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Old 11-23-2004, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default What's your winter tire choice?

I'm tossed up between the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22, Michelin Alpin PA2, or the Pirelli Winter 210s?

Also, what size would you reccomend for an STi, 225/45 17s or 205/50 17s?
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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i got nokian hakkas studded. 215-55-16. I'll put them on wednesday and hope for snow.
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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im going with 225/45/17 nokian WRs that according to UPS will show up today

check out above in the Tire & Wheel stickies for the thread on various winter tire choices and reviews
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:50 AM   #4
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Blizzak WS50, and Conti Extremecontact for most of winter. Where are you at? Do you see lots of snow? lots of Ice?
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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Had my first taste of driving in the snow today with the Blizzak LM-22's on my STi they are a good fit. They worked mighty fine, but I already miss the hard feel of my Potenza's .
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Old 11-25-2004, 09:04 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Optimus Prime
I'm tossed up between the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22, Michelin Alpin PA2, or the Pirelli Winter 210s?

Also, what size would you reccomend for an STi, 225/45 17s or 205/50 17s?

Check out this thread:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656854

I went with 205/50-17 Dunlop M3's. No real snow yet, but after two weeks I am used to them on dry pavement - definitely softer and mushy turn in compared to the 070s.
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Old 11-25-2004, 07:00 PM   #7
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I'm using Pilot Alpines.They worked well last year.
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:21 PM   #8
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i got nokian hakkas studded. 215-55-16. I'll put them on wednesday and hope for snow.
You got studded tires for driving around Delaware? Your studs will get ground down to nothing if you start driving around on them without snow.

(Former Northern Michigan Driver)
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:33 PM   #9
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I got these tires a couple weeks ago from Discount Tire. I have driven in the snow a handful of times with different results. First time was in the heavy slush and they were'nt that great. ( dont know if any tire is great in the heavy slush?) Next time was in a couple inches of fresh snow and they did well. Third time was on compact snow and ice. I was pissed because I was trying to drift and mess around and they were extremely hard to break loose. I was traveling up the local ski area road and found myself doing 50 to 60 MPH because the tires were just gripping when I was trying to slide around. In the end great tire but fairly expensive at $172 per tire.


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