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      03-01-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Question When to go back to summer wheels/tires?

Since spring is on its way I was wondering when those of you with snow tires in the Chicago area switch back to your summer setup?! I really want my summer wheels/tires back on!

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      03-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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I usually wait until it's actually Spring (so at least 3/20,) before thinking about replacing the winter tires. And then, I usually don't get around to it until the first week of April, mostly because I remember a surprising April 1 snowstorm when I was living in Delaware about 10-15 years ago.
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      03-01-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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I am in Michigan and will wait until April. I prefer my 'summer' tires, but don't want to get caught somewhere with them and 3" of snow.
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      03-01-2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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I was thinking the same thing... when...

although not an absolute science, i wait till we have consistent temps at least in the 50's.. Remember the summer tires suck when it is cold out also.

Im guessing two weeks and ill swap ..
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      03-01-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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I'll probably wait until the end of March. I had snow tires on one of my old cars, but that was a looong time ago.. i think i waited until Aprilish. But I want my rims on naow!!
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      03-01-2011, 09:03 PM   #6
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I'd wait till April
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      03-01-2011, 09:31 PM   #7
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Depends on where you live. I would say when you have two week of high temperatures in the 60's.
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      03-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #8
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when they get all the pot hole fix
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      03-02-2011, 10:04 PM   #9
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^good point....but here in chicago, that will be never
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      03-03-2011, 11:37 AM   #10
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April here.
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      03-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #11
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Winters off

We storage and swap tires for customers in the Kansas City area. Most put them on at last November and take them off early April.
Two main factor I recommend you look for, 1) morning temperature about 32 degF, and 2) no more snow. The temperature is the most important factor for dedicated winter tires.
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      03-14-2011, 03:32 PM   #12
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i think I'm switching them this coming weekend
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      03-14-2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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Put mine back on this past weekend
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I switch once we have a full week of highs in the 50s.
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I'm waiting until April. I never trust this damn weather.
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im making the switch this weekend (03/19).
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Was just thinking about this too, but it looks like we are having temps below 32 this weekend So probably end of March beginning of April for me.
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