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Old 11-15-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Cheapest winter tire...or TriplTreds?

Well, I am at a 'crossroads' of sorts. I need winter tires. After driving in 33 degree rain a few days ago, I finally decided I don't want to go down any embankments this winter.

So, what are the CHEAPEST winter tires available. They can be crappy Fuzions for all I care, I don't drive like a clown...often... and I did a winter on RE92 with 3/32 tread left. Anything will be better than those, or the highe perf. summer tires I have now. Tirerack has the cheapest tires at 96.00, and as much as I'd love to stay loyal to Luke and the gang, I need cheapest possible. I don't feel so bad because I plan on getting a set of Type-C's from them next year

Any ideas on cheapest winter tires out there?
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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I'd like to see some recommendations as well.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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Hankook Icebear W300s in the 94V rating. I've got them. They're astoundingly good for a winter tire. Switching to the from hi-po summer tires, I acually DON'T hate the car now. The limit of grip is a little lower, there's a little less feedback, but overall they're DAMNED good. The best thing is because they're Kooks, they're cheap! Full price is about $75-80 per tire, but you can often find them on sale down to ~$65 tire. Excellent value.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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I've been impressed by the W300s as well. I'll be starting my 3rd winter on the set this year, they have never let me down. They do quite well in the dry, and they have plenty of traction in the snow. Great compromise tire.

I bought them at Discount Tire.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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anything with the severe winter service emblem and within your budget will be better than any all season and certainly a summer tire!
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:52 PM   #7
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anything with the severe winter service emblem and within your budget will be better than any all season and certainly a summer tire!
Tru dat. But some winter tires will make you hate your car other than in the snow.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:16 PM   #8
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I'm looking into the Dayton Winterforces. I just can't find the Icebears cheaper than 100$ in 205/55/16. I can get the Dayton for 74$ a shot in my size. They look aggressive too, which is nice. We might have a big winter since it's really cold already, which it usually doesn't get this cold til December or January.

326$ Shipped
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:40 PM   #9
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Crap, that's a lot for the Icebears, I got mine for $271 for 4 delivered with tax!
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:20 PM   #10
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Crap, that's a lot for the Icebears, I got mine for $271 for 4 delivered with tax!
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:26 PM   #11
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I got them from Discount Tire Direct about a month ago during their last big sale. You'll probably pay more having waited for the first snow...
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http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=50&tc=HANSH2
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:01 PM   #13
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That's for the H-rated version. As soft as the 94Vs are, I would be wary of buying the lower version.

Strangely, they're no longer offering the V-rated in a 205/55R16
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That's for the H-rated version. As soft as the 94Vs are, I would be wary of buying the lower version.

Strangely, they're no longer offering the V-rated in a 205/55R16
...I wouldn't worry about it a bit
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The winterforce is actually pretty good snow tire. Maybe not that great on the dry but for the price it's awesome in the snow.
I know DiscountTire used to have german tire "Semperit" which is pretty good brand in Europe but just not known here, for about $50 per tire but i guess they're out of it now.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:58 AM   #16
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That's for the H-rated version. As soft as the 94Vs are, I would be wary of buying the lower version.

Strangely, they're no longer offering the V-rated in a 205/55R16
I'm pretty sure mine are the H rated version, I haven't noticed them being extremely soft. They still handle pretty well on dry roads.
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I know this is OT but do you all toss a little weight in your trunk for the winter as well?

I'm going to have to survive this winter with the RE92's (12k miles on them) and am thinking a little weight will help out some.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:18 PM   #18
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You don't need it. The weight in the trunk trick was for rear wheel drive cars. You've AWD, leave the weight at home.
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GUYS, if you want the 205/55/16 semperit tires from discount tire, click where it says more choices. I might be ordering goodyear ultra grip performance tires/wheels this weekend in 205/55/16. Never been a goodyear fan, but I wanna try them out.
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GUYS, if you want the 205/55/16 semperit tires from discount tire, click where it says more choices.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=55&tc=CONST5
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Tirerack has Revo1 for $86 per tire.
That's pretty good price for really good tire. I have it on wife's Forester and so far i'm pleasantly surprised.
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