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Old 09-06-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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What are preferences on snow tires for our stallions? Right now I'm between the General Tire snow tire and the Continentals.
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Re: Snow tires

continentals are great tires...i usually just run my summer tires with about 300 lbs of sand in the trunk though. although this year i'll be running some kumos so i hope they do well
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I've heard blizzaks are beasts for strictly winter tires.
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I've heard blizzaks are beasts for strictly winter tires.
if you have the cash yes they are amazing
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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Lol yeah hoping that I won't have to use chains. So you guys are saying the Bridgestones are better than the Continentals and the Generals?

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Cuz I'm lookin for straight winter tires. I'm using my stock rims for winter tires and ordering some bullits for my summer tires.
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Re: Snow tires

then yes the blizzacks are the best
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Then the continentals?

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Second best?
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pretty much
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I've been reading a lot of reviews and a lot of people love the Blizzaks but all the tires tests are different. My concern is getting a tire that hooks up well in snow but still has good wet/dry pavement manners. One thing I read about the Blizzaks is their outter compound is really soft, which is good for snow/ice but not so much for clear roads. That's the reason I'm still considering the Conti's, they are said to have better road manners. I live in northern Utah where we get some good snow, but all the major streets are plowed. That's why I need to find the right one that will last the longest for our winters up here.
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Re: Snow tires

Yah I'd say the Conti's will fit your needs best. Blizzaks are damn good tires and I have a few friends up here that use them. One has a G35 and he put them on his rears and does just fine.

I would also take a look at Dunlop's winter rubber...Graspic DS-3's and Winter Sport 3D's. I've heard the Winter Sports are great in deep snow and quiet on pavement too.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #12
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Yeah I'll have to check those out too
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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Re: Snow tires

My Continentals did great last year. I have to drive through every snow storm, being my only form of transportation.

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I prefer the altimax arctic tires I had on two winters ago. I plowed through a foot and a half of snow with these tires no problem
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Yeah the Altimax look pretty gnarly. I read somethin about stud-able tires not getting quite as good grip as straight up stud less winter tires. Right now I have the good year assurance all seasons and I was very surprised how well they did. Of course if you got heavy on it you'd slid around but if you drive conservatively, did fine. The snow was only 4 inches deep, however.
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Mine were stud able but not studded. I put those on and 100 lbs of sand in my trunk and it was a BEAST in the snow
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Hmmm well I'm goin thru Discount tire and the Conti's are 100 bucks a tire where the generals are 117. I might start with the Conti's and work my way up . How did your generals do on dry/wet road?
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Re: Snow tires

I have never added pounds to the rear end, is that okay to do? Is it really bad for the car? How much is enough?
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I put two 50 lb bags of sand in my trunk. I either put them in my spare tire compartment or right where the wheel wells are
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Yeah I've mostly heard the sand bag trick for 2wd trucks but adding 100lbs of anything in the truck will help it hook up better. It won't hurt anything but your gas mileage.

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Hook up in snow, sand other soft stuff. Also deflating your tires to 20-25 psi will also help. You can deflate an all seasons to get better snow traction if some blizzard catches you off guard.
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Without a doubt the best winter rubber I've used on anything were Cooper weather master st2. Great snow and ice traction, they hook up decently on the pavement and I've put them through hell over 20 000km and they're great. Not badly priced. I'm a canadian driver with bad winters and i daily drive my Mustangs in it. Never been stuck or out of control despite bad conditions.
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I'll look into the coop's too then
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