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      10-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #23
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You really swap BUMPERS? Why?
less wear from the road debris and winter conditions, just the front bumper.
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      10-31-2012, 02:42 PM   #24
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Just swapped last night, my summers were getting bald. Winter wheels aren't too bad anyway (Style 158).
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      10-31-2012, 03:08 PM   #25
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Pzero all season - 24/7 : )
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      10-31-2012, 07:07 PM   #26
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^I got the same, still switching
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      10-31-2012, 09:22 PM   #27
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Mid November at the latest,
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      11-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #28
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Sounds like all of us have pretty bad summer tires for the weather conditions. Mine were definitely on their last season.
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      11-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #29
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i just saw snow fall in downtown ...... changing to winters ASAP
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      11-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #30
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Waiting 7-10 days - only concern is night time where I just take it easy. No accumulative snow for a few weeks anyways
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      11-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #31
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What should I do if I have all seasons + xdrive?
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      11-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #32
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What should I do if I have all seasons + xdrive?
All seasons = summer tires, get some winters!
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      11-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #33
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What should I do if I have all seasons + xdrive?
xdrive may help you in accelerating but it wont help you when you need to brake... get some winters.
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      11-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #34
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Just changed them today michelin alpin PA3. Getting cooler but will risk some warmer temps because the noisy bridge RF driving me crazy. Ahhh...now drives so smooth and so quiet.
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      11-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #35
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Mine are going on tomorrow... Sotto Zeros RFT's... Slammed on my brakes during the rain, and slid on my Hankook`s V12`s..... Thankfully no other cars on the 4 way stop I somehow only noticed while passed it...

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      11-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #36
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Was gonna wait a couple more weeks, but noticed the back end starting to slip. Ended up putting mine on tonight. Let's see some snow!
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      11-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #37
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      11-03-2012, 09:30 AM   #38
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Did it yesterday... !! All set for winter .....
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      11-03-2012, 01:08 PM   #39
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What should I do if I have all seasons + xdrive?
x-drive will "help" but don't expect it to be very good. Some people say all seasons and AWD is great. I have tried my summer tires with AWD and still not good enough. When I put winters on, it works extremely well!

You need to think of not only accelerating and turning but rather stopping, AWD doesnt help.
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      11-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #40
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Do you guys do it yourself or take it to Canadian Tire or something?
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      11-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #41
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Drove on drag radials last night on the highway LOL, it wasn't as dramatic as I expected though considering there was snow and freezing rain.
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      11-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #42
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Just did mine this afternoon. I saw snowflakes on my windshield when driving to work yesterday up to North York. Rather put a bit more wear on my tires than chance it. Plus it's consistently under 10 degrees now so I'd say it's time.
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      11-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #43
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less wear from the road debris and winter conditions, just the front bumper.
Dude, its a car. Do you tape your hood and put 3m on your windscreen too?
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      11-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #44
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Do you guys do it yourself or take it to Canadian Tire or something?
DIY for me...
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