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Old 01-18-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Here's a helpful video on the use of studded tires versus chains.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-_ggorS0Po
Apparently tires matter (which is the point of this thread)
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I just got new brakes so I will be able to stop more quickly.
And 5MPH bumpers. Don't forget those. Oh, wait, most are 2.5MPH bumpers now. Watch those brakes.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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Who's getting ready for blizzaks, lol? I'm putting mine on next Monday. When do you guys put yours on?
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:56 AM
 
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tires def make a huge difference. but I feel more in control with an AWD vs a FWD or RWD vehicle.

my truck, even though has dedicated snow tires, with 2WD on, it still slips and slides..once I engage 4WD it becomes super stable also never loses control vs the 2wd.


a 2wd car with snow tires though will outperform a 4wd with summer/all season tires!
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:07 AM
 
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Who's getting ready for blizzaks, lol? I'm putting mine on next Monday. When do you guys put yours on?
I was told in the past you shouldn’t really put your winter tires on when temps are 60 degrees or higher, because the softer rubber material will wear down quicker on the warmer pavement.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Who's getting ready for blizzaks, lol? I'm putting mine on next Monday. When do you guys put yours on?
I usually don’t until November. November to April is typically my winter tire season.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Who's getting ready for blizzaks, lol? I'm putting mine on next Monday. When do you guys put yours on?
I don't. I generally just stay off the roads when there's snow and ice, and if I get stuck in inclement weather, I take it slow and easy with AWD, traction control, and all-season tires that are in excellent condition.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:34 PM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Never thought I'd think this way, but yes, in Colorado, winter tires do make a difference. Up until last year, I had the Michelin X-Ice tires, which were terrific in snowy/icy weather. Now I have the newest Blizzacks - from what I read, their technology is the most advanced - but haven't really been able to test these particular tires very well due to the lack of bad weather in the past year. I used to think that the M+S (Mud and Snow) rating was all I needed. But after using winter tires or studded snow tires while living in the mountains for 9 years, I began to see why winter tires give me a much better advantage in bad weather. Even in the city, winter tires give me better stopping power and less sliding.
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