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Old 07-14-2006, 10:00 PM   #11
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Nah.. drive it.

Winter tires and some cheap stockers and you'll be good to go.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:06 PM   #12
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i drive in winter, a good set of snow tires help out a lot. i don't know what Quebec winters are like, but Saskatchewan winters are pretty bad.

btw, its to early to think about snow, its July.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:09 PM   #13
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Now's the best time to buy winter tires. You'll get'em CHEAP.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:36 PM   #14
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If they salt the roads in your area, park the SVT... It would be a crying shame to let it rot from all the corrosion.

If you live in an area that just lets the ice stay where it is, then what the heck, get some wheels and tires, and have fun.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:38 PM   #15
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I lived in minnesota for 22 of my 31 years and if you do park it in a garage make sure to put cardboard or plastic on the ground under the car. this will help keep the moisture away from the bottom and protect that nice car. Also if you can go without looking at it cover it too. just an idea.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:07 PM   #16
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Well there is this deal on 4 nice mags for 400$ total who ends the 31 of july who could fit on 15" that i already have for winter.

I could have sworn that you need at least a 16" wheel to fit around the front brakes....

I use my stock 17" with DUnlop Graspic's ... they work great on dirt/snow.. not so great on dry roads...

For the summer I have a set of 18" with some Toyo's... (still need to get pics on here of)
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:25 PM   #17
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I could have sworn that you need at least a 16" wheel to fit around the front brakes....

I use my stock 17" with DUnlop Graspic's ... they work great on dirt/snow.. not so great on dry roads...

For the summer I have a set of 18" with some Toyo's... (still need to get pics on here of)
Wow i didn't knew the 15" Wv Golf tires would not fit.
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:29 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:21 PM   #19
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Bump coz i still don't know.

Yeah i could store coz i have an old car.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:45 PM   #20
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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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