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Old 08-25-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
nightmoves001
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Ok i just bought this WRX about a month or so ago the car came with 17 inch ASA's? and these kumho's http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=Solus+KH16. One of my question's is will these be ok in the snow that we get in the upper peninsula? their is some wear on the tires but over all their in decant condition, The guy i bought the car from said he has some winter tires on the stock rims but the tires on the stocks are shot so i dono if i should buy a pair for the 17's or buy a pair for the stock 16's? I wouldent mind running the 17's all year but i want something with some cush and something that would be good offroad and in the winter any suggestions would be great.

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:20 AM   #2
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We have real winters here and I can tell from the tread design of the tires on your link that they will not cut it in bad conditions. An all season tire is a compromise that does not do nearly as well as a real snow tire. M&S tires are not the real thing, a snow tire has the mountian symbol on it and more aggressive tread for the snow (softer rubber compounds as well) I will be getting a separate set of winters for my car (it has M&S Michelins on it now) and mounting them when the real snow arrives.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:22 AM   #3
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Prob not. Look at the performance ratings.
Light snow:6.5 Deep snow: 5.4 Ice: 5.6 all out of 10. If you want winter tires youll prob want to get a seperate dedicated set. In north jersey we dont get storms like you do but I still have seperate summer and all season sets
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:32 AM   #4
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We have real winters here and I can tell from the tread design of the tires on your link that they will not cut it in bad conditions. An all season tire is a compromise that does not do nearly as well as a real snow tire. M&S tires are not the real thing, a snow tire has the mountian symbol on it and more aggressive tread for the snow (softer rubber compounds as well) I will be getting a separate set of winters for my car (it has M&S Michelins on it now) and mounting them when the real snow arrives.
yeah that's what i was thinking i got glacier grips on my Ford probe "old ride" those tires were great for the icey and snowy winters down hear We get real winter to lol. Im thinking on getting the glacier grips put on the stock rims and keeping the kumho's for summer. I have only went on a few back roads with the kumhos but they seem decant for allround spring, summer, fall seasions, but like you guys said not in a real winter up north.
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