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Old 12-19-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Opinion Needed Between Snow Tires and Grabber AT2.

So, I'm feeling indecisive with my tire purchase and am thinking of changing tires....

From this:


To something along these lines:



I'd appreciate any thoughts and opinions!

Here are the conditions I'd plan to use the car: ~40% snow, ~25% dirt, ~35% pavement. The General Grabber AT2 tires would be taller at a 205/75/R15, and my current Continentals are 195/60/R15. Rims are Enkei RC-G4 in a 15" x 7" size.


I should not have any issues with the lower spring perches as I'm making my own coilovers. I should be roughly at stock ride height though.



Should be similar to this when installed:

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Old 12-19-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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No comparison. You can get LT snow tires as well if you want the stiffer sidewall..

The grabbers will be like an all-season in the snow.

Incidentally, there isn't as much clearance clarance as it looks like in the photo. My 225's on a +48 are only a couple mm from rubbing in the rear (edit: actually, they rub without 3mm spacers, forgot about them). The blizzaks in the photo are within a half inch or so, same offset IIRC. Watch your tire section widths.

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up! I may just stick with my Continentals after all.

These look promising, but the reviews don't seem too good.

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