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Old 01-31-2015, 12:26 AM   #1
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Best all-season tires

Hey guys I have been looking for an all season tires. The car is my daily driver so I want some tires that can handle rain and some snow. My setup would be 285/30/20 in the back and 255/35/20 in the front. I was thinking about Nitto NT555 Does anyone know if they would handle at least some light snow?
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I run the Michelin A/S 3 all seasons on my daily driver and was not overly impressed with their performance in light snow. Otherwise they give excellent wet/dry grip until the temp drops around 35-40*F, but they are a quiet and comfortable riding tire. Website shows they come in your 20” sizes:

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Get the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. They are great so far. No snow yet, but we are hoping for some down here in NC.
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Get the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. They are great so far. No snow yet, but we are hoping for some down here in NC.
I'm in Northern NH and heard great stuff about these as well but those comments were from front wheel drive owners using them in Southern parts of the state.
If you're in Mass. And going to DD your Mustang through the Winter, an all season probably isn't a good idea.
I was all over the road last night and I'm running Dunlopp Winter Maxx. It wasn't as dangerous is much as it was fun but if I was on all seasons, I would still be on the side of the road.
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I live in kansas we get snow occasionally but its not bad. I just want the tires to be able to drive in the light snow until it melts down. Do you think these performance tires like Nitto's can be at least drivable in snow plus I don't drive in highways very much its just going to school and back about 5 miles. Do you think they can hold pretty well ?
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This video should help you decide.
4 wheel drive using all seasons vs. rear wheel drive with snow tires in very little snow.
Now imagine your rear wheel drive only on all season in even light snow. Your car won't look nice very long. Hope you know the guys at the body shop.
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No all season is going to excel at anything. Get a decent 3 season tire and then some Bridgestone Blizzaks on different wheels if you plan on driving in snow.

Also, a 285 on any rwd car is an absolute horrible idea with an AS tire in snow.

Drop down to something like a 255 for a snow tire.
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Thank you guys, I think I'm gonna stick to the stock wheels and tires for the winter and then change to the new wheels and summer tires when the spring comes in
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Thank you guys, I think I'm gonna stick to the stock wheels and tires for the winter and then change to the new wheels and summer tires when the spring comes in
When running stock wheels & tires, place 150-200 pounds of extra weight (sand bags) in the trunk to get help get you thru the winter. But you probably already knew that.
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When running stock wheels & tires, place 150-200 pounds of extra weight (sand bags) in the trunk to get help get you thru the winter. But you probably already knew that.
Yeah I already have about 170 in the trunk and it have served me very well in the past two winters. But I have heard that it might affect the suspention in the back, but if the car is your daily then that's the price you pay for having a RWD as a daily
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