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Old 11-27-2002, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Just how bad are Azenis Sport in light snow?

Ok, so my laziness has caught up with me. I have yet to jack my car up and switch back to winter setup, and there's going to be around 1-2" of snow on the ground tomorrow here. I'm running Falkin Azenis Sport (the ones that look like cut slicks essentially) I don't have time to change them until this weekend!! Am I doomed or do you think it will be ok?
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Just how bad are Azenis Sport in light snow?

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I don't have time to change them until this weekend!!
I don't have specific experience with the Azenis, but it still reminds me of a story: Quite a few years ago, I was in exactly the same situation, there were small amounts of snow during the week, and I thought that I didn't have time to change to my winter tires until the weekend. I lost control of the car in a very slight turn at slow speed, spun across the opposite lane, and came to a stand with the front wheels over a moderate incline with small trees on the other side of the road. I was very fortunate that I didn't hit a car coming in the opposite direction, and that the car stopped just a few feet short of tumbling down the incline. It could have been much worse than $300 for a tow truck to get me back on the road.

So if you ask me: You do have time to change the tires! You don't have to be as stupid as I was. Summer tires don't belong on snow.
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:50 PM   #3
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CHANGE YOUR TIRES!!!!!

As mentioned above bad things can happen. These tires are not designed to operate in snow. I would not drive at all in the snow on my Azenis.
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Old 11-27-2002, 03:35 PM   #4
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Azenis + Snow = SUICIDE.
I'm rather stunned you're even considering it.
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Old 11-27-2002, 03:37 PM   #5
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OMG your scaring me. I live in Socal and I'm about to change my tires because I don't have much faith in my falkens for rain + freeway speeds...let alone snow? SNOW?
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Old 11-27-2002, 04:09 PM   #6
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. . . you can't spare 20 minutes to changes 4 wheels/tires?

and i thought i was busy!

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