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      09-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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PSS in snow..?

SO my runflats are currently all leaking and oneburst a hole in it after a little drift tonight.. guess it caught a nail or something and won't stop leaking. they're all shot anyway,i just was hoping they'd last the winter. I dont want to buy a set of winter tires and use them starting now since its early, and i dont want to buy another set of crappy tires just to buy another good summer set.. so how are the PSS in the snow? i'm located on long island NY and it would have to get me to school 25 miles away in a light snow, if its heavy snow i won't be driving(the car or in general).
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      09-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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any good summer tire will most likely suck in snow man.. just get a nice pair of snow tires and a nice pair of summer tires its totally worth it!
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      09-29-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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SO my runflats are currently all leaking and oneburst a hole in it after a little drift tonight.. guess it caught a nail or something and won't stop leaking. they're all shot anyway,i just was hoping they'd last the winter. I dont want to buy a set of winter tires and use them starting now since its early, and i dont want to buy another set of crappy tires just to buy another good summer set.. so how are the PSS in the snow? i'm located on long island NY and it would have to get me to school 25 miles away in a light snow, if its heavy snow i won't be driving(the car or in general).
are you seriouse? can you walk in a iceskating ring with shoes?
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      09-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #4
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PSS in the snow will be just as good as racing slicks are in the rain...
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      09-29-2012, 05:46 AM   #5
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figured they'd be terrible but had to ask. can't decide what to do. always an issue with damn tires.
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You can forget it. There is no way high performance summer tires will work in the snow. No way. Don't even try to drive, otherwise you might be making an insurance claim.

Does anyone remember that guy in NYC who tried driving home(to NJ) his 1M last year and wrecked it! I think with only three inches of snow!

Either buy a set of snow tires(even used ones) or just keep the car parked. Even in cold weather... summer tires just have no grip. Anything under 7' C over here... and you MUST have snow tires - or you can be charged "at fault" in an accident. That is the German way.
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They are absolutely useless in any snow and sub 5 degree temps.
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They will be terrible! A few years ago a coworker of mine had his summers on his Audi A4 (He had some bridgestone Potenza RE050). We walked out to the parking lot to only about 1-2 inches of snow. He tried the car out in the lots...he could accelerate fine between 4wd and traction control. So off he goes home. Main roads were fine so he got most of the way home. He turned into his subdivision and the road has a slight downhill with a right turn. He said he could not stop or turn and ended up into a front yard and hit some landscape ties and did some damage to the car. He could get going but stopping and turning were bad!
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Okay so I'm repairing my run flats since its my only car and daily driver. Professional shop is doing it as I type and it will be properly done, they've done it before. I think what I'll do is, keep these as long as safely possible, then before winter put snow tires on them and then buy a whole new set of rims and summer tires to be safe. Don't want to wreck my new(to me) car. Thanks guys!
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Okay so I'm repairing my run flats since its my only car and daily driver. Professional shop is doing it as I type and it will be properly done, they've done it before. I think what I'll do is, keep these as long as safely possible, then before winter put snow tires on them and then buy a whole new set of rims and summer tires to be safe. Don't want to wreck my new(to me) car. Thanks guys!
Great to hear.

Hate to see you start a thread about crashing your car because of wrong tires.
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in that case, anybody have a size/brand to throw onto my stock 264's for the winter? current sizes are stock 215-40-18 front 245-35-18 rear
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      09-30-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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I basically agree with all the suggestions that you not drive in snow with summer tires but I also think it is possible, just not advisable. Here's a link to an actual test:



There is a big difference. But the driver makes a difference too. You cannot drive like you do on dry pavement regardless of what tire you have. And if you are really careful, you can make the car go with summer tires. But why risk your nice car? You need at least all seasons.

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