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Old 11-08-2019, 08:54 AM   #5
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17 Imp Spurt
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Originally Posted by Angelus911 View Post
Let us know how you like those tires KC, Iíve been wondering how they are
Here's my take so far... only slightly softer than the OEM Yokos that came with the car. The 225/45-18 on the Imp Sport wheels is low profileish, so I will feel them a little better (communicate better) than 17s or 16s.

When the snow falls, I will test them as I've had DWS, DWS06, and (can't remember) in the past 10 years or so on cars for all seasons, and I've also run full on snow tires before also. I've always pondered just running Nokian WRG03/04 because life down here in "tropical" southern new england doesn't really lend itself to full time snows (except in the four or so winters in the past 20 years - I actually had snows for the 2014-2015 winter when we had the cycle of 2 storms every week).

Anyways, Vredelstein have been making snows for about as long, if not longer than Nokian. Vred actually made 3 peak mountain tires years before Nokian, and were the go to tire for winters a while ago... and are huge in europe in snow country... so when I saw they were available on TireRack this year, I kind of was giddy.

I don't think they're going to be as good as dedicated snows, but where I live where we don't get the same amount of snow seen 15-20 miles north (because near water/ocean)... and roads get cleared fairly quickly, I wanted tires that are still good on cold pavement, and occasional snow.

It's the lateral grip I can't wait to see how well they do. The DWS06 and DWS had very little, I had to e-brake to rotate the rear so I could point the wheels straight asap so they'd bite. These look like they may have a bit more bite...

Time will tell. Was hoping for snow today, but it missed us by 3 degrees.

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