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post #1 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Winter on stock wheels

These look like the best bet for winter: Continental ExtremeContact DWS (from Tire Rack)

Anyone find other options for mild winter conditions?
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Winter on Stock Wheels

I would consider the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus. They are considered Ultra High Performance All Season tires and are basically the all season version of the PS/2 that comes stock on most IS-Fs. You will likely see better performance (handling, traction and steering response) from the Michelins than the Continentals in dry conditions. The DSWs are new technology and I'm not sure how they will do long term compared to the Michelins. Also, keep in mind that they too are considered Ultra High Performance All Season tires and not a true snow tire.

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In Tire Rack Surveys, both the Continental DW and DWS come out first in their respective categories:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...jsp?type=UHPAS

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...ay.jsp?type=MP

I have the DW tire on stock wheels in 245/35 and 285/30 sizes and luv them. However, I too must caution that the DWS is NOT a winter tire, but an All Season tire.

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I have the Blizzak LM-25s. I think they have been discontinued and replaced by a newer model. They are the European touring style winter tires.

They do okay in the snow, but aren't spectacular. If we have more than an inch of snow, I can't make it up the driveway without shoveling a bit. Also, they don't seem to like really deep slush.

However, in dry/wet conditions they handle pretty well for winter tires. Certainly better than I remembered with older snow tires.

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My DWSs have served me well. They certainly are not a snow tire, but I have driven them without much trouble in several inches of snow a couple times. It all depends if you are able to feather the throttle or not. on flat ground in snow = a cake walk. The only difficulty is starting from a stop on a steep hill.

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Thanks for the input. I'll get the DWS and be gentle in the snow. In Toronto the roads are dry 90% of the time, the snow tires would wear quickly with the long commute. This makes more sense.

The michelin tire looks great, but I'd be pushing my luck driving in snow/slush.
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Bridgestone Lm60 are awesome
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Bridgestone Lm60 are awesome
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They come in the size of the stock wheels?
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yes they do. they repalce the lm series

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After pricing these out and then asking the dealer about installing them, the service rep honestly admitted the rims will likely get scarred taking the tires on and off. So it looks like a new set of wheels is needed for winter.

Problem: the options available are only in 38mm offset 19 8.5. Will these rub the fenders or wheel wells? Stock offset is 45 and 55 I think.

Other cheap wheel options? So far I've only been looking at tire rack.
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