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Put my summer tires on yesterday
#402402 04/03/14 06:33 PM
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Its april in the great white north and I had to put my summer tires on. The dry pavement was raising hell with my soft compound winter rubber and I couldn't take it anymore. Probbly will snow in july or something stupid. Just sayin

Been sunny here for 2 weeks straight ,too weird.

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Gr8_White_North #402403 04/03/14 06:49 PM
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Even tho we're supposed to have winter tires out on the 'Wet Coast', I never change over from the M&S types.

If it snows heavily here, I just don't go anywhere even with my AWD CUV. The heavy wet snow that we get here is incredibly difficult to negotiate especially when hills are involved - nasty...

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Gr8_White_North #402406 04/03/14 08:46 PM
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If I ever have enough money to spare I'll pick up another set of wheels, and some strictly summer tires. Then I'll put some winters on my factory wheels. But for now I just run all-season tires. As long as I'm not plowing snow with my bumper, my car can go in anything I've tried. I did have to turn off the (normally great) traction control when I pulled onto a sheet of ice and couldn't get the car to move again.


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Re: Put my summer tires on yesterday
Gr8_White_North #402408 04/03/14 09:31 PM
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It is really convenient to have both sets mounted on their own rims, but a bit pricey initially.

The latest trend with tire dealers up here is that they store the set of tires/wheels that your not using then swap them out when the seasons change. Great idea although I don't know what it costs...

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Gr8_White_North #402409 04/03/14 09:55 PM
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Normally we get -20 or colder and all seasons just don't cut it( to hard). I have 225/40 -18's for summer and super soft blizzaks for winter. I have tried 3 different tires for winter these are the best so far. What works in cold temps get pulverized on dry pavement. Tests have shown that a soft winter tire is better for cold weather wet or dry braking than an all season or summer tire under the same conditions. I take safety super serious,we have lots of poor drivers here and avoiding them is tantamount.



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ClubNeon #402410 04/03/14 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
If I ever have enough money to spare I'll pick up another set of wheels, and some strictly summer tires. Then I'll put some winters on my factory wheels. But for now I just run all-season tires. As long as I'm not plowing snow with my bumper, my car can go in anything I've tried. I did have to turn off the (normally great) traction control when I pulled onto a sheet of ice and couldn't get the car to move again.


Too funny, ice is ice better in my drink than on the road.


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Gr8_White_North #402411 04/03/14 10:54 PM
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My Toyota Venza AWD has rather huge 20" wheels & tires. They make the CUV look kinda like a Tonka toy, ha!

I can't imagine what another full set of 20" wheels plus tires would cost. Best that I just stay home when it snows...

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Gr8_White_North #402420 04/04/14 12:13 PM
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You guys are making me angry again.
Here is picture #2 from this weeks driveway adventures.
Snow should be all but melted here by now!!!!
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Gr8_White_North #402421 04/04/14 12:32 PM
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Man, that's some serious snow.

We're full into spring here with temps around 20C lately. I hope to get into D.C. this weekend to see the cherry blossoms.


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Murph #402422 04/04/14 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Murph
You guys are making me angry again.
Here is picture #2 from this weeks driveway adventures.
Snow should be all but melted here by now!!!!
.


I don't know what you guys back east did to deserve that weather but that is just brutal. But at least now I know where all our snow went. smile


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