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Old 09-09-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default what decent winter tires are avail for inexpensive for oem's

Looking for some inexpensive tires for my oem 16's for the winter time, doesnt snow here all that much so any hard core snow tire isnt necessary, just a good all season would do me right. Any suggestions ?
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Old 09-09-2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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HTR + or Conti extreme contacts - the HTR's are on special at the tirerack. Reviews have them as very good for about 10K, then they get loud. But for half the price of most other tires, a decent deal. I haven't used them, but I'm sure some folks who have can give you some feedback.
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Old 09-09-2004, 11:22 AM   #3
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Don't know the price but look into Nokian WR's. They are winter biased all-seasons. Great winter tire for not-so-snowy regions.
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:29 PM   #4
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Dunlop SP 5000 has a lot of fans where it doesn't snow much.
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Old 09-09-2004, 07:56 PM   #5
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Cooper Winter Masters are a decent winter tire. I had them last winter, performed great.

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Old 09-09-2004, 07:59 PM   #6
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i think they are round $100 a tire for some Blizzak WS-50's. They are hardcore snow tires but when it does snow you will be able to keep up with all of us when we go driving in it!!!!

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Old 09-10-2004, 06:33 PM   #7
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I have Blizzak ws-50's. You probably wouldn't like them since you're not looking for a hardcore winter tire, but when it snows they are the best. I haven't gotten stuck anywhere (I go to the mountains a lot when it snows) They are also rediculously predictable when you're sliding. The sidewall is really soft so when there isn't snow you're wobbling around when you steer but that's the price I'll pay for some kick ass snow tires.
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:10 AM   #8
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You could try Dunlop Winter Sport M2's. I've heard they're pretty damn good snow tires that don't feel like snows on the dry days. Fairly cheap nowadays too, since the M3's are out.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

Dunlop Graspics are great cheap snow tires, but they're soft like marshmallows. I have a mounted set of DS-1's in 15", and as great as they are in snow, they're WAY too soft in the dry.
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Old 09-12-2004, 09:56 PM   #9
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Semperit Sport Grip is pretty good for mild winters. These are CHEAP, H-rated and solid feeling at 80 MPH, and got me through several 5" to 6" inch snow falls on the back roads.

However, if I had to drive on snow all winter long, instead of ocassionally, I'd get something more agressive. Especially for ice, they aren't much better tahn RE92's on ice.

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Old 09-13-2004, 07:30 PM   #10
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I have Blizzak ws-50's. You probably wouldn't like them since you're not looking for a hardcore winter tire, but when it snows they are the best. I haven't gotten stuck anywhere (I go to the mountains a lot when it snows) They are also rediculously predictable when you're sliding. The sidewall is really soft so when there isn't snow you're wobbling around when you steer but that's the price I'll pay for some kick ass snow tires.
How do they perform overall in the snow though besides being predictable when sliding? How much is braking improved?
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I have had good luck with Nokian, but they hardly qualify as "inexpensive".
Look into Green Diamond. A lot of people have had good experience with them. Only problem is that they usually get sold out quickly.
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How do they perform overall in the snow though besides being predictable when sliding? How much is braking improved?
It's 100% kick ass. They grip so well. I have a real hard time spinning them in second unless I rev it up and drop the clutch but then it just revs back down and grips real quick. They are also really good on ice. I definatly will never buy another brand of winter tire. With this tire though it's really not recomended to heat them up. Basically you shouldn't go beating on them when it's dry. They are also speed rated at 90 mph. They also help braking verry well. I always disconnect my abs when it snows so I don't know about abs activation. But I definatly know they stop well in the snow.
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