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View Poll Results: You guys put on your snow tires yet?
Yes 91 50.56%
No 66 36.67%
I have all seasons 23 12.78%
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:37 PM   #176
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Tools without multiple moving parts is fine from HF.
I have a harbor freight breaker bar/socket I keep in my car for swapping. Super cheap, plenty functional for doing wheel changeovers, and I have a nice snap on one in the garage.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:53 PM   #177
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10 minutes is painfully slow. Two friends of mine and I can change 4 tires in 30-32 seconds pretty consistently.
Pff, me and my 13 friends can do it in 2.3 seconds.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #178
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Pff, me and my 13 friends can do it in 2.3 seconds.
I was going to request video of this, and post video of my own, but the only good vids I can find of me are 2-tire changes in a leisurely 18 seconds. We've done 2-tire changes as quickly as 14 seconds before.

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #179
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According to accu-weather report (if it can be believed), the East Coast will not receive any significant snow until Feb. 2014.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #180
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I only have my winter tires back.on because I dont see any reason to buy new tires for my other rims just to drive on them for a couple weeks... and winter tires are fun in the rain haha
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #181
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too early, I'll wait for the average temp to get in the 40's or when I see first sign of snowfall. Kind of a last minute guy.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:54 AM   #182
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I'm in the same boat as 1adz.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #183
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I'm trying the all season route this year, but holding on to a set of steelies just in case I regret it...

Picking up a set of these from TR this Friday

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....yes&tab=Survey
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #184
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I'll throw on my winters after Thanksgiving. I normally wait until December or mid-December to do mine.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:19 PM   #185
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I'm actually excited to throw my winter tires on lol. I just ordered them on Friday mounted on some steel wheels. This will be my first winter with the WRX so I'm thinking of getting some weathertech floor mats and a set of RA mud flaps.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:56 AM   #186
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I'll throw on my winters after Thanksgiving. I normally wait until December or mid-December to do mine.
And you're RWD. No one should have them on before you! ....but apparently people do.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:56 AM   #187
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I wait until its just about the last warm enough day to wash the car(Usually a Saturday), because I like to take my time to clean/wirebrush the brake hubs, torque everything down perfectly, wash the summer wheels and mark them for next years rotation, then put them in the cellar. Last step is to vacuum out the car, clean the whole interior/glass, give it a good thorough washing, check all fluids, put snowbrush in car, then park her in the garage and have a beer.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:33 AM   #188
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I'm just aggravated this thread got bumped already. Winter sucks.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #189
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I'm having a hard time deciding what to do this year. Too many scenarios.

I have a BRZ and an Impreza. Both currently have summer tires and wheels. My winter wheel setup is past the snow safe markers. I could put that setup as is on the BRZ and make it drive able when it's just cold (no snow). And then put snow tires on the stock BRZ wheels for the Impreza.... Or just completely take the BRZ off the road for the winter....

The second issue is that the majority of my driving is done on the highway, 2 days a week, for 120miles (in the impreza). I'd prefer to not do that on a snow tire, so I'm considering the Continental DWS instead. Anyone rocking those?
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #190
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I had DWS's on my Infiniti and they did well. Obviously not as well as a true snow tire but I never got stuck (even after driving out of being plowed in) and never felt it slip or slide (at least unsafely).

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #191
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I had DWS's on my Infiniti and they did well. Obviously not as well as a true snow tire but I never got stuck (even after driving out of being plowed in) and never felt it slip or slide (at least unsafely). -JS
Cool good to know. I'm sure they'll be fine. I drove for years in the snow with crappy all seasons and FWD.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #192
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10 minutes?

You should work on a NASCAR team.
10 minutes includes getting the wheels out of storage.

Also, what are snows? NT01 all the econoboxes!

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Old 10-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #193
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I'm having a hard time deciding what to do this year. Too many scenarios.

I have a BRZ and an Impreza. Both currently have summer tires and wheels. My winter wheel setup is past the snow safe markers. I could put that setup as is on the BRZ and make it drive able when it's just cold (no snow). And then put snow tires on the stock BRZ wheels for the Impreza.... Or just completely take the BRZ off the road for the winter....

The second issue is that the majority of my driving is done on the highway, 2 days a week, for 120miles (in the impreza). I'd prefer to not do that on a snow tire, so I'm considering the Continental DWS instead. Anyone rocking those?
Get General Altimax Artic tires for your BRZ. I have those for my FR-S and drove my FR-S all last winter. No issues whatsoever, had all sorts of traction. The only time I had to be careful, was after "Nemo" and I had to go 35mph on 95S headed towards NJ.

I'm storing my RSTi for the winter, not letting that bad boy touch salt at all!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:31 PM   #194
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Get General Altimax Artic tires for your BRZ. I have those for my FR-S and drove my FR-S all last winter. No issues whatsoever, had all sorts of traction. The only time I had to be careful, was after "Nemo" and I had to go 35mph on 95S headed towards NJ.

I'm storing my RSTi for the winter, not letting that bad boy touch salt at all!
That's kind of how I feel about the BRZ. I won't be driving it in any kind of salt. I'd only take the BRZ out if it was nice and dry. The Impreza is my daily driver.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:55 AM   #195
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Get General Altimax Artic tires for your BRZ. I have those for my FR-S and drove my FR-S all last winter. No issues whatsoever, had all sorts of traction. The only time I had to be careful, was after "Nemo" and I had to go 35mph on 95S headed towards NJ.

I'm storing my RSTi for the winter, not letting that bad boy touch salt at all!
I have the same tires for my STi. They are incredible in the snow.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:42 AM   #196
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I just got an email that Vianor is having their annual sale at the Concord, NH location this weekend. Looks like the sale at the MA store was last weekend. Not cheap tires, but I'm a Nokian whore. It's pretty much the only winter tire I use now.

http://vianor.us/specials-all?utm_so...ord+version%29
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #197
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I just got an email that Vianor is having their annual sale at the Concord, NH location this weekend. Looks like the sale at the MA store was last weekend. Not cheap tires, but I'm a Nokian whore. It's pretty much the only winter tire I use now.

http://vianor.us/specials-all?utm_so...ord+version%29
I have a set of 235/45/R18 Hakka R2s waiting for me at Davies Tires in Portsmouth. I'd be curious to know what the sale pricing is since i think i got a really good deal from Davies (who is a Vianor partner)
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #198
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Not cheap tires, but I'm a Nokian whore. It's pretty much the only winter tire I use now.
Yeah, they aren't cheap. I ran Hakka 7s last year for ice racing, had some fun bedding them in during one of the early storms.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:14 PM   #199
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Will install winters next month
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:21 PM   #200
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Just ordered a nice new set of Dunlop Wintersport 3D from Tire Rack, for all of $99/ea + $47 shipping, minus a $60.00 mail-in rebate. Possibly the best price I've seen in a number of years.

I typically do the changeover the weekend before Thanksgiving.
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