Winter Tires

Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Dirty Steve wrote: ....... Ching, ching, ching, ching. :lol:

Or, when you break a chain .... BAM!! WACK WACK WACK WACK WACK WACK WACK! toothy

Yeah forgot about the Rockies. Trucks are required by law to chain up when the lights are flashing on those signs posted everywhere along I-80, and presumably other highways as well. They also barricade the entire highway if it gets bad enough. 12 years ago on my trek back to MA, I narrowly missed the road closure during a May blizzard through WY & Western NE. Almost got killed several times though. God was my co-pilot that day, FOR SURE!
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:28 am

The Southern Shortcut up Killington...
Chains keep it on the road...
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:32 am

Chains required or optional? My brother is heading up there tomorrow.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: dbsuz05 On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:48 am

I buy tires that have the deepest lugs on them, then have them studded too.
We have a honda accord and an impala. They go just fine on any snow conditions considering the mountain terrain we drive daily.
I figure we are both worth more than a grand......
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:13 pm

dbsuz05 wrote:I buy tires that have the deepest lugs on them, then have them studded too.

Mine are studded also, but I keep wondering whether the studs are worth it. :?:
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:22 pm

Studs are a tool of traction for sure. If your travel path needs them,then yes,they're worth it to travel safely when you've got to get to where you're going in one piece. I don't think you've wasted your money,RB.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:10 pm

Wish now that I had the studs put in my winter tires when I bought them. Maybe next time.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: dbsuz05 On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Ive heard people tell me i wouldnt have traction on wet roads. I down play that one everytime. You always need to keep your speed in check! Although they do got some serious road noise compared to non studded! Worse case scenario is when youve ran them too many seasons, then they can develope leaks where the studs were.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:30 pm

[quote="dbsuz05"]Ive heard people tell me i wouldnt have traction on wet roads. I down play that one everytime. You always need to keep your speed in check! Although they do got some serious road noise compared to non studded! Worse case scenario is when youve ran them too many seasons, then they can develope leaks where the studs were.[/quote]


Thats BS. Thats from people who have never ran studs.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:37 am

I have only owned one set of snow tires in my life. I put a set of studded snows on the back of my '88 Grand Marquis. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The car went from being basically worthless in the snow to going almost anywhere. I also put a couple hundred pounds in the trunk and that helped as well. Poor traction on wet roads? Guess I don't push the limits, because I never observed any reduced traction in any conditions. As mentioned, only downside is the noise.

I am still running all season tires on our Subaru and Tahoe, and both do very well. I considered getting some snow tires for the Subaru since I drive through some pretty rough weather in Northern VT, but it has been doing so well without them I decided to save the $.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:09 pm

East Mountain road was the shortcut...
The sign said 4 wheel drive and chains...
I could make it up the road in my turo t bird...
if no flatlanders were comeing down hill...
Mastered the reverse 180...
The road allowed no 3 point turns...
Stayed in west bridgewater by the curve...
until i was invited to stay on the mountain in a full share...
Off of west hill road...
Very nice, hot tub, sauna and on the mountain...
Oh and just $400 for the season back in the day...
The house was built by a bunch of original killington season pass holders...
Great history and great sking...
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:25 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
dbsuz05 wrote:... studded! Worse case scenario is when you've ran them too many seasons, then they can develop leaks where the studs were.
That's BS. That's from people who have never ran studs.

That's what I thought, but talking to my son last week, he had a low tire and the shop told him there was a stud inside when they dismounted it. Then a couple weeks later the same tire was low and they found THREE MORE studs rattling around inside. They are fairly old tires, maybe five years.

Is that common? Is it cheap tires? Tires too old? Bad job by whoever put the studs in? What? :?: :?:
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: Short Bus On: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:34 pm

If one stud gets inside all the air would get out. I've never seen a stud inside a tire. If the second flat was in same tire maybe they didn't fix it right.

He may need new tires but I believe he defiantly needs a new tire store, I believe this tire store is not trustworthy.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:54 pm

Short Bus wrote:He may need new tires but I believe he defiantly needs a new tire store, I believe this tire store is not trustworthy.

Yes, he definitely needs new tires. He had the flat fixed at a general service garage where he gets all his mechanical work done. They really have no axe to grind since he would not be buying tires there. I have no reason to think they are lying about the studs.
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Re: Winter Tires

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:12 pm

Just got two new winter tires for the front of the car and the old ones will go to the back. Firestone Winterforce tires, I have never seen them before but I noticed they have a directional tread. It looks very aggressive, we shall see. I did not seek these tires out specifically, I just told the guy who inspects my vehicles and does some of my work to get me two winter tires and this is what he got.

Where I work can be a fun drive in winter, it is only 25 miles away but the weather can be very different, usually much worse.
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