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Old 01-18-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default 07 Sti ... tires safe for the winter?

Hey guys, I'm currently a wrx owner but I am in the process of purchasing an 07 sti. I live in NJ and we are just starting to get snow..today... so here is my question. I know that the stock tires are "summer" tires but how safe would it be to run the stockers this winter? I'm throwing every last dime I have on the down payment so a set a winter tires is not in the budget right now. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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they stick "ok" on cold dry streets. but , as soon as you hit snow, they are scary. i live in lake tahoe and have them on 98 rs in the summer and fall. but i drove them in snow one day and they get way too hard and don't have good tread for snow. go with a high performance winter tire.

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Old 01-18-2007, 03:16 PM   #3
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You need different tires for the winter... RE070s are not intended for any kind of winter weather.

I'm running Nokian WRs... they're a little pricey but they perform well in dry and wet conditions and perform amazingly well in Snow, slush and dirt! I run them for Auto-X events too! I found a set of curbed rims off an 05 STi and put the rubber on.

WARNING: If you try to drive your nice, shiney, new STI in the snow with RE070s, you will bend your sheet metal and break your plastic parts.

PLEASE: invest in a decent winter package and enjoy your new toy!!! It is a blast with the correct set up!!!

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Old 01-18-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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you guys are right, not wrecking the car is my number 1 goal! You may have just save a life lol I'll throw an order in for some rims and tires. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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Yea 070's + Snow = Death
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:45 AM   #6
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Yea 070's + Snow = Death
don't you mean

070's + Snow = flaming fire ball of death
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:49 AM   #7
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flaming fireball of death while flipping off the side of a cliff...
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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Oh c'mon, there's nothing wrong with 2mph unintentional powerslides....well, unless you actually want to go somewhere.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:24 AM   #9
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flaming fireball of death while flipping off the side of a cliff...
and then you found $5

and to the OP yes find a different set of tires, you'll thank all of us
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:41 AM   #10
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If money's tight, I'm sure you can find somebody on the board who will buy your RE-070s, then you could put some all-seasons on the stock rims.
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don't you mean

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Thanks for the correction!
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