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Old 07-28-2009, 02:05 AM   #26
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All for it, this is LONG overdue.

Gotta love all the western washington retards who run around with studded tires nov. 1- april 1, every year for the maybe 2 slightly snowy days we have. They tear the roads up, and the compromises you make in dry and wet traction to have that little bit more ice traction are ridiculous. People need to understand you don't need studs to have traction in snow. Take a ride with me on a snowy day with my wintersports on.

i agree with this.... i live in spokane and make many many trips to the canadian mountains every year... studded tires are just not worth the cost of the roads... blizzaks and the wintersports are just as good if not better. studs work great and i have no problem when people run them in spokane... in december and january but otherwise... bunch of idiots.

o and the general concensus seems to be 3 sets is optimium... two is ok... and all seasons are only good on west side with no mountain trips

I also must add that awd does not mean **** when it comes to buying a snow tire because all cars have 4 wheel braking
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:12 AM   #27
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I've got a set of Blizzaks this last year and didn't hit any curbs, whereas the previous 2 winters I was running all seasons and lets just say I was having some fun and pushed them to far plus this year I was actually towing other cars up 'impassable' hills and I was still able to have 'fun' in closed parking lots

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As far as studs, horrible idea in this area.
studs also help with the degeneration of our already fine quality roads
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:01 PM   #28
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I was on the fence too, running good quality all-seasons. I came across a good deal for Rotas with decent summer tires and my summer driving has been a lot more fun. When I wear out my current all-seasons, I won't be afraid to get some aggressive winter all-seasons with lots of siping. You'll want wider tires in the summer and narrower ones in the winter - so one set of tires is a real compromise and isn't ideal for much of the year.

Basically, you can live with all-seasons but you'll be happier with two sets. I definately am.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:26 PM   #29
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Summer tires go on April 15, tax day.

Non-studded snow tires go on late November (whatever week Thanksgiving is ).
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:49 PM   #30
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i've been running all seasons on my other car. they are the cheepo costco non directional all seasons that were on the car when i bought it...didnt notice any ice in it when i was driving it (79 280zx)

i dont know how well the subarus tires do in the snow and from the looks of things i dont think i'll get a chance to, they are some sort of chinese rubber thoough, wanli or something like that
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:28 AM   #31
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Nick.... Goodyear F1 all seasons ftw! Roush, wagonmafia dave, mdash and I run them.

I ran them in the snow, rain and they handle great in the dry.

I got a pretty sweet deal and warranty at discount tire bt the super mall.

Yeah that's what they were telling me too.

Thanks for the input everyone! Enjoy the heat!
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:12 PM   #32
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I am a newb to Subaru's (09 WRX) I live in the Portland area and am looking at some strickly winter tires, suggestions?
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:13 PM   #33
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:16 PM   #34
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Round rubber ones ftw!
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:18 PM   #35
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If I wanted a real "winter" tire I would go Blizzak. I don't go to the mountains though so my PDX "winter" tires consist of a fairly wet-biased all-season.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:32 PM   #36
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I dont know why noones said this yet:



SEARCH N00B!
there was a like 6 page thread on nothing but winter tires no more than a month ago.
USE THE SEARCH BAR
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:05 PM   #37
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blizzak for sure
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:16 PM   #38
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I-Pikes

I ran these on my LGT commuting from SEA-Ellensburg twice a week last winter. They rock, and they are cheaper than Blizzaks. I didn't take them off the car and ran them all summer long, stupid but they worked great and didnt wear much.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #39
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I-Pikes

I ran these on my LGT commuting from SEA-Ellensburg twice a week last winter. They rock, and they are cheaper than Blizzaks. I didn't take them off the car and ran them all summer long, stupid but they worked great and didnt wear much.
These >>> ?? http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...ter+iPike+W409

I am going to order these next week !!!
Can't beat the $103.00 price !!
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #40
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:49 PM   #41
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I dont know why noones said this yet:



SEARCH N00B!
there was a like 6 page thread on nothing but winter tires no more than a month ago.
USE THE SEARCH BAR
I remember that thread.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #42
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I remember the many threads.

Dunlop Winter Sport 3D. A bit on the pricey side but my Winter/snow tire of choice.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:09 PM   #43
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In order of preference (price no object):

1) Nokian Hakkapollitta
2) Hankook iPike
3) Michelin Alpin
4) Toyo Observe
5) Blizzaks
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:10 PM   #44
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BLIZZAKS FTW and if you go to the right store you can get an excellent price.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #45
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Nokian Hakkas

How much do they go for nowadays? I need to get bigger rims so I can get bigger brakes.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:11 PM   #46
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blizzaks!!!!! the winter subarus best friend!!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #47
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Toyo Observes>Blizzacks...both are awesome though.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:57 PM   #48
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Toyo Observes>Blizzacks...both are awesome though.

bare rims > any toyo
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:59 PM   #49
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General Altimax Arctic.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:59 PM   #50
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bare rims > any toyo
having had both observes and blizzacks in the past I felt the toyos were better in this case...I can't say anything for summer tires though.
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