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Old 01-06-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default tell me again why you don't need snow tires

Since it looks like we're in for a real winter, and I say this every time I see someone who's convinced they don't need said snow tires, I'm adding to my listing of who I've said this to. Feel free to say, yell or just think it as you go by that spun out Escalade or upside down explorer in the median. (Jamz can make a sign and post it half way down his driveway)


today at lunch. I live 4 miles away from work....they don't salt because of the lake.

minivan with all seasons: zero
snow bank: 1

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Old 01-06-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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I like it. It's just my style.
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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I went out Saturday night.

As soon as I got onto Rte 2 in Arlington, within 1/2 mile, I saw three cars all banged up and stuck in the snow banks on the side.

Funny, my Opel hasn't come close to going off the road once...
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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I told myself at the beginning of winter that I couldn't afford snow tires.

Now, faced with spending a couple hundred bucks on a control arm and an alignment, I'm telling myself I can't afford a control arm and an alignment.

Yes, I've learned my lesson.
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:18 PM   #5
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Im so glad I bought snow tires before this whole chain of snow storms came in.
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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because Subed has the best prices
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:32 PM   #7
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so far, the stockers have done me proud.
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Old 01-06-2003, 03:04 PM   #8
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so far, the stockers have done me proud.
Yeah team RE92 is doing fine for me so far. The only time I got "stuck" was when I tried to go to my apartment places upper lot and there is a fairly steep driveway that had roughly 24" of snow from where the street had been plowed and I got hung up due to not enough clearance, but the WRX backed down fine. Fortunately I was just going there to check on the wife's car. GO TEAM RE92!
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Old 01-06-2003, 06:33 PM   #9
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Some funny videos:
Opps

But I have snow tires... Humm....

Correct

Kind of slow, so might want to do a Right Click-Save Target As
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:51 PM   #10
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Traction is for sissies (Right-click, save as)

jblaine,
40MPH in the number 1 lane, 10 car lengths back, 5 days per winter
Team RE92 Forever
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:34 PM   #11
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On my way home from my adventure I saw a tractor trailer blocking 3 lanes southbound on I89, With a BMW in the median (5 series) A Jeep crapekee in the median dug in. And a camero in the median heading North. I also saw a Subaru on the side of the road infront of a cruiser and behind a 110 ton truck with damage to the front and rear wheels.
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Old 01-07-2003, 09:37 AM   #12
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With 5 inches of umplowed fresh powder on my street, I climbed the mountain that is Webster Ave. without so much as a stray movement.

Yay for Green Diamond Alpins!

Webster Ave: 0
Subaru with snow tires: 1

0Wn3D!

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Old 01-07-2003, 09:40 PM   #13
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Default Re: tell me again why you don't need snow tires

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"Tell me again why you don't need snow tires" (Jamz can make a sign and post it half way down his driveway)

I like that idea.
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:37 PM   #14
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I haven't had any real problems with my Z-Rated Parada's.

A suby with Z-Rated tires isn't bad at all. Just got to be a little careful. Definately want some snow tires & beat-up wheels for next season. Salt and junk is starting to dull my nice Speedline Superturismo's. That and I would really hate to scar them on a curb.
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Old 01-08-2003, 02:19 PM   #15
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Default This is a good story...

So I'm at Exeter yesterday doing the timing belt tensioner fix.
I'm walking around outside, and see a BMW M coupe in the lot.
Go back to Parts, and Brian and Bill proceed to tell me that some rich fellow, a doctor supposedly, traded it in for a Baja.

Why? It didn't go well in the snow.


But wait, there's more!

Hmm. Funny. This BMW has Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
Gee, maybe that explains it.


Christine asked me if they'd give us a super discount on the car.
I better call and ask.

-Chris
Will next year be buying the new, factory-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta 2 tires in 205/50-16. Since I'll be wealthy enough to buy 4-pots in the spring, you see, and I'll have to sell my 15"s with Hakka. 1s. Dream high.
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:25 PM   #16
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I haven't had any real problems with my Z-Rated Parada's.

A suby with Z-Rated tires isn't bad at all. Just got to be a little careful. Definately want some snow tires & beat-up wheels for next season. Salt and junk is starting to dull my nice Speedline Superturismo's. That and I would really hate to scar them on a curb.

you don't drive much do ya?
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:34 PM   #17
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Actually I drive quite a bit. My morning commute is only about 5 minutes but on the weekends I normally drive to the Cape and back a few times.

I learned how to drive in the snow in a Z28 so the Impreza is no problem at all.

Just gotta take it easy and be careful.
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Old 01-08-2003, 09:50 PM   #18
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Originally posted by adam@stonehill.edu (snip) I learned how to drive in the snow in a Z28 so the Impreza is no problem at all. Just gotta take it easy and be careful.
The nice thing about having four studded Hakkapeliitta 1's is that you don't have to take it easy. I doubt there's a better dedicated snow tire made - they give you AWD turning and braking (cost less than my deductible too).
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Old 01-08-2003, 11:49 PM   #19
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That's very true. I still feel good that a Subaru with Z's isn't any worse off than any other car with all seasons.

Winter wheels & tires are defiantely on my list for next winter though. Anyone got some suggestions on tires?
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Old 01-09-2003, 07:41 AM   #20
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Anyone got some suggestions on tires?
Nokian:
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Michellin:
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Old 01-09-2003, 09:24 AM   #21
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That's very true. I still feel good that a Subaru with Z's isn't any worse off than any other car with all seasons.

Winter wheels & tires are defiantely on my list for next winter though. Anyone got some suggestions on tires?
Adam,

My RS has 15" steels with 195 Blizzaks. I previously had studded Hakka 1's, but the studs drastically increased stopping distances on non-ice/snow covered roads. I actually pulled the studs out. And yes..it was real fun

If you mostly drive in non-snow covered roads in the winter and want to keep more handling, the wife's car has Dunlop Graspix in stock size and they are excellent also.

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Old 01-09-2003, 09:48 AM   #22
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Well I don't have to drive on snow covered roads too often. Mass keeps the highways pretty clean and Easton is good about plowing.

My only reason for getting winter tires is that if i'm gonna get wheels for winter-only use I might as well put some winter rubber on em too.

Anyone know where I can pickup some 15" steel wheels for cheap? Tire Racks got em but they're $38 each. Seems kinda steep to me.
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Old 01-09-2003, 09:53 AM   #23
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Well I don't have to drive on snow covered roads too often. Mass keeps the highways pretty clean and Easton is good about plowing.

My only reason for getting winter tires is that if i'm gonna get wheels for winter-only use I might as well put some winter rubber on em too.

Anyone know where I can pickup some 15" steel wheels for cheap? Tire Racks got em but they're $38 each. Seems kinda steep to me.
Adam,

Im going to be selling my 15" steels as soon as I can get my tires swapped onto my other rims. Which will be soon. You can have all 4 for $50 if you want. Lemme know.

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Nate,

Excellent. Just let me know when they're available.

Thanks!!
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Old 01-09-2003, 12:12 PM   #25
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Excellent. Just let me know when they're available.

Thanks!!
No problem. Im going to Team O'Neil on Sunday so I might not have time this weekend. But by next weekend at the latest Im sure.
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