Smart move and thanks for sharing.
I hope the doctor gives you clearance soon to test out those Blizzaks. Get well soon! :drive:Good to know! I just changed over my tires two days ago. Same thing...Blizzaks on 16" steelies, replacing low profile 18". Despite the snow, I haven't had the opportunity to test them yet as my Doctor still won't let me drive (because of my accident 9/3/14).
Yes, up in the Granite State now. My concern is how quickly the performance degrades year after year. I know that with some tires I reviewed, people said they were great the first year, then after that the performance quickly degraded even though there was plenty of tread left.Glad to hear the 80s are working well for you, impala. Aren't you up in The Granite State now?
I've had a few different type snows over the years, and the REVO1 Bridgestones were by far the best. Second were a set of Dunlop SP60 all seasons which would go anywhere their first season.
Second winter the magic was gone.
Wow, rockyspaw, you still bashed up? Krikey, that was some beating you took. Hope you're progressing on schedule at least.
I had the original studded Nokia Hakkas on my Impala. They were used when I got them, but yes, a very good tire.I had GoodYears on steelies on a G8 for 2 winters and NOW those tires are riding on a friends Cruze going into season 4 (G8 sold) and say the $1200 was worth it
the BEST I have ever experienced are nokian hakkapeliitta on a CIVIC going up and down the Rocky mountain including the "smasher" from hi-way through hell
Excellent point!Also, a good tire is the General Altimax Artic tires. When you run winter tires, don't hit your brakes hard on ice with other cars behind you because they won't be able to stop as quickly.
Convenience.I recommend snow tires of any make to anyone who lives in a winter climate. There performance is starting, stopping, and turning is superior to any all season. The question is why don't more people use snow tires?
So do I. Even without snow, I would never drive with summer tires at low temperatures, especially not at speeds above 100mph.I would highly recommend snow tires...and mounted on separate rims. I did do a little driving on mine last winter, but by the time I started back to work in April, most of the snow was gone. What a difference with performance and handling! One day I had 14" of snow in my driveway and made it all the way to the garage (~200') with no problems.