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Old 10-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Questions about my upcoming winter trip. (Tires)

Morning guys.

I am about to book a trip to CO for the girlfriend and myself. I live in Tx, and we don't get snow, so I've never needed snow tires. We will be leaving November 16. What provisions do you think I should take before my trip regarding tires?

At the moment I'm riding on Dunlop SP Sport (RunFlat) with about 2000 miles or so.

Do you think this really requires me to buy winter tires?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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What part of Colorado are you visiting? When are you coming up and for how long?
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Maybe look into renting a car. Might be cheaper than buying any tires you will have no use for after the trip. And yeah, I would at least have some all seasons. If not for snow, just for the cold and possibly wet days.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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I would definitely get some all season tires. That way you can use them when you get back and even in the summer. Snow tires would be overkill as you can get around fine in all seasons in snow. I drove my RS on stock RE092 all season tires 4 winters in Ontario Canada. Just have to be extra careful in the snow, your stopping distances are about 3 times greater in snow.

Your current tires would not fair well at all in snow. I wouldn't risk it on summer tires if there is a chance of snow because you may end up stranded or in the ditch.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Buy a whole new car since you don't tell us where in CO and for how long. It's not even guaranteed to have snow on the ground when you go.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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I dont get this thread.

OP are you renting or driving your own.

If your going to rent inform them where you are going and your plans. Start from there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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I'm going to be in Denver/Boulder "Eldora" the 3rd week of December... if there isn't snow then, I don't know what to say. I'm driving my own '11 STI that has summer tires on, bc I live in south texas I have never needed anything else. I'll be there for one week. Driving from Houston-Boulder, and back.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
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Buy a set of used wheels with all seasons in your local area. When you get back home, sell them.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:04 AM   #9
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If you are into rallyX you can invest in some snow tires and they will serve a dual purpose.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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I second the vote for aftermarket tires with whatever wheels you find that will fit
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Jack ffr1846 View Post
Buy a set of used wheels with all seasons in your local area. When you get back home, sell them.
This ^^^^.

Buy, use for a few weeks, sell for same price you bought them for.

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