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Old 02-07-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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On sand or dirt it is. On snow it generally is not. If having a wider contact patch in snow was best, then you would see wide snow tires. Think about it.
The latter doesn't logically follow. There could be any number of reasons for not having wider snow tires. If you have a source though, I'm interested.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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FYI these idiots are lining up for gas again. -_-

You won't have to worry about snow tomorrow morning so much as the mile-long lines of cars blocking the road...
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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The latter doesn't logically follow. There could be any number of reasons for not having wider snow tires. If you have a source though, I'm interested.
Here's the best one i can find right now: Winter Tech - Air Pressure vs. Wet Performance
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The latter doesn't logically follow. There could be any number of reasons for not having wider snow tires. If you have a source though, I'm interested.
For snow, narrower is better.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Long day tomorrow so I'm shutting down because I'll be outside shoveling every hour tomorrow night.

Here's a little view of what the latest NWS discussions say. Forecast still on track. Fill the freezer with water bottles. Let them freeze in case power goes out you have that extra ice to keep it cool.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Boston just updated their snow map to over 2 feet.
I think the resolution's improving as it gets closer. There is now mention of the CT valley having lower snowfall amounts than either east or west where the really heavy bands are expected to set up.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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For snow, narrower is better.
Yep. Narrow tires are better in rain too.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Definately dont want to risk getting stuck. Remember that little snow storm in Nov after Sandy? Took me 5 1/2 hours to get home that night.....that was a nightmare......and that was a little snow. I have the option to take off if I need to......just have to hope my wife can stay home.
If it helps I have a friend on FB who lives in Mt. Kisco, NY and works in Danbury and during one of the big storms a couple of years ago it took her TWELVE hours to get home and she's all over Facebook warning everyone about not getting stuck in this one. I'd go for #2.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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If it helps I have a friend on FB who lives in Mt. Kisco, NY and works in Danbury and during one of the big storms a couple of years ago it took her TWELVE hours to get home and she's all over Facebook warning everyone about not getting stuck in this one. I'd go for #2.
How is that possible, other than getting stuck for hours and having to wait to be towed out?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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How is that possible, other than getting stuck for hours and having to wait to be towed out?
I found it hard to believe too, but that's what she said......but I guess the point is there's a good chance you could get stuck and need to be towed out, that's probably what happened to her.
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