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Old 10-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #41
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Yes. They are. The right ones anyway.

Ive been driving 11yrs in wisconsin winters with all seasons, one vehicle being a rwd Ford Mustang, ive never had ANY issues, besides a few mishaps due to BALD tires.

Its all in the skill of driving.


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This is completely laughable
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This is completely laughable
Its not all in the skill. Its 30% skill, 60% tires and 10% terrain.



From someone who's driven nearly 20 years on VT mountains. I could hustle around Burlington VT in a Viper with drag radials for a winter if need be, and would make it. It wouldn't be pretty at times, but I could.

There are times when no matter WHAT your skill level is........equipment makes the difference. Period.
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Yes. They are. The right ones anyway.

Ive been driving 11yrs in wisconsin winters with all seasons, one vehicle being a rwd Ford Mustang, ive never had ANY issues, besides a few mishaps due to BALD tires.

Its all in the skill of driving.


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Driving 5 mph does not count.
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Its not all in the skill. Its 30% skill, 60% tires and 10% terrain.



From someone who's driven nearly 20 years on VT mountains. I could hustle around Burlington VT in a Viper with drag radials for a winter if need be, and would make it. It wouldn't be pretty at times, but I could.

There are times when no matter WHAT your skill level is........equipment makes the difference. Period.
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This is completely laughable
lol come up to WI this winter and drive around for a while, go up and down HWY41 while its snowing....

Winter tires does not make you invisible. You'd be surprised with the accidents up here that involved with people even WITH snow tires. Driving in the winter, in Wisconsin anyway, you adapt your driving habits to the conditions. With all due respect, you'd have to be completely arrogant to think that tires alone is the only thing that matters.

Driving in winter with all seasons takes a different approach in driving than having summer or winter tires, you LEARN to drive with such equipment, and i believe that ends as a skill. Some people cant handle driving in winter WITHOUT winter tires.....

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Pff, i dont drive at 5mph...


I drive at 10mph...yeah, thats right...im a bad ass.
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lol come up to WI this winter and drive around for a while, go up and down HWY41 while its snowing....

Winter tires does not make you invisible. You'd be surprised with the accidents up here that involved with people even WITH snow tires. Driving in the winter, in Wisconsin anyway, you adapt your driving habits to the conditions. With all due respect, you'd have to be completely arrogant to think that tires alone is the only thing that matters.

Driving in winter with all seasons takes a different approach in driving than having summer or winter tires, you LEARN to drive with such equipment, and i believe that ends as a skill. Some people cant handle driving in winter WITHOUT winter tires.....



Pff, i dont drive at 5mph...


I drive at 10mph...yeah, thats right...im a bad ass.
No, I'm good. You're obviously an expert in tire technologies and know more than the people that run (can afford to) snow tires. Not to mention you're better at driving than people that run snows. Are you a track instructor? Is that what makes you such a good driver?

Please let me know what your qualifications are to make such absurd statements before I get the internet involved.

How does running a set of tires make one invisible?
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Driving in the winter, in Wisconsin anyway, you adapt your driving habits to the conditions. With all due respect, you'd have to be completely arrogant to think that tires alone is the only thing that matters.

Driving in winter with all seasons takes a different approach in driving than having summer or winter tires, you LEARN to drive with such equipment, and i believe that ends as a skill. Some people cant handle driving in winter WITHOUT winter tires....
Using this reasoning, some people can also play football using ice skates instead of cleats...but why would you want to?

Just because something is possible doesn't make it a smart choice.

In cold, snow and ice, all-seasons have been proven -- repeatedly, by various testing bodies -- to stop slower and have less overall traction than winter tires. Yes, you can adapt to operating a car that's handicapped by poor traction -- but why would you want to?

The only all-seasons I'de feel comfortable with in snow and ice would be Nokian WRs or the newer equivalents.
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I ran General UHP's for a winter....


Problem?


Also I'll fork over 4x as much money on snows rather than summers. Worth every penny.


Subtext on running UHP in winter. Did it for 3000 miles.. Never ever again..
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No, I'm good. You're obviously an expert in tire technologies and know more than the people that run (can afford to) snow tires. Not to mention you're better at driving than people that run snows. Are you a track instructor? Is that what makes you such a good driver?

Please let me know what your qualifications are to make such absurd statements before I get the internet involved.

How does running a set of tires make one invisible?
When did i mention i was an expert? Did i say i was better than everyone else driving in winter or with all season tires? Did i say i was a professional driver?? Or is this all what you're assuming?

Just shut up homo. Seriously.

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Using this reasoning, some people can also play football using ice skates instead of cleats...but why would you want to?

Just because something is possible doesn't make it a smart choice.

In cold, snow and ice, all-seasons have been proven -- repeatedly, by various testing bodies -- to stop slower and have less overall traction than winter tires. Yes, you can adapt to operating a car that's handicapped by poor traction -- but why would you want to?

The only all-seasons I'de feel comfortable with in snow and ice would be Nokian WRs or the newer equivalents.
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Also I'll fork over 4x as much money on snows rather than summers. Worth every penny.


Subtext on running UHP in winter. Did it for 3000 miles.. Never ever again..
Fact of the matter is, all season tires are just fine to drive on in winter, if you cant handle it and you have the money go get some winter tires. Ive never needed them, nor cared to spend the extra money on a setup.

Anyone else wanna get butt-hurt about this?
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The problem I have with all-seasons is that the first season to wear off is Winter.
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The problem I have with all-seasons is that the first season to wear off is Winter.
This x 1,000

Using "all-season" tires in winter can be done...it just presents a level of risk that some people are't comfortable with. Since I'm commuting 80-90 miles a day, and often leave before roads are properly salted and sanded, I'd like to increase my odds of getting home.

I run Nokian WRs on the 9-5, and have used Hakkapelittas in the past. I've also used Michelin all-seasons (maybe Symmetry or a similar one) and the difference was HUGE...
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Honestly I think snow tires are overkill for most people. Are they nice and do they give you extra security and peace of mind, yes.

That being said I run all seasons. Altimax HP or ExtremeContact DWS are my preferences. My wife drives a minimum 150-200 miles for work depending on the day of the week and has never had problems on either one of those tires, nor on her stock P6s.

I'm no expert but between her and I we accumulate over 70k/year on our cars on all seasons with no issues.
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Winter is absolutely terrible down here in Melbourne, Australia… we get down to where it is as cold as 12C during the day (53F) and down to 5C (41F) at night… bloody freezing cold! A bit of rain although not as much as Autumn and Spring… I just run same tyres year round and no special preparation for the cars! Dunno what that white stuff is in a few of the pics.

Coming into Summer right now… days are long and sun is glorious! got at least another 6 months to wait for winter.
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