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iceberq 11-12-2012 09:08 PM

Switched to winter tires yet?
 
Just curious to see if I did it relatively early- who's done the switch already?

I saw that forecast high temperatures are getting close to 45" thus I swapped over to OEM 18" wheels + Blizzak LM-60 tires today.

pokehmong 11-12-2012 10:28 PM

I put my snow tires on last weekend. Some people laughed at me.







Then it snowed.

cak323i 11-13-2012 06:52 AM

yeah, I also put mine on the ZHP last weekend. Leaving it on till spring...

Arustik1 11-13-2012 08:27 AM

Usually wait until Thanksgiving. Last year, Thanksgiving was way too early.

z00 11-13-2012 08:47 AM

I did. It already snowed in Boston last week. Why wait? not worth the risk.

JJR4884 11-13-2012 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pokehmong (Post 14894450)
I put my snow tires on last weekend. Some people laughed at me.

Then it snowed.

Same here lol... leave them on, as it is they only spend a few months on snow tires anyways. I'm still on my same pair of blizzacks from 2006. The rears could definitely use a new set, but the fronts are still in really good condition. I might be able to squeeze one more season out of the rears, we'll see on a considerable amount of snowfall.

Robbski 11-13-2012 12:36 PM

Yesterday and it's good thing I did. The rears on the summer set were toast!

trizzuth 11-13-2012 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cak323i (Post 14895079)
yeah, I also put mine on the ZHP last weekend. Leaving it on till spring...

Damn charlie, what is up with that foggy headlight of yours? I expect more :)

Still on summers, well, kinda.. my rear summers were beat early into this season, so I was able to source some used Pirelly PZero's on ebay that I have on the rears now and they are all seasons.

My OE Conti-touring contact's I've been using as my "winters" are pretty bald now too, except for my spare. So I've been able to source two used ones on ebay and will get those mounted and balanced when they come in, then seriously consider doing the switch.

Down here in the southcoast, this time of year, we get rain while everyone else gets snow because the water temp stays so high for so long..

CJW2OO4 11-13-2012 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trizzuth (Post 14896403)
Down here in the southcoast, this time of year, we get rain while everyone else gets snow because the water temp stays so high for so long..

BS Just too cheap! :rofl: Buy winters for once.


oh btw toss my winters on the Z4 this past Saturday after I got stuck in the snowstorm last week coming back from smithfield ri.

trizzuth 11-14-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJW2OO4 (Post 14897415)
BS Just too cheap! :rofl: Buy winters for once.


oh btw toss my winters on the Z4 this past Saturday after I got stuck in the snowstorm last week coming back from smithfield ri.

Damn right just too cheap! But lately, I have come to find a special place in my heart for used ebay tires. :)

What fool drives around on bald 19's in the snow? How "stuck" did you get? :rofl: Took my buddy 4 hours to get home to Southbridge from Framingham in the snow because he had some nearly bald azz summers on the rears of his 528i. Fool.


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