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Old 07-22-2004, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default winter 04-05, snow tire shortage

I know this is the middle of the summer bit I just wanted to share some information with the group.

I don't know if people are aware but there was a fire in the Bridgestone plant in Japan that produces all of their Blizzak tires. I know lots of people are thinking well, I really do not like their tires anyways so who cares? Well, they produce the vast majority of snows on the market so if they have no product then the rest of the manufacture's have to try and cover the gap.

Time to start thinking about getting an order in for your snows early so you can get them. I have been told that the run of snow tires is complete for most manufacture's
and they might be in shortage of them this year due to the fire.

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Old 07-22-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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Snow tires??? That's what the RE92's are for!!!
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Old 07-22-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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Snow tires??? That's what the RE92's are for!!!
HAHAHA! Anyone who thinks that they have traction on the Blotenzas in the snow has NO idea what traction in the snow and ice is really like.

You're living a lie, man!
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Old 07-22-2004, 01:30 PM   #4
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HAHAHA! Anyone who thinks that they have traction on the Blotenzas in the snow has NO idea what traction in the snow and ice is really like.

You're living a lie, man!
I was kinda kidding there.
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Old 07-22-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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I was kinda kidding there.
Its hard to smell sarcasm in a thread.
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:06 PM   #6
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:58 PM   #7
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Snow tires??? That's what the RE92's are for!!!
Errrr... unless you have an STi, like the original poster.

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Old 07-23-2004, 12:26 PM   #8
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Is this the September fire we are talking about here or did they have another one?

They resumed operations in the damaged part July 8th. I'm doubting this is going to have a huge impact on the supply of their snow tires.

BTW, the RE92s work just fine in the winter if you are sensible. I've driven two bad winters on them without issues.
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:24 PM   #9
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no it's the same fire and all that was really damaged was the mixing area .... plant is fully operational at this time
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I know this is the middle of the summer bit I just wanted to share some information with the group.

I don't know if people are aware but there was a fire in the Bridgestone plant in Japan that produces all of their Blizzak tires. I know lots of people are thinking well, I really do not like their tires anyways so who cares? Well, they produce the vast majority of snows on the market so if they have no product then the rest of the manufacture's have to try and cover the gap.

Time to start thinking about getting an order in for your snows early so you can get them. I have been told that the run of snow tires is complete for most manufacture's
and they might be in shortage of them this year due to the fire.

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