Winter tires..

Now that you have modded the hell outta your ride, you have to find a way to get your car to stick to the ground. Talk about the different types of tires used here.

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Winter tires..

Postby Mixagolf1 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:21 pm

Who has experience with winter tires? I need to buy a new set b/c i'm changing my rims to 14". Tires will be 185/60/14.
What make/model?
I can choose from these manufacturers:
Toyo
Michelin
Good Year
Continental
Fulda
Yokohama (they are rare here)
and a couple of small European manufacturers, like Barum, etc.

What can you tell me?
Thank you!
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Postby kuklaki » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:09 pm

Mike, do you just get a lot of snow, or ice storms, or what?

I dont have a lot of experience with winter tires because our winters here in the US South are so mild, but there are a lot of folks here from much harsher winters. Hopefully one will chime in....
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Postby Mixagolf1 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:05 am

winters here are mild too, and the snow is every time unexpectedness :lol:
And the thin ice on the road is common thing..
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Postby CalAltaDubber » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:46 am

Ice and snow,

Bridgestone Blizzak. The best there is. They are a soft compound that doesn't wear out too fast. If you can find them, thats the way to go.


I had a set of Continentals when I lived in Germany, I found they wore out too fast.

I also ran a set of Toyo tires and was quite pleased with them.
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Postby lowredcabrio » Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:56 am

got a letter from VW a while ago about some new Yokohoma Carvers i believe. it only went down to mk3 and didnt have 14"? anyway, i didnt really want them anyway. :P thought i woudl share some pointless info.
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Postby Alpine Cabby » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:29 pm

CalAltaDubber wrote:Ice and snow,

Bridgestone Blizzak. The best there is. They are a soft compound that doesn't wear out too fast. If you can find them, thats the way to go.


I had a set of Continentals when I lived in Germany, I found they wore out too fast.

I also ran a set of Toyo tires and was quite pleased with them.


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Same here. I've used Bridgestone Blizzaks for the last 3 winter seasons. I use them on average at least four months in a year. Offers a good grip on slushy snow & freezing rain conditions.

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Re: Winter tires..

Postby marius12 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:22 am

Old thread, but I just wanted to add Michelin X-Ice and Conti DWS06 are good in the snow.

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Re: Winter tires..

Postby CalAltaDubber » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:33 am

Always good to update.
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