Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 22:00:03 GMT From: Anders Olsson <fake.addressnopsama.com> Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?
davehinznopsamcop.net wrote in news:b0mpng$qlgr0$6nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de: > Someone who looks an awful lot like tom reingold > <trn244nopsamnline.net> wrote: > >> A Norwegian asked the question, and a Swede answered. > > More remarkably, the Norwegian and the Swede agree with each other. > That, in itself, is remarkable ;) (det var bara paa skoj) > >> Your definition of >> "all conditions" will vary from theirs. They have more snow than you >> and I do. Therefore, the answer has to be different. > > Well, I guess it comes down to "It's like this all winter", vs. "It's > like this a couple of times a year". I don't think it's worth trying > to save the one-time expense of 4 rims to use mediocre tires all year > round. > > Dave Hinz > Reading this thread, I get theimpression that you in the U.S. have eithe a lot of loose snow where the thread pattern is what makes most of the difference, whereas we in scandinavia more often have hard packed snow or ice where the important difference is the rubber in the tire. I would actually think that you can make an all season tire which is is reasonably good in loose snow, but not on packed snow or ice which needs a very soft rubber resulting in a very short lifespan during summer conditions. Actually a good winter tire without studs will give a lot better grip on packed snow than an all season on packed snow or ice. /Anders