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Old 12-20-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default 2009 WRX - Best Winter Tire Setup ?

2009 WRX265 Sedan (stock = 225-45-17)
I'm trying to decide on a winter tire setup for WRX
Which is the best choice (of the following):
a) BS Blizzak WS-60 in 205-50-17;
b) BS Blizzak WS-60 in 225-45-17;
c) Dunlop WinterSport3D in 205-50-17;
d) Dunlop WinterSport3D in 225-45-17.
Usually have icy roads here, but not more than 3 inches of snow (max).
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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Since you don't get that much snow I would be inclined to go with "d" since they wold perform better in the dry and do very well on ice as well.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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if this is a winter only setup i would go with A... by far the best choice for ice and snow. i put over 40k miles on my blizzak lm-22s and loved them. if you like to drive aggressively on clear roads i'd say go with C. the narrower tread will prevent you from floating in loose snow as much.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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what are you going to do more driving on....clear dry roads or wet snowy slushy ones?
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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I put on the Nokian WR G2 in the stock size. Where are you located?
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:22 PM   #6
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I use:
Dunlop Winter Sport M3 215/45/17

Last year I used:
Dunlop Winter Sport M3 225/45/17 - did very well, but narrower is always better
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