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Old 01-23-2004, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default Getting new tires during winter

I've got a 2002 WRX Sedan with stock wheels and the same stock tires that I'm going to change. Thinking either hte Dunlop SP500 Asym or the ContiExtremeContact (looks like the Dunlop are favored here, but I can't go wrong with either). Anyway, I have 2 questions:

1. I live in Pittsburgh where it snows about every week. Is there a problem with breaking in new tires during the winter. If new tires don't handle as well, will they still at least be better than the crap I have now (stock)?

2. Is ordering through tirerack.com pretty reliable. Hmm...I guess that's a dumb question since they're sponsoring this board!

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Old 01-23-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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Old 01-24-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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I've been happy with TireRack.

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me too .... most of the time


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Old 01-24-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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I have ordered 7 snow tire & wheel packages, 1 summer tire & wheel package, and 15 tires from the Tire Rack. Their service has always been top notch.
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Old 01-24-2004, 11:29 PM   #5
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I got the contiextremes from tire rack 2 months ago. Ordered online and I got the tires in 4-5 days. Only thing that sucked was getting charged sales tax since I live in IN.

Tires have been great too btw. It stopped snowing after I got them mounted so no snow test yet.
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:17 AM   #6
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Same as ellisz. I had 215/45/17 but switch to stock 205-16's just for winter use. Selling 215-17's on ebay. We like them for Indy winters were you get a snow here and there. Damn good wet tire.
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Old 01-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #7
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I put Conti Extreme Contacts on the WRX last fall, and with about 8K miles on them now, they are great. Haven't had much deep snow here yet, but they are SO much better on hardpack then the RE92's Makes the car more fun in the slick stuff now. Much better grip.

My wife even noticed how bad the RE92's were. She was saying last week how her 02 Legacy GT wagon didn't seem to have as much grip as her old 95 LS. Sure wish Subaru would put a better tire option on the 05's. Hate to have to swap tires on a new car, but the difference in snow is so great, I don't think I want to drive on RE92's in winter any more.
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Old 01-26-2004, 12:53 PM   #8
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It's horrible how SOA doesnt realize that alot of ppl who buy Subaru - will want to use their cars for the sake of winter driving. The RE 092s are just pathetic - I was slipping more than a Lincoln Town car during a snowstorm. I just bought some continental conti's - so I won't slip if it rains hard or snows a couple of inches, or if theres banana peels on the road...Sorry, just venting on these freakn tires...oh, also give us painted SIDESKIRTS!! Why should a lower-priced RS model get it and not us!!...Ok thats it..I still do love my WRX =)...
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:21 PM   #9
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...oh, also give us painted SIDESKIRTS!! Why should a lower-priced RS model get it and not us!!...Ok thats it..I still do love my WRX =)...

The RS has no skirts at all. What you see is the painted rocker panel (which is what's underneath the skirts on the WRX). If you really like that look, take off your black plastic skirts!!

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Old 01-26-2004, 01:25 PM   #10
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oh, I dint knw tht....ok I'm a little better...but what abt these $%^% tires..
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