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Old 10-28-2014, 09:40 PM   #76
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I used to have Bridgestone Blizzak Revo1's on the TSX. (I'm guessing these came out just before they started the WS series of winter tires) and they sucked in the rain. They'd easily lose traction going up a steep-ish hill (like going up Kerr from Marine for example) and pulling out of side streets. However, they were great in the snow.

Just switched out the Blizzaks for XIce3's a few weeks ago since I really couldn't handle another winter with the Blizzaks. Traction feels better than the Blizzaks in the rain, but not as stable as the RE970 All Seasons I've been using throughout the summer/fall. (but I guess that's not really a fair comparison) I have yet to try them in snow or ice so couldn't really tell you how they perform.
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We had XIce's on our other E38, and they were much worse than the Blizzaks in the snow.
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I had great success with Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow on my old 2wd truck. Went through multiple tire options and the Pirellis were the only useable snow tire for the torque-heavy V8.

Mustang seems to work ok on Falken Eurowinter HS439's, this will be second winter with them. Cornering on ice is a 2 out of 5 though.
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I'll be running Triangle TR777 lol
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I had great success with Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow on my old 2wd truck. Went through multiple tire options and the Pirellis were the only useable snow tire for the torque-heavy V8.

Mustang seems to work ok on Falken Eurowinter HS439's, this will be second winter with them. Cornering on ice is a 2 out of 5 though.
More info please, what size wheel/tire are you using? Gotta figure out a winter tire setup for my mustang...
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More info please, what size wheel/tire are you using? Gotta figure out a winter tire setup for my mustang...
215/65 17 on the stock 17x7 wheels.
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Anyone running on Nokian WR G3 tires? Got them for my wife's car but not sure if I made the best decision. Better than running her Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Positions in the winter I guess.
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Anyone running on Nokian WR G3 tires? Got them for my wife's car but not sure if I made the best decision. Better than running her Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Positions in the winter I guess.
Don't have the WRG3s but everything I've read (from reviewers and users) says they will work just fine in Vancouver winters. Not so hot for serious stuff like Whistler or the interior though but acceptable.
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Are these off brand winter tires from China any good? Or are they just terrible rip offs?
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I had set of shitty triangles on my gti and they were honestly great in the snow. Not great on wet city roads though.
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Bringing this back to life for a question. Just bought a 2010 m3 that came with brand new nexen 7000. Gonna be driving this car in winter, should I ditch the nexens for Continental DWS, or go for an actual winter tire such as blizzaks or just run the nexens for the season?
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All seasons don't work well on ice or snow, don't kid yourself. If you have the money to buy them, get dedicated winter tires
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Nexens are cheap shit. Go for something better for sure.
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Grab some steelies with actual winters for anything RWD, let alone something with M power IMO.
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Not sure if steelies will clear the brakes on the M car, but yes, for other RWD cars, steelies + dedicated winters would be a good choice.


Araaadi, I run Blizzack WS80 tires on my E92 M3 in the winter. These are their studless winter series, which work better in snow and ice than their LM series. LM series should be fine for Vancouver winters, and are a good tradeoff between snow and dry performance.

The WS80 may be a bit overkill, but I need to be able to get to where I'm going, regardless of the weather, so I figured I'd trade off on the worse dry grip and have softer winter tires.

I use the Sport Edition A7 wheels (18x8) from Tire Rack. It's a cheaper set of wheels, but they do the job. They used to have a wide size for the rears, but now just seem to sell the 18x8, so the rear wheels will look a bit sunken from the fenders.

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Bringing this back to life for a question. Just bought a 2010 m3 that came with brand new nexen 7000.
I'll never understand why people put cheap shitty tires on a 75k 400+bhp sports car.
My advice is toss some DWS, or a dedicated winter tire if you plan on leaving the GVRD at any point during the winter, on come december or so, and get a set of PSS or something of similar quality to replace the nexens next spring.
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I run Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 and I am very happy with it, great grip in wet and snow.
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Bringing this back to life for a question. Just bought a 2010 m3 that came with brand new nexen 7000. Gonna be driving this car in winter, should I ditch the nexens for Continental DWS, or go for an actual winter tire such as blizzaks or just run the nexens for the season?
As suggested, ditch the Nexens and put on the DWS and be done with it. My nephew is a manager of an OK Tire and he got me drinking the Continental Kool Aid a few years ago and I am glad I tried it - I run their DWS in the summer and their winter tires and the grip is always there...always.
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I've been debating which tire to pick up for my BMW 325xi. It currently has the Nokian WRG3s on it, but they are close to needing replacement. We're using the WRG2s on our other car (Nissan Versa) and they work fine in all weather conditions as advertised. My commute, on average, consists of 6 snow days per year, (source: Environment Canada) primarily small amounts of wet snow.

I know Continental just launched the DWS 06 and I've read good things about the Pilot Sport A/S 3. Is it worthwhile upgrading to one of these tires with a 255 hp AWD sedan?
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This season will be Blizzak DM-V1.

So far, I gotta admit - best I've ever had were the General Altimax Arctics.

Last year, I went with Blizzak LM-60 which were 'average' on slippery surfaces.


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any recomendations as to what/where to buy winter tires/rims for my GF's Hyundia Elantra?

going to be almost 100% city driving so main concern is just ice/wet roads, she has some really shitty all seasons on right now and i dont like her driving on them when it's ugly out

possible to get somthing decent for around 6-800? with some steelies?
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Just put X-Ice3 on my car and I'm really liking the wet weather grip and how surprisingly quiet they are for a winter tire. Can't wait to test them out in the snow
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The Michelin XIce 2 and 3 seem to win most of the comparison tests, the 2's tend to run a little cheaper though. Following that is usually the Yokohama Ice Guard which I absolutely loved on my old Celica, they had tons of grip in any kind of weather.
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I'll be using Falken Eurowinter HS449 this year on my 08 RWD G35S. I picked these up for $300, used with 1500km on them late last year.


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This season will be Blizzak DM-V1.
I had amazing luck with these tires! We ran the DM-V1 on our CX-9 for four winter seasons and never lost traction once (I drive like a granny in the winter, so take that with a grain of salt). I really liked having confidence in my vehicle when it got ugly outside, especially when I was carting around my two little kids. The tires are very soft, so I usually put them on when the snow started flying in mid-late November and took them off at the beginning of March. I only put on ~10k kms during those four winters but the tires looked almost new when we sold them with the CX-9 this summer; I'm sure I could have gotten ~30k kms had I kept them.

Now with an F-150 I'm not wanting something quite so soft as I imagine the truck would wear them quicker. I've ordered some Cooper Discoverer AT-W to try this year: firmer rubber and a mileage warranty, but lots of siping should make it decent in the snow/ice, and I won't have to be as worried about when I put them on/take them off. I debated buying some BFG KO2s to run year round but the lack of siping and chunkier blocks don't look like they would perform the same when things get slippery. I will, however, get some KO2s in the spring to run for the snow-less seasons.

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