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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well im debating on what on tires to get, ill get a discount thro the shop I work at now so im looking plus I need better tires compared to last year winter sliding all around on bs tires that came with the rims I bought so what kind of tires should I get? I was looking at michelin pilot sport a/s 3 for 663 for all 4 with road harrard coverage then bfgs g force sport comp 2 all 4 for 550.any suggestions?
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I'm running Toyo Eclipse tires, which are decent for Winter, but I run Wintercat XT studs in the Winter. In fact, I'm getting my studs put on today. If you don't plan on getting Winter tires, get a set of good All-Seasons. Toyo Eclipses are Les Schwab's 2nd best and I'm very happy with them.
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Dont think I can use studs
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Studs are optional. You can get Winter tires that are studless. It's mainly the tread, rubber, and sipes that help Winter tires work very well in snow and ice. The studs mainly improve traction for ice, but are illegal in some places because they tear up the roads.
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Where are you located, I've done two winters a light one and a heavy one both on brand new all seasons, the bad one was pretty much the driving equivalent of hell. I'm investing in good snow tires this year and more likely than not won't be going studded. I would really like to splurge and be able to get Nokian Hakka R2 tires but might end up with General Altimax Artic as a good median, I wouldn't stud the Generals. I've considered Nokian Hakka 8's but don't think I'll need the studs.

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You guys know I'm older and have experience, depending on your budget, Toyo are the best unstudded tires in my opinion but if you miss their sale option they can be a bit pricey. Second option Hankook iPike are a super winter tire that stay round an keep there grip pass 20% wear. I'm a Dad and both my daughters and their mom's life ride on Hankook. I oppted for Winter Quest for my Mitsubishi 2 years ago when I thought it was on it's last leg and putting expensive tires didn't seem to make sense. I'm still to this day regretting that move because I don't think my Outlander will ever die. Should have spent the extra 100$ and got good Hankooks. Instead of enduring badly worn out of round cheap tires for an other 3 winters.

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The point about them lasting is why I'm sweyed towards the Nokian Hakka R2

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Idk I was thinking of all season tires that way I can keep em on during the summer too
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Any all season is going to be a compromise.

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