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      11-30-2011, 06:03 PM   #45
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Yes - with equal size tires, the front plow the way for the rear. With a staggered, the front and the rear have to plow paths ... more work for the car e.g. greater chance of not being able to move.
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Skinny tires perform better in snow. You don't want to go staggered or wide. This was confirm with alot of research and spoke to a tirerack rep. I will be running BLIZZAK ws70 215/45/17 all around. My car is a rear wheel drive. I drove through unplowed blocks last year with BLIZZAK lm25. Drove through on a roll. Not a stop and go. I know I would of gotten stuck if I stopped. But didnt loose any tracking on a roll
With this being said, you guys who are searching for the 18" staggered setups might want to start searching for 17" square. Winter mode is winter mode -- no use in trying to make your car look good.
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      11-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #46
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i pushing it off as long as possible but i also i performance all seasons so the temp isnt to much of a concern. I did get aggressive snow tires for $80 a piece at a walmart upstate for my stock 16s.
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      11-30-2011, 07:42 PM   #48
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With the temps being the way they are, here's to hoping my all-season tires will make it through the winter.
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I'm on stock rft's with 10k miles - so I can either

1) staggered all seasons (dws)
2) square winter(lm-60's)
3) given the issue with the 18"s square go with square 17's.

I have to do something because the car is not drivable if it snows currently.

or just say fuck it and rock them throughout the winter like last year

not getting new wheels till summer so Stock 193's
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I hope this winter is like the weather we had in November. Snow sucks. One good thing that I can say is that since I just bought a nice snow blower, I probably won't get to use it much! I might throw some nitrous in it. Take the bottle out of my car and plumb a setup to the snow blower!!!haha
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My winter setup... lol

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Just mounted my lm-25s today! Let it snow nao
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I'm on stock rft's with 10k miles - so I can either

1) staggered all seasons (dws)
2) square winter(lm-60's)
3) given the issue with the 18"s square go with square 17's.

I have to do something because the car is not drivable if it snows currently.

or just say fuck it and rock them throughout the winter like last year

not getting new wheels till summer so Stock 193's
all seasons wont do jack shit bc your car is an i. it will be night and day with blizzaks on compared to all seasons. trust me.... been there done that...
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For the guys with coil overs who raise them for the winter....Are you getting an alignment or not worried for the winter? Do you mark the position on where you started from so you can bring the car back down to the exact point in the spring?
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Prob this weekend or next...temps aren't dropping into the thirties that much yet
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For the guys with coil overs who raise them for the winter....Are you getting an alignment or not worried for the winter? Do you mark the position on where you started from so you can bring the car back down to the exact point in the spring?
To my understanding, you always have to re-align any time you touch your coils.
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Anyone doing winter tires on their XI? Beast mode.
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Anyone doing winter tires on their XI? Beast mode.
I was thinking about it, but with the way the weather's been, I'm thinking I'll be ok with my conti dws squared 225/40/18 on my 189's. What do you guys think?
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Anyone doing winter tires on their XI? Beast mode.
I use 17" Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Performance Snows. Great handling in the snow and dry pavement. I highly recommend!
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I was thinking about it, but with the way the weather's been, I'm thinking I'll be ok with my conti dws squared 225/40/18 on my 189's. What do you guys think?
To my knowledge, Conti DWS perform great in the snow. You're definitely good to go, especially with XI.

I survived last winter on almost bald stock Conti A/S tires and still made my way around and got out of snow piles.

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I use 17" Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Performance Snows. Great handling in the snow and dry pavement. I highly recommend!
Beast mode!!! I bet your car is unstoppable in snow.
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just put on my stocks today with winter tires....its ugly but whatever
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Anyone doing winter tires on their XI? Beast mode.
Got a set of Rial Salerno's with Blizzak lm-25's...going on this weekend or next
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just put on my stocks today with winter tires....its ugly but whatever
I bought new stocks to replace my old ones. It doesn't look so bad!! Did you raise your car?

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