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Old 02-10-2019, 05:12 PM   #7351
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Get her some goodyear UGIWRT, great snows and she wont know the difference between AS, they drive well in the dry. Great in snow conditions, ran 2 sets.
Can second the Goodyear UGIWRT for a good winter tire. Had them on my C63 and was very happy with them.


Great in snow and in the dry. Quite good on ice, but not as good as the Nokians, or X-ices.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:18 PM   #7352
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Yeah, a highly underrated crescent wrench of a snow tire. Ice is its weak point, but not far behind the leaders. Better than blizzaks with 1 winter on each of them though. They wear so much better than the blizzaks do.

If I didnt offroad so much during the winter in the dry also, Id get the UGIWRT LT for my truck. Im afraid of beating the snot out of them though. Havent seen them in person, not sure how different from the P rated XL version im used to.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:33 PM   #7353
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Thanks for the reply, Iíll have to read up on those.

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Get her some goodyear UGIWRT, great snows and she wont know the difference between AS, they drive well in the dry. Great in snow conditions, ran 2 sets.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:21 PM   #7354
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Hello everyone,

So my wife has decided a new wrx is in our future, which isn't a bad thing. I live in NE Ohio, so we get snow, sometimes lots of it. I've been researching snow tires and the Nokian R3 has caught my attention as one of the best, maybe?

My wife wants to buy some good all-seasons and call it a day, maybe a Continental DWS06, as it's a bit of a pita to swap tires twice a year. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any advice.

Steve
I run DWS06 on my WRX in stock size on my winter set which are Prodrive GT1's. I get snowed often but the snow plows do a decent job. Up to 3inches of snow on the ground is no issue on my WRX. Deeper I can still get out, but struggles vs snow tires.

Considering 99% of the winter is drivable for me the all-seasons do just fine and work out better because I have a wider window of when to swap to and from the stock summer tires. Snow tires wear rather quickly when driven in warmer months, I hate the squirm they have.

If I live in the mountains or rural areas where one's kind of left out fending on their own, then snow tires make a lot of sense to get.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:34 AM   #7355
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Try performance winter tires. You may like them better than all seasons in winter.
And summer tires will be much better in dry and wet (and warm) than all seasons.

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:21 AM   #7356
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^^^this. If your conditions allow, theyre a good choice.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:56 AM   #7357
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...And summer tires will be much better in dry and wet (and warm) than all seasons.

Krzyś
But this is a winter tire thread, isn't it? Summer tires will only be better than all season tires at temperatures above about 45*F.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:52 AM   #7358
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Yes it is, and welcome. Yes, summer tires will be better in the dry and wet and warm than all seasons. Read his first sentence, addressing a 2 set approach with performance winters and summers.

This is the winter tire thread, not the argument thread.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:33 PM   #7359
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Looking at a TR winter package for my car.

Sport Edition A8-2 wheels: 17 x 7.5 ET42 and Michelin X-ICE X13 tires: 235/45-17

I'm more concerned about fitment than anything. Can anyone confirm that the wheels will clear the brakes? Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:38 PM   #7360
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Looking at a TR winter package for my car.

Sport Edition A8-2 wheels: 17 x 7.5 ET42 and Michelin X-ICE X13 tires: 235/45-17

I'm more concerned about fitment than anything. Can anyone confirm that the wheels will clear the brakes? Thanks.

they definitely fit your car / clear your brakes with zero issues
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:35 PM   #7361
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Looking at a TR winter package for my car.

Sport Edition A8-2 wheels: 17 x 7.5 ET42 and Michelin X-ICE X13 tires: 235/45-17

I'm more concerned about fitment than anything. Can anyone confirm that the wheels will clear the brakes? Thanks.
As good as XIce are in winter conditions they are not performance tires. If you want to maintain some sportiness look for performance winters tires, unless your main concern is ice.

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PS The new best studless tire is Continental Viking 7. Are they available in your size?
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:18 AM   #7362
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It's been a minute since I've shopped for low profile winter tires. Need to choose some winter tread for my 19 WRX. Western NY here, I can get some deep snow, but I often am driving too and from work in wet/slush/dry roads. I live right on the edge of lake effect country and I have Nokian Hakka r3 on my Outback.
Labor day sales are active, and Costco is going to have their $130 off Michelin sale soon. Any tires I should look at? Probably sticking with stock 18" wheels for now, unless I find some inexpensive 17" wheels that look good.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:04 AM   #7363
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So, the age old recommendation for snow, is a tall, skinny tire, to try and get down through the snow to a surface with better traction.

Most of our cars don't have much clearance, is this still applicable?

I'd think there would be a point where staying up would be more beneficial than trying to get to better traction.

