GET YOUR DEDICATED SNOW TIRES NOW !!!

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  1. Rob43

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    BUT again that's YOU.

    The other 95% buy when they need it....

    Thus making the price over $400 dollars most any day of that given year.


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    Interesting question… …and I understand all about budget, but when I'm thinking about cost, I always try to remember that when it comes down to it, the patch of rubber between you and the road, although quite small is the really the most important bit of all! (…but as they say: YMMV :rolleyes::eek:;) )
     
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    Yep, it's an interesting question... But The Answer Was No.

    Realistically we'll never know if they were good in some single testing category because those $190 Remold tires will never ever get tested against anything in a real heads up test.

    ...compared to a set of ~25K mile Toyo A29 OE tires, even these "Remold" snow tires will shine.



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    Me 4 5 or 6 hundred depending on size.

    I'm most interested in wear because most tires I've used just work and if there is a problem it's usually not the tires at fault. But there is a huge difference in wear out miles, at least in my experiences.
     
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    I agree! Got the tires in last week (they look pretty great) and snagged some OEM 15" wheels from the sale threads for pretty cheap, big fan of the black wheels hidden under those hub caps and think it will look good with the black cherry pearl paint. Will be mounting this weekend and storing the 17" Persona wheels in the garage.. definitely wouldn't want to pay for 17" snow tires, ruin these rims, and constantly mount and dismount. I'll give my thoughts after some drive time and some snow here in Maryland.
     
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    HAVE Michelin xic 3 snows rims. And tpms ready for snow.
     

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    Yesterday I finally put the Blizzak WS80 snow tires, which I bought on sale in September, on my (still somewhat) new 2019 AWD-e Prius. I had the occasion, today, to drive on unpaved roads which were plowed, but where the plowing seemed to polish the snow into a slippery surface. The snow wires and AWD performed well. Also, the Blizzak tires did not have a funny feel on dry roads, as my previous snow tires did.
     
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    Does anyone have any new and exciting snow tire adventure stories ?


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    It was predicted to snow here last night, first of the season. It rained. Hey, it was cold rain. I've had the snow tires on for about a month and a half now...:oops:
     
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    Some fun snow tire changeover pics.


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    Getting socked in here:

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    ^ Looks like a lot of fun !

    Have you ventured out in your Prime yet ?


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    Have a 2010. Yesterday we were out and about, forced to by circumstances. Roads were mostly unplowed, but well compacted, almost clear. About 4~5 inches on the lawns.

    The Michelin X-Ice (about 9~10 years old, but good tread still, low miles) were very planted. Coming down one hill and had a light go red, could feel it starting to drift slightly, there are limits. Everybody's taking it easy, which helps.

    Overnight it snowed heavy, wouldn't think about it today. About a foot now. Stopped about 10 am, then started up this afternoon. Meteorologist likened the pause to "eye-of-storm".

    I'll take your advice, get a new set next fall, if only for their age, and brand-new tread will be nice.
     
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    I'm not at all sure of the wisdom of using the OE lug nuts on the aftermarket wheels with conical lug nut seats. The OE nuts have a very small conical seating surface. I'd be concerned about the nuts loosening either due to the small surface, or the wheel lug seat wearing due to the small seat causing the nut to loosen. I'm sure Rob will keep an eye on this.
     
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    I got these through a dealership:

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    steel rim lug nuts, part no: 90942-01007 (plain, open-ended, galvanized)

    They're not pretty, but look at home on black steel rims. The open ends expose the stud tips, which will start to rust. I periodically put a tiny drop of 3-in-1 oil on the tips, spread it with an old toothbrush. Say once when installing the snows, and a second time halfway through winter.
     
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    I do my own work on this as you probably know, I'm certainly watching them.

    I'll update this thread once they come back off to see if I need to make adjustments (new lug nuts) for next year.


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