Snow tires already?

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  1. rigidjunkie

    rigidjunkie New Member

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    So I see snow in the 10 day forecast and my mind goes to the annual question of when do I swap out the summer tires for the snows. Anybody else thinking about doing it now?
     
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    Alan, I changed from summers to all seasons 45 days ago because of temperature drops.
     
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    Yep, snow forecast for Md. this weekend.
     
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    I put mine on last weekend..... temps were dipping low lately so the summer tires weren't so grippy anymore.
     
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    Yea confirmation of what I thought. My summers feel like they are square for the first couple miles when the temp is under 45. Guess I have an excuse to go on a gravel road outing in the near future!
     
  6. KittyMini

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    And we are supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow here tomorrow :mad2:
    I use our truck in the white stuff though.
     
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    I just changed back to the Spoolers and all season tires on Sunday. Didn't want to wait for it to get any colder!
     
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    Nov 7 is my appt to get new tires mounted. Going with non-studded Hakkapeliittas. I like to put it off for as long as possible, and here in VT, that's about as long as you can go.
     
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    put the WS60's on last weekend. No snow in the forecast yet, but it was -3 °C (27F) this morning, so it won't be long.
     
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    I usually like to wait till Thanksgiving, but this year feels like it is getting colder earlier than normal. BUT if it gets really warm again in the next few weeks I take the credit for impacting the weather!!
     
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    Allan your tires are like shaved race tires.:smilewinkgrin: Rain is enough to cause problems. Play it safe go with snow shoes.

    I'll probably wait another week or two to install the winter foot ware. I'm on all seasons now so I'm not concerned about the cold temps just yet.
     
  13. MiniJimi

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    Putting mine on this weekend.
     
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    I just do one simple thing. I lift my right foot up just a little bit.
     
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    I thought Ohio was in the snow belt! :aureola:

    We just had our big blast this past week, my wife has the daily commute so I lost the Jeep we let the MINI's rest and stay clean.:wink:

    Cold is not the problem, 8-10inches of new wet snow around here brings out the nutty drivers. :eek6:

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    I don't like to lift, so snow shoes let me piss off the SUV drivers. :devil:
     
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    It's definitly time...pulling off the summers reluctantly this weekend and am seriously considering some spacers for my winters as they just look so dainty...I am only dropping an inch in tire size, but am giving up some width. Anyone else use spacers for a better winter look?
     
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    Have you looked out the window this morning? It is SNOWING here. :mad2:

    Jim
     
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    Not here.... :D

    You can now earn money plowing the roads. :Thumbsup:

    Stay warm....
     
  20. Gil-galad

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    +1 :Thumbsup: on waiting and all-seasons. I'm targeting Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, for the swap.

    I must say it's immensely satisfying to this upper-midwesterner under blue skies to observe from a safe distance other folks having to deal with early season snows. :devil:

    I'm sure that will come back to haunt me...
     

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