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Old 06-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Trying to decide on what I want to do. Im getting a set of rally wheels and selling my snows and I was toying with the idea of putting all seasons on them insted of winters. That way I can run them on long trips to save my star specs and I could get a more track oriented tire on the volks like a r888 next time around. But still run the volks most of the year (all seasons for winter and trips and playing in any dirt etc). I would just run winters and deal with increased wear, but if I want to do long trips that is a no.


Leaning toward the eagle f1 asymmetrical allseason.

Anyone have any input or suggestions?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Personally only have ran kuhmo ecsta asx and bridgestone 960as. The kuhmos were pretty average nothing spectacular. I don't feel like they instill much confidence while on the road. In the dry they like to drift and follow road crown badly. As my alignment angles are spot on and my other summers never have this issue.

The 960as I had on my 04 wrx were quite amazing. I trekked them through 6-12 inch heavy snowfall on a drive back home with my mom and she was really impressed with them. As we passed many many 4x4 trucks SUVs and other cars without trouble. Only one truck decided they could pass me and then they sailed off into the ditch. Otherwise they feel very planted in all other conditions and roads and I can't wait to replace my kuhmos with 970s before this winter.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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My boss (work at a tire place so I get good discounts on goodyear stuff) suggested I run the assurance triple treads. I might go that route since they are cheap. I just need to see if they have a stiffer sidewall like the eagle f1 all seasons should.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Those are supposed to be really good in the wet and on wear. Also IIRC really expensive.

See my thread, I'm checking on the Toyo Proxes 4+

Supposed to be really good grip all around and long wearing, good price too. All the reviews I could find highly praise them.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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They are about 100 bucks a tire for me.


While snows are 60-85 a tire.



I would just run snows (better in gravel/dirt/snow) but I wouldn't be able to drive on them long distances in the summer. And will eat through them very fast.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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the Continental Extreme Contact DWS is very good in the snow ...

here's a link to a test we did in the arctic circle very popular all-season tires.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:10 PM   #7
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Michelin coming put with new AS3 tire in July. Tread pattern based on PSS.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #8
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the Continental Extreme Contact DWS is very good in the snow ...

here's a link to a test we did in the arctic circle very popular all-season tires.
i have run a few sets of these tires on my wrx (225/45-17) and my old obs (205/55-16), which i also rallyx'ed some. they do indeed work GREAT in the snow and pretty decent on ice in my experience and aren't too expensive. good on the highway too. i don't have any complaints at all. i run these year round.

i have noticed a few people on the board knock these tires for reasons i still have not experienced or don't fully understand their issues with them. someone accused these of getting flat spots from sitting too long, but i haven't had that personally.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #9
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the Continental Extreme Contact DWS is very good in the snow ...

here's a link to a test we did in the arctic circle very popular all-season tires.

I've heard a lot of good about those on here. Don't know if I can bring myself to buy Continentals though. When I worked at Ford FoMoCo was using Continental Contitracs on a lot of trucks and SUV's and there was a lot of warranty replacement of them going on...

Everything from out of round, taking too much weight to balance to sidewall bubbles on brand new trucks. They just seemed like cheap ****
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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the Continental Extreme Contact DWS is very good in the snow ...

here's a link to a test we did in the arctic circle very popular all-season tires.
I'm running these right now and they are the best all seasons I've had yet. Highly recommended.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:26 PM   #11
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I am also running the DWS on my 2010 STi. These are great tires and i live in CO and they do great in snow
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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I've put 25K on my DWSs and had no problems so far. I'm happy with their snow as well as dry pavement traction.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:44 AM   #13
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Kumho 4X worked very well for me.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:15 AM   #14
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Not sure about where you live, but here in severe winter conditions they close the road and check that you have snow tires labelled with the snowflake symbol (not just M+S).

There are only a few AS tires that actually have that and one of them is the nokian WRG2 (and the new WRG3). These are awesome tires and very comparable to full snow tires yet they can be run all year round and last a long time.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #15
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Kumho 4X worked very well for me.
Same here
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #16
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and I agree, Conti DWS
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #17
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Looking at replacing the stock Yokos on my '12 Impreza 2.0i hatch due to an unrepairable tire (original post here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1&postcount=33)

Seen a lot of talk about the Continentals, and considering that I don't run snow tires (yet), I'm looking for something that will handle good in snow and rain. Daily commute is <10 miles one way, with 25% country roads, 50% interstate, and 25% city streets, but I also do a fair number of long road trips on occasion. So definitely looking for something that isn't real noisy either.

Tire place has a 30 day satisfaction policy, however that obvisously doesn't help when it comes to testing the tires out in the snow. Know a bunch of folks here are running the Continentals, and the tire place said they were popular on the Subies, especially the Extreme Contacts for the WRX's.

Any recommendations if I were to say the decision was down to the Pure Contact vs. the Extreme Contact? Any other advice or thoughts? Thanks in advance...
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #18
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What's a good tire to run autox with? Know any light durable rims? Where to get it?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #19
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What's a good tire to run autox with? Know any light durable rims? Where to get it?
that is the wrong question to ask in this thread. Tons of info in the autoX section of the forum. Your question is so open ended that it's almost impossible to answer properly. Have a read and you should get your answer.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=188
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:24 PM   #20
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that is the wrong question to ask in this thread. Tons of info in the autoX section of the forum. Your question is so open ended that it's almost impossible to answer properly. Have a read and you should get your answer.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=188
Thanks first time using site
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:25 AM   #21
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the Continental Extreme Contact DWS is very good in the snow ...

here's a link to a test we did in the arctic circle very popular all-season tires.
How do these do in the dry when the snow has gone away and you keep them on for the rest of the year as I would probably do?
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:49 PM   #22
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they are well above average but, not the considered one of the top performers and most would prefer better steering response
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