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    Re: Snow tires....


    Done what? We're forecasting less than an inch in southern NH tomorrow. Big whoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Now you’ve done it.....
    I really hope so. I want to go play in the snow with my new sneakers!

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    Re: Snow tires....

    The Dunlop Winter Maxx did great in this storm.

    I drove all night Saturday and had no issues. Complete control of the car at all times at normal speeds in the burbs and 50-60 on the highway.

    Picked them up for under $300. These just might be my snow tire of choice now. They were significantly cheaper then the Nokians.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I drove back from northern maine in the blizzard for 3 hours yesterday, breaking trail much of the way. The Goodyear duratracs did pretty well. Nothing amazing, but I was pretty happy with them for such a big tire (35x12.5)

    I was going through so much snow, I actually had quite a bit of snow inside the truck on the rear lower sill (4 door truck)

    Shit was crazy

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    I went out running around yesterday for a little while. The Tundra is sporting the Falken Wildpeak AT3W. Never needed 4WD, still used it just to exercise it but couple hills I turned it off to try the traction. The AutoLSD kicked in a couple of times when it slipped, but never really slowed her down. I definitely want to get a real LSD installed though, that braking to get the differential to lock is annoying.

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    I'm amazed at how much better the Hakka R3s are compared to all seasons. Having no other frame of reference, the difference is huge. Where it's most noticeable is leaving a parking lot with a snowy uphill driveway and turning right in front of traffic from a stop. No fanfare at all, the car just goes.

    The downside to snow tires is now I'm getting frustrated with people who can't get moving in snowy intersections.

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    Half worn snow tires > brand new all seasons
    That being said modern electronics and assistive technology in combination with awd is pretty insane. The CX5 didn’t skip a beat and I even tried a few times to push it more than it wanted but the electronics take over immediately

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    The downside to snow tires is now I'm getting frustrated with people who can't get moving in snowy intersections.
    Or going 30 in the middle of the interstate when it hasn't even gotten that bad yet.

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    I feel the General Altimax That were on the Elantra for the last 4 years were better than these WS80ís but Iíll really evaluate next storm

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I'm gonna need some new ones for next winter. Thinking I'm gonna get some with some metal bits in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I'm gonna need some new ones for next winter. Thinking I'm gonna get some with some metal bits in them.
    I'd love to see the cost benefit analysis from back in the day that said "get rid of studs, save the roads, cheaper for everyone". Studded snow tires ruled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I'm gonna need some new ones for next winter. Thinking I'm gonna get some with some metal bits in them.
    I would think studs in CT would be complete overkill for most situations.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by 02redhawk View Post
    I'd love to see the cost benefit analysis from back in the day that said "get rid of studs, save the roads, cheaper for everyone". Studded snow tires ruled.
    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    I would think studs in CT would be complete overkill for most situations.
    Interesting. This was a good article from a viewpoint I hadn't even considered...

    Don't Put Studs on Your Tires This Winter | Outside Online

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    Re: Snow tires....

    the value in studs is northern New England gravel roads, studs do zero damage to gravel roads and give traction on those that rubber can't give, I don't care how many sipes you have

    if a significant portion of your driving is those roads, studs are worthwhile

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Interesting. This was a good article from a viewpoint I hadn't even considered...

    Don't Put Studs on Your Tires This Winter | Outside Online
    Interesting about the tempo range for the studs. I would have thought they'd just be good to go on ice.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by 02redhawk View Post
    I'd love to see the cost benefit analysis from back in the day that said "get rid of studs, save the roads, cheaper for everyone". Studded snow tires ruled.
    My brother had a 1965 GTO with studded snows and 300 lbs of weight plates in the trunk. Starting it below freezing was an adventure but it would leave very impressive grooves in the pavement.

    But that was before hydrophilic tread compounds came to the fore.

    We used to performance rally and do ice time trials. There were two class divisions: studded and non-studded. I started with a SAAB 96 with studs. Then bought the first gen Conti Contacts to use on my new Scirocco.

    They were so rare I had to buy two at one shop and two at another (many people just put snows on their drive wheels at the time). And won the next ice event in the non-studded class. As I did not usually win, this got some attention. By the end of that season, everybody had them, or something similar.

    The Nordman 7’s that used to hum at 70 have calmed the fuck down. They hum a little at different speeds, so it appears once they wear a little they’re OK. The R2’s are much quieter, though.

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    The old mazdarati did great in the snow today. First time I've driven a FWD car with snow tires. Really made a big difference in the slushy stuff where there was some pavement contact and some snow contact. They also really helped getting over the berms that plows leave. Not a bad investment for 150$

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Bump!
    Anyone care to offer post 2018/19, pre 2019/20 notes?
    My '16 Tundra 4x4 needs tires and it's got me thinking Hakkas.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I just bought a set of Hakka, studded, the new 'LT3' version. Haven't mounted them yet, hoping to find a cheap set of wheels for them first but so far no luck.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Just ordered a set of blizzak ws80 for the wife's Tourx. Should have them by Monday. Put a set on our old civic last year and was very happy with them.

    Running General Arctics on the truck, and they are pretty good for the money.

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    The Hakka R3s on my AWD MKZ were phenominal. They wore a little more than I expected but I didn't baby them and I left them on a little longer than I should have. We also had long stretches of milder temperatures and my commute to work isn't short which certainly didn't help. I think the wear indicators are averaging 75% remaining with the fronts being a little worse and the rears a little better. I've come to accept that my car coupled with my driving style will consume tires faster than normal.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I’m about to order up a set for the hatch.


    I have a set of steelies and snows for the cx5 too I’m planning on listing f/s as soon as I get off my rear.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Or going 30 in the middle of the interstate when it hasn't even gotten that bad yet.
    ^^^ to all those people... MOOOVE THE FUCK OVER!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    've come to accept that my car coupled with my driving style will consume tires faster than normal.
    That's the spirit!

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