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Old 12-18-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Tire Advice For NY Winters, All Season?

My car is on its way to me and I see that it comes with the Dunlop SP Sport 600 summer max performance tires which a NY Subaru dealer says to me "you can use them in the winter" thats why I bought my car from out of state, typical NY know nothing dealer.

Im reading up and trying to decide if I should get the Bridgestone Blizzaks for the winter or an all season performance based tire so I dont have to keep switching tires.

What do you guys in the northeast recommend?

What are you guys running?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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Get the Blizzaks...and a set of winter rims for the Blizzaks and save your Dunlops

I'm running a set of the LM22's on my 05 Forester XT...
and the WS60's on the wifes car...no matter the amount of snow, we go RIGHT Through***********

I'm waiting for it to snow, so I can go play in the snow

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Old 12-18-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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Get the Blizzaks...and a set of winter rims for the Blizzaks and save your Dunlops

I'm running a set of the LM22's on my 05 Forester XT...
and the WS60's on the wifes car...no matter the amount of snow, we go RIGHT Through***********

I'm waiting for it to snow, so I can go play in the snow
Thanks for the advice!
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:40 PM   #4
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Where in New York? In NYC area, I would just get all-seasons with a good snow rating from tirerack.com. Upstate, I would get real snow tires. I have Dunlop 3Ds and love them but they are a performance winter tire, not for serious deep snow

If you decide to get snows, post here for more advice:
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Dunlop SP Sport 600 summer max performance tires which a NY Subaru dealer says to me "you can use them in the winter"
Seriously? That kind of advice gets people killed. I would file a complaint with SOA.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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Where in New York? In NYC area, I would just get all-seasons with a good snow rating from tirerack.com. Upstate, I would get real snow tires. I have Dunlop 3Ds and love them but they are a performance winter tire, not for serious deep snow
Agree that ny location plays a big factor. In nyc, all major roads get plowed by the time the snow stops falling. So, I would recommend the continental dws all seasons if you are looking for only a set of tires all year round. If money isn't an issue, I would say get some inexpensive rims to go with performance winter tires. If you are outside of the city, then a winter-dedicated tire.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:51 PM   #6
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I'm an advocate of getting real snow tires. In any area with substantial snow, most people end up replacing their all-season tires at 3/16ths merely to maintain some semblance of winter performance. I'd much rather run summer tires into the wear bars, and snow tires in the winter- the price penalty isn't as much as you might think. You'll have better performance and safety in both seasons.

You could think of it this way- if snow tires help you avoid one minor winter accident over the course of their 4-6 season lifetime, they've more than paid for themselves.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:58 PM   #7
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I would not worry as long as you get all seasons or winters. In the NYC area the all seasons will be fine, snows better. I stick with all seasons because we just do not get enough snow here. Now if u go upstate for skiing etc, than snows will be better. Do not try the summers you will end up hitting a curb. Just search the threads for idiots curbing their cars on summers.
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