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with winter fast approaching and already hitting in some areas, what would be the best winter/tire combo for the 10th gen? :p

figured someone had to start the discussion! might as well make it a sticky!
 

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Do you guys switch to winter tires or do you prefer to go with all seasons? A good set of all seasons are a lot easier to deal with rather than changing your tires all the time.
 

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with take offs, it's easy. and hour job in the garage. and that is with a hand lug wrench! i haven't invested yet into a impact...make it faster.

the difference between winter tires and all season tires...is like trying to run a full sprint around a track with tennis shoes vs. track shoes. yes, the tennis shoes will do it, but, it could get a bit 'spirited' in the corners vs. the track shoes which are made for the track.

and don't forget, winter tires are more than just snow tires - they also help with traction at temps below 40 degrees...where all season's will lost a lot of traction below those temps. why they are called WINTER tires and not SNOW tires anymore.
 

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If I came across Winter tires I'd probably just bury them in the backyard and make planter boxes out of them! Where I live we have Summer 11 months out of the year which results in no need for Winter tires.
 

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One of the first things I changed on my car was new Pilot Sport A/S tires.These are UHP and do a adequate job in ice and snow.As a summer tire they are great.
 

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Does anybody put chains on their tires for the snow?


I do! But for funsies, not for the snow. Give it a little while and more people will chime in when the site gets more members.

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Thanks! But all that means is I have no idea how to drive in the snow. I think I've done it like twice in the 15 years of driving under my belt - once in a 1997 Civic LX and the other time in my 2007 Fit base that almost got stuck in a 3-inch snowbank trying to get onto the street from a parking lot.
 

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I always get winter tires. Been running Michelin X-Ice tires on my only 2 vehicles and always got through winter without issue. Also knowing how to drive in winter is another thing to know how to do.
 

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I had both and winter tires performed much better for me than all seasons with better traction on really low temps...
 

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I had both and winter tires performed much better for me than all seasons with better traction on really low temps...
That last point is what a lot of people miss out on. Most just see the need for getting through snow and not about traction when it's cold in other situations.
 

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Some performance winter tires would get anyone through winter, wet/dry roads and granted not driving like a dumbass in the snow would help...
 

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through my experience they go a long way in helping

never used to run winters,
always had all seasons till they got too unsafe for winter, then went for winters.
 

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I had both and winter tires performed much better for me than all seasons with better traction on really low temps...
of course, even the worst winter tire will outperform the best winter rated all season. It was a cost consideration, and Nokian is a reputable and trusted brand when it comes to winter driving, thats why I was comfortable. As always the tires are just an advantage you add to being cautious not a be all end all solution...
 
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