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Old 10-15-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
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3rd week into OCT and I have been wondering when is a good time? last week maybe? the highest temp this week is only going to be 57F.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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Im switching over today. There is a possibility of 2-6 inches of snow this weekend, then its going to be 60 sometime next week.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:00 AM   #4
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Im switching over today. There is a possibility of 2-6 inches of snow this weekend, then its going to be 60 sometime next week.

must live upstate? we tend not to see anything until really late or early next year.. but I have a feeling this is going to be a decent winter.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:11 PM   #5
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when it drops below 45 degrees F at night put on the winters. When it hits 70 for the first time put the summers back on. That's my rough guide. It's more about temperature than other stuff unless you live in a place that has really quick season changes (minnesota, montana, etc).
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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when it drops below 45 degrees F at night put on the winters. When it hits 70 for the first time put the summers back on. That's my rough guide. It's more about temperature than other stuff unless you live in a place that has really quick season changes (minnesota, montana, etc).
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Use this approach in Canada too. Daytime high 10C or less and continuing -- switch (usually some time in November, where I live). Daytime high over 10C and continuing -- switch back (usually late March or early April).
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:17 PM   #7
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Supposively some tire treads (like mine RE050a) actually freeze when it gets close to freezing out.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:18 PM   #8
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Yes, many should not even be stored in garages if they'll be subjected to freezing temperatures.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #9
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There should really be a sticky on this. Seems to pop up every year around this time (2nd time this week). Also, the 'when to switch to summer's' should be included.

It is a valid question and people should be smart about switching at a proper time for safety reasons. For the record, I switch mid October, even if it's 70 out since I know New England weather can change by the minute. I switch back end of April/early May when all the salt is off the roads.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:03 PM   #10
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Supposively some tire treads (like mine RE050a) actually freeze when it gets close to freezing out.
i'll beat Scotty to this one. ur on drugs. its rubber. its already solid.

R Comps are to kept away from freezing temps for their longevity. Max performance summers can be run on dry pavement in winter. Its just HIGHLY unadvisable as they have near ZERO traction on ice.

to teh OP, u'll be fine till u see freezing temps at night. when daytime highs struggle to get to the high 50s, then it will be time to switch. As tonight will be the coldest for the next several weeks here, i will stay on my summers and not drive like a tool. I will be fine till November. If u plan to go north, u have to plan on the worst weather there.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:04 PM   #11
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Yes, many should not even be stored in garages if they'll be subjected to freezing temperatures.
Is this true? Never heard that before. I was going to keep my summers in the garage.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:53 PM   #12
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For me, it'll be December. Thats when all the snow AKA fun starts coming here in MD.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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Is this true? Never heard that before. I was going to keep my summers in the garage.
I think I saw a warning on one model that they should not be stored in low temperatures. I wish I remembered which tire it was.

Krzys

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....VAN+Neova+AD07

"Therefore, unlike less highly-tuned tires, Yokohama's care instructions specify that due to its compound characteristics, ADVAN Neova tires must be used and stored at temperatures above -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) to maintain its performance and avoid tire damage."
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:28 AM   #14
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When I was still in NH, I usually put my winters on in mid October. Took them off in early to mid April.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:03 PM   #15
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I think I saw a warning on one model that they should not be stored in low temperatures. I wish I remembered which tire it was.

Krzys

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....VAN+Neova+AD07

"Therefore, unlike less highly-tuned tires, Yokohama's care instructions specify that due to its compound characteristics, ADVAN Neova tires must be used and stored at temperatures above -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) to maintain its performance and avoid tire damage."
any idea if nitto invo's are the same way?
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #16
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In Minnesota, the best time to switch to winter tires is by the 2nd week of October.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:03 PM   #17
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Approximately nowish for Tahoe here.
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...st?query=96162

Mine are mounted and ready, just trying to hold out as long as I can so I dont burn em up.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #18
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yep, next week here in MA. Snow in foxboro tonight. Supposed to be warm next week, put'em on while it's comfortable.

Been a cold year...
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:38 PM   #19
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2 days (Friday and Sunday) with snow falling convinced me to switch.

Krzys, central MA
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:43 AM   #20
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The question that never ends. Why not put them on when it's convenient for you? When you have the time and access to the space to do it? There are literally tons of threads on this, every year. Depends on where you live and where you go. In coastal CT you don't even need snows, they are very much a luxury.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:29 AM   #21
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where I live and where I have to go to work I need snows.

anyways thanks for the helpful posts
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:51 AM   #22
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Snowed but didn't stick yesterday, icy this morn with freezing fog. RE-01R's coming off today, snows going on. It is done.
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where I live and where I have to go to work I need snows.
According to your location you live in Greenwich, coastal CT. Absolutely no "need" for snows in this area, a decent all season will get you everywhere on the well maintained roads. Because of that you can leave your snows off until very late; if you're so inclined wait until it's snowing (and going to accumulate).
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Do that here and you'd be running winter tires 10-11 months a year!

I put on the winter tires when snow gets in the forcast, usually around late Oct/early Nov and take them off in March/April.

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when it drops below 45 degrees F at night put on the winters. When it hits 70 for the first time put the summers back on. That's my rough guide. It's more about temperature than other stuff unless you live in a place that has really quick season changes (minnesota, montana, etc).
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