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Old 12-30-2008, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default hankook rs-2's in the snow?

anybody taken the hankook rs-2's up to the snow?
bad idea?

input please!

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Old 12-30-2008, 05:14 AM   #2
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very bad idea.....those are high performance summer tires...nowhere does that entail winter lol.

then again what do i know .
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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What's your insurance deductible?

PS-- wrong forum, bud.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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1.) Wrong Forum.
2.) DO NOT use the RS-2 in the snow. You will have zero traction.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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i had them and they were bad JUST when the temperature went below 45F.......add moisture and

you WILL crash....sooner rather than later
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:34 PM   #6
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I had some on last year before I got a set of Hankook Icebear's installed.

Closest to a major crash I have ever experienced in my STi.

Was going down a little hill after it had snowed about 3 inches. About 15 MPH. Hit brakes and slide completely through a 4 way intersection. Icebears went on the next day.

Icebears on and the car handles better than the wifes H3 in the snow.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:46 AM   #7
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I have to wonder two things

1) How LITTLE do people asking this question search...or read stickes. The answer to this question comes up at LEAST twice a week.

2) How foolish (dumb) can people be. When you LOOK at a summer tire, it's smooth. Literally, whatever hasn't been cut for the tread pattern is smooth compound. Look at a winter tire. There are sipes all over the damned things. Know why? TRACTION. Something you aren't going to have with SUMMER tires in the WINTER.

Literally, the answer is in the tire name. It doesn't get more common sense than that. But, by all means. Become another statistic, and raise the national insurance rates for our cars. I know I appreciate that.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:56 AM   #8
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do you read the warnings on any kind of summer performance tire that say something to the effect of don't use it in the cold or on snow or ice?
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:09 AM   #9
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Moved from SoCal to Seattle two years ago in rs-2's...it snowed that year in Seattle....I changed the tires as soon as I could into the shop. Absolutely frightening. You're better off walking.
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