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Old 02-05-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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Default Tires too wide for any drivable winter/snow performance?

I have Kumho ASX 245/40/17s, tried 30psi and 40psi, makes no difference, DCCD auto or DCCD lock, no difference

just terrible in this blizzard we got, scary to drive... most any other vehicle i've driven has done better (fwd's w/ as tires)

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Old 02-05-2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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They are probably a bit wide for heavy snow use. Plus the sti sucks in the snow. It doesn't turn worth a damn.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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I mean I can't even drive, need to consider alternative tires?
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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...d0000d....ya need some SNOW tires
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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...d0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000d....ya mon!!
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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$600 of tires for something that happens badly 2-3 times a year?

surely there has to be a better answer
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:57 PM   #7
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:58 PM   #8
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$600 of tires for something that happens badly 2-3 times a year?

surely there has to be a better answer
.......rent a car????

.......beater....?????
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:07 PM   #9
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i've driven several cars, fwd included, with all seasons that do considerably better than my car, nobody here has a good performing all season on their car?
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:10 PM   #10
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try a 215/50
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:27 AM   #11
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I suggest switching from an all season to a seperate summer and winter tire. You are going to get better performance year round with two sets compared to an all season tire.

Below is my current tire setup summer and winter. Notice I went skinnier on the winter tires. Both setups handle good and the winter tire definately outperforms the summer tire in cold temps and snow and ice.

For the winter I have hankook w300 snow / winter performance tires 225/45/17 $500 or so installed at discount tire

For the Summer 245/40/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 R
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:32 AM   #12
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can i run a 215 on a 17x8?!
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:03 AM   #13
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You gotta be kidding-it's winter, put on the boots and put the sneakers in the closet until the weather is better-you can switch them out in like a hour if it's like nice out? at least revo1s or lm-22s. wow, 215 on a 17x8? I don't know, try www.tirerack.com. if 16"s will clear your brakes you should size down for winter setup.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:17 AM   #14
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$600 of tires for something that happens badly 2-3 times a year?

surely there has to be a better answer
Park it if it all possible or drive very carefully/slowly. Works for me running >50% worn RE92's.

Lastly start in 2nd gear and always keep the car a gear higher when trying to get going.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:21 AM   #15
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snow chains/cables.
un-less your city.. but they can still work if its so bad you need snow tires. cheep alternitive.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:11 AM   #16
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u'm using toyo all season in the front, and take-off RE-92's in the rear..

all 4 (obviously) are 215/45-17 on 7.5" ASA crap wheels...

and I'm having no problems.. it even turns... well okay, I make the re-92's slip a bit to allow the car to rotate... YAAAAY!!!! I'm having a blast 3 more inches on the forcast for tonight!!!! w00t


OH, I have $150 in my tires, and $300 in the wheels...

I whacked a curb (not too hard.. just enough to BARELY rash it..) if it had been the MUCH softer aluminum BBS wheels.. it would have been done-for..

needless to say, my sub-$500 investment was well worth it..
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Wow, you are brave. You run 2 different pairs of tires on AWD vehicle.
Have you checked circumference?

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Old 02-06-2007, 08:39 AM   #18
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^^^ you bet I did..

I even used a string wraparound the outter tread...

IMHO, it wouldn't matter so much with the DCCD in the STi if the circumferences were off by a little.. even though I lucked out.. and mine weren't..
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Hmm, nevermind then, all i'm saying is something like one of the many quattro audi winter beaters I've owned in the past or most FWD vehicles with a much more narrow tire seem to do pretty good with your average all seasons, so i'm disturbed i need to buy dedicated snows to match/beat that
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Hmm, nevermind then, all i'm saying is something like one of the many quattro audi winter beaters I've owned in the past or most FWD vehicles with a much more narrow tire seem to do pretty good with your average all seasons, so i'm disturbed i need to buy dedicated snows to match/beat that
...d00000000000000000000000000d....narrow is what ya want for winter....WIDE is NFG
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:22 AM   #21
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ok d0000d trade me t3h brakez and i'll install 14s
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:23 AM   #22
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I love my re92s. They have their limits but I can still pass mommies in their Ford SUVs in the snow with no problems. Go skinnier.
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I dirve in the snow with the 070s no problem.
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:12 PM   #25
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I haven't taken my 070's off either. I'm not replacing brand new tires for the 10 days a year we get real snow accumulation.
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