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Old 11-25-2013, 08:26 AM   #326
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They were cheap and are great in the snow. What is with all your douchey posts?
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:21 AM   #327
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They were cheap and are great in the snow. What is with all your douchey posts?
What's with you being stupid?
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #328
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Lol 15" non-steel wheels, that's cute.
What's wrong with 15" non-steel wheels? The wheels and tires are more affordable. The extra sidewall height adds extra protection from the potholes that form in the winter.

I see no problem with this arrangement.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #329
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15" alloys were factory equipment on many Subarus, so I don't get the joke.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #330
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Meh, I like my cheap set of 15" alloy's from a 98 legacy GT just fine. Perfect for winter. Of course, I'm a guy who cares more about function than vanity. And this also isn't some rally/track WRX, it's a daily driver =0

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic, it's all I've taken so far of the winter set.

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #331
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The stock tires blow. Fine accelerating and coasting in the snow, but once you try to stop, they slide all over.

Can't wait to try out the new Conti snows.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #332
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The stock tires blow. Fine accelerating and coasting in the snow, but once you try to stop, they slide all over.

Can't wait to try out the new Conti snows.
Disagree about the accelerating in snow unless you drive like a granny. With the stock tires I could spin the tires in place on light snow and move less than 1mph with tc on.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #333
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I only had the stock tires through a mild snow blast. 4-ish inches. I tested it on a section of road that included downhill slopes and uphill climbs. Never slid moving, only stopping.

* shrugs *
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #334
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Meh, I like my cheap set of 15" alloy's from a 98 legacy GT just fine. Perfect for winter. Of course, I'm a guy who cares more about function than vanity. And this also isn't some rally/track WRX, it's a daily driver =0

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic, it's all I've taken so far of the winter set.

Nice! I'm running the same wheels with 195mm X-Ice2s.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:24 PM   #335
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Disagree about the accelerating in snow unless you drive like a granny. With the stock tires I could spin the tires in place on light snow and move less than 1mph with tc on.
You never addressed why running 15 inch wheels was "stupid"
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:42 PM   #336
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why so expensive whhyyy
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #337
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why so expensive whhyyy
What are you referring to?
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:13 PM   #338
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assuming winter tire prices?

got some white out conditions saturday, hoping for more white stuff this week would prefer it to any rain from the currently approaching storm.

oh well, put on the winters beginning of last week as well as my normal winterizing stuff aka common sense stuff.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #339
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I picked up 4 good condition 215/45 Continental Contiwinter's over the summer for $120. Yay for seasonal deals. lol Running them on my FRS/BRZ wheels.

Probably selling them as a package in the spring.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #340
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #341
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I wasn't posting them to sell.

We were on the topic of pricing of snow tires.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #342
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I wasn't posting them to sell.

We were on the topic of pricing of snow tires.

sorry, i meant my post, i posted something meant for the main impreza thread.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #343
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haha Gotya

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:25 AM   #344
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I just grabbed some hankook i cept evos for winter... putting them on tomorrow, has anyone driven this tire? i would love to just go with blizzaks, since i live in colo and am up in the mountains a lot... but mainly daily driving on not snow (but low temps) lead me to the hankooks.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #345
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I've swapped out my General Altimax tires I've used the past 2 seasons and got the Dunlop Wintersport 4D this year - a performance winter tire. Remains to be seen how they perform in the snow, but they truly excel in 90% of the weather we see here: rain, or cold, dry days
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #346
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I just drove through the snow storm we had last night to pick up my daughter from the bus station at 1:00 AM. Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 tires mounted on old 16" WRX wheels.

Impreza did great, but I knew it would after testing it in the Adirondacks last winter. We passed many cars that had slid off the road.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #347
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I just drove through the snow storm we had last night to pick up my daughter from the bus station at 1:00 AM. Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 tires mounted on old 16" WRX wheels.

Impreza did great, but I knew it would after testing it in the Adirondacks last winter. We passed many cars that had slid off the road.
You should have got that tow hook that djim has and pulled them out! ;-)

Unfortunately we didn't get any snow, just cold rain, so I haven't had a chance to have any fun in the snow... :-(
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #348
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You should have got that tow hook that djim has and pulled them out! ;-)
LOL. No.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #349
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did donuts in work parking lot yesterday am, for some reason all my co workers came in late yesterday. Not looking forward to rain, then slush, then snow tonight mainly cause of a lovely conversation from the late co workers.

worker 1 says: i hate all those ppl with 4x4
I say: well if I have awd and snow tires I don't want to be driving 20mph or less because
you were too cheap to buy snow tires.

Bottom line: we agreed to disagree, there are two types of ppl in the world those too cheap to spend 400 bucks for snow tires and end up in a ditch with a deductible to pay and those not stupid enough to put their families lives at risk over something so simple.

Which one are you?

ciaccmo:
In regards to the hankook I hope they work well for you had a bad experience with the ipike or winter pike or whatever they called that tire so swore off hankook tires all together.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #350
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Which one are you?
I agree with you, and in the end, I don't think snow tires are as expensive as they seem initially:
  • When your snow tires are installed, you're not wearing out your summer tires, so they last longer.
  • You protect your summer wheels from road salt, dirt, pothole damage, etc.
  • When you sell the car, you can sell the winter wheels/tires on Craigslist and get much of your initial investment back.
  • You can buy your winter wheels/tires used on Craigslist for a good price, which makes the initial investment not so terrible. I bought my used Blizzaks (with 4k miles on them) on used WRX wheels for $280.
  • The value of your safety (and the safety of your passengers, as well as those around you) can't be overestimated.

So you see, the initial investment might seem steep, but in the end it really isn't very expensive if you look at the big picture.
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