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Had a set on my 9K that I swapped to a daughter's car ('99 9-3SE) when I took the 9K off the road for a winter. She ran them all winter and through a summer. Didn't get noisy until they had about 30K on them. Are now marginal in snow, but still better than an all season.Those are 205/60 x 15.
Have a set on my wife's 9-5 wagon and they are better than the Dunlops it had for winter boots before. (215/55x16).
Have a one-year-old set on other daughter's car, a '00 9-3 SE HOT and they seem to get through anything (205/60x15).
The Altimax Arctic aren't as nice on dry roads the usual summer tires (Bridgestone Serenity) but are quiet and handle OK--for a winter tire. Can't go over 100, but that's OK.
I've had Hakkas and Blizzaks and they are nice but not worth the money, IMHO. For about $70-80/tire the Generals do a fine job.
I just mount them on old beater alloys that are straight but ugly.
1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (daily driver)
2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's)
1999 9-3 SE auto (younger daughter's)
2000 9-3 SE 5 speed (elder daughter's)
1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP)
1995 9000 CS (sold)
1996 9000 CS (RIP)
Posts in this Thread:
- Show us your winter wheels!, bobc , Thu, 5 Jan 2017 07:54:261
- Re: Show us your winter wheels!, Snowmobile , Thu, 5 Jan 2017 17:33:04
- Hakka R2, vvk, Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:48:04
- Re: Show us your winter wheels!, Bernie , Sun, 8 Jan 2017 10:40:132
- Re: Show us your winter wheels!, bobc , Fri, 6 Jan 2017 05:48:09
- Re: Show us your winter wheels!, Mark from Toronto, Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:28:04
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