Nights this winter have been in the 30s and 40s, and daytime temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Not really cold by anyone's definition, but still colder than General recommends running the tires... at least in the morning. My commute is only 8 miles and almost entirely surface streets. After being ~35 degrees all night, it takes 5 or 6 of those 8 miles for the AS05s to feel like rubber instead of rocks. These are the first General brand tires I've ever owned, but also the first tires that take more than a few blocks to warm up... except the aforementioned tires on the Fiero, but they are really wide tires on a "light" car, so it's behavior I'd expect. The same tire (BFG Sport Comp 2) on my 2800lb XR4Ti in a 215/45 warms up within a few blocks. I would expect a 3400lb 9-3 to put heat in a 225/45 pretty quickly.... but it doesn't happen.
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