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Old 01-16-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Snow tires - Really worth the money?

Does anyone here run snow tires? And what does studding do?

I've never had to run snow tires on any of my other vehicles, but it would sure be alot cheaper than buying a new car. Even if it is over $300 still. Bleh.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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I have snow tires on my HB and they were TOTALLY worth it. Up here in Northern Ontario we have tons of snow. If I didn't have snow tires, I would have been stuck/crashed/destroyed many times.

Studding lets you add metal studs to the bottom of your tires to add traction on icy roads. You'd have to check to see whether or not it was legal where you are (some places do not allow studded tires).
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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In Ohio, studs are legal between I think November 1st and March something. I THINK.

Ryan, I bought a set of snow tires a couple months ago and never actually got to putting them on in true Charles fashion. They're barely used and come on steelies. Make me an offer.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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PMed you Chuck :D
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #5
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just get regular snow tires

but 100% worth the dough

all season get hard below 8C (46F) and start to lose traction....winters stay soft when its cold

i wouldnt be able to make it around here in winter some times with all seasons

and for the record, even winter tires get hard at -34C (-29F)!
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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itll save ur car from sliding and hitting something else..
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:19 PM   #7
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yup , worth it . Could save you from thousands of $s of damge or injury compared to $500 or less for snows . I prefer studded snows for better braking / bite on ice or hard packed snow . Make sure to get all 4 replaced , especially if studded . If you have to brake sudden with studs only on the front your rear end will swing on out . If you have A.B.S. regular snows be fine , used GOODYEAR ULtra Grip Ice on a '99 PRIZM ( Corolla ) that had A.B.S. and handled poor driving conditions quite well . GOOD LUCK

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Old 01-16-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
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RYANK , is that northern OHIO where there's lake effect snows ? If so , go with the studded . Is noisier , but worth the annoyance . Take Care
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:24 PM   #9
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qid, actually, I'm in the Appalachian Mountain part. (towards PA/WV), so no lake effect snow, but tons of snow drifting off the hills.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:24 PM   #10
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and thanks all for the info. I'm definitely going to be buying some now.

I've just never had a car that has slid around this much in the snow.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:36 PM   #11
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Welcome , all about your safety and comfort .
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:38 PM   #12
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Just ordered some from TireRack, $55 each, not too shabby.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:29 PM   #13
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which ones ? They do have resonable prices . Like to read the reviews too . Have a good trip as well .
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ahhh. the only snow we get here in so cali come on cones. with flavoring.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:09 PM   #15
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which ones ? They do have resonable prices . Like to read the reviews too . Have a good trip as well .
The Firestone Winterforces. Had a 9/10 review.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #17
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I have Gislavad from Scandinavia and I love them!!!!
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uncleyaris, I feel like I haven't seen you post in 400 years. How have you been? Yeah, I know its off topic. Fuck your thread Ryan.
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