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Old 09-25-2020, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default Video: How to choose a Winter tire

Made a quick video about the differences between snow tires and how they perform better in different conditions.

If you have any questions fee free to ask.

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Old 09-25-2020, 09:43 AM   #2
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Any chance of getting that summarized in a few lines of text?


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Old 09-25-2020, 09:44 AM   #3
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In winter, winter tires are betterer.
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Old 09-25-2020, 09:57 AM   #4
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In winter, winter tires are betterer.
Well . . . yeah.

I'm willing to follow along with anybody's train of thought if I can read it. I suppose that's because I can read it and digest it at my pace, rather than listen to it at somebody else's and hope that something sticks.


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Just go to TireRack and make your winter tire package. No fuss, and they actually work quite well.

Unless in super rural areas, I just run DWS06 on my WRX in stock size and it does perfectly fine all year long through snow.
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I got Blizzaks last time around which worked great in crap weather but were squirmy as hell on dry roads.

Anybody have experience with the "winter performance" category and can comment on how they work in horrible conditions?
I have a long way into work and make it in unless it is insane so I don't want to give up any snow/ice performance just for a little better handling. I can live with less handling for a few months.
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Iíll sumarize since I made the video.

Depends on your drive.

If no hills and mild winters all seasons arenít a terrible option.

If you are worried more about ice than snow get something like a blizzak or Michelin xice

If you are worried about snow and ice get something like a cooper discoverer or similar open treaded snow tire with sipes.

If you are worried about snow or mud or drifts an all terrain isnít a terrible option but one of the above is better.

All terrains and all seasons can be decent on snow but suck on ice.

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Some unsolicited feedback ;-)

Flashcard has "Coope". There is 'r' missing in Cooper!

Summer tires: there are summer tires for dry (mostly track tires) and the other summer tires that are often the best wet tires one could buy.

Sipes do not help with water, large openings (for hydroplaning resistance) and tread compound (for wet traction) help.

Blizzak - generic name of Bridgestone for winter tires. There are LM, WS and others.
LM are performance winter tires.
WS are studles like Michelin Xice you mention.

Still decent video.

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Old 09-27-2020, 07:33 AM   #11
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Thanks, I always appreciate feedback!

Itís meant to be more of a beginner overview for people who donít realize there are differences between tires that are considered ďwinter tiresĒ

Kind of explaining what tread pattern they should be looking for given their conditions and not a ďpick this tireĒ one.
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