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Old 08-01-2018, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Winter tires for an AWD?

With fall rapidly approaching, do I need to buy winter tires for an AWD car or can I get away with the RE-92's? Anyone know? Jackffr?

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Old 08-01-2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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AWD is a beautiful thing but personally I'd like a little added comfort to know that I would be more in control in snow/ice with winter tires let alone the fact that winter tires have a softer rubber so they're better with cold temps on the road than All-Seasons.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:33 PM   #3
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AWD doesn't help you stop, or change directions.

Which is like, you know, when you're trying to avoid an accident in the snow.

Get snow tires.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:41 PM   #4
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Got trolled, surely I thought this was a bump from 2002.

What is the modern equivalent to the RE92 these days?
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:32 PM   #5
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Got trolled, surely I thought this was a bump from 2002.

What is the modern equivalent to the RE92 these days?

I rocked RE92s for many years (not in the winter) as they were being given away by so many people. Modern equivalent is the Michelin Primacy junk they put on BRZs. Best advice is to stay inside during the winter.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:39 PM   #6
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Fitz, i like taking my chances on race rubber. The cracks toss the snow pretty good.
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:27 PM   #7
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You should change your transmission oil for the winter too. Use engine oil.
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:39 PM   #8
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Sorry. Itís been almost twenty years since I saw one of those posts. Just needed to relive the abuse for a few brief minutes.

Hope all you olí timers are doing well.

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Old 08-04-2018, 01:23 PM   #9
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Can't go wrong with a set of Nokian tires.
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:07 AM   #10
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screw the name brand crap, you get the same exact results if you fill some old all seasons with fix-a-flat and drive a bunch of nails (i use roofing nails) into the tread
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:39 AM   #11
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screw the name brand crap, you get the same exact results if you fill some old all seasons with fix-a-flat and drive a bunch of nails (i use roofing nails) into the tread


I cant even start to imagine how terribad your ride quality is
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:39 AM   #12
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:10 PM   #13
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:17 PM   #14
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A friend of mine pulled down a set of wheels recently from storage. Original 05ish Impreza wheels complete with OEM RE92s.

I told him to sell them as "vintage Subaru wheels and tires" and see if anyone got the joke - because that's exactly what those tires were - a f'in' joke.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:31 PM   #15
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I cant even start to imagine how terribad your ride quality is
Meh, once you get above 50 it evens out.

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Old 08-08-2018, 09:53 AM   #16
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I remember my first set of RE92's.... They didn't last long and sucked in almost all conditions.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:11 PM   #17
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I remember my first set of RE92's.... They didn't last long and sucked in almost all conditions.
I slid into the back of a tractor trailer when running RE92's...lesson learned. Winter tires or GTFO
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:35 PM   #18
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I slid into the back of a tractor trailer when running RE92's...lesson learned. Winter tires or GTFO


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Old 09-05-2018, 08:37 PM   #19
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I remember my first set of RE92's.... They didn't last long and sucked in almost all conditions.
I drove from the dealer to the tire dealer: about 3 miles. Believe the new takeoff RE92ís sold for $100 - for four.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:38 PM   #20
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If I upgrade to a 22mm Kusko rear sway bar will that make my all seasons work better?

Anyone ever heard of Kartboy? Are their products any good?

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Old 10-03-2018, 09:18 AM   #21
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overpriced garbage, really.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:47 AM   #22
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Much better to get chinese knockoff stuff
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:18 PM   #23
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Saw the title, then the username and thought "Fitz must be bored..."

Currently have some Nokians sitting in an online cart. Trying to decide if I'm just swapping tires back next spring or running two sets of wheels again.

Ugh, decisions decisions.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:54 PM   #24
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Stinks like old members in here. Now it smells even worse.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:43 AM   #25
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Eeewww
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