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Old 10-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #2776
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I have confused A4 with PA4.

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PS The important info is that only Michelin brings their newest performance winter tires to the USA. I wonder why?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #2777
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Looking through the latest Tire Rack Winter Catalog, the only new performance winters I see are the Alpin PA4 and the Pirelli Scorpion Winter (for light trucks). Nokian introduced a new performance winter last year I think.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #2778
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For those who speak Russian, or who know how to interpret the mangled translation job Google Translate does with Russian, here is a test of 14" studded tires from the Russian automotive magazine Za Rulem:

http://www.zr.ru/content/articles/47...yje_shiny_r14/

No surprises, the top 3 were the Nokian Hakka7, the Continental Conti Ice Contact, and the Michelin X-Ice North2. The aging Pirelli Winter Carving Edge made a respectable 5th place showing.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #2779
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year: 2012
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model: WRX sedan
location: Minnesota
Tires Only.

I'm interested in tire recommendations and rust proofing if you don't mind going off topic?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #2780
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year: 2012
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location: Minnesota
Tires Only.

I'm interested in tire recommendations and rust proofing if you don't mind going off topic?
Lots of snow? Blizzak WS70 on steelies 16inch (helps cut through snow better with a taller and skinnier tire)
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #2781
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I found autobild.de (Polish version http://www.auto-swiat.pl/node/430317) winter tire test.
Alpin A4
LM-32
4D
UG Performance 2

None are available in the USA in wide assortment of sizes. Single sizes can be found.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #2782
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.............I will be e:mailing Continental and Goodyear/Dunlop next year when I will need new winter tires where are their flagship winter performance models, if they do not start offering them by then.......
Krzys
On IWSTI, Rudy@tirerack said the Dunlop 4D will arrive to the US in 2013.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #2783
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Pefect, this is when my Continental TS 810 will be shot. Next winter.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #2784
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I still believe in Blizzaks. Picked up WS60s last week and WS70s for my father. Its awesome having Tirerack distribution center one town over.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #2785
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I've had blizzak ws70s on both my 2009 outback sport and then on my 2011 wrx. This year I'm thinking about switching it up to the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:10 AM   #2786
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If you can afford Nokian then Hakka R are supposedly very good studless winter tires.
However as funny as it sounds Michelin X-Ice Xi3 may be better bang for the buck.

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #2787
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I've had blizzak ws70s on both my 2009 outback sport and then on my 2011 wrx. This year I'm thinking about switching it up to the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
If snow and slush traction is your #1 priority, the HakkaR is an excellent choice.
If ice traction is your #1 priority, the X-Ice Xi3 (or older Xi2) would be a better choice IMO.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #2788
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After talking to Luke @ TR, he recommended the Michelin X-Ice XI3 over the LM60/3Ds for what I was looking for.. WS quality traction with a tougher sidewall for better highway driving.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #2789
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year: 2012
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tires only or winter package: Just tires

I've heard the blizzaks from Bridgestone are a good bet, but I thought I'd post here first and see what you think, as winter here in Michigan is rapidly approaching!

Thank you, I appreciate the help!
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #2790
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I picked up a winter package off craigslist from a guy who used them for about 2,000 miles last year. They look fine and should be ready to go, but would you just throw them on or double check to make sure they are balanced correctly?
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #2791
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I picked up a winter package off craigslist from a guy who used them for about 2,000 miles last year. They look fine and should be ready to go, but would you just throw them on or double check to make sure they are balanced correctly?
Double checked
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #2792
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Is it necessary to get TPM's in my winter set?

I live over an hour from my closest dealer and based on where I live I'll be switching out my tires at least 4-5 times a year. So I can't easily stop by a dealer and have them fix the code.

Does a TPMS code cause cruise control to not work? I know it triggers it off for a CEL but I've never encountered a TPMS code so I wasn't sure and I've been searching the forums for an answer.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #2793
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I would say no.. I don't have them on my summer rims.. No, the tpms system doesn't not affect anything. Just have a dumb light on.. I opened up the gauge cluster and put electrical tape over the light!!! Fixed!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #2794
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I would say no.. I don't have them on my summer rims.. No, the tpms system doesn't not affect anything. Just have a dumb light on.. I opened up the gauge cluster and put electrical tape over the light!!! Fixed!!!
Stupid. The sensors are only like 120
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #2795
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How much to marry TPMS to the car?

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #2796
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I would say no.. I don't have them on my summer rims.. No, the tpms system doesn't not affect anything. Just have a dumb light on.. I opened up the gauge cluster and put electrical tape over the light!!! Fixed!!!


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Stupid. The sensors are only like 120
You are missing the point. It's not the price of the sensors per say. It's the fact that they have to be reset each time the wheels are changed in TrboTrbo's case.

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Is it necessary to get TPM's in my winter set?

I live over an hour from my closest dealer and based on where I live I'll be switching out my tires at least 4-5 times a year. So I can't easily stop by a dealer and have them fix the code.

Does a TPMS code cause cruise control to not work? I know it triggers it off for a CEL but I've never encountered a TPMS code so I wasn't sure and I've been searching the forums for an answer.

Thanks
While it doesn't effect anything except an annoying light and black tape does work. You can also buy a calibration tool if you are changing that much and care.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #2797
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Calibration tools are cheap. I'd rather have TPMS on both sets of wheels than not.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #2798
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TPMS is just a pain in the ass, it should be an option for the folks who don't need it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #2799
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Thanks everyone. I appreciate the help. While I certainly think TPMS is a good system, common sense and proper car upkeep eliminates the need for it all together. I was just concerned it would effect the cruise control like a CEL does. I live on cruise control for my drive to and from work everyday.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #2800
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instead of steelies, consider looking for a set of stock 06/07 wheels and run a 215/45/17 winter on the 2012. Worked great for me this year... Can't decide if I want to paint them or leave then silver.
Just wanted to say thanks for this. I've been trying to find this information for about 2 weeks.
Do you have any trouble with the wheels? Or the tire size?
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