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Old 08-10-2003, 09:56 PM   #1
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Question All Season Tire Choice for STI?

Has anyone run
Pirelli P6 Four Seasons (High Performance All-Season)
VR Speed Rated

I am looking into the purchase of these tires for my STI.
May be running them on ROTA Rims.
Any feedback would be nice.

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Old 08-10-2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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they suck in the snow
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:13 PM   #3
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I am very curious about a good all-season tire to use with the Sti during the winter. I specifically do not want a true snow tire, but would rather have a tire that can work in the snow if necessary.

I use to have Blizzaks on my RS which were fantastic but I do not need them now as I have moved and my current driveway is not a 20% grade like my old one.

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Old 08-10-2003, 11:04 PM   #4
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I ran Pirelli P210 Assemetrico Snowsports (or something like that) on my M Coupe thru two Michigan winters & never had any concerns about traction.

they were an HR-rated snow, not a pure snow/ice tire like a lot of the Blizzaks. unfortunately they're not available any more (likely because their directionality & L/R -ness).

I'd look for an HR-rated snow as they'll be less squishy than a ice-rated tire and won't completely kill the way the car feels.

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Old 08-10-2003, 11:39 PM   #5
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My impressions, I am prolly trading up soon and I'm taking with me my rota SDR's with the sumitomo HTR+'s. I had them through one winter and had no problems at all with them, made it through 6" of snow with very little to no problems.

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Old 08-11-2003, 01:40 AM   #6
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I had Sumi HTR+ on my WRX last winter and they served me well. Watched 2 SUVs in front of me drive off the road in a storm (maybe 6 inches of snow on the road) and I kept going.
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Old 08-11-2003, 02:08 AM   #7
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On the `02 WRX I kept the RE-92's on the entire time I owned the car. I'm not saying they are great, but I got around fine as long as I didn't intentionally induce a skid. I wouldn't recomend buying RE-92's in any way. No doubt any all-season tire that fits would do as long as you're going to keep the speed down the entire time the tires are on the car. The better the tire however the less chance there will be a problem. Since the snow doesn't stay on the highway over a certain amount of time and you're not entering a rally just pick 4 all-seasons from some major manufacturer. Afterall we still have the AWD going for us. It's not like it is FW or RWD.
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Old 08-11-2003, 12:10 PM   #8
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Man, fall must be in the air, huh?

I will again cast my vote for the HTR+.

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Old 08-11-2003, 12:55 PM   #9
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Dunlop SP Winter Sports (either M2 or M3s).........one of the few high performance winter tires recommended by Porsche.....think of these as the winter/snow equivalent of the stock STi tires.

Good performance in snow/slush/dry conditions when temp drops below about 40F (check out reviews at www.tirerack.com). Irregardless of whether you live in the snowbelt you really should swop-out the stock STi tires if the winter temps were you live are frequently below 40F......

Have run 225/40s on 18" rims over the past several years (and it snows here a lot) and they work like a charm.
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Old 08-11-2003, 02:41 PM   #10
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Agreed, I am seriously looking at a set of Dunlop Winter Sports myself. I am also considering the Pirelli Snow Sports too. I figure if I am going to go through the trouble of getting dedicated snow tires and rims I might as well get actual snow tires. Even though we don't get a lot of snow it does get damn cold.
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Old 08-11-2003, 03:23 PM   #11
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Default tires

I plan on ordering the Continental ContiExtremeContact. There have really good ratings for quiet, snow, wet, and performance. Plus they are only $106 each...can't beat that with a wooden stick.
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