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      01-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #89
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just put on snows last night with a fellow forum member, but now i'm starting to think that its not going to snow this season since it'll be 50 degrees this weekend.
I don't think it will much, if at all, either. But it's good to have your winter wheels on for the low temps at night.
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I don't think it will much, if at all, either. But it's good to have your winter wheels on for the low temps at night.
I'm reading (and hearing from alot of people) that you shouldnt be driving snow tires (especially the Blizzak WS70's that I just bought) in temperatures above 40 degrees apparently. May just have to carpool with my mom when the temps. are this high.
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      01-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #91
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I'm reading (and hearing from alot of people) that you shouldnt be driving snow tires (especially the Blizzak WS70's that I just bought) in temperatures above 40 degrees apparently. May just have to carpool with my mom when the temps. are this high.
Damn didn't know that!
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I'm in Calgary and we normally have winter by halloween. This year, we have only ever had one cold snap of -25 C (-13 F) when it is usually frequents -30 C (-22 F).

We normally have a lot of snow. Chinook winds come by and give us little breaks. But this year, it was 14 C in January the other day (57 F). That is UNHEARD of. My winters will go on soon. I have never waited this long before!

I have style 159 for winter (17") and style 287 (18" staggered) for summer.
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Damn didn't know that!
Since the rubber is so soft (almost like velcro) the tread life will wear out extremely quickly when driving in higher temperatures. They also recommend not to drive or corner very fast in these higher temperatures for the exact same reason.
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      01-06-2012, 03:01 PM   #94
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I'm in Calgary and we normally have winter by halloween. This year, we have only ever had one cold snap of -25 C (-13 F) when it is usually frequents -30 C (-22 F).

We normally have a lot of snow. Chinook winds come by and give us little breaks. But this year, it was 14 C in January the other day (57 F). That is UNHEARD of. My winters will go on soon. I have never waited this long before!

I have style 159 for winter (17") and style 287 (18" staggered) for summer.
Those temperatures are outrageous. Wow...

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Since the rubber is so soft (almost like velcro) the tread life will wear out extremely quickly when driving in higher temperatures. They also recommend not to drive or corner very fast in these higher temperatures for the exact same reason.
Ah I see. I was considering getting snows in place of my all-seasons, but I guess the weather doesn't allow for it right now.
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gonna try to get some blizzaks by the end of the month for my rwd
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Just put the snows on. Already regretting it.
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Just put the snows on. Already regretting it.
me too...
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So, I'm gonna bump this: I just got out in this snow with my LM-60s and I gotta say, I'm blown away. I felt so confident on the road it was unbelievable. I'd be hesitant to go out if there was a lot of ice under the snow or if there was more than 6 inches on the ground, but it was actually a lot of fun. I think I'll go find some empty parking lots later.
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So, I'm gonna bump this: I just got out in this snow with my LM-60s and I gotta say, I'm blown away. I felt so confident on the road it was unbelievable. I'd be hesitant to go out if there was a lot of ice under the snow or if there was more than 6 inches on the ground, but it was actually a lot of fun. I think I'll go find some empty parking lots later.
Nice... The light snow shouldn't be TOO bad on your RWD with snow tires.

I was doing great with my all-seasons and XI, but I think my camber is throwing off my traction
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anybody experience winter drive with all season tires? on rwd? will i get pwned?
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All i know is RWD and summer tires and winter is a very bad combination- I experienced that the other night. Car's braking is heavily impacted, may not even stop if icy enough, and if there is a hill thats even icy you will not make it up the hill. Summer tires are truly scary in the snow, never again in my life, rather stay home and take care of some housework.

I have had an audi for 3 years, and winter tires on last year on my bmw and the increase in safety (braking and handling) even with a RWD, that winter tires provide cant be addressed enough. I threw the winters out in the spring because they were full of bubbles, and just didn't get around to putting winters on this year, still don't know why.
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anybody experience winter drive with all season tires? on rwd? will i get pwned?
You will probably get pwned
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anybody experience winter drive with all season tires? on rwd? will i get pwned?
yea i just got back from driving my friends wrx with all season and wow ... even with awd it was just four wheel sliding... i thought it was very unstable...
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