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Old 01-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I found the same thing with the stock Goodyear tires. They are fine on dry roads, but suck on wet, never mind snow. You have to remember that summer tire compounds are useless for traction once the temp gets below 45 F degrees or 7 celicus.

Living in Vancouver, where we rust and not tan with all the rain, I bought a set of Bridgestone 970 all season. These are a great tire for wet and snow, well as good as can be expected on our low riders.
Which car do you have, NA or GXP/Redline?

I find that the OEM F1 on the GXPs are adequate, but am waiting until I wear them out to go looking for a good summer only high performance tire - not much point in paying much attention now as the tire-of-the-week will surely have changed by the time I need them.

Do you have an NA or turbo? I have heard that the NA tires (RSA) weren't all that good, although they should be better than the F1 for snow.

Out here on the coast we rarely get enough snow to worry about, but in Mission the climate is different enough that I understand your concern with snow!
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Studded Snows

I bought 4 wheels with studded snows from Tire Rack this year. The 1st snow went good.
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Well the 88GT is under repair, spent 3 hours removing the old leaking tank yesterday afternoon. 32 Deg and no wind… Not too bad…

Least now I can push it into the garage to place the replacement tank…

Good Lord willing, I should have it back on the road this weekend…

Then I can give the Sky a good scrubbing inside, underside & all over… and tuck it away for a 90 day lay-up.
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Well the 88GT is under repair, spent 3 hours removing the old leaking tank yesterday afternoon. 32 Deg and no wind… Not too bad…

Least now I can push it into the garage to place the replacement tank…

Good Lord willing, I should have it back on the road this weekend…

Then I can give the Sky a good scrubbing inside, underside & all over… and tuck it away for a 90 day lay-up.
I store the Fiero for the winter because I prefer the modern heater defroster in the newer cars, but I used to drive it all winter, with the caveat I raised earlier about having deficient steering in snow coupled with quite good traction.

Driving the Solstice today - sunny, -3 deg C. and ice on the road (and on the car, which makes opening the door problematic as one really doesn't want to reef too hard on the door handle, given their dubious history).
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Bridgestone Blizzaks turn any vehicle into a winter tank, you need them.
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Bridgestone Blizzaks turn any vehicle into a winter tank, you need them.
That’s what I run on the Fiero….

Update: 1/8/13 - Lil’ Red the Winter Rat is back on the road and lil’ Blue is tucked away for 90 days. (now we get a “warming Trend”)
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We had a dusting of snow the other night.
Still nothing to shake at.

Guess I will post my annual pic of my Snow Vehicle

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I bought 4 wheels with studded snows from Tire Rack this year. The 1st snow went good.
My first season here in CO, I ran the old school style Firestone Winterforce tires; which can be run with studs. Figured I would try and see how they did without. Here, the fricken snow tends to melt off so fast on the roads that I decided to not have them installed. But there are times when the the snow gets pretty deep and I often wonder how much better the studs would have been.

This season is the first I am running with the new school style- Blizzaks.

I have been through my first couple snow storms: And from my perspective I would say the Blizzaks are a much better all around performance tire. More like a really heavy duty all-season than a true old style snow tire. I can't kick as big of rooster tails with them. They feel much more like a regular tire on dry pavement. And they do seem to grab and go pretty darn good in the snow. So a decent compromise snow tire not near as annoying when on dry payment.
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I have been running Blizzak's on the wifes Kia. I got lazy and did not change them out last summer. They do great in the snow and well on ice. And they seem to do just fine in warm weather as well.
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