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Old 11-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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Like the title says wondering how bad these would be in the snow. I dont know much when it comes to snow tires, being from Florida. Im planning on going up to Boone,NC to ski for a weekend and was wondering if I should or shouldnt worry about it. Thanks.

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Old 11-19-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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They will be about as good as Re070s in the snow. And that's darned near useless.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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Since they are Summer Only tires you should AVOID SNOW at all costs. If you really want to go for a trip then you should:

A) Get a second set of wheels and put some snow tires on them (or at least some All-Season's)
B) Take a friends car
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C) Rent a car to use to take up to the mountains


ANY Summer Only tire is going to be pretty much worthless and DANGEROUS to drive in the snow and/or extreme cold as they will cause you to be sliding around instead of gripping the road and providing proper traction.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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^^ Like what they said...
Every year I run into this mass craving of putting on my summers in March and I get caught in a snow storm....trust me you dont want to get caught in one, especially if you dont have much driving experience in snow conditions... Its not bad once they cleared the streets, but lets say you got caught in a snow storm, those tires are useles...
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #5
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I almost got stuck going up hill on wet grass with my 615's. It didnt rain, it was just dew. Snow is definitely a no no.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:22 PM   #6
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I had a freak late snowstorm last winter (earlier this year) and I couldn't climb my slightly sloped driveway....grabbed the M+S rated tires/wheels in the garage and changed them in the street.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:34 PM   #7
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Last year it unexpectedly "NJ" snowed (slush) while I was in school. I had to drive across town to change to my snows from BALD Kumho MXs. Pulling out of the school lot until the main plowed road, I was 30deg sideways going 5mph the whole way. Got the weirdest looks from people...

I did make it though


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Old 11-19-2007, 09:23 PM   #8
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Last year it unexpectedly "NJ" snowed (slush) while I was in school. I had to drive across town to change to my snows from BALD Kumho MXs. Pulling out of the school lot until the main plowed road, I was 30deg sideways going 5mph the whole way. Got the weirdest looks from people...

I did make it though


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Lol. Thanks guys, yea Ill probably get a set of all seasons before I go. I havent taken the car anywhere with snow and I really want to, so I guess Ill spend the extra money.

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Old 11-20-2007, 11:00 PM   #9
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I live fairly close to Boone, you should be ok IMO because they really don't get a lot of snow. I went up to Sugar Mtn a few time last year in my old Ford Focus with summer tires and I was fine. Around the ski resort you might run into a little ice on the gravel but nothing too bad.

And when are you going? If it's anytime soon you don't have anything to worry about cause we haven't seen any snow at all yet.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:56 PM   #10
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I'm close to Boone also. Not sure if I would chance summer only tires though when you're going...if there's snow of course. I went up there a few times on stock RE-92s and it was ok. I would at least get some all seasons just to be on the safe side though.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:36 AM   #11
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if there are any other cars on the road, and youll have to brake in any measurable distance, dont even think about it. last winter i used my kumho spt's in the snow more than i should have, and they were crappy. i can only imagine how much worse the 615's would be in the snow.
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:36 PM   #12
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I got caught by snow yesterday while I had my RE070's on my STi. I could get the car sideways by flooring the gas in fourth gear at 2500 rpm in a straight line. There was a slight incline, and I was spinning all four tires, even with the DCCD locked, very slowly inching up it. ABS would kick in if I breathed on the brake. Every turn ended up with me looking out the side window, at full lock.

All fun stuff, of course, except for the other traffic and the curbs, etc. Do yourself a favor and find some snows/all seasons at the very least.
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