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Old 12-05-2017, 08:50 AM   #1
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Hi all, I'm a newbie here and I purchased a 2018 WRX in November and so far I'm loving this beast! I do have a question for all you veterans out there.

I believe my WRX came with summer tires and with winter fast approaching would these tires hold up well in snow with the AWD? Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:52 AM   #2
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NO way!
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:18 AM   #3
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I believe my WRX came with summer tires and with winter fast approaching would these tires hold up well in snow with the AWD? Thanks in advance!
Yes, it came with summer tires.

No, they will not hold up well.

AWD helps get you moving. However it will not help you stop or turn.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:39 AM   #4
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Check for the for sale section here, hell even craigslist, or buy new. I got mine from tire rack last year before winter and got $100 off.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:32 AM   #5
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Okay, thanks everyone for the replies! I will definitely look into getting some all season or snow tires for sure.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:39 AM   #6
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If you go the all-season route I would suggest the Continental DWS06. Summer tire grip and a lot more comfortable. They're also the best when it comes to cold/snow/ice for an all-season, but of course not anywhere near an actual snow tire.

The best thing you could do is put a dedicated set of winter tires on your stock wheels, then come spring time buy a new set of wheels with summer tires. Preferably the same size wheels so you can use your stock summers with them.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:58 AM   #7
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Okay, sounds like a good plan...thanks!
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:02 AM   #8
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Hi all, I'm a newbie here and I purchased a 2018 WRX in November and so far I'm loving this beast! I do have a question for all you veterans out there.

I believe my WRX came with summer tires and with winter fast approaching would these tires hold up well in snow with the AWD? Thanks in advance!
flat out no. they will have ZERO traction in anything approaching freezing. do NOT drive these in wet + cold below 40f or snow conditions.

DO NOT DO IT.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:47 AM   #9
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flat out no. they will have ZERO traction in anything approaching freezing. do NOT drive these in wet + cold below 40f or snow conditions.

DO NOT DO IT.
That's a little over the top...

Its snowed twice (light snows by our standards) here in Colorado and has regularly been below 40F nightly, and I still have my stock summers on with no issues. I'm not saying you will be safe to drive in a blizzard or anything where snow sticks, but in a light snowstorm drive appropriately you will be ok.

With that being said I am putting on my All-Terrains before any sort of real storm hits.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:34 PM   #10
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That's a little over the top...

Its snowed twice (light snows by our standards) here in Colorado and has regularly been below 40F nightly, and I still have my stock summers on with no issues. I'm not saying you will be safe to drive in a blizzard or anything where snow sticks, but in a light snowstorm drive appropriately you will be ok.

With that being said I am putting on my All-Terrains before any sort of real storm hits.
a little exaggerated but if there is even any snow on the ground you will skid like crazy, they have very very little traction in temps approaching or below freezing. I know as I got my car in january and it snowed the next day, not much maybe less than half an inch so patchy on the roads at best. Almost rear ended a guy because they just could not stop at all. I literally didnt have enough time to get new tires yet heh so it wasnt ignorance on my part.

maybe i should specify cold + wet. then you absolutely have very little traction with them.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:05 PM   #11
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Thanks guys for all the input. I already ordered a complete set of winter tires/rims form Tire Rack so hopefully they will arrive before any significant snow fall.
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If you ordered steelies from TireRack I'll be interested to hear when they actually ship. Ordered a set with mounted/TPMS'd Michelins this morning and am curious how accurate their 1/5 estimate will turn out to be.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:41 PM   #13
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If you ordered steelies from TireRack I'll be interested to hear when they actually ship. Ordered a set with mounted/TPMS'd Michelins this morning and am curious how accurate their 1/5 estimate will turn out to be.
I had ordered a set of steelies that were on back order till 1/10 and I changed them since I couldn't wait till then to have the tires.

I live close to the Indiana warehouse so hopefully I can get them this week.
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a little exaggerated but if there is even any snow on the ground you will skid like crazy, they have very very little traction in temps approaching or below freezing. I know as I got my car in january and it snowed the next day, not much maybe less than half an inch so patchy on the roads at best. Almost rear ended a guy because they just could not stop at all. I literally didnt have enough time to get new tires yet heh so it wasnt ignorance on my part.

maybe i should specify cold + wet. then you absolutely have very little traction with them.
agreed,
I drove in 5 inches of snow over the weekend in jersey, thought because I had AWD I would be good. Had no idea that they sold with summer tires, (purchased 18 wrx in November) and I was sliding all over the place. I slid out taking a turn < 20mph. It was fun but definitely dangerous.

Definitely get winter tires.
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Its snowed twice (light snows by our standards) here in Colorado and has regularly been below 40F nightly, and I still have my stock summers on with no issues. I'm not saying you will be safe to drive in a blizzard or anything where snow sticks, but in a light snowstorm drive appropriately you will be ok.
The guy's from Chicago... he needs proper snow tires!
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driving the stock summer tires in snow is idiotic at best and fatal at worst.

saying (well they worked fine for me) while that may be true wont be true in every situation. You are frankly doing everyone on the road around you a disservice.

they are labeled SUMMER tires for a reason and not purely as a joke.
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agreed,

I drove in 5 inches of snow over the weekend in jersey, thought because I had AWD I would be good. Had no idea that they sold with summer tires, (purchased 18 wrx in November) and I was sliding all over the place. I slid out taking a turn < 20mph. It was fun but definitely dangerous.



Definitely get winter tires.
How do you not know what kind of tires are on your car before you drive in snow lmao.
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:21 PM   #18
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How do you not know what kind of tires are on your car before you drive in snow lmao.
Because most cars come with all seasons. If it wasn't for me obsessively researching this car I wouldn't have thought twice.
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If you ordered steelies from TireRack I'll be interested to hear when they actually ship. Ordered a set with mounted/TPMS'd Michelins this morning and am curious how accurate their 1/5 estimate will turn out to be.
Got my wheels/tires delivered today and Tire Rack did an awesome job! I bought the ATEQ TPMS Quickset from Amazon and now I have my summer tire settings and winter tire settings all saved and I can change them up easily now. I highly recommend it!
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:31 AM   #20
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How do you not know what kind of tires are on your car before you drive in snow lmao.
Typically All Subaru's sell with all seasons, not the wrx sti or brz. I had no idea, my dealer did an awful job letting me know anything at all about the car. The forums really gave me most of my information about the car.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:33 AM   #21
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The BRZ does actually come with all seasons.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:22 PM   #22
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a little exaggerated but if there is even any snow on the ground you will skid like crazy, they have very very little traction in temps approaching or below freezing. I know as I got my car in january and it snowed the next day, not much maybe less than half an inch so patchy on the roads at best. Almost rear ended a guy because they just could not stop at all. I literally didnt have enough time to get new tires yet heh so it wasnt ignorance on my part.

maybe i should specify cold + wet. then you absolutely have very little traction with them.
Agreed with this one, especially OP is in Chicago. WINTER tires a must.

Don't even drive when you have summers, you're just asking for a trouble
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:46 PM   #23
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Everyone complained when the WRX came with all season and not performance tires, think the change came in 09 along with the hp jump. Itís also better to get a snow wheel/ tire combo, steels are more forgiving if youíre playing and hit something.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:38 PM   #24
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Iíll add on. The summer tires are terrible in the snow/ice. I mean, if you drive like you gave sense, you should be ok, but they arent ideal. I was more scared driving in the rain though tbh
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:48 PM   #25
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What town are you in FLIP DOG?
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