Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Need suggestions for Winter Tires

  1. #1
    Member verified Feedback Score 1 (100%) B-Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2005

    Location
    Fowlerville, MI
    Posts
    1,249
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 43 Times in 38 Posts

    Need suggestions for Winter Tires

    Winter isn't too far away here and I need suggestions. Blizzacks seem to stick out in my mind because I always hear about them, but I'd like suggestions/experiences you all have had with winter tires.
    '92 Dodge Stealth RT/TT - Aug. 2012 COTM

  2. #2
    owner since 2004 Feedback Score 0 colt45 gto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2004

    Location
    cheshire, england
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 28 Times in 15 Posts
    you could use some of these....


    then again tire rack has some assortments. and a video.
    http://www.tirerack.com/videos/index...=23&tab=winter
    3si is dead long live 3sgto.org

  3. #3
    rawr. verified Feedback Score 4 (100%) Atrosity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    August 2009

    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,151
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 29 Times in 23 Posts
    Just move to Southern California and save money from buying tires. Here is the weather year around.
    Last edited by Atrosity; 09-24-2010 at 02:17 PM.
    vroom vroom i drive a 93 toyota mr2.

    https://car.social

  4. #4
    Member verified Feedback Score 1 (100%) B-Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2005

    Location
    Fowlerville, MI
    Posts
    1,249
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 43 Times in 38 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Atrosity View Post
    Just more to Southern California and save money from buying tires. Here is the weather year around.
    That may happen sooner than you think.

  5. #5
    Member verified
    supporter
    Feedback Score 0 DocWalt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    Oct '08 - Oct '10

    Location
    Royersford, PA
    Posts
    3,500
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    796
    Thanked 393 Times in 276 Posts
    I've never personally used Blizzaks, but there's a reason they stick out in your mind. They're among the very best snow tires.
    R135
    ╚╬╬╝
    - 24

  6. #6
    Forum User verified
    Feedback Score 2 (100%) Maximal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2001

    Location
    Avoca, NY
    Posts
    1,245
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 58 Times in 40 Posts
    Blizzacks.

    /thread

  7. #7
    Monogamous Gigolo verified
    supporter
    Feedback Score 8 (100%) 2fnloud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    October 2009

    Location
    Ithaca, Mi.
    Posts
    2,719
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thanks
    561
    Thanked 173 Times in 118 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Maximal View Post
    Blizzacks.

    /thread
    Plus eleventybillion. I had them on my La Baron when I had to drive it in the snow. I would dare to say the only thing better is tank tread.

  8. #8
    Charter Member verified Feedback Score 1 (100%) Geordon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    Sept. 1991

    Location
    Mason, MI
    Posts
    174
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    You will also see Dunlop 3D highly recommended. and you can get it in 3/S sizes, such as 245/45/17 and 245/40/18.

    The new Blizzak looks to be preferred by tirerack:
    Winter Tires for 2010

    I will be getting a set of 3D for my wife's A4 Quattro.
    Last edited by Geordon; 09-24-2010 at 09:24 PM. Reason: Added linky
    Black '92 R/T TT
    Compustar RF-1BAM-900SH 1 Button Keyless Entry
    Tein H springs
    K&N Airfilter
    (119,000 miles -- original owner)

  9. #9
    owner since 2004 Feedback Score 0 colt45 gto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2004

    Location
    cheshire, england
    Posts
    330
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 28 Times in 15 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Geordon View Post
    You will also see Dunlop 3D highly recommended. and you can get it in 3/S sizes, such as 245/45/17 and 245/40/18.

    The new Blizzak looks to be preferred by tirerack:
    Winter Tires for 2010

    I will be getting a set of 3D for my wife's A4 Quattro.
    wide tires are useless in snow and ice, a narrower tire is better like 215 or 225 max! these will dig in better than rumble across the surface like a 245 would.

  10. #10
    and a 95 too! Feedback Score 0 deemo99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    April 2005

    Location
    Door Peninsula
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Nokian's FTMFW!!! I had a set of Hakkapeliitta 2's on a DSM that then moved to my Subie 2.5RS. Those tires were F--ing awesome, I still miss them (and the cars). They now make the Hakkapeliitta 4 in a 245/40/18. Check out their webpage. They have studded and non studded both. I used to do some ice racing in the winter and I have beaten cars with studded tires with my non-studded Nokian's and had many people asking what I was using for tires. At events later in the year I saw more and more Nokian's.

    Edit: For pure ice the blizzaks are no doubt good, but overall I thought the Nokian tires dominated.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
3000GT / Stealth / GTO Resources
3000GT / Stealth / GTO / Multi-site Classifieds
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Event Pages
3S National Gathering
East Coast Gathering
Upper Mid-West Gathering
Blue Ridge Gathering
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Clubs and Groups
Michigan 3S
MInnesota 3S
Wisconsin 3S
Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas 3S
North California 3000GT/Stealth
United Society of 3S Owners
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Forums
3000GT/Stealth International
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Information and Resources
Team 3S
3000GT / Stealth / GTO Information
daveblack.net
The 3000GT/Stealth/GTO Web History Project
3000gt.com
3000GT / Stealth International WWWboard Archive