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      10-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Winter mode, when are you switching?

Hey guys, don't want to say it, but it's getting closer to those dreading days, anyone switching to winter mode anytime soon? I'm thinking to do it by end of this month (take off front bumper, put original bumper on, and swapping wheels and tires). I hope the temperature won't drop to that low but who knows, maybe we'll get a warm up late this year.
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      10-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Probably mid November, considering there should be no snowfall until at least November end
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Saturday November 3rd for me and then I have to dial up my coil overs.
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      10-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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since I'm on all seasons right now, not until I see snow or the temp below 0
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      10-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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probably mid nov for me also..just need to swap the winter rims and tires and dial up the coils. im looking to do one more proper wash within the next couple weeks and put a couple layers of sealant on my car.
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      10-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
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Saturday November 3rd for me and then I have to dial up my coil overs.
what do you do to protect your coils over winter? do you apply some type of protectant/anti-seize on the exposed treads?
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mid-to-late November for me. still have to buy some new rubber.
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what do you do to protect your coils over winter? do you apply some type of protectant/anti-seize on the exposed treads?
I put my coils on this sring but I'm looking to apply something for sure before the winter starts.
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      10-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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So mid-nov for most of you????
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for me it's as early as end of this month, or mid to end of november latest
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I might do it this week! Seems to be getting pretty cold out there..
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mid-to-late November for me. still have to buy some new rubber.
Same here, I need to buy some winter rubber as well..
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I try to go as far into December as possible.
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I try to go as far into December as possible.
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Early November. Would like to wait until late November, but have summers one now.

Ordering my snow shoes now... Should be at the shop Friday I hope.
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Just did it, I figured temp is getting low and I did not want to be caught in snow or ice with my summer tires on...
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im gonna have to do it this weekend i think... was on the 407 tonight and almost spun out because my stupid rear tires are past the minimum tread point.. they were sliding/twitching all over the place when the rain got heavy.
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probably the last week of December
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Hey guys, don't want to say it, but it's getting closer to those dreading days, anyone switching to winter mode anytime soon? I'm thinking to do it by end of this month (take off front bumper, put original bumper on, and swapping wheels and tires). I hope the temperature won't drop to that low but who knows, maybe we'll get a warm up late this year.
You really swap BUMPERS? Why?
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Swapping on Monday....
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Looking at the 14 day trend. It looks like there is still a lot of 10-15 degree weather awaiting us mid November.

So I'm going to switch over at the first sign of possible snow in the forecast.
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