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Old 07-19-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Ok to use snow tires in summer?

I had to put my stock wheels on and they've got snow tires on 'em. Is it cool to use 'em in the summer?



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Old 07-19-2004, 12:28 PM   #2
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Sure. They may wear faster and feel squishy though.

My Nokian WRs make a great all season tire.
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:20 PM   #3
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How much faster?
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:32 PM   #4
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It depends what type of tire they are. If they are a true snow tire (Blizzak WS-50) they will probably wear really quick if you use then only on concrete/asphalt.
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:33 PM   #5
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would help if we knew what brand/model they are.
Some compounds aren't supposed to be driven when it's over 40 degrees.
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:39 PM   #6
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They're hankook something or other. I really don't know the model, and I don't see anything resembling it on their web site. They're directional unstudded.


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Old 07-19-2004, 02:00 PM   #7
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dedicated winter tires rarely last more than 10k in warm weather
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Old 07-19-2004, 04:02 PM   #8
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Well, damn.
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Old 07-19-2004, 08:21 PM   #9
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I've been using a dedicated winter tire...lasted more than 2 years. And I drive hard. Very useful if you actually drive on dirt. But otherwise, you won't get as much grip as a summer tire.
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Old 07-19-2004, 08:22 PM   #10
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If you've got them on anyway, be sure to hit some twisty gravel roads.
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:41 AM   #11
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i was using my nokian wrs in the summer, then i got my 18s and a set of st-115s...oooooooh duuuuuude...whatta difference.
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:28 PM   #12
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Have a Nice Day?

I'm still running on my studded Hakka2's!

But I'm about to change to something more summer amenable.
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:04 PM   #13
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Right! Before I took off the WS-50's for the SO-3s I ran along a wet, muddy dirt road with crossing water flows from creeks and dedicated snows were great. This wasn't even a gravel road but a mountain valley path following the contour of the main creek/river. There had been some washout sections from storms and winter melts . Even a little ice.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:40 AM   #14
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the rubber compound is not MADE for high temp situations (aside from regular road contact friction heat)

I would NOT do it.
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