Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:07:07 -0500
From: "darkpoter" <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

By the time we get to changing tires in ottawa ( middle of november this year...) its rather cold out. Seems like my Winter tire season is longer then yours hehe. We have an office in NJ and i often have to drive down there to fix servers and such.. its in "Piscataway" They don't know about cold there! The Mazda dealership is the only place in town that i know of who caries Nokian tires, rather expensive if you ask me (160-190 a tire canuk). If i was driving a newer 900 with more then 130ish HP i might change my tune and lean more towards atleast having snows in the front. But i generally stick more then 95% of the otehr cars out there with my BFG M65's The best advice for driving in the snow is to slow the hell down and to remember that you can't stop as fast as you can start! Also most accidents are caused by black ice or snow drifts here...Nuttin a snow tire can do for you in those. Matt "tom reingold" <> wrote in message > On 1/22/2003 4:06 PM:darkpoter wrote > > > I don't agree on the base of the argument. > > Snow tires wear allot faster then all seasons. Even if it snows 2x a week i > > still spend most of my day driving on dry pavement, a high quality snow tire > > lasts at most 2 seasons here in ottawa before your slipping more then you > > would be on all seasons. > > There is also the cost and hastle of changing the tires from season to > > season. And the added cost of RIMS if you decide to go that way. > > > > Matt > > You raise valid points about the cost and hassle of switching. My point > about exercise was a half joke. I enjoy it, but I don't expect others to > enjoy it. Nor is bringing the car to a shop, because of the time involved. > > But I'm on my third season with my Nokian tires, and I see no signs of > tread wear whatsoever. I drive about 24,000 miles a year (about 39,000 > km) and don't reduce it that much in the winter. > > And by the way, these Nokians handle pretty darned well on dry pavement. > They're loud at low speeds. For hard turns, they're a bit wiggly, but > really not bad. > > > -- > Tom Reingold > Noo Joizy >

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