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    Another vote for the general artic maxes. I copped Sav’s set for my wife’s ev car and it’s cheating.

    This makes car number 3 with them.

    Def interested in finding the new version for my GLI for next year after this blizzaks are smoked.


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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    I have used them on 2 different cars for 8 years and were very good imop.
    Do you have the newer pattern ones?
    Posted this before, but Continental owns General and a Swedish company named Gislavid.

    When Gislavid comes out with a new tire in their NordFrost line, the old molds become the General Altimax Arctic series. So you can look for reviews of the NordFrost 3 and that was the same tire as the Altimax Arctic, and the new Arctic was the next gen.

    Nokian does the same thing with their NordMan line. The older gen tires are usually good in snow, not as good as the latest gen in ice, slush, noise, or rolling resistance. If you don't drive a ton they are a good value. We found the Altimax Arctic to be equivalent to the Blizzak WS80.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    I'm a little meh on the latest altimax' s compared to the previous. They are quieter, but I think the older ones were grippier in snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    I'm a little meh on the latest altimax' s compared to the previous. They are quieter, but I think the older ones were grippier in snow.
    I sort of noticed the same thing. i thought it was just me or i didnt remember well enough. still superior tire in the snow.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggeywackyo View Post
    MaCl is salt and corrodes metal as well, FYI.

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    I would never do such a thing in my wife's NX.......
    Yup, but doesn't seem as bad out there. I think their methods differ.

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    They've been doing it for a while, but this year it seems Rhode Island has really stepped up their use of "Pickle Juice" on the roads prior to storms. In the 24 hours prior to the past few storms I've noticed application trucks out & the roads coated with the pickle juice stains (particularly on bridges / overpasses, HEAVY application).

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    And of course i woudl drill a pothole and blow out on of my snows... annoyingly these were on their last leg, but there is no way in shit that im going to buy new ones as i need to buy a brand new set of all seasons in this spring anyway. plan is to slap one of the old A/s take offs back on and run it in the rear. luckly my commute is only a few miles so i shouldn't die.

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    I'd run it in the front. It's better to set the car up to understeer than to oversteer.

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    I would think snows on the front would tend to oversteer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    I'd run it in the front. It's better to set the car up to understeer than to oversteer.
    I hear ya, but fuck that shit, we have hills in this area. i need to get up a 3 of them to get to my driveway.

    when i was younger and broker, i had just snows and bad all-season on the rear. it was entertaining. as long as you were aware of it and took your time when it was slick on corners car was fine.


    Now would i let my wife drive that setup it with our son it, absolutely fucking not.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    also known as how to have fun in a fwd car

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    I would think snows on the front would tend to oversteer.
    That is correct

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    also known as how to have fun in a fwd car
    I think I catch your drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    salt and sand is the problem. In Sweden they require snow tires, and they do not salt/sand. You drive on beautiful white roads and your car doesn't decay.
    was not that long ago here, I remember growing up in Northern Vermont, we'd walk up the hill to our neighbors a mile and a 1000 feet vertical, and return on our Flexible Flyers only to walk up the hill again. And back then, the best winter tire was one that had a BF Goodrich XTC tread. Our school bus had a sander box in front of the rear wheels, in case a little extra traction was needed

    then people from NY started moving th VT, most notably this socialist hippy named Sanders, and soon salt & sand were applied and I moved to NH to find roads that were white in winter due to over application of salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I remember growing up in Northern Vermont, we'd walk up the hill to our neighbors a mile and a 1000 feet vertical, and return on our Flexible Flyers only to walk up the hill again.
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    “Moved to New Hampshire on account of the salt”

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    “Moved to New Hampshire on account of the salt”
    I washed my truck yesterday, couldn't tell if it was gray or white, turned out, it's black

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    Average annual salt loading, ton/mile.

    Rhode Island 44.2
    Massachusetts 34.6
    New York 28.0
    New Hampshire 25.1
    Vermont 23.3

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ms/2741286001/

    "Massachusetts is equipping trucks with sensors that assess highway temperature, dew point, the slipperiness of the road and other data to determine exactly how much salt to deploy."

    "States in the salt belt include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington DC."

    https://1440wrok.com/which-state-use...ost-road-salt/

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    What’s the proper way to check the set of tires NOT currently on your vehicle? Should you periodically check pressure?

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    Re: Snow tires....

    For the set not on, I don't do anything until a few weeks before I plan to change them over. If one is completely flat, then I know there is a leak somewhere, so I'll take it in to get repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    What’s the proper way to check the set of tires NOT currently on your vehicle? Should you periodically check pressure?
    Why?

    We just leave them until a few days before mounting and check them then. Then we check the pressures. They are usually low, but what we look for is if one is lower than the others, as that may indicate a leak. Even then it’s normally just a valve core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Why?

    We just leave them until a few days before mounting and check them then. Then we check the pressures. They are usually low, but what we look for is if one is lower than the others, as that may indicate a leak. Even then it’s normally just a valve core.
    Most convenient is stacking them I think, but sitting in a certain way for too long I didn’t know if any damage can occur.

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    Re: Snow tires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    What’s the proper way to check the set of tires NOT currently on your vehicle? Should you periodically check pressure?
    no wait till you put em on, so you have the correct seasonal air, you don't wanna run summer air in the winter, and vice versa

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