouts in southern Ontario???

If that's the case then highly suggest a 225/45/17 and definately a performance winter and may cost some more bucks but will save u more bucks in the long run.

Keep in mind if u get caught in snow with your summers on take it real easy and I mean real easy as u will find out if so.

Budds Subaru in Oakville has great deals on winter tire and wheel packages.
That's a little far. I'm over in North York.
Saturday / Friday is both a nice day, I'm getting it done one of those days. I literally drove 40km/h the entire way home on my dunloop summers

We've only had 1 snow fall so far... and even that wasn't that bad. If I go up to muskoka's I'll probably get something better.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #3408
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[quote="shibbi3;38883079"]

I'm in the same location as you

I'd say our winter's aren't so bad... since it's late in the winter, I'm just getting relatively quiet, reliable winter tires.[/quo

Oops!! Double post lol
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:05 PM   #3409
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That's a little far. I'm over in North York.
Saturday / Friday is both a nice day, I'm getting it done one of those days. I literally drove 40km/h the entire way home on my dunloop summers

We've only had 1 snow fall so far... and even that wasn't that bad. If I go up to muskoka's I'll probably get something better.
North York lol that's not far at all a 20min drive from there.
U have only driven 40km and can assure u especially how the GTA takes care of their roads when it snows is more dangerous than the muskokas.
Give Budds a call and ask for Robby in parts, they have wheel and tire packages in stock already mounted for a good price check them out not to mention nice looking wheels to.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:20 PM   #3410
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my specs:28/m/ca

my lover's specs:

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Will be driving 5-6 hours to mountains in non snow conditions to then drive in snow conditions for a week at a time or weekend at a time, constantly through winter seasons.

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #3411
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my specs:28/m/ca

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Will be driving 5-6 hours to mountains in non snow conditions to then drive in snow conditions for a week at a time or weekend at a time, constantly through winter seasons.

xie xie/gracias
Definitely performance winter tires. Im in the same condition with Big Bear and considering only 1/4th of the trip to the resorts are snow roads when storms are bad, dedicated snow tires like the ws-70 and general altimax artics will wear out too fast from all the dry road highway drives. I have the dunlop winter sport 3D.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:30 PM   #3412
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thanks super hawk
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:49 AM   #3413
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Anyone think it would be okay to throw on my 205/55/16 snow tires from my '12 wrx on a XV? I know the tires are smaller but are there any side effects for doing this? Planning on a trip to park city and the xv gets better mpg!
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:57 AM   #3414
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If you mean the stock 17x7 wheels, no that will not work.
If they're already mounted, they're ~7% smaller, so your speedo will read high by that much.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #3415
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Anyone think it would be okay to throw on my 205/55/16 snow tires from my '12 wrx on a XV? I know the tires are smaller but are there any side effects for doing this? Planning on a trip to park city and the xv gets better mpg!
Yes they will be fine but your speedo will read higher and your fuel mileage won't be as good.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:25 PM   #3416
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Yes they will be fine but your speedo will read higher and your fuel mileage won't be as good.
Yeah, we might just take our '12 impreza sport instead. Just thought it might be nice to get the extra clearance from the xv. Just not sure how stable the xv would be with such small tires.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #3417
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Ok guys, need some advice.

I currently have a 2008 STI with Dunlop Sp600's and I want to replace them with some AWESOME All-Seasons. I do not want a winter tire because I am in Northern Virginia and we only see snow many 4 times a year if that. So I was looking at the following.

ExtremeContact DWS
Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #3418
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Extreme contacts work really well in wet weather but not sure about moderate snow.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:59 AM   #3419
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Ok guys, need some advice.

I currently have a 2008 STI with Dunlop Sp600's and I want to replace them with some AWESOME All-Seasons. I do not want a winter tire because I am in Northern Virginia and we only see snow many 4 times a year if that. So I was looking at the following.

ExtremeContact DWS
Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season
I have ExtremeContact DWS on my Pontiac G8 (RWD, no LSD), and they've done fine for the little amount of snow we've had this year up in MI (~ 6 inches, only once so far). It's obviously not as good as the STI with LM-60s, but it didn't really give me any issues, as long as I remembered to not punch the throttle when leaving a light.

My US$ 0.02.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #3420
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I have ExtremeContact DWS on my Pontiac G8 (RWD, no LSD), and they've done fine for the little amount of snow we've had this year up in MI (~ 6 inches, only once so far). It's obviously not as good as the STI with LM-60s, but it didn't really give me any issues, as long as I remembered to not punch the throttle when leaving a light.

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Sweet, looks like I am going for The ExtremeContacts!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #3421
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Just be aware that many people notice (complain?) about the soft sidewalls.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:32 AM   #3422
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Will 17x7.5 with 215/45/17s fit an 08 STi storm trooper? I know most recommend 17x8, but I've got a good deal on some 17x7.5's that make me happy in my trousers.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #3423
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Will 17x7.5 with 215/45/17s fit an 08 STi storm trooper? I know most recommend 17x8, but I've got a good deal on some 17x7.5's that make me happy in my trousers.
Depends on the wheels. The front Brembos are finicky about what fits. My '04 has OEM 17x7.5 and fit over the calipers just fine, but the bolt circle doesn't fit '05+ Sti's.

The 215/45/17 will cause your speedo to read even faster too, but they will fit.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #3424
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Tires only or winter package: Tires only

I'm looking for a dedicated set of snows for my Impreza which was given to me. The car wears 195/60R15's and currently has a set of performance directional tires on it, which didn't do "too" bad in the small snow events we've had this season, however, I wasn't feeling too comfortable. Definitely felt all (4) tires gripping for traction. The area I drive and commute daily can change drastically from home to where I work in north/central Chester County. It is typical for it to be raining at home, but halfway to work, I'm driving over snow covered roads and sub-freezing temps. I need something that can handle these changing conditions, yet still deliver a decent ride. I am looking at the General Altimax Arctic, Firestone Winterforce and the Federal Himalaya WS1. I'll be putting them on my stock steelies. I came across the Federals by accident this morning while browsing. I'm leaning towards the Generals, mainly due to reviews on TireRack and friends who use them in upstate NY in the snowbelt north of Syracuse.

Some people have said to just get a decent set of all-seasons, however the freak snow and ice events we get in Chester County are leaning me towards a dedicated snow tire for the season.

Are the Generals suited for what I need or should I be looking in another direction? Thanks for the input!
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I'd go with a performance winter in that area. I and others are partial to the Dunlop WinterSport 3D.
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