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08-14-2006 08:24 PM
Future SVT rider OrangeSVTguy you've got a PM.

08-13-2006 09:06 AM
superchop
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Originally posted by Black&Tan
But he asked why people would buy winter tires. If you have dedicated summer tires, the first dusting of snow and you might as well have ice skates on your car. I managed to live okay through winter, but my rims got jacked up and I had to drive about 10 mph slower than other people in their stock cars because my rear-end wanted to fishtail every chance it got.
I haven't quite had that problem with mine...the main problem i had that REALLY pissed me off was losing traction halfway up a hill. Trust me..it's not a good feeling getting partway up a hill, then feel the tires start slipping and having to pull off to the side while everyone and their mother passes by you...including mustangs!

Although I'm to blame since i had no idea i had summer tires on my car...I just assumed that the dealership put All Seasons on the car when i had bought it. And we all know what happens when people assume.
08-13-2006 08:11 AM
Black&Tan
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Originally posted by OrangeSVTguy
^first time with a 1/4" of snow on the ground, i slid off the road and up my front bumper with my stock tires. i learned real quick after that and was fine the rest of the season. we got so much snow that year, i kept a shovel in my hatch in case the snow got higher then my bumper.
Oh, stock tires are okay for driving in winter as long as you are careful and don't drive like a lot of the jerkwad SUV's around Detroit that seem to think that 4wd makes them invincible (and they ride yer ass doing it).

4wd doesn't mean you STOP any better...

But he asked why people would buy winter tires. If you have dedicated summer tires, the first dusting of snow and you might as well have ice skates on your car. I managed to live okay through winter, but my rims got jacked up and I had to drive about 10 mph slower than other people in their stock cars because my rear-end wanted to fishtail every chance it got.
08-13-2006 02:26 AM
OrangeSVTguy ^first time with a 1/4" of snow on the ground, i slid off the road and up my front bumper with my stock tires. i learned real quick after that and was fine the rest of the season. we got so much snow that year, i kept a shovel in my hatch in case the snow got higher then my bumper.
08-12-2006 11:16 PM
Black&Tan
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Originally posted by SVT_BMXer
Personally i never saw the point of buying snow tires. Realistically, i maybe drive on snow covered roads 20 times a year. Thats not enought to justify buying a whole other set of tires for. I just driver slower and more cautiously. Although i could see futher north they would most likely come in handy but the majority of the winter the roads are clear here.
If you run dedicated performance summer tires you wouldn't want to drive them even on a little bit of snow. I tried it last year and it was horrible.
08-12-2006 08:49 PM
OrangeSVTguy i shipped my stock tires to WV for under $18 a piece, i have no idea what shipping to canada would be.
08-12-2006 06:47 PM
Future SVT rider Interesting coz having a winter car is more expensive than running the SVT(it depend how much i spend on wheels).You can send me the price you want for your tires in PM.I will think about it.
08-12-2006 06:29 PM
OrangeSVTguy since i'm moving to cali soon, i have a set of 16" st170 rims with good tires for winter use that i could sell to you, only used them last season. don't know what shipping would be to canada...

**added**
here's a picture of them:
08-12-2006 06:00 PM
WUGcatsvt
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Originally posted by dubalicious
Glad I live in Florida...no snow and I can enjoy a cold beer on a hot christmas morning!
Same here. - the beer part
08-12-2006 05:45 PM
WitchCitySVT I would suggest you buy some steel wheel and winter tires. I had to do it with my vw's and I plan to do it with the svtf too. While it's warm still go to a salvage yard. I got all four steel wheels for my vw last year for $55(us).Then I paid 100 buck for 4 tires of wheelmax.
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