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Old 01-15-2006, 08:50 AM   #1
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dukted where did you get your snows? mine are nearing bald, and i definitely need replacement.
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:16 AM   #2
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Mike....I got 4x NEW 205/55/16 snows mtd and balanced from Greg Smith for a decent price. If I recall the tires were under $100 apiece. I'd give him a call and see what he can do for ya. 518-463-1263
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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No prob. He got them for me in under a week. If you don't really care about dry handling that much the ones I got are pretty good and reasonably cheap. Winterforce's (made by Firestone I think). They've got a nice directional tread and the lugs are kind of stepped. I've been glad to have them in the few significant snowfalls we've had here so far.
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yeah, driving in the midst of this most recent nasty precip was not fun, doable, but not fun....
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:28 PM   #6
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winterforce's are incredible. ive had two sets of them now and they are very sticky in the snow

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Old 01-17-2006, 06:24 AM   #7
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I got my NOKIAN at broadway auto clinic in ALbany.

I hear they also sell them at this place in Wynantskill (just past where my apratment was in Troy) I forget the name.

you can get Blizak probably alot more places closer by to campus.

in the storm I was driving a RWD cargo van full of couches. it took from 8PM until 4AM to get home from New Haven. it should have only taken 3 hours. I almost bit the dust a few times on the highway.

glad to be driving my car again.
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Very much liking the Dunlop Wintersport M3s i just got put on.
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yeah i dont really want blizzaks again, they wore very fast, hakkas woudl be cool, but are pricey, i was thinking about those dunlops blue, but it would be nice to be able to get tires locally and quickly at minimal cost
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yeah i dont really want blizzaks again, they wore very fast, hakkas woudl be cool, but are pricey, i was thinking about those dunlops blue, but it would be nice to be able to get tires locally and quickly at minimal cost
tirerack.com = $109 per tire + $36 for shipping. They arrived next day. They can drop ship to the shop you'd have put them on. All done and on for $500 (+/- $5) total. These winter tires handle better than my old all-seasons used to!
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Again...talk to Greg...he can order stuff wholesale through tirerack I believe and then you don't have to deal with whatever extra the shop may charge you to mount/balance tires you brought. He was more then happy to show me several choices for tires when we were discussing it way back in the Fall.
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ill give him a call tomorrow, i have no class on wednesdays yet...
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ill give him a call tomorrow, i have no class on wednesdays yet...
An open day, how nice that was. I had Fridays off more then a few times...now that was sweet.
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Heh, I have all Fridays off, well, from classes anyways, internship takes up 8-6, ugh.
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i dont think itll be free for long, whatever calc class i can get will probably put something in the middle
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Heh, I have all Fridays off, well, from classes anyways, internship takes up 8-6, ugh.
I have the rest of my life off from classes I get paid to get up each day instead.
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