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Old 10-24-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Need a little tire advice

I'm debating on if I am going to use my snow tires this winter and I need some opinions.

I will be driving down to southern Georgia next week, and staying there until the end of February, then driving back home.

I currently have some General UHP's on it for summer, and a set of Blizzaks on the stock wheels for snow, but I wont see much snow this winter. I am, however, worried about the drive home in February with the summer tires on.

Would you put the snow tires on now or chance the drive home in a few months?
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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Well, I have made several "Christmas time" drives from Chicago down to Valdosta in other cars, I've had some of the nastiest storms I've ever driven through on that stretch of road (both directions)...but that was December!

Temps the last few years have been < 40F in the morning, but up to 55-65F during the day (Dec/Jan) in that area...November will be better, but still not "summer tire" weather, and the rain season/Hurricane season won't really be done till Christmas (so lots of possible rain)

I guess I would get better all season tires and use those if that was an option- you could buy them before you return.

If luggage space was not an issue, bring the winter tires?

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Old 10-24-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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I'm not really looking to buy another set of tires, since these are both new, and luggage room will be non existant.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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Ship the Blizzaks down to meet you in GA, then ship the Generals back north in February.

The shipping charges will be less expensive than your insurance deductible.
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get used snow tires or all seasons you can get four for 100
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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Would it really hurt the Blizzaks to drive them down to GA and use them on the weekends for the next 4 months?
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:24 PM   #7
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Probably not, if the temps don't get above maybe 55*F.

I've got mine on now, since i didn't feel like changing them in the cold.
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Ship the Blizzaks down to meet you in GA, then ship the Generals back north in February.

The shipping charges will be less expensive than your insurance deductible.
Excellent idea. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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Old 10-26-2008, 08:19 PM   #9
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I think I'm just going to put them on this week before I go. I'm not concerned with looks or handling and I guess I will just deal with any extra wear that occurs in warmer temps.

I just dont want to get caught in a storm on the way home in February on summer tires.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:30 PM   #10
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If you can help it, drive down in your all-season tires. GA won't see anything below 45 degrees for a while (probably not 'til late december). There are rarely any ice or snow during winter, as you know.

Driving down in your snow tires will eat up considerable amount of the snow tire tread... especially on such a long drive. I do Lansing to ATL twice a year, and that's a pretty long drive and it will eat up the tread on winter tires.

Maybe take two tires/wheels now, and ship the other two tires/wheels close to Feb.??

G'luck.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:28 PM   #11
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I'm not going to have any place to work on the car down there as it will be in a parking lot the whole time, and shipping isn't really an option either.

Maybe I will just keep the summer tires on, they are called all season afterall.
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