Also, what is the recommendation if ice or packed snow is what you will be driving on most?

Would I wider tire be better in that circumstance, or would it not matter much?
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:26 AM   #7364
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Would there be any problem running a 225/45 18 on the stock 19 WRX wheels? I believe they are 8.5" wide and stock size is 245/40 18. Looking at snow tires a 225/45 is within 1% difference and gives a slightly narrower contact patch with just a tad more sidewall.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:18 PM   #7365
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So, the age old recommendation for snow, is a tall, skinny tire, to try and get down through the snow to a surface with better traction.

Most of our cars don't have much clearance, is this still applicable?

I'd think there would be a point where staying up would be more beneficial than trying to get to better traction.

Also, what is the recommendation if ice or packed snow is what you will be driving on most?

Would I wider tire be better in that circumstance, or would it not matter much?
That is why quite often winter tires are exact the same size the summers are or the same tread width on smaller wheels.

For my two cars it is:
205/50R17 vs 205/55R16
215/50R17 vs 215/55R16

I do not recall seeing any recommendation to go wider than OE in winter.

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Old 09-02-2019, 10:39 PM   #7366
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So, the age old recommendation for snow, is a tall, skinny tire, to try and get down through the snow to a surface with better traction.

Most of our cars don't have much clearance, is this still applicable?
I think nowadays most folks skip the "tall" part and just go for a narrower section width, as in krzyss's examples. I know that's what I do. That way you don't have to worry about throwing off the speedo/odo, etc.

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Also, what is the recommendation if ice or packed snow is what you will be driving on most?

Would I wider tire be better in that circumstance, or would it not matter much?
AFAIK, a narrower tire is recommended for packed snow or ice, too.


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Would there be any problem running a 225/45 18 on the stock 19 WRX wheels? I believe they are 8.5" wide and stock size is 245/40 18. Looking at snow tires a 225/45 is within 1% difference and gives a slightly narrower contact patch with just a tad more sidewall.
If you don't mind them looking a bit "stretched" compared to the stock ones, then no, I don't see any problem with it.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:51 AM   #7367
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Stock size is also very good, you cant go wrong there. Any tweaks in dimensions are unlikely to be noticeable except in appearance. If you were on a rally stage youd notice of course, but not in real world driving.

Adding sidewall and subtracting wheel diameter though, thats a good idea. Helps with rough surfaces and the flex is part of what makes a snow tire a snow tire.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:49 AM   #7368
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If you don't mind them looking a bit "stretched" compared to the stock ones, then no, I don't see any problem with it.

Not a huge fan of the stretched look, but 20mm less shouldn't be that stretched. I went ahead and ordered Vikingcontact 7s in 225 45 18. As they were significantly less expensive in that size for some reason, and are a bit narrower for winter. Specs show an 8.5" wheel is okay for this specific tire too.
Not too many reviews on this tire just yet as it's new to the US, but the review I translated from Russian indicates it's a very good tire.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:56 PM   #7369
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Vikingcontact 7 seems to be a tire to get if one wants studless winter tire in the USA.

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Old 09-03-2019, 06:23 PM   #7370
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Vikingcontact 7 seems to be a tire to get if one wants studless winter tire in the USA.

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That was my thought too. Granted, a performance winter would be a good time for the WRX if I lived somewhere that didn't get as much snow. I'm right on the edge of lake effect snow country, and frequently travel back roads.
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:15 PM   #7371
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So Iíve had almost all the big names snows over the years bliz, ice x, gislavard, hakakpalakatakaboomskakalakaaaas, Dunlop graspics? General arc ice. So I saw Sumitomo makes a snow tire now ice edge, seem nice so I grabbed some dirt cheap on amazon $77 a piece? Anyone running these?
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:52 AM   #7372
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I have a 2020 on order that is suppose to arrive in November. I've been eyeing the Vikings too. I run Blizzaks on my Lexus and love them. But am a big conti fan for all seasons and summer performance. Always had good luck with them.
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:36 PM   #7374
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Velox Apex wheels +40 offset
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Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S

I donít drive a lot in the snow and itís pretty mild here. Need them mostly for the cold ass weather.

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Old 09-29-2019, 09:41 PM   #7375
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I bought new snow tires (Michelin X-Ice Xi3 205/65r15) for my '93 Nissan Maxima last year. Since that car is down and I am going to be converting it to a summer only vehicle (I have 18" rims for my summer tires) I bought a Subaru Outback Sport. The tires are mounted on 15" Fittipaldi rims (like these https://binged.it/2mLE80W ) and I am wondering if I can just bolt them straight on or do I need something different for fitment? I was reading the owner's manual and it said changing the tires from stock size would be bad. . .

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