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|11-23-2012 11:48 AM|
|boarderaholic||Snow tires, without a shadow of a doubt. Its saved my butt in so many situations in the city that all seasons just wouldn't be able to hack. The roads have also gotten bad enough that you weren't allowed to drive up certain roads without winters. They're a bit expensive in the short term, but life saving in the long term.|
|11-23-2012 10:46 AM|
Snow tires....other drivers will also appreciate it.
Coming down from Baker on Wed opening day, snowed 11" during the day...got stuck for 2 hours behind a 4-5 car pile up. A tow truck was pulling a car out of the ditch, when another car hit the car being pulled out of the ditch and then 3 other cars piled up. Going up and coming down was a pain in the ass...tourist not knowing the road, the conditions and not being prepared. On Tues my daughter and I changed out the 4 tires in 30 mins...not nascar pit speed but easy.
|11-22-2012 08:16 PM|
Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
We couldn't even get chains because he had a special tire size and after talking to 2 different people that had slid off the road in 4x4's we decided we had to drive back down. Stayed the night and had to drive all the way back up in the morning to the mountain instead of staying in our Hotel that was 15 mins from Bear.
|11-22-2012 12:08 AM|
Originally Posted by Skinny Bam View Post
Generally there are no chain laws here for normal civilian vehicles. It is not totally true, but most people have snowtires, 4x4 or both. All (i have heard of a couple small town/passes exceptions) of the mandatory chain ups are for big rigs.
I-70 is plowed pretty well. The new Cdot app is pretty sick for i70 denver-vail.
|11-21-2012 03:45 PM|
Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN View Post
You'll get better traction ALL YEAR ROUND if you have a set of summer performance tires for the summer, and winters for the winter.
Since we're on the subject, summer tires are much better than all seasons too. This coming from the guy that put his old MR2 into a concrete wall on the 401 in the rain (doing 110 km/h in the slow lane)...
|11-21-2012 03:06 PM|
|Skinny Bam||How often if ever do they have chain laws in effect on the i-70 and other passes? And are you exempt if you have 4x4? I remember it being like that a few times driving up to Big Bear but only when they were getting dumped on...|
|11-12-2012 06:43 PM|
Depends on a lot of things,
If you drive less than 2-30 miles per day and cross mountain passes then yea get 2 sets of tires a set of snow tires and a set of AT or Hiway tires.
If you drive 40+ miles per day f it and just get some good long wearing AT's and deal with it.
Worst case scenario get your old tires SIPED if their not too worn down and BAM you have snow tires.....kinda
|11-12-2012 06:22 PM|
Look into winter performance tire. They aren't as good as snow tires in the snow but are still way better then normal all season tires. What they give up in snow performance they make up for in dry cold road performance. Basically a half way point between full snows and all seasons. Great for areas that have snow only sometimes.
I'm thinking of getting some of these for my car. Pirelli*Winter Sottozero Serie II
|11-12-2012 06:16 PM|
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
Originally Posted by 61ragtop View Post
As Kill so eloquently explained, if you are driving in the mountains, a 2nd set of tires is not "more money". You need rubber for your wheels. 2 sets lasts 2x as long. Throw in a full size spare or 2 and your 2 sets will go 3-5 years. Not to mention you can use your summer set to they straight show steel and wear the fuck out...diligence on snow tires pays tho....
|11-12-2012 05:59 PM|
I just bought what I call all weather tires for my VW. They are like snows and all seasons all in one. Leagal for use on hwy in the snowy months and have the snowflake symbol on them like a snow tire does too. Good choice if you cant afford 2 sets and need new tires or just dont have the room for two sets.
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