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Old 04-11-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default Blizzaks on dry pavement?

Has anybody here ran blizzaks on dry pavement? Good chances are the snow is pretty much done for this season. And I ordered new wheels that wont be here till late may early june at the latest. My wagon that I bought only came with blizzaks, so I hope it wont be that bad.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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They have surprisingly good dry traction, but they won't last too long if you run them all summer.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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They have surprisingly good dry traction, but they won't last too long if you run them all summer.
Agreed. The pro's of Blizzak's/studless is you are able to swap when YOU want to, rather than the same time everyone with studs does. For those of us that commute, a large percentage of our drive is on dry pavement. They do alright but DO wear down quicker.

Although... I recall Todd Auto-x'd on a set way back when.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:59 AM   #4
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Yea I think the fact that it's a winter tire and therefore it's a softer rubber makes it wear a lot faster on dry pavement.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:02 AM   #5
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Had my set for the STi for over 6 seasons, that included one season where I was cheap and lazy and ran them for an entire summer then back to back winters. You definitely get what you pay for, those tires were ran to hell and back and never let me down.

So to answer your question they were decent in the summer with minimal road noise, running them in May until June will not hurt them. Of course I would not recommend running them through an entire summer like I did
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:09 AM   #6
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Cool thanks guys that puts my mind at ease. When I placed my order for my wheels I didnt expect the roads to be totally dry so soon so hopefully they wont wear down too much.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:22 AM   #7
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I am still running on my blizzaks right now no problems so I think you'll be okay till your new wheels come in. Btw what wheels did you order?
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:35 AM   #8
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Same question I was about to ask. I am still running them but I think I'm going to switch this weekend
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #9
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I am still running on my blizzaks right now no problems so I think you'll be okay till your new wheels come in. Btw what wheels did you order?
Gram Light 57 DR's in gold. 17x9+35. I got a good deal on a group buy from ravspec. He gave me an additional discount because I currently have a set of wheels on order for my Supra.

Its gonna be an aggressive setup for the wagon but they werent flexible on specs so im gonna have to roll the crap out of my fenders.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #10
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Blizzaks are a poor man's drag radial!
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