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      08-31-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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When are you putting on your winter wheels this year?

With this crazy a$$ weather we have been having this summer and there calling for a bad winter. Are you folks planning to put your snow wheels/rims/tires on earlier than normal? I no I might.
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      08-31-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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probably not. Waited too long last year and got caught at work when that storm hit in early December, but I still think if you have them on by November's end, you should be good. Probably before Thanksgiving weekend if you're traveling far for that.
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      08-31-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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I'm leaving them on as long as possible. So, I'm probably going to wait for a few consecutive days in the mid/upper 30s.
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Shit, they're always saying its going to be a bad winter...I usually put mine on after the week after Thanksgiving.
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      08-31-2009, 02:30 PM   #5
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Shit, they're always saying its going to be a bad winter...I usually put mine on after the week after Thanksgiving.
thats when i usually do mine too well see where the weather takes us
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      08-31-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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Same as everyone else - Thanksgiving weekend
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When the little buddy in my head says it's time. He likes fire
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When the little buddy in my head says it's time. He likes fire
I am going to see how it goes this 1st winter without the Blizzak's. I'll put my OEM's back on after turkey day. But, I have my "other winter set-up": a 2002 Saturn L300 with 104k miles that my oldest drove until his birth father gave him a '97 5 series. I will drive the negative chick magnet on the snowy days.

I figure it will help me keep miles of the 335. Now if only my ego can handle it....
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Blizzaks are the shit
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Its almost that time again if this is posted up.
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The optimal time to put on your winters isn't when the 1st snow hits, its actually when the temp starts to fall below 40-45 degrees (the rubber compound on regular tires stiffens up below 45 deg and you lose lots of traction and stopping power due to the hardened material). On average this usually happens in early to mid November but with it already dipping into the 30's as the overnight lows (it was 36 last night here in Madison) we might see the winter cold set in permanently as early as October 1st.
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      09-01-2009, 12:22 AM   #13
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Seems like alot of work. Glad I live in Florida.
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