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Old 01-26-2006, 02:23 AM   #1
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Default Pics from Cypress last Saturday

I went up to Cypress Mountain last Saturday and it was quite busy. They were making people park in the far lots and having them walk all they way in. Luckily for us the parking guy saw my kids in the back and radioed ahead so that we could drive all the way in . Here are some pictures I took....







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Old 01-26-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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You were in the snow with the RE070s
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:38 AM   #3
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Were you heading southbound on Knight Tuesday afternoon? I thought I saw an 06 STi a couple of lanes over as I approached Kingsway.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:47 AM   #4
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i'm sure he had some winter rubbers on.. impossible to make it in that condition with summer tires..

nice pics!
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:49 AM   #5
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dude, summer tires -_-
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:55 AM   #6
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Looks like a fun place to drive. I have only about 1 hour of open space parking lot snowdrift madnesss under my belt at the Couquitlam Center parking lot. Drift session cut short because of the attention I was getting and other cars started joining in. Not safe so I did the responsible thing and left .
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:35 AM   #7
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i'm sure he had some winter rubbers on.. impossible to make it in that condition with summer tires..

nice pics!
Yeah, I have Hankook Ice Bear W300s on. That was my first "mod." I'm planning on using the BBS as my winter setup so I'm currently trying to decide on some new wheels (:hint: :hint: if any one wants to suggest anything )

Like I said, it was quite busy up there and I already caught everyone's attention when they radioed all the attendants and they waved me through--so no antics for me. I just parked away from everyone else and let my kids out so they could play in the snow .
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:58 AM   #8
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Yeah, I have Hankook Ice Bear W300s on. That was my first "mod." I'm planning on using the BBS as my winter setup
Picard, been thinking of using these tires as my winter setup also on my WRX but on 16" wheels. I'm wondering what your impression is of them when not driving in snow. Good on wet roads? Dry? Are the sidewalls too soft or do they handle as decently as can be expected from a snow tire?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:51 PM   #9
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i hvee stock 17" with Dunlop DS2 Graphics and i find them great in the mountians when i go boarding real grippy and speed rated to 160km/hr and i have had then there even on dry windy roads and they are pretty good, if they were avialable i would also suggest Dunlop M3's speed rated to 220 km/hr better for dry and high speed.

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Old 01-26-2006, 03:53 PM   #10
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I've only had them for a couple thousand kms and part of that was during the break-in period so I haven't really had a chance to really see what they are capable of. I think part of my experience is me learning how to drive the STI --how much is attributable to the tires, I'm not sure. But this is what I think:

I was on the stock summer tires for a short time and when I did a switch I didn't notice that much of a difference in ride quality. So in terms of stiffness, I'd say it was about the same.

In normal driving, the Hankooks seem to hold up well. I've been at high speeds on the freeway and they felt very stable--no issues there--even in the rain. I worry a little about hydroplaning in the bigger puddles because it doesn't have rain grooves (but that's not what it's designed for anyway).

For grip, again there's plenty there for normal driving. With all the rain we've had I haven't really had a chance to try it's limits in the dry. On wet pavement, for a little extra fun, it can get a little squirrelly going around a 90-degree turn but it's always easy to control and get back on the line. (Is that the STI or the tires )

Some of the reviews aren't as glowing as other tires, and maybe after driving a season on summer tires I'll feel different. But right now I'm happy with the way they perform and I'm not disappointed. The price was right, too, because I didn't want to spend too much.
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:50 PM   #11
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Take a closer look at this pic if u thought he's running the stock tires. See the white stuff that stuck in the thread...

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Old 01-28-2006, 01:04 PM   #12
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I worry a little about hydroplaning in the bigger puddles because it doesn't have rain grooves (but that's not what it's designed for anyway).
I spent some extended quality time in the car last night during the heavy rain storm and I have to change my comments about the Hankooks in the rain. There was a lot of water on the road everywhere. I went through the Schoolhouse area of Lougheed (which floods a lot) and the Mary Hill By-pass WITHOUT feeling any hint of hydroplaning. It felt very stable at all speeds.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:07 PM   #13
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Dudes, in Saskatchewan people drive with summer tires on in all kinds of conditions all year long. It just depends on how you drive, and anticipate stopping much earlier!

Snow tires aren't some magic thing which make you stop on a dime!

Man we're spoiled here in vancouver.
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Nice pictures, your STI really looks at home with all the snow
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