Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:28 AM
Living up in Canaduh and having to deal with a lot of snow. I decided to by good winter tires for the first time. My though process is sinec they wear out faster then all seasons I figure i'll wait til the first dumping of snow til i put the tires on.
People have had them on since holloween and are suprised i haven't put mine on yet. Keeping in mind we haven't seen any snow yet this year and is only below freezing overnight.
Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:36 AM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:33 PM
if you can run studded tires DO IT, my favorite this year is the general altimax artic, they are made in west germany (germans know snow...) and have are pinned for studs plus they are generally pretty cheap GENERAL DOES NOT MAKE THIS TIRE its actually made in a semprit factory(continental owns them)
a studded snow tire will do better in the snow than a non, weve actually tested a $100 studded snow tire vs a $200 non studded michelin and the studded stopped faster on the same vehicle
snow tires are of a softer compound, they do wear faster than a normal tire, figure youll get about 30k miles out of a snow tire MOST people use them for 3 seasons the main issue is you dont wear out a snow tire during the snow season i recommend after about half tread you just wear em out after snow season during the summer then buy new ones for the next season
Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:42 PM
Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:56 AM
On the other hand, on wet and dry pavement the studless tires are much better.
I need to pick up at least a pair of studded tires for the Accent, and maybe a set of 4 if I can find a good deal. I usually buy 2 new per season, and rotate the previous year's fronts to the rear.
What do those tires run Faith and where am I likely to find them for a decent price if you know?
Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:33 AM
they are the second best place to find em plus they can stud em for you there
a 225/60r16 runs me about 105 bux each after shipping with studding your best bet is to find a local dealer and ask em how much since alot of places will mount em for "free" for you plus it helps the local community and im pretty sure it will be close to that price
This post has been edited by faithofadragon: 22 November 2009 - 07:34 AM