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Old 08-12-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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i need a set of all season tires to use during the winter as my 09 wrx has summer tires. any recomendations? also will 02-03 stock 16's be ok for my car and is it worth buying rims and jsut having a second set?
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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try searching, there's tons of threads on which all-seasons perform the best.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1820300 - this thread was on the first page...
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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Just buy winter tires. All seasons seem better but they're not. You're not going to use the all seasons >50 degrees anyway. You have summers. Winter tires are not that bad dry. Especially when it gets cold. Their compounds are better than all season compounds for even a mild winter. All seasons have to handle extreme heat too, winters don't. There's no point in getting all seasons as part of a seasonal set.

Get a performance winter tire like the Bridgestone LM-25, Dunlop 3D, etc. They'll beat many all seasons dry in the cold and are far far better in the snow/slush.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:21 PM   #4
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my issue is that it hasn't snowed that much around where i live, but the temperature gets pretty cold, thats why i'm not to keen on getting winter tires
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:36 PM   #5
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Temperature alone is enough to buy high performance winter tires.
You do not need snow to appreciate LM-25, Dunlop 3D or Conti TS810.

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Old 08-12-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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driving around after the first icing will make winter tires well worth it. i just spent $300 on a brand new set of bridgestone lm-22s which will last me 2-3 years at least.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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I just bought a set of blizzaks from tire rack for $60 a tire. All season are not that good in winter driving and not good in summer driving but are adequate at both but if you've got good summer you might as well have good winter tires.
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high performance winters like the LM-22/25 are basically all seasons that handle the cold better. They're not exactly steel studded deep snow tires. Just because they say "winter" on the side doesn't mean they are utter crap on a dry road. It's mostly about the temperature. Being a winter tire means you don't have to handle heat and you can pick a compound better suited to the cold.
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he doesnt want to own to sets of rims and tires.
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my issue is that it hasn't snowed that much around where i live, but the temperature gets pretty cold, thats why i'm not to keen on getting winter tires
Winter tires are not the same as snow tires.


Blizzak ws-60's are snow tires, meant for snow and ice. Blizzak LM-22's are winter tires, meant for cold weather use (including lots of cold dry roads).

dunlop wintersport 3d's get excellent reviews for cold dry pavement.



Tirerack lists tires as "studless ice and snow" or "performance winter". You'll be wanting the performance winters.
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