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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 10-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #201
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Just ordered a nice new set of Dunlop Wintersport 3D from Tire Rack, for all of $99/ea minus a $60.00 mail-in rebate. Probably the best price I've seen in a number of years.
Probably because they've been replaced.
Still a good deal, though.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:25 PM   #202
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They come out with a new tire design every 2 years, I think.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:58 PM   #203
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I've had my 3Ds for longer than 2 years.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:42 AM   #204
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Winters coming soon!

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Old 10-16-2013, 06:43 AM   #205
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I've had my 3Ds for longer than 2 years.
My comment about the 2 year gap was meant to be facetious. I think they transitioned from the Wintersport M3 to the 3D around 2006. The M3 was an excellent tire.

In either case, I have no problem whatsoever running a closeout or discontinued snow tire. Whatever the advantages are of the 4D, to me it's not worth the additional premium.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #206
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The 4d's are only available in limited sizes currently. Time is the 4th D so those new tires allow you to time travel.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #207
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My comment about the 2 year gap was meant to be facetious. I think they transitioned from the Wintersport M3 to the 3D around 2006. The M3 was an excellent tire.

In either case, I have no problem whatsoever running a closeout or discontinued snow tire. Whatever the advantages are of the 4D, to me it's not worth the additional premium.
I think this is a good point. Most snow tires available in the last few years have been, and will continue to be totally adequate.

This isn't a summer tire where we're trying to shave tenths off autocross runs or laptimes, so having the latest, in my opinion, isn't as important as just having a good winter with deep tread.

I'm perfectly happy with my Arctics. Likely when these wear out I'll try something new, but I won't be holding out for the 'next big thing' as I was happy with my iPikes from 5 or 6 years ago.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #208
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Putting mine on this Thursday!
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #209
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I would be putting mine on if one of the dang wheels were not bent.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #210
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I've got the snows for my Tacoma all ready to go once the season starts. I'm trying out the Hankook I-Pike RW11s. I still need to finish up fixing/painting my ASAs for the STi. Even though it won't see winter, I don't want it to sit on the summer tires in the garage all winter.

Plus, the OEM 2008+ Dunlops are stupid noisy. I long for my old ContiExtremeContacts on my 17" BBS wheels.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #211
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Just got some Hankook Ice Bears. Can't wait till snow comes so I can see how good this preforms. This winter will be my first AWD Car! (And I'm betting it will preform better then my old 350z with the Ice Bears!)
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:34 AM   #212
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Just got some Hankook Ice Bears. Can't wait till snow comes so I can see how good this preforms. This winter will be my first AWD Car! (And I'm betting it will preform better then my old 350z with the Ice Bears!)
Was that you up at Drum Hill on Monday night?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #213
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Was that you up at Drum Hill on Monday night?
Yup, with the 2013 Plasma Blue. That was me.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:17 AM   #214
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These cold mornings aren't cool, cant we have 40 degree morning until Thanksgiving
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:22 AM   #215
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These cold mornings aren't cool, cant we have 40 degree morning until Thanksgiving
Seriously the cold mornings and nights makes me want to put my winters on early...
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #216
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These cold mornings aren't cool, cant we have 40 degree morning until Thanksgiving
LOL I put mine on two nights ago. We had BELOW freezing 2 nights in a row here. Frost over the windshield yesterday. Now I await the snow!!!
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #217
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two weeks ago I was insane though.

yeah, no desire to be "needing" to put them on. this IS New England and all.

ETA: my commute 2 - 3 days a week was more than enough of a motivator as well.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #218
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ordered up Hakka R2s for 11/2
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #219
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ordered up Hakka R2s for 11/2
Who do you order Hakka's through? They're my favorite tire but they are $$$.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:56 AM   #220
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Not in MA but the flurries started this week, Washington has enough snow a couple observers made turns yesterday. With the 32 morning looks like I need to get the winters on sooner than later.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #221
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Who do you order Hakka's through? They're my favorite tire but they are $$$.
I got mine (235/45/r18 R2s) through davies tire in portsmouth nh. Best price and availability I could find.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:49 AM   #222
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Not yet, I need winter wheels+tires or new summer wheels too. Just got back to a subie
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #223
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I put mine on two years ago.... Not even kidding
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #224
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Anyone else feel like a set of winter tires will last around ten years? I've had mine four winters and they still look brand new with minimal tread wear. As long as the rubber doesn't rot/dry out and start cracking.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #225
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Just put me Hakka R2's on yesterday. Car feels soooo sloppy now. Eh, trade offs....
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