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Old 01-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #251
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Someone PM the location of said road where I can drive fast and not worry about traffic and popo!
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:05 PM   #252
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:07 PM   #253
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There you go
That's not what he's talking about. Someone mentioned it in another thread, I think, about a location for "going fast".
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:41 PM   #254
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That's not what he's talking about. Someone mentioned it in another thread, I think, about a location for "going fast".
If you know those roads in you can get going pretty good.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:56 PM   #255
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Those roads are sooo fun. Gotta be really careful. 1 mistake and your wraped around a tree
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #256
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Someone PM the location of said road where I can drive fast and not worry about traffic and popo!
screw the PM






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Old 01-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #257
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are we allowed to be out there on non-race days/weekends?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:38 AM   #258
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are we allowed to be out there on non-race days/weekends?

What are you gonna do, go practice and make up for lost time?

Always trying to get an advantage!
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:47 AM   #259
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lol! I took that picture!
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:53 AM   #260
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What are you gonna do, go practice and make up for lost time?

Always trying to get an advantage!
hey I gotta figure out some way to whip that ass...




In all seriousness, it would be fun to just let it loose on a frozen lake on my own to hone my skills...since I have 4 years of racing to make up for.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #261
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Don't want to start a new thread....anyone wanna suggest some studless winter tires for me? Currently running an older set of Michelin X-ice, but one of them needs to be replaced soon...and well, you know how that goes.

Been looking at the newer X-ice Xi2's, as they seem to be rated pretty high up there on tirerack. But also was looking at the Dunlop Wintersport 3D's...according to reviews, those two tires are very different from eachother.

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #262
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I have a nice set of blizzaks and they are awesome!
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #263
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Don't want to start a new thread....anyone wanna suggest some studless winter tires for me? Currently running an older set of Michelin X-ice, but one of them needs to be replaced soon...and well, you know how that goes.

Been looking at the newer X-ice Xi2's, as they seem to be rated pretty high up there on tirerack. But also was looking at the Dunlop Wintersport 3D's...according to reviews, those two tires are very different from eachother.

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I run the X-Ice2 and I am a huge fan. They wear very well and stick nicely too. The only other tire I would consider would be a Blizzak WS-70.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:28 PM   #264
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Thats good enough for me. The reviews on the Xi2's are very good. Just wanted some confirmation from people using them here in this state. Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:41 PM   #265
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From the performance I am seeing out on the ice track….hands down... the current generation Blizzaks rock. The "newness" of the tire has a big effect….so take care of them and don't abuse them in gravel or mixed conditions. I have had to learn many expensive lessons on that front.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:59 PM   #266
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Blizzaks and I wouldn't have it any other way...
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:09 PM   #267
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My tires suck, hands down. I get in my wifes car and its like driving on tarmac.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #268
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My tires suck, hands down. I get in my wifes car and its like driving on tarmac.
Alright...I'll do it!

Which tires are being run on her Leggy?

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:18 PM   #269
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Thats good enough for me. The reviews on the Xi2's are very good. Just wanted some confirmation from people using them here in this state. Thanks.
I'd check with Muffler City before going to Tire Rack unless you already did.

About a month ago, Muffler City was cheaper than Tire Rack on a set of X-Ice2.

I think Muffler City was like $120 less AFTER shipping costs were added.
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Unless you have already firmly decided, Costco supposedly has Blizzaks on sale for just over $100 a piece plus mounting. They also use nitrogen when mounting!
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:46 PM   #271
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Alright...I'll do it!

Which tires are being run on her Leggy?
General altimax arctic, studded. Same tread pattern as the Nokian hakks. Many would argue the compound materials are different. I drove a 2003 legacy at work last week with the blizzack w70's. They were good but not really comparable to the studded generals. The generals are waaaay better in all areas of performance. On snow and ice that is.

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Old 01-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #272
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Anyone know a cheap place that re studs tires?
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:55 PM   #273
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Talk to Coldfire, his partner Dave will fix you up.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #274
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I'd check with Muffler City before going to Tire Rack unless you already did.

About a month ago, Muffler City was cheaper than Tire Rack on a set of X-Ice2.

I think Muffler City was like $120 less AFTER shipping costs were added.
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Unless you have already firmly decided, Costco supposedly has Blizzaks on sale for just over $100 a piece plus mounting. They also use nitrogen when mounting!
Good to know. I haven't made a purchase yet. Are you guys all talking about the ws70? Some of the reviews I was reading on them said that they do great on ice and snow, but handle iffy at best on the highway or dry pavement. Granted, the amount of dry pavement driving I do in the winter is minimal, I just felt the Xi2's seemed a little more rounded in performance.
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General altimax arctic, studded. Same tread pattern as the Nokian hakks. Many would argue the compound materials are different. I drove a 2003 legacy at work last week with the blizzack w70's. They were good but not really comparable to the studded generals. The generals are waaaay better in all areas of performance. On snow and ice that is.
I love my general altimax artic tires.
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