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Jack Butler
10-30-2010, 12:58 PM
Just a reminder to put on your snow tires!!
...cause, well...you never know!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luBIaBXM4iU&feature=player_embedded

Barry Morris
11-13-2010, 11:03 AM
Put on all four studded.

That should keep it from snowing till next year!!!

ByrdDawg
11-15-2010, 11:16 AM
I think if your regular tires are in good shape, and you actually know how to drive in the winter, you don't need "snow" tires. It's worked for me for 40 years.

Jack Butler
11-15-2010, 01:46 PM
You think wrong!
The mandatory winter tire laws are made for people like you.
Why put yourself to the test every time you get behind the wheel?
And, buy a winter tire not an all season; the difference is enormous!

ByrdDawg
11-15-2010, 02:32 PM
If more people put themselves to the test when they got behind the wheel, there might be less accidents.

Jack Butler
11-15-2010, 06:27 PM
...put themselves to the test on snow tires, then I would agree with you.
It's not good advice to tell people to stay on your summer tires and just learn to drive!
I say get off your wallet!

Barry Morris
11-16-2010, 09:45 PM
Jack, I too drove for 35 years on summers, or all seasons, and Byrd is absolutely correct.

Experience counts. If you don't have it, you need to buy snows.

BTW, my family van now has studs all the way around. Used and cheap. My car has snows, came with it. And my everyday driver??? Well, look for me as I drive around you. :) :) :)

Jack Butler
11-17-2010, 03:40 PM
Jack, I too drove for 35 years on summers, or all seasons, and Byrd is absolutely correct.

Experience counts. If you don't have it, you need to buy snows.

No Byrd is not!
Of course experience counts and my experience says, you need to get off your wallet as well!
I would have expected you to be more prepared than that!
The mandatory snow tire law can't come too soon!

ByrdDawg
11-18-2010, 12:00 PM
A Byrd on the road is worth two in the snowbank.

Does a Soundbear get stuck in the woods ?

I think not !

ezcomm911
11-18-2010, 01:59 PM
And the guy I saw slide off the highway this morning probably thought his all seasons were good enough too...especially since he had 4 wheel drive...helped him try to get back out of the ditch I suppose...

ByrdDawg
11-18-2010, 03:18 PM
Came back from Sudbury a couple of years ago after a big snowstorm, with my 2- wheel drive and all season radials.

Came around a couple of corners and drove by 4-wheel drive SUVs sitting in snowbanks.

For some reason, I made it home without leaving the highway. Go figure.

Jack Butler
11-18-2010, 04:30 PM
I've done it too, big deal!
It's just not good advice to direct people away from winter tires.
While you nurse your throttle and hold up traffic, feel good knowing you got your game face on.
I can't wait for the mandatory laws!

Barry Morris
11-18-2010, 05:22 PM
Your mandatory laws do absolutely nothing to save lives UNLESS there is actually snow for the tires to to ride in.

90 perceent of our winter driving is on bare roads.

Jack Butler
11-18-2010, 11:19 PM
I'll take the additional lives saved on snow or those lives don't matter because they can't drive in the winter with summers!
You forgot black ice on bare roads! Hardly an issue for summers and experience, yeah?
Well...80% of the time when people use stats, they make them up!

Barry Morris
11-19-2010, 09:10 AM
I didn't forget black ice. I laugh at guys who say "drive to conditions" like some kind of mantra.

So I should drive 25 K all the way to Wawa because 1 bridge has black ice??

That's what studs are for.

NewCasa
11-19-2010, 11:31 AM
Yeah, getting my brand new snow tires put on this Monday. Looks like it's about time. You know, I've driven for years on these roads and I've driven pretty well, all things considered. I've taken several courses in winter driving, etc. There's really no substitute for having decent equipment to do the job IN ADDITION to good driving skills and training.

Peety
11-19-2010, 12:53 PM
I have 2 sets for my truck, My winter rims are ugly.

Jack Butler
11-19-2010, 01:32 PM
There's really no substitute for having decent equipment to do the job IN ADDITION to good driving skills and training.

Now that's what I'm talking about!!

Shaggy
11-21-2010, 01:11 AM
I used to think snow tires were a waste of money, until I actually tried them. The difference was quite surprising.

Experience and common sense does count for a lot, but neither will help you stop faster when some jacka** cuts you off - or when a kid runs out from behind a snowbank or parked car.

_daynzy
11-21-2010, 07:32 AM
when a kid runs out from behind a snowbank or parked car.

^^ good point. Snow tires can save lives, don't care what anyone says. I had a kid fall off a snowbank last year right in front of me but I was able to stop in time. I had snow tires. It was snowing, slippery, and I was doing about 35-40kms down Gibbs st. "Oh well if you had all seasons you could have stopped in time too"... Is that worth finding out?

riggs
11-21-2010, 03:01 PM
I used to think snow tires were a waste of money, until I actually tried them. The difference was quite surprising.

Experience and common sense does count for a lot, but neither will help you stop faster when some jacka** cuts you off - or when a kid runs out from behind a snowbank or parked car.

Good point Shaggy. They can prove to be helpful in times of the unexpected.

Jst4u
11-22-2010, 11:38 PM
If anyone wants to help out with the $600 for a set of winter tires for me, feel free lol Otherwise, I'll stick with my all season...I can only afford one set for my stupid little car.

_daynzy
11-23-2010, 07:40 AM
i just got a set of firestone winterforces studded for 420$ shipped from tirerack.com.. 360 for tires, 60 for studs

17'' tires

Jst4u
11-23-2010, 10:19 AM
Unfortunately, my car has factory stocked tires and rims still. They're 15" 185/55's. I can only get them from the dealership and the cheapest is $150/tire. For the life of me, I don't know why an Aveo needs low profile tires and big rims?!

Even that tirerack.com website has them for $103 each. Then I'd have to have them shipped and installed. Just not worth it. The whole damn car isn't worth it lol

DM46
12-07-2010, 09:00 PM
Unfortunately, my car has factory stocked tires and rims still. They're 15" 185/55's. I can only get them from the dealership and the cheapest is $150/tire. For the life of me, I don't know why an Aveo needs low profile tires and big rims?!

Even that tirerack.com website has them for $103 each. Then I'd have to have them shipped and installed. Just not worth it. The whole damn car isn't worth it lol

Upsize one size. Put a 185/60R15 on it. You can get a good decent winter tire for like 80 bucks.

DM46
12-07-2010, 09:02 PM
i just got a set of firestone winterforces studded for 420$ shipped from tirerack.com.. 360 for tires, 60 for studs

17'' tires

Those are what I run on my car, minus the studs. I was going to stud them but never had the time to do it before I put them on. One of the best tires out there if I may say so myself.

Jst4u
12-15-2010, 08:23 AM
Upsize one size. Put a 185/60R15 on it. You can get a good decent winter tire for like 80 bucks.

I'd need new rims. And/or 4 new tires...in which case it would have cost me the same as two new 185/55's.

mistyblue
02-02-2011, 01:48 PM
I was going to buy tries at Total tire I need Lt235-75-15 or p235-75-15 and I got a price of 456.00 not bad but I have to wait a while for the extra cash. They where 94.00 a tires Hurcules tires. I have always got my new tires from them.