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Re: winter tire compounds
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Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:32:14 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: winter tire compounds, Dave the Ice Age Knave [Profile/Gallery] , Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:00:39
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I think people seem to like those Blizzaks at least when new. The winter tire tests in North America tend to be on new tires - I haven't really seen much on old ones, but the Scandinavians test them when they are worn also. The nice thing with Nokians is the response is very progressive as you reach the edge of control... the same seems true as they age... What the testers over there didn't like about older Blizzaks (and this may no longer be the case) is that they found them good new but really bad once worn (stopping times etc were worse than all seasons in the test, and I'm pretty sure they gave up on the slalom, feeling they handled too dangerously). Buying them new and then selling after a couple of years might be a good strategy.

With tires, it's always a compromise... even with winter tires, there's not really 1 best tire... some are better at snow, some better at ice. Personally I like ones with the rubber optimized for snow and then studs to deal with the ice (but we can't use studs where I live now), but for many, the noise and less optimal dry feel is a major downside - nowadays cities are so quickly cleared that there rarely is much snow to drive through anyway. This stuff matters more in a rural setting or going out skiing during the storm etc. Many of the winter tires now are pretty darn good - much better than it used to be!

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