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Old 12-30-2003, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default New kicks and.. ES100's or RE92's for snow?

Just got my wheels, 17" silver P1's with Yoko 225/45-ZR17 AVS ES-100's. Just curious - the Yokos seem to have nice tread and I know RE92's suck, but.. Would these Yokos be safer than 18k RE92's going up to Tahoe?

Just curious what you would do. I am thinkin the RE92s.

-Jacob
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:45 PM   #2
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The ES100's are a Summer Only tire and NOT rated for snow AT ALL, despite how good the tread may look.

You'd be much, much, much, safer running even old RE92's in the snow than the ES100's.

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Old 12-30-2003, 10:52 PM   #3
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That's what I thought.. I appreciate the help.

Thanks!

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Old 12-30-2003, 11:00 PM   #4
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no problem

I just want to be sure all Scoobies stay on the road up in Tahoe
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:11 AM   #5
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Hopefully you have some tread life on those RE92's. Bald re92's are about as good as slicks in the snow.
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:42 AM   #6
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read this. everyone has es100s apparently.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=475077
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:55 PM   #7
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Default Ya..

The RE-92's have about 18k miles on them. Honestly though, I would say they have maybe another 10k miles left.. Is that me, or the tires? Sheesh..

Here's a pic - not sure why, but hey.



Looks like at this point I am not going. Sounded fun, but with it being NYE, lotsa snow, first time with the scooby in the snow, etc. Too many points of failure and chances for trouble. I will head up to hit the slopes prolly some time in the new year, armed with RE-92's. I drove a Taurus ~120 miles through 10" of snow in Missouri for my first snow driving experience last XMas, now THAT was fun. With 4 people in the car I didn't know as well (flight got cancelled, they pitched in for a ride). Fun.

Thanks for the advice all.. Don't think I would head up there on summer tires anyway, given all the info on top of the common sense that was already there.

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