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Old 01-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #151
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Man, with the first snow I came to realize how crappy these all season tires are that came with the car. Good when dry........ I was sliding everywhere. Got some snow tires on the way.... Better late then never
Did you have the dealer swap out the OEM summer rubber? Just be glad you don't have that on right now.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #152
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Hehe. I drove my '10 STi home during last years city shutdown blizzard on OEM summers. That was the most intense drive I have ever had. No control what so ever at any speed
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #153
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No, its the summer tires that came on the car. Terrible in the snow. New tires and wheels will be here Mon or tues
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #154
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So my car chose today as the day that it would stop pumping windshield washer fluid. Awesome! I am not sure yet what the problem is because the lines are clear, it sounds like the motor is running, and the tank is full. WTF.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #155
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maybe frozen chunk somewhere... or even at motor
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #156
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twinscroll was a bad idea... always in boost, never getting no traction then.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #157
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Hehe. I drove my '10 STi home during last years city shutdown blizzard on OEM summers. That was the most intense drive I have ever had. No control what so ever at any speed

Good news for Kamil.




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Old 01-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #158
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Hell, didn't know what was worse, my alti on hame made slicks, or my scoob with potenzas. I would have to say scoob since I bought that new, but yet the alti was just intense, no ABS (even though thats useless, thanks SOA for the heads up on the scoob), and had to engine break everywhere. Don't get me started about starting from a red light.

I did see a cop that hit a bank, thought that was kinda funny to see. No pictures as I was too busy "slowing" down.......
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #159
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hit a curb last night going >5 mph... all i can see so far is just a little curb rash. drove it from dekalb to naperville last night with no problems tho.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #160
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mines at Gerber on rt59
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:01 AM   #161
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twinscroll was a bad idea... always in boost, never getting no traction then.
I'm so glad kids these days are dumber and dumber. Means I won't be replaced by one at work.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #162
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I'm so glad kids these days are dumber and dumber. Means I won't be replaced by one at work.
Ahahaha, so true. Plus the way he shows off by complaining.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #163
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At least I now know I'm not the only one who's "hazarded" the summer Dunlops in a bit of the fluffy stuff around here. Plan was to buy/try General Altimax Arctics in October. Going in and out of the hospital (5 days a week) for throat cancer treatment for 3 months trumped the tire deal... Still kicking so I can only whine so loud. Has anyone dropped down to 15" rims to open up the availability of winter tires? If so please tell how it went.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #164
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I would be nervous as hell driving on the Dunlops. I have a set of those for summer and dry duty, but I can't imagine they're any sort of party in the snow/ice.

The biggest concern with going down to 15" wheels is brake clearance on any WRX. I have a set of Team Dynamic Pro Rally 1's, 15 x 7, +48 with 195/65/15 Dunlop Graspic DS-2's that fit over 4/2 pots just fine. There are several other sets of rally wheels what will fit as well over both the 4/2 pots and the floating calipers.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #165
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The biggest concern with going down to 15" wheels is brake clearance on any WRX.
Yes, thank you. My nephew mentioned that the other day which I totally forgot about but had a feeling 15"s had an issue. Will probably do 16" instead. I don't mind bigger sidewall in winter. Last vehicle was a '07 Grand Cherokee with big ol' truck tires.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #166
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The extra sidewall is nice to have for crappy IL roads, but boy do they roll over quite a bit in the corners.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #167
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Per other members' suggestions, I picked up some General Altimax Arctic tires and Motegi wheels to use during the winter. They're a little heavier than the stock wheels, but I kind of wanted to keep the overall size the same and have something dark to go with my DGM.

Edit: As a warning to others, don't be an idiot like me by not finding out exactly what is needed to keep your TPMS system functional when changing wheels/tires before buying them. I thought buying the set with sensors installed would be enough, alas...

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:47 AM   #168
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Have you tested the Generals with our last "storm"? Those tires have been #1 survey result in TireRack's Studdable Winter Tire category since last winter i think... I was hoping to try them too.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:23 AM   #169
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Have you tested the Generals with our last "storm"? Those tires have been #1 survey result in TireRack's Studdable Winter Tire category since last winter i think... I was hoping to try them too.
i have used them last year and im using them this year. they work well and are inexpensive. i prefer the wintersport 3ds over the altimaxs though
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #170
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I'd say winterforce are pretty dam good and studable
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #171
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Isn't studding anything in our area complete overkill? I mean, we don't have the hills That places like Colorado have. It just seems a little much to me.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #172
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Meh, it may be, and affects dry pavement performance a hair. But I wouldn't mind having them. What is the law in IL about studded tires? Are they even allowed?

Tried to have some fun last week. Need to get out in the daytime.

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #173
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Isn't studding anything in our area complete overkill? I mean, we don't have the hills That places like Colorado have. It just seems a little much to me.
It's not overkill if you're a studmuffin like hoffmanestates.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #174
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I, of course, didn't take this into account. Shame on me...
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #175
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Meh, it may be, and affects dry pavement performance a hair. But I wouldn't mind having them. What is the law in IL about studded tires? Are they even allowed?

Tried to have some fun last week. Need to get out in the daytime.

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I don't believe they're legal, but I can ask one of my many LE friends. I'll post their feedback up.
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