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OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: December 12, 2005 08:30PM
What do you guys think? I'm leaning towards the Dunlop Winter Sport M3

[www.tirerack.com]

I need 225/60/R16

I had something similar to the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 and they were great. I also had something similar to the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50 and those were pretty good too. I like the idea of being soft all the way through. These will go on a set of wheels just for winter. Most of the time they will be used on ice, but snow wont be too uncommon.




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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: December 12, 2005 08:52PM
Those look great for a Subi' to me Franxs!





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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: December 12, 2005 08:57PM
Welcome VP Fx in Exile !



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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: December 12, 2005 09:03PM
How in the heck did you guys connect MAVIC with Franx?

Some days I am so confused!
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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: December 12, 2005 09:06PM
It's his online gaming handle.



Aloha, Ken


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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: December 12, 2005 09:14PM
You guys are good (though it was part of my DM sig for quite some time.) No, no exile here.




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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: December 12, 2005 09:20PM
Just kidding - GREAT to see you !



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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: mikebw
Date: December 13, 2005 02:11AM
I would go for more of a tank tread myself, but that's not always an option, especially on public roads...
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nokian Hakka RSI
Posted by: goosegunner
Date: December 13, 2005 08:46AM
Put these on my Jetta TDI all I can say is awesome!!

Consumer reports just did a test on winter tires. They did not rate them as high as I thought they would be. I bought them last year and they were on the top of the list for a test done in Europe.


I can stop on my snow covered steep driveway and start again. 4X4 Expedition spins hard to start moving again. Any other front wheel drive spins their way and might make it but don't dare try and stop. Backing down is bad, engine wants to lead the way, car will spin around as soon as you touch the brake while backing downhill.

gg
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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: December 13, 2005 09:24AM
Those are the EXACT tires I put on my 2004 Pontiac GTO 3 weeks ago. We've had 3 decent snows since then, 6", 4", and 3" - and the car goes through it like nothing. Amazing! Nearly 400HP in a rear wheel drive car - and I drive through snow better than my front wheel drive cars did.

Money WELL spent. ($600, installed).




Good Luck!
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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: December 13, 2005 09:54AM
Hey Goose ! Good to see you here !



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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: goosegunner
Date: December 13, 2005 02:25PM
Thanks
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Re: OT: Winter Tires
Posted by: Tofer
Date: December 13, 2005 07:51PM
All I can say is that on my tiny Miata, snow tires are THE BEST. Granted, the Miata is weighted 50/50 front/rear, so it inherently handles a bit better in the snow, but the tires give it the grip it needs when necessary. The only problem is snow drifts...the car is too low.

-Tofer
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