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      01-21-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Slippery winter tires on dry surface

I had factory Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT RunOnFlat 245/40R19, 275/35R19
and was very happy with it's accerlerating, braking and cornering performance.

As temperature drop below 0 celsius, I put on a new set of wheels with Dunlop WinterSport 3D DSST (RunOnFlat) 245/45/R18 front and rear and it's slippery as hell even on dry roads, compared to the summer tires.
I brake a little hard and I skid, I drift on corners like a drift maniac.

Is this because these 245 width and 18 inch small wheels are just not big and makes all the difference? or are all winter tires so much slippery than summer tires? Aren't they suppose to perform better in cold situations dry or snow?

Should I get 19 inch winter tires next year?
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That doesn't make any sense, I have 235/4018s all around and I am fine Blizzak ws60s.
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      01-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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if the tires are new, they do need a couple of hundred miles to lose the "greasy" feeling.

also, they are winter tires. the compounds are much softer than summer, which will lead to more of a loose feeling.

it's winter. you won't get as much grip from a winter tire in the winter as you would from a summer tire in the summer. also, some summer tires use all season compounds, which will allow them to grip pretty well in lower temps on dry surfaces.

unless your alignment/suspension has some issues, the feeling is normal.
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