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Old 10-30-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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My tires are needing replacement. I plan to use the stock BBS for Winter and buy new rims in the summer. What are my options for a good rain/Snow tire?
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Blizzakas (spelling) are great for the winter time its all i run on my winter set ups. But only if u have a summer set up with diff tires bevause the blizzaks wear out really fast in the hot dry weather.

Edit: i run these in s 215/45R17 they are studless and have never once had an issue in my wrx

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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well if your gonna have a dedicated set of winter rims might as well go all out snow tire. Do you want studded or studless?
what's your budget?
I run Hankook I-pikes studded, great directional snow tire.
The General Altimax Arctic is a fairly priced performance snow tire.
The Dunlop WinterSport series are good tires as well.
I've ran all three (ran the WinterSport 4D in Dunlops) and they all perform excellent...
It just depends on budget.

which also makes me curious what others are choosing to run as winter tires in the PNW, Being in Northern Idaho I always run studs. Just extra security on top of AWD.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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Budget really isnt an issue. I just know last year my 2wd went better in the snow than my STI. I was kind of thinking aobut going with a performance snow tire. Prefer studless
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for being you. I will take you to lunch I work off 68th ave in Kent.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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sounds great! want to meet at Taco del Mar on 212th at noon?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
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btw, all the other replies gave you a little bit of info. I gave you PAGES and PAGES of info.

so, I know you're being sarcastic and think I'm being a dick but I'm really just helping you. I took my time and collected a bunch of info and put it all in one place for you.

So think about it....


who is really being more helpful here?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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Budget really isnt an issue. I just know last year my 2wd went better in the snow than my STI. I was kind of thinking aobut going with a performance snow tire. Prefer studless
well everybody hypes up the Blizzak... I can't justify the price tag for how long they last, any dry pavement eats them up.

non-studded I-pikes can be had for around $100 a tire. I'd check Discount tire racks ebay store, see what they have in your size. Last I checked there was a rebate with tire purchase too so...
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:49 PM   #10
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Ipikes are great, had some coopers that were good, also had some BFG. Ipikes were still great traction, and are quieter than the other two
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:54 PM   #11
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I'm using Michelin X-ice 2's and love them, worked great last season.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #12
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Continental DWS. Unless you're going to be on snow every weekend you don't need a dedicated snowflake rated tire, M+S all season will be just fine, cheaper and will last way longer on dry and wet pavement.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #13
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btw, all the other replies gave you a little bit of info. I gave you PAGES and PAGES of info.

so, I know you're being sarcastic and think I'm being a dick but I'm really just helping you. I took my time and collected a bunch of info and put it all in one place for you.

So think about it....


who is really being more helpful here?
your good dude. I did a search but couldnt find any Nwic threads on tires so thats on me. Thanks for your help. Id rather grab a beer or go to Sykart than lunch though. Less gay that way.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #14
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Why don't you do dinner and a movie?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:57 PM   #15
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Just had some BF Goodrich G-Force Super Sport all seasons put on, will let you know how they treat me, reviews are pretty good!
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:02 AM   #16
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Jesus tap dancing Christ, another f)&@&)!)(!! What tire should I.......... thread!

Why?

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:13 AM   #17
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My question is more on when to change over to my winters? I've got motivo's on right now which have done great in the summer and good so far in the rain, should the snows be saved for only snow?
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:28 PM   #18
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:13 PM   #19
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cool, thanks for the link
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:40 PM   #20
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Continental DWS. I've had them on my sti for over 15k miles. Awesome tire in all weather.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #21
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As with many I run DWS's on my Legacy GT and have no problems when it gets deep (11" one day last year to be exact) and being that we don't much in terms of snow that stays on the ground in the Seattle area I find the compromise between them and a dedicated snow tire not an issue. However, if you are really after a dedicated winter tire: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...sp?type=W&VT=C but if an all season would be more applicable: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...I&autoModClar=

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:31 AM   #22
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I have a dedicated winter setup since you cant run summers in snow. Bought the cheapest at the time from discount tire and have been EXTREMELY happy with my General Altimax Arctics.

I feel like I can go anywhere as I drove everywhere and took my parents, g/f and friends to work past 3 winters
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #23
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I have a dedicated winter setup since you cant run summers in snow. Bought the cheapest at the time from discount tire and have been EXTREMELY happy with my General Altimax Arctics.

I feel like I can go anywhere as I drove everywhere and took my parents, g/f and friends to work past 3 winters
I love my generals. Great tires. I also have there all season tires that compare to DWS and love them. Great tire also
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:03 AM   #24
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I love my generals. Great tires. I also have there all season tires that compare to DWS and love them. Great tire also
Yes they are! Fairly inexpensive and outperforms similar tires in its class. They have served me well my past 3 years of ownership in the snow here..

On a side note, hope u enjoy your new car! Havent seen u since the meet at Golden Gardens, lol
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:40 AM   #25
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I have a dedicated winter setup since you cant run summers in snow. Bought the cheapest at the time from discount tire and have been EXTREMELY happy with my General Altimax Arctics.

I feel like I can go anywhere as I drove everywhere and took my parents, g/f and friends to work past 3 winters
+1

I'm running them in 205/50-17 on my OEM LGT wheels. Good in rain, snow and dry conditions.
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