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Offline wrxman71

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Snow This Weekend
« on: September 30, 2009, 05:46:14 PM »
Hey all,
So they say that it is going to snow this weekend up to 4 cm is anyone going to put the winter tires on?
Also i am going to banff this weekend and i was thinking of putting them on what do you think?
So what mod can i do to the subaru next?

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 05:54:34 PM »
It's Octobrrr tomorrow! Better safe than pissed off in a ditch ;D

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 06:50:26 PM »
Getting the winters on the wifes car this Friday and doing mine the following Friday.
I don't see enough 15 to 20 degree days in the next couple of months so would rather have the winters on sooner. Snow or no snow, it's getting pretty chilly out there in the mornings which can't be too good on 180 treadwear Summer tires.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 06:51:55 PM »
I'm headed out towards Canmore this weekend and am planning on putting my allseasons on before I go.  If I didn't have allseasons as an interim I would be putting on my winters. Why take a chance with performance summer tires when it might snow.  

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 09:59:40 PM »
I definitely wouldn't be going to the mountains without at least all seasons on...way too sketchy to risk it imo.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 10:05:02 PM »
I'm leaving my summers on. A little risky and a little dumb. I'm not going anywhere though, and I don't need to drive.
I would definitely put winters on if I were travelling though, especially West.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009, 10:36:21 PM »
This mainly is for dub c. I ended up driving all last winter with summer tires on. I bought it in mid december and it was extremly hard trying to get winters by that time. You will get by but I wouldn recommend it for icy roads. I hope the tires I have now will help out a bit more this year. But snow? Already? How depressing.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 10:43:20 PM »
There's no way it would accumulate anyways.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 10:46:43 PM »
I put my winter tires on already.  I was not ready last year, and really don't feel like going through that again. :P

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 10:46:57 PM »
Changed to the all-seasons yesterday, and they'll be staying on until the snow's here to stay. Supposed to snow in Rocky Friday and Saturday.
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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2009, 10:49:46 PM »
Heading to the Shuswap on the long weekend, so they're going to go on before then.. not worth driving through the mountains on summers this time of year...
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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2009, 11:10:17 PM »
When I get them in, they'll probably go on mid-late October unless the avg overnight temp is below -5.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2009, 01:20:05 AM »
my pirellis that i have right now are apparently all season ultra performance lol so i think i'll switch to my winters when it gets really bad >.>
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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 01:25:09 AM »
Order placed tonight for 5x General Altimax Arctic studded! It was a toss up between those and the WS60s, but I figured since I've got a three sets of tires (summer/all-season/winters) I can go ultra aggressive on the winters without worrying about having to limp them around in the spring/fall.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how different these are from regular studless snow/ice tires. I've previously driven on Blizzaks, but never anything with studs.
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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2009, 07:54:13 AM »
it's night and day.  my parents have an outback with studded winters, and i can't even make it slide...my car, just on unstudded winters i can slide all over.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2009, 08:49:19 AM »
Saturday is when the Winters go on!

Gotta do a bunch of car itshay on Saturday: vacuum it out, put the winters on, Do an oil change, maybe clean up the summers so they are clean for the winter, etc etc.

Could be a long day!

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2009, 09:09:56 AM »
Anybody have experience with the re92's in snow?
Should I be buying winters?....Or will they do?
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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2009, 09:13:24 AM »
Anybody have experience with the re92's in snow?
Should I be buying winters?....Or will they do?


92 or 92A's?  I hear the 92's are a death trap, but 92a's are decent enough.  Thats the general idea that i got when i first started researching the tires that came on 08 model Subaru's.  I havnt had first hand experience driving with either one though, so take this with a grain of salt.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2009, 09:23:55 AM »
Anybody have experience with the re92's in snow?
Should I be buying winters?....Or will they do?


Just get winters.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2009, 09:25:46 AM »
Ocean aslong as you don't drive like an asshat you will be fine.  I ran 2 winter on re92's and I know of other members up here in Fort Mac that did it also.  Obviously winters will make a huge difference but it can be done on re92's.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2009, 09:27:29 AM »
i wonder how my blizzak lm25's will fare.  I want nokian hakka 5's, but dont have 1300$ burning a hole in my pocket.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2009, 09:29:57 AM »
For those people who have studded Tires: Are they brutal to drive on regular roads that have had snow cleared and/or have no snow due to melting?  Will driving on any road where the stud can make contact with the pavement ruin the studs/tire?

I would consider getting studded tires for my next set of winters in a few years but i dont want something that's not supposed to be driven on any surface other than snow/ice.

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2009, 09:34:52 AM »
I would consider getting studded tires for my next set of winters in a few years but i dont want something that's not supposed to be driven on any surface other than snow/ice.

Not suppoesed to, yes. ;D I know cheap people that run their studs all summer and take pride in the fact that they shoot sparks when they burn out!

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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2009, 09:36:26 AM »
For those people who have studded Tires: Are they brutal to drive on regular roads that have had snow cleared and/or have no snow due to melting?  Will driving on any road where the stud can make contact with the pavement ruin the studs/tire?

I would consider getting studded tires for my next set of winters in a few years but i dont want something that's not supposed to be driven on any surface other than snow/ice.
My Buddy Dallas (Perrinwrx) ran his studded tires for like 3 months until he got his summers......I think you should be fine Adam.
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Re: Snow This Weekend
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2009, 09:39:51 AM »
i wonder how my blizzak lm25's will fare.  I want nokian hakka 5's, but dont have 1300$ burning a hole in my pocket.

Any winter >> all seasons.

I wouldn't worry about upgrading your winters. :P