Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday December 26, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
New England Subaru Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
View Poll Results: You guys put on your snow tires yet?
Yes 103 52.55%
No 69 35.20%
I have all seasons 24 12.24%
Voters: 196. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #151
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

oh well.... i threw this up on Masstuning and i'm NOT the only one.

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 01:05 AM   #152
XplicitRacingDesign
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 242434
Join Date: Mar 2010
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX STi
Blue/Charcoal Grey 2 tone

Default

Snow tires in early October? Seriously?

I wait until snow is in the forecast. Or at least till its consistently dropping below freezing. Driving on summers in cold weather isn't an issue unless you drive like a dick. I don't care what any of you say, I've done it year after year and have never had even a slight issue. Any of you having problems staying on the road with summer tires in below 40 the problem is your driving, not your tires ;-)
XplicitRacingDesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 01:08 AM   #153
XplicitRacingDesign
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 242434
Join Date: Mar 2010
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX STi
Blue/Charcoal Grey 2 tone

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChesterWRX View Post

different strokes.... the snows are way cheaper to replace than the regular tires... non-issue.

*going off memory... the "summer" tires that come with the Rex's are rated for what? above 50*F?

my main thing / personal pref. is 6 months with each. hell, once the snows and regular tires wear, i'll probably dump the steelies and go with all seasons. assuming I still have the car.

i'm trying to sell it. not the best commuter car IMO. 2.5 hrs a day in x 3 days a week is killing me...
Snows might be cheaper than summers, but snows are made up of a softer compound to deal with cold temps. Running snows in 50+ they are very soft and you are tearing thru them for no reason.

But its your money to waste.
XplicitRacingDesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #154
JazzyJake
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 153476
Join Date: Jul 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Western Mass
Vehicle:
2005 VF39 6spd FXT
Aspen White

Default

Thanksgiving weekend in November is when I swap mine.
JazzyJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #155
BrewCrew
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 316260
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Framingham
Vehicle:
2005 WRX
PSM

Default

I'll be swapping mine in a week or so. I would rather do it a little earlier so I'm not rushing to change them right before snow hits.
BrewCrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #156
sowrxy
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 323050
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Wilbraham, Ma
Vehicle:
09 wrx
SSM

Default

I do mine right after halloween seeing the past years weve gottin snow right after
sowrxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #157
Drowner
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 49297
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Bristol, RI
Vehicle:
14 Focus ST3

Default

We got a ton of snow last year on halloween, but it all melted the next day. I waited until late december to put mine on.
Drowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 11:54 AM   #158
Ultimateone
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 48025
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: By the Ocean, MA
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
ISM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JazzyJake View Post
Thanksgiving weekend in November is when I swap mine.
Probably the same time, or if it gets much colder before that in the mornings
Ultimateone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #159
vision.dynamix
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 139955
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston
Vehicle:
2015 Subaru STI
Black, like my soul.

Default

Ill put mine on during the first snow storm. It takes all of 10 minutes.

Last edited by vision.dynamix; 10-09-2013 at 12:10 PM.
vision.dynamix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #160
Jack
Add Lightness
Moderator
 
Member#: 13699
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Hopkinton, MA
Vehicle:
2007 Lotus Elise
(From General)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vision.dynamix View Post
Ill put mine on during the first snow storm. It takes all of 10 minutes.
I need some instruction on that. Even with air tools and 2 kids who help, I can't do a switchover properly in 10 minutes.

I installed the plow frame adapter on the new Jeep last night. Wiring next.

Snows on wheels in the shed, just waiting to go.

It's not a big deal to throw snows on early. My wife's outback got traded in back in August. It had the snows that I had the dealer put on the car 63,000 miles earlier. She had no other tires. So unless you think 63,000 miles is not enough before wear out....I think they are fine on there now.
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 12:11 PM   #161
vision.dynamix
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 139955
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston
Vehicle:
2015 Subaru STI
Black, like my soul.

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
I need some instruction on that. Even with air tools and 2 kids who help, I can't do a switchover properly in 10 minutes.
Jack up one end of the car, replace wheels, lower car. Repeat on other end of car. Torque lug nuts. Profit.
vision.dynamix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #162
MaSTi
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 41358
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Winchendon, MA
Vehicle:
06 Forester
Silver

Default

I agree it can be done with air tools. However, I tried to swap my summers on after last winter without air tools and just gave up. There was NO hope since some jack hole was over excited to use a gun to put my summer wheels on. Grrrrrrrr.
MaSTi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #163
MaSTi
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 41358
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Winchendon, MA
Vehicle:
06 Forester
Silver

Default

PS I was the azz to use the gun. LOL
MaSTi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #164
vision.dynamix
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 139955
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston
Vehicle:
2015 Subaru STI
Black, like my soul.

