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      11-17-2012, 11:29 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by OldMan335dOwner View Post
So, fellow Murlander, what sorta tires do you run in the winter? I'm still on the Conti OEM RFTs. They are fine for daily driving when dry or wet (unless at the HPDE, then they are definitely marginal), but not so sure about the next few months.

I have lived here since 1979, but never before with 425 ft/lbs of torque.
The Conti DWS's are great all seasons as cssnms indicated. Personally (also a MDer), I run a square Blizzak (winter performance, not snow) setup in the winter just for added peace of mind / safety. I drive about 100 or so miles a day and the last thing I want is to make my wife come pick me up or to get stuck using one of my clients hotels in the event of a bad snow/ice storm. I also do a lot of driving in DC where it seems like every other road is a sheet of 4" thick badly uneven ice.

Perhaps most importantly, though, I like running summers in the non-winter

For some perspective though, I also use winter performance tires on my wife's x5 (mostly for braking purposes) as I try to be as risk-averse as possible when it comes to the little lady & the offspring.
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