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View Poll Results: You guys put on your snow tires yet?
Yes 103 52.55%
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I have all seasons 24 12.24%
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #376
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I was running 34-36 cold on my 4 year old X-Ice2s. The car is an '09 with 129k miles, the snows have about 50k miles on them. I noticed last weekend when putting them on the middle of the tires have worn quicker than the rest. Lots of highway travel. I am running them at 32 cold now but it might be too late.

Keeping my '14 Forester (stock tires) at 32 psi all around. The manual says 30F/29R but then the tire pressure light comes on a lot.

Just be cautious not to over inflate and end up with premature/uneven wear.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #377
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #378
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Supposed to get snow/ice starting today and through the weekend. I should really get on that swap...
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #379
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Supposed to get snow/ice starting today and through the weekend. I should really get on that swap...
Nice warm day to do it too. I have two cars to swap over today.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #380
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got my winter mode on today
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:12 AM   #381
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Finally put mine on yesterday. I should have put air in them last night, because they were ~20 psi today.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #382
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Today I replaced worn WRG2's with new Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2's. We put them on our Odyssey previously, but those were the R2 SUV, designed for heavier vehicles.

Because of changing weather conditions (shocking, I know) in the first ten miles I drove them in snow, slush and wet roads. Very, very impressive so far.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #383
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Went to put my snows on yesterday only to find a nail in one of them.

Will get it plugged today and put them on one night next weekend.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #384
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Today I replaced worn WRG2's with new Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2's. We put them on our Odyssey previously, but those were the R2 SUV, designed for heavier vehicles.

Because of changing weather conditions (shocking, I know) in the first ten miles I drove them in snow, slush and wet roads. Very, very impressive so far.
i love mine! today was the first test in slush/wet and they are flawless. unreal grip, and this is compared to my last setup on Dunlop M3s. well worth the money.

did you have them road force balanced? if so, i'm curious what your numbers were.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #385
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Tried to put mine on Friday. Huge snow tires + slammed car = fitment fail

Grabbing OBS suspension from a buddy so I can put these on.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #386
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Got mine on....just need snow now.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:02 PM   #387
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[Nokian WRG3]

My new winter tires.
What size? Are they symmetrical or asymmetrical?


The asymmetrical looks like the WRG2, the sym version has the "arrowhead" more like the R2.


And for historical reference: WR and RSI.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #388
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Asymmetrical 215/55/16
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #389
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Just Put on a brand new set of Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4Ds today! Im going to pick the car up now.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #390
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season 2 w/ the General Altimax Snow's.. no complaints other than cornering.

i have some hub caps i'm probably going to paint or plasti dip this weekend. why? because 'Merica. they are NOT on the car.. yet
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:50 AM   #391
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season 2 w/ the General Altimax Snow's.. no complaints other than cornering.

i have some hub caps i'm probably going to paint or plasti dip this weekend. why? because 'Merica. they are NOT on the car.. yet
I have these as well and run 40psi to help with the soft sidewall
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #392
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WRG3 update:

I am now getting 33 mpg (8 more than with cheap Chinese knockoffs gt champiro winterpro)

With the miles I drive(2,000-3,000 a month), these tires will pay for themselves in fuel savings within the winter. Amazing really.

So far, I'm extremely impressed with the ride quality, and low temp dry pavement grip and handling.

I will update when it snows/slushes/rains
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:05 PM   #393
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I have these as well and run 40psi to help with the soft sidewall
i have mine @ 33 because i looked at the door panel. i'll have to try 40. i can't even remember what the max psi is from the sidewall. but i'll add some air tomorrow. my car is wobbly on the curves. ROFL.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #394
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i have mine @ 33 because i looked at the door panel. i'll have to try 40. i can't even remember what the max psi is from the sidewall. but i'll add some air tomorrow. my car is wobbly on the curves. ROFL.
I also have general altimax artics. They aren't performance tire by any means, but the snow performance far out weighs the sloppy dry performance.

Just have to accept the fact that its winter and your car isn't set up for ideal handling. It actually makes it more enjoyable come spring when you switch back. Taking that first off ramp at highway speed with the summers back on is a great feeling after a long winter.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #395
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i'm considering detaching my front ASB this winter...
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #396
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Cr ratings of Performance Winter, FWIW.


Winter - must be 2011 oe 2012 because they don't have R2's.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #397
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i'm considering detaching my front ASB this winter...
I disconnected my front swaybar last winter, a proper PITA. Unless I'm missing something there is no way to disconnect it and leave it in the car without it getting in the way, removing it is a lot of very seized/rusty hardware and maneuvering to get it out of the car.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:02 PM   #398
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I disconnected my front swaybar last winter, a proper PITA. Unless I'm missing something there is no way to disconnect it and leave it in the car without it getting in the way, removing it is a lot of very seized/rusty hardware and maneuvering to get it out of the car.
I just have the end links removed on mine. Doesn't get in the way.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:08 PM   #399
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I disconnected my front swaybar last winter, a proper PITA. Unless I'm missing something there is no way to disconnect it and leave it in the car without it getting in the way, removing it is a lot of very seized/rusty hardware and maneuvering to get it out of the car.
Just remove one end link. The other will hold it in place securely.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #400
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Just remove one end link. The other will hold it in place securely.
that was the original plan. basically remove one bolt, test it out.
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