Winter Tires

Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:29 pm

PA is still free choice. :D[/quote]

what are snow tires??? :discuss:
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:45 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Tire Rack and all tire manufacturers recommend that winter / snow tires only be installed in sets of four. Online orders of fewer than four winter / snow tires may result in a follow-up phone call from one of our product specialists to verify that your new tires will match those currently installed on your vehicle.


Above from Tire Rack website.



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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:48 pm

:lol: I'll take a TV room stove please. :D
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:26 am

Winter tires going on this morning. The slop is a comin' :mad:
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:55 am

In Montrose I think they forgot that they have snow tires for school buss's. We have had 3 snow days and an early dismissal so far this year. I think they are even afraid of rain anymore.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:58 am

Don't all those buses have automatic tire chains which can be deployed by the flick of a switch??? We had snow days when I was a kid but only when the teachers couldn't get to school. 6 or more inches of snow and front wheel and four wheel drive were not yet common.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:59 am

My dad had a VW Beetle at the time. That thing was great in the snow with the engine over the rear wheels!
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:02 am

I was reading a Popular Mechanics magazine yesterday while I was waiting at the Pharmacy. They had a short intro about a new kind of snow chain made by Thule called the Easy-fit. The chains are expensive, but much easier to install.

http://www.wildsnow.com/9700/tire-chains-thule-easy-fit-cu-9-review/

http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/products/snow-chains/snow-chains
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:15 am

Wow .. pricey!

When I was driving TT & garbage trucks, I found most people had a hard time with chains because of the way they installed them. I'd watch guys lay the chain out on the ground, back over it, then fight gravity trying to hook it from the top. I always draped the chain over the wheel, backed up just a couple feet, and got it all secured down low. I'd have both sets on in 10 minutes tops. I sure don't miss that part of the job .... or ANY part of it for that matter. :lol:


Threw my snows on last Thursday. Thank God .. because I had a late night with old friends at the city bar on Friday, which had me driving people to Worcester, then all the way back out into the sticks to my house. The roads were trashed. All the rain had turned to sleet and snow while we were inside partying. I'd have been off the road for sure with my summer tires!

My 3rd season with the Blizzaks - they're still awesome. Surprised to see the ratings so low though ... but that's the 'Rack for ya.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:16 am

Pretty cool! Wouldn't want to throw one and not immediately notice,.....$500.00!??! Yikes!
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:17 am

Plus body work for the fender you removed ... :shock:
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:38 am

EarthWindandFire wrote:... a new kind of snow chain made by Thule called the Easy-fit.

I remember my father using chains in the early 1950s in Maine, but once snow tires and higher speeds became common you almost never see them here.
It required lots of effort and a special vocabulary to install them.
Are there any parts of the country where people still routinely use chains?
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:45 am

Worcester, MA ... at least all the garbage & recycling trucks do. You'd never get anywhere ... or, you'd slide to your death without them.

They have become the WORST city in the northeast for road maintenance. I've slid down many a steep hill completely out of control with 35 tons pushing me. After that happening a couple times, I wouldn't do my route in ANY amount of snow without chains.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:40 pm

rberq wrote:
EarthWindandFire wrote:... a new kind of snow chain made by Thule called the Easy-fit.

I remember my father using chains in the early 1950s in Maine, but once snow tires and higher speeds became common you almost never see them here.
It required lots of effort and a special vocabulary to install them.
Are there any parts of the country where people still routinely use chains?


Donner pass in the Siera Nevadas. They have laws to the effect you must chain up to proceed or turn around back to the flat lands. So a co-worker of mine says- she used to live out there. Lots of mountain pass travelers still chain up. My old man will chain his F250 to snow plow during some REAL bad storms. All four wheels. Last time I rember him doing that was the storm of '93- I think. But he won't travel the road hardly at all with em on cuz of what Smitty said about tearing up your fenders/wheel wells. One of my brothers used to drive a 2 wheel drive pick up in the winter with oversized mud and snows he got for free, tire chains, and pile of weight on the flat bed. Nothing dumber than watching him drive that 2 miles home from the farm on dry roads. Ching, ching, ching, ching. :lol:
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:47 pm

Cooper discoverers on my ride and goodyear forteras on the wifes. No issues getting from point a to point b.
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