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      10-22-2008, 07:20 AM   #1
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Ok, Toronto, where can I get my snows put on?

If you know of someone downtown who is good, please post or PM. I got my snows from Gil and I'm ready to put 'em on soon.

Then off to the warmer climes to avoid winter altogether.
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      10-22-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
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When is everyone planing on putting them on?
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      10-22-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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A very nice article on snows:

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articl...nter_tires.htm
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      10-22-2008, 10:05 AM   #4
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Man yesterday was scary.. I was driving like a slow mofo lol...
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      10-22-2008, 10:08 AM   #5
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I drove through a snowstorm in the mountains on the stock summer tires a couple of weekends ago and it was fine...nowhere near as bad as I was expecting.
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      10-22-2008, 10:56 AM   #6
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Good read, thanks for posting that... but I wonder what this means?

"Some brands, such as Bridgestone Blizzak and Goodyear UltraGrip, turn into regular-compound snow tires at about half their tread depth."

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      10-22-2008, 11:09 AM   #7
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Good read, thanks for posting that... but I wonder what this means?

"Some brands, such as Bridgestone Blizzak and Goodyear UltraGrip, turn into regular-compound snow tires at about half their tread depth."

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What that means is the outer layer of silica or whatever it is they used to make it grip ice really well wears off when you get to half tread depth. I experienced this on previous Blizzaks I've had.
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      10-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #8
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ah, I see...

So after that you're just relying on the chunkier tread pattern for your extra grip?

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      10-22-2008, 11:47 AM   #9
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Yes, it is only the tread pattern that's left so it ends up being a regular snow tire.
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      10-22-2008, 02:43 PM   #10
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So it's important to time those winters so we don't drive them too much on bare pavement. The other problem is our summers being sport tires also wear fast. Are we burning our tires at both seasons?

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      10-27-2008, 12:36 PM   #11
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Put it on yourself. The problem is you need to find low enough jack if you have the sport pack. I ended up using the jack from my 540 and a tiny 1/2 ton to jack up one side, do both wheels. Was quick.

Of course, you didn't say whether you got rims or just tires.
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      10-27-2008, 01:06 PM   #12
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Put it on yourself. The problem is you need to find low enough jack if you have the sport pack. I ended up using the jack from my 540 and a tiny 1/2 ton to jack up one side, do both wheels. Was quick.

Of course, you didn't say whether you got rims or just tires.
I tires and rims but I ain't doing em myself. I still need some referrals.
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