I agree completely. Tires of the correct type will make the biggest difference. Blizzak's have a great reputation. All of the electronic wizardry will be a huge help too. Just stay out of the really DEEP stuff!I just mounted a set of snow tires (Blizzak LM-25) and rims to my IS-F. I'll get back to you in a couple of months
I imagine it will do okay, but the reduced ground clearance worries me a little bit. My salesman at the Tire Rack said he drove an IS350 for a while in the snow with the same Blizzaks and had no problems with the southern Indiana lake effect snows, so hopefully I'll be okay. Here in St. Louis, we don't really get that much snow so I should be ok.
I installed Blizzak LM 25's, 225/40/19 Front 255/35/19's back on the weekend. This morning I had a chance to test them after the first significant snowfall of the year.I am interested in this vehicle but I am worried with rear wheel drive it will handle like my Supra in the snow. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.
Great to hear, thanks.I installed Blizzak LM 25's, 225/40/19 Front 255/35/19's back on the weekend. This morning I had a chance to test them after the first significant snowfall of the year.
Overall I am extremely impressed by the drivability. Set car in snow mode and off she went. Obviously common sense is required and a light foot on the throttle even in snow mode. Traction control may be a little eager to interfere in some instances but the tires do a great job.
Cudo's to Tire Rack who did a fantastic job shipping the wheels and tires. Probably the most impressive online buying experience I have had to date.