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Old 11-27-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Need Snow Tires...Tire Rack is sold out of what I want...WHAT NEXT?

I wanted to get the Dunlop SP Wintersport M3's for my STi...

I go to order them like 2 weeks back, and they were listed for December as a possible in stock date, and I could not order them. So I waited and waited, and called to find out they should be back in at the end of NOV...and now they are listed as Sold out...

Anyone have 4 of these...in a 225/45/17?? I'll buy them from you...

Can anyone recommend a place or another tire with good dry/snow traction>>

Please...I need new tires like yesterday...and puttting 4 new summers is a waste now...

Thanks for the help...
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:10 PM   #2
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How about the wintersport M2's??? I heard there pretty good. This is my 2nd season with the M3's and i could not be happier. I had the blizzak ws-50s for one season and they were pretty good. If you can find the m3's get them. good luck
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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M2's were replaced by the M3's. Contact the local tire shops in your area and see if they have any in stock.
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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I'm getting ready to take off my RE92s once I hit my 1000 mile break-in period. It'll probably be another 2-3 weeks though.

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Old 11-27-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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Some are not the best but could get a season out of them cheap....**not my auctions**

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Old 11-27-2005, 05:27 PM   #6
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I agree with the above, try eBay/
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:24 PM   #7
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How come you switched from Blizzak WS-50 to the Dunlop M3?
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:43 PM   #8
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How come you switched from Blizzak WS-50 to the Dunlop M3?
Perhaps he wanted some dry handling?
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01 PM   #9
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thats weird, i ordered my M3's from tirerack on sunday and i got them on wedsnesday. no one said they were out of stock, sorry to hear
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:37 PM   #10
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Check out the nokian RSI very awesome tire.
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:54 PM   #11
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Blizzak LM22 or LM25.
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:55 PM   #12
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:17 PM   #13
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hankook w404's...$91/tire + free shipping.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...98&rd=17&ar=45
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:52 PM   #14
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:08 PM   #15
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also try tires.com
They had good prices on Hankook's, which are reported to be good handlers at decent prices.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:25 PM   #16
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google the tires. should be a bunch of places that show up. otherwise u can get them off dunlops site
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:30 PM   #17
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I found a bunch of places locally but they want liks $180-$200+ per tire...crappy places.

I contacted Mavis Tire, and their price isn't bad...Shipping charge is like $25 for all 4 since they are in NY.

I wanted the M3's since most people were happy with their dry and snow traction. It's hard to find a tire that's "good" for both conditions. Since this car is only now driven maybe 10miles a day during the week... but I like to go out on weekends for a nice spin, I wanted a little handling ability.

Thanks for the responses...
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:05 AM   #18
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You should look into the Hankook W300's.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...09&rd=17&ar=45
Reviews that I have read say that for a winter tire, it has good wet/dry grip, is good on ice and is reasonable in snow.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=886332

I just ordered them, but I haven't tried them yet.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:06 AM   #19
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I'm trying out the Pirelli Sottosomethingorother 210s which are a 2-season performance winter tire.

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Old 11-30-2005, 12:41 PM   #20
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Well, I bought the last 4 Dunlop Wintersport M3's from Mavis tire yesterday...

I got scared when i was ordering, and the order only let me order 2, cause it said there were 2 left in stock...I was really pissed. Luckily enough, I got the last 4...

Not a bad price though...$142 each and like $24 for shippingvery nice people too. I have to say I prefer them ove rthe standard tire rack customer service. Plus since they are rather local they offer mounting and balancing too...plus cheap shipping charges.

Now these tires better rock, and it better snow (not toooooo much) or else I'm gonna be quite mad.

Again, I'll recommend you check out mavistire.com if you're looking for something...
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:17 PM   #21
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Check out the Falken ZIEX 512's ... I just ordered a set of those with my new rotas. Once they arrive, get installed and I put a few miles on them I'll post a review.
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:22 PM   #22
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Quote:
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thats weird, i ordered my M3's from tirerack on sunday and i got them on wedsnesday. no one said they were out of stock, sorry to hear
Probably different warehouse being shipped out of?

Maybe not. it says 225/45/17 "sold out for season"
I guess I got mine just in time.

What if I need to replace 1, though??
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:36 PM   #23
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I got Firestone Winterforce put on yesterday (by a local company, and a guy I know) they are quite "floaty" in the dry. They are studdable but I won't be doing that. They are also dirt cheap, around $70 each.
They look frickin ferocious! I will post back when I get some snow on the ground.

These are sold under the name "Firestone Winterforce" "Dayton Winterforce" and "Winterforce" I can't recommend them if your in an area that gets very little snow, but if you get snow alot they might be for you.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:36 PM   #24
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Will All-Seasons do?
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:15 AM   #25
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All seasoners will do, however...I honestly think having 2 sets of tires is best. But it depends on the driver.

If you are a spiriited driver in the warmer months, summer performance tires would be preferred. And with a car with plenty of power, better tores would really enhance driving abilities of the car. Then in the winter months switch to winter tires...they will handle better than all seasoners in the snow and really cold weather. If you go for the 2 season or performance winter tires, you'll get similar dry traction as the all seasoners too.

Plus having 2 sets of tires, you get great mileage out of the winter tires, and it saves your more expensive summer tires.

Since you're in South Jersey where it may or may not snow...true snow tires wouldn't be good, but the performance snow tires should work quite well for you.

That's why I went with Dunlop Wintersport M3's. I can be in Southern NJ, or in NY any day of the week, so I'll see many different driving conditions.
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