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Old 11-26-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Alrighty. So long story short, I definitely plan on making a ton of snowboarding trips this winter. Mostly out to Mt. Charleston and probably a lot of trips out to Brianhead. I'm currently running S-drives, and I sure as hell don't want to be anywhere near any snow with these things on. Mount Charleston, I've noticed in the past, doesn't exactly get a whole ass ton of snow, nothing more than a couple inches of slush on the roads, and Brianhead, it's been a while, but there's probably a lot of snow up there.
Now my question, would it be in my best interest to get a dedicated snow tires and deal with the horrid performance I'm going to get DDing my car, or will an a/s tire with a decent snow rating be able to get me around where I want to go? I've heard dedicated snow tires are generally not so great to drive around when the roads are clear and its 50-60 degrees out, which is what Las Vegas winters constitute.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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dunlop wintersport 3d's! they dont handle like a snow.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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I dunno, I think I would go for some solid all seasons for that.


No idea what to recommend though, somebody else gets to do that. I see the continental DWS thrown around in here pretty often...?
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:29 PM   #4
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I dunno, I think I would go for some solid all seasons for that.


No idea what to recommend though, somebody else gets to do that. I see the continental DWS thrown around in here pretty often...?
i have them and my wintersports handle better. i posted a review on them.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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Look at V speed rated performance winters, like the Dunlop 3D, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3, etc. Some of the offerings from Pirelli and Continental will also fit the bill. The Hankook Winter i'Cept Evo is also worth consideration.

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #6
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Fellow Las Vegan here:

Advice: don't drive in the snow.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:55 AM   #7
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look into some fusions the make a Hri (h speed ratin)and a Vri(v speed rating) there a entry level performance tire with good snow ratings, i ran the Hri through a foot and a half in my 25rs and never had any problems
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #8
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Look at V speed rated performance winters, like the Dunlop 3D, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3, etc. Some of the offerings from Pirelli and Continental will also fit the bill. The Hankook Winter i'Cept Evo is also worth consideration.
^ This guy knows what he's talking about.

I'd second that vote, and also to bring up the possibility of two other alternatives:

(1) An "All-Weather" tire. Think of these as something in-between the "Performance Winters" and all-seasons. Currently, the Nokian WR/WRG2 would be your best bet, in this particular sub-genre, but they are pricey. Given the mileage you will put on the tires with your wintersports trips, I'm honestly not sure that, if I were in your shoes, I'd go this route.

(2) Getting "decent for winter" all-seasons, but weigh their cost carefully in your decision - and look to replace the tires more frequently. Since much of a tire's fresh-powder capabilities depends simply on tread-depth, if you're able to refresh your set more frequently, you should at least have that concern taken care of.
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