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Old 11-20-2016, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default How many Subaru owners use dedicated snow/ice tires

Just wondering how many Subaru owners, that live in Snow Country, use dedicated snow/ice tires

Here in PA, we are just in the middle of our first snowfall of 2016

Put the snow tires on yesterday

And for those who live in warmer climates; you are missing the joy of driving by all the stranded motorists; in a really deep snow. Not really passing by someone in trouble, just not moving on the road Would not pass by someone in need

Maybe better said: the joy of not having to plow my driveway
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:33 PM   #2
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I live in Chicago and just got a set of Yokohama Advan Sport A/S tires for my 2017 WRX.
I am sure a dedicated winter tire set will perform much better in the snow but I will get by with all-seaons just fine.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:44 PM   #3
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General Altimax went on the Crosstrek today and Dunlop Graspic DS3 went on the Outback today. Still need to get the Altimax on my Wrangler and Graspics on the Fusion.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:54 PM   #4
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There is a newer version of the X-Ice Xi2 (called Xi3) but I love the Xi2s. Granted, only using them for one or two months out of the year means that they'll be around for a LONG time, as long the rubber holds up. I hate snow because it makes everyone in the DC area a complete moron - so does rain, and honestly, so does, well, everything. I love watching idiots in their BMWs and Mercs and 2wd trucks thinking they are unstoppable and I just kindly cruise around/by them!

Oh, and of course they are a LOT less noisy than my summer tire, so it's a nice break from the noise :-)

Drive safe this winter!
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:57 PM   #5
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Friday I had my Bridgestone Blizzaks swapped on the WRX. And Saturday I bough a new set of Bizzaks for my Turbo Leggy. It doesn't snow as much as it used to in Utah but when it does snow tires are awesome.
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:03 PM   #6
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getting my ws80 mounted this weekend, plan on having a lot of fun with them
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:51 PM   #7
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If my opinion matters.... its safer to have 2 sets of wheels.. summer set and winter set. Day and night difference between all seasons.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:04 AM   #8
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Default How many Subaru owners use dedicated snow/ice tires

I always swap between summer and an aggressive all season tire for winter. We don't really get enough snow days to be driving around on dedicated winter tires. I made it thru the 2013 record snowfalls in the legacy on new all seasons.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:05 AM   #9
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I use winters up here, in Snow Country/Siberia. They go on at the end of October, and off usually around April 1st.

This year I have Michelin X-Ice Xi3. They're really good!

Snow is fun, but I'd trade the snow for sunny warm weather any day!
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:27 AM   #10
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Got dedicated snows on my Subi, my Honda, and my truck. Once you have a good set of winter tires in a bad storm you will never go back.

I've tried General Altimax Arctics, Hankook I-Pikes, and Firestone Winterforce. Altimax are the best I've tried. The Firestones are on my truck and they're fine but I think they'd be god awful if you want to keep even a semblance of performance in a performance car.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:50 AM   #11
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Since WRX comes with summer tires, snow tires are not an option here.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:14 AM   #12
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I live in pa and have bridgestone blizzaks for the winter. They work really well. Where in pa do you live.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:36 AM   #13
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Did somebody say Snow/ice tires?

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Old 11-21-2016, 09:26 AM   #14
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I run winter tires. Michelin X-ICE. They're great, I've ran them on a few different cars of the years.
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:59 AM   #15
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I always swap.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:02 AM   #16
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Live in New England, always run dedicated snows and summers, way more fun too!
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:10 AM   #17
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I live in Pittsburgh PA and just put my blizzaks on for the winter... They are very soft with amazing traction in snow and slush conditions. I would love to hear if anyone has a comparison with the Michelin x-ice. I have heard nothing but good things about both tires.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:11 AM   #18
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Even if the Chicago area doesn't get a bit of snow this year, I'll still be swapping my winter set on because of the cold temps.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:27 AM   #19
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Located in NYC and using Altimax Arctic's. It was my first experience with winter tires and definitely came in handy during the blizzard last year (although ground clearance proved to be the biggest issue).

Thinking of waiting till early/mid Dec to mount them.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:45 AM   #20
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Swapped both my wife's Civic Si and my WRX this weekend. It snowed today. Blizzak WS80 on both.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:16 AM   #21
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Even though I don't get much snow, ice and cold weather from Dec - Feb is worth it for me to throw on some cheap General Altimax on steelies for these months. Even on cold nights already, I can feel my summer tires getting hard and losing grip.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:31 PM   #22
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I have never used snow tires on any car I have owned. Always just used a good set of all seasons.

Decided to take my stock summer dunlops out in the snow the other day to see just how bad they are. Needless to say, I am buying some snow tires ASAP. lol
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:36 PM   #23
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13 winters in Chicagoland so far. All Seasons have done just fine for me.
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I live in Chicago and just got a set of Yokohama Advan Sport A/S tires for my 2017 WRX.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:40 PM   #24
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I'm going into my third winter with a dedicated set of winter tires: Firestone Winterforce.

I also have a winter set for my R53 MINI.

It's one of the best investments you can make if you live in the snow belt.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:53 PM   #25
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I'm using Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 performance winter tires. WAY better than All Season tires in the snow and probably way better on cold, dry pavement too. It's amazing how good these performance winter tires work on dry pavement, then kick butt in the snow too!

I'd go with all out snows like the Michelin X-Ice if I lived somewhere where the roads are covered in snow more frequently, but here in CO the roads are dry/clear most of the winter.
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