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I have not noticed an issue with them in cold temperatures, but I don't really keep them on in cold temperatures long either... that said, we may have different definitions of cold - I normally swap tires in and around Nov. I have actually driven GMAX AS-03 on the c900 in winter, but only on rare sunny dry days when the roads are clean and dry, just to take the summer car out for a run so it doesn't sit for 6 months. I haven't had one of those days yet this winter! No sense turning it over in -30 to drive in gunk. I did put winter tires on it for the winter just in case, and because they grip better to cold dry pavement also.
I would be surprised if the as03 and as05 had vastly different compounds, but maybe?
I think I liked the Bridgestones a bit more on the 9-5, but really hard to say. I'm sure if I pushed the car to higher speeds on a track, there would be differences between these directionals and something like the Michelin PSS, but for real world driving in a 9-5, it's totally unnecessary for the wear rate. I mainly pick summer tires based on water performance as that seems to be the one real-world limitation of many tires. Directionals are often good for that. GMAX was more cost effective than the bridgestones and seemed good on the c900 so I gave it a try on 9-5 also. GMAX is about the only directional mildly performance oriented tire from a non-chinese brand in sizes that work for a c900. Most cars now have gone to sizes that are way too wide for a c900! The older performance widths are considered skinny on econoboxes now!
Posts in this Thread:
- Tesla in snow?, Snowmobile , Tue, 2 Jan 2018 15:35:59
- Re: Tesla in snow?, No Snaab, Sat, 3 Feb 2018 05:29:52
- Tesla Roadster, Dan-O, Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:20:43
- Too much low speed torque, MI-Roger , Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:13:02
- Need snow tires, vvk, Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:26:25
- Re: Need snow tires, Snowmobile , Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:31:36
- Not crazy about them, vvk, Fri, 5 Jan 2018 05:15:40
- Re: Not crazy about them, Snowmobile , Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:51:09
- Re: Not crazy about them, Craig, Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:50:451
- Which GMax?, Justin VanAbrahams , Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:02:45
- as-03, Snowmobile , Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:41:45 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: as-03, Justin VanAbrahams , Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:20:27
- Re: Need snow tires, Justin VanAbrahams , Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:38:13
- considerable irony, AeroEd , Tue, 2 Jan 2018 18:39:15
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