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Old 07-27-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Dave D. View Post
If you are a skier/snowboarder winter tires have unbelievable traction compared to all-seasons.

Came in pretty handy this last winter, too.
I cannot agree more with this comment. The traction and just overall feeling of my Blizzaks in the snow blows my Goodyear Eagle F1 all seasons out of the water (which weren't bad to begin with). If you spend any time at all in the mountains (or on the east side of the state for that matter) in the winter, I would highly recommend snow tires.

Originally Posted by sea-scooby View Post
I run dedicated snow tires in the winter, but I went with a high performance all-season for the rest of the year. A summer only tire is scary under 40 degrees, and we have nights well below that at late as May and as early as October. I wanted to be able to run my "nice" wheels longer than mid-May to mid October. With All-season I can run them March to late November.
This is a pretty good point as well. As stated above, I have all season as my 'summer tires,' mostly because I got new tires for my BBSbefore I ever got snow tires. To lengthen the life of my snow tires, I don't put them on until the day before I head up to the mountains for the first time, which is usually early December. There are times prior to, as well as after ski season, where the temperature can be well below what can be 'safe' for a summer tire.
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