Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:12:42 -0500
From: "darkpoter" <>
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 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 <> wrote in message news:b0n42e$rgr47$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like 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. > > 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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