Default

I still dont use air tools to swap wheels. I have a 3' long breaker bar and use a standard ratchet wrench to do most of the work.
vision.dynamix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:10 PM   #165
XplicitRacingDesign
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 242434
Join Date: Mar 2010
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX STi
Blue/Charcoal Grey 2 tone

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drowner View Post
We got a ton of snow last year on halloween, but it all melted the next day. I waited until late december to put mine on.
I think that was 2 years ago. And that was pretty much all the snow we got that winter. Figures I bought new snows that year though.
XplicitRacingDesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 12:05 AM   #166
MaSTi
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 41358
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Winchendon, MA
Vehicle:
06 Forester
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vision.dynamix View Post
I still dont use air tools to swap wheels. I have a 3' long breaker bar and use a standard ratchet wrench to do most of the work.
Breaker bar is ideal, but I have no real tools other than wrench/socket the size of a beer bottle and/or OEM lug wrench.
MaSTi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #167
Craig A.
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 122519
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Milford, MA
Vehicle:
2004 Super 16g'd WRX
WRB

Default

Buy some?
Craig A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #168
express_wagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 68346
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Vehicle:
1996 LC
2014 JK

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaSTi View Post
Breaker bar is ideal, but I have no real tools other than wrench/socket the size of a beer bottle and/or OEM lug wrench.
A medium size breaker bar from Harborfreight is all of what, $10? The socket is another $4.

For those that is about to give hell about the low quality tool, mine has lasted 9 years and done swapovers between 5 cars, it has never left me down. I just keep it in the trunk.
express_wagon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #169
Psychoreo
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 79643
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Cromwell
Vehicle:
2015 WRX STI
Terminal black pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by express_wagon View Post

A medium size breaker bar from Harborfreight is all of what, $10? The socket is another $4.

For those that is about to give hell about the low quality tool, mine has lasted 9 years and done swapovers between 5 cars, it has never left me down. I just keep it in the trunk.
Tools without multiple moving parts is fine from HF.
Psychoreo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #170
MaSTi
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 41358
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Winchendon, MA
Vehicle:
06 Forester
Silver

Default

I'm just lazy and hate to do it at home. I just ride up to my friend's and use his garage with lift for ALL my work. LOL
MaSTi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 11:14 AM   #171
Jack
Add Lightness
Moderator
 
Member#: 13699
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Hopkinton, MA
Vehicle:
2007 Lotus Elise
(From General)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vision.dynamix View Post
Jack up one end of the car, replace wheels, lower car. Repeat on other end of car. Torque lug nuts. Profit.
10 minutes?

You should work on a NASCAR team.
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #172
MassBugeye
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 359347
Join Date: Jun 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
PSM

Default

No room to store winter tires Since my tires are almost bald, Im probably gonna get some Continental DWS in a month or so
MassBugeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #173
kfoote
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 39180
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Trying to get :unamused: on TV
Vehicle:
2004 WRB STi
Slash Ten - FBHIC

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
10 minutes?

You should work on a NASCAR team.
10 minutes is painfully slow. Two friends of mine and I can change 4 tires in 30-32 seconds pretty consistently.
kfoote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #174
ChesterWRX
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 328794
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: N. Shore, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
Ice Silver Metal

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
10 minutes?

You should work on a NASCAR team.
IIRC, it took be about 15 min to change mine out. and i keep my wheels in my basement... one at a time. *appropriately marked, DF, DR, PF, PR / rotated upon swap.


one of the cheap ass Subaru lug nuts stipped and wouldn't come off... subsequently stripped the end of the stud as well.

so i have get it fixed either tomorrow or Saturday.
ChesterWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 08:35 PM   #175
Snowphun
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 1800
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Way South Shore MA
Vehicle:
WRX /WRX/Cooper S
awd/awd/fwd

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChesterWRX View Post
one of the cheap ass Subaru lug nuts stipped and wouldn't come off... subsequently stripped the end of the stud as well.

so i have get it fixed either tomorrow or Saturday.
I must have changed 1000+ wheels on my Subarus, never had a nut strip, just one stud snapped. I would guess it was cross threaded when installed. If it was overtorqued by an air gun it would snap the stud before stripping.
Snowphun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.