Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:12:42 -0500
From: "darkpoter" <darkpoternopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?


Well i use BFG M65 TA's as a lower cost decent all season tire. See the reviews at www.tirerack.com They handle very well in the rain, don't have too much sidewall flex and run rather well in the snow. I get generally about 3-3.5 seasons (replace before 4th winter) out of these tires. They are not rock hard at all. matt <davehinznopsamcop.net> wrote in message news:b0n42e$rgr47$3nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de... > Someone who looks an awful lot like darkpoter <darkpoternopsamail.com> 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. > > I get 2 years out of my snows, and 2 years out of my summer tires. That's > driving about 100 miles a day, mixed rural/highway/city miles. Of course, > I'm not buying rock-hard compounded tires... > > > 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. > > Yes, the one-time cost of 4 steel wheels for the snowtires is the only > added expense. Not getting in a crash because of unsafe tires is worth > the 200 bucks for 4 rims, in my opinion. > > Compared to the cost of the car, having the right tires adds a trivial > amount of cost to driving. >

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