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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 05:38 PM
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There are just as good or better tires than Blizzak for less money. Just a thought.
qft. Most snowtires difference in price relates to wear and ride comfort/noise. I got goodyear's generic brand snowtrakker (or something like that) this year for $320 installed at my local mechanics.

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For me all that matters is traction. My car is slammed so it rides rough. I have a modified exhaust so it's loud, I'm only gonna get 3 seasons max out of any snow tire. So for me $150+ per tire is just not worth it. I can buy 2 sets for that price, I know rim size is a cost factor.

I got 4 tires, 4 rims, mounted balanced, new lugs, shipped to my door for $500 can't beat that

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Blizzaks are pretty nice, but also pretty over priced. Look around on tirerack.com. They have many good tires at good prices.
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Yeah, you can probably get by with all seasons on the subbie, but why would you? Technically speaking, a lot of people get by with FWD with all seasons, hell, a buddy of mine got by with his AWD car with summer tires. He's stupid and that was dangerous considering the way he drives, but if you can afford to pick up some decent winter tires highly suggest doing so. And if this is your first season with winter tires, get some good sport winter tires, paired with your subbie, prepare for a shit load of fun.

Edit: I'm regretting that I said prepare for a shit load of fun. Do so at your experience level, winter tires doesn't make anyone invisible, in fact it can make things much worse if you're too confident and dealing with things like black ice or other idiot drivers. The tires make travelling easier and safer, but use common sense. Now I feel old, and like a parent.

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There are just as good or better tires than Blizzak for less money. Just a thought.
What tires? Sorry im lazy lol . DO MAH RESEARCH FOR ME !!
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I found 4 good year ultra tracks for like 400 bux for 4. Sad thing is ive been on tire rack for a couple days now picking out rims, didnt even think about ordering tires off the internet lol. You literally saved close to 300 dollars !

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^General Altimax Artics.

And for the record, with awd, winter tires will help with acceleration/turning, but the dramatic change you will see is in stopping distances.
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I've had a great experience with tirerack, and when buying an extra set of wheels to mount to new tires, really a great option.

However if you have a local mechanic it may be worth checking with them, they will appreciate your business. I was pleasantly shocked when he came back with a $320 installed quote. I am always willing to spend a service percentage more $$ to support local business, its good for everyone and you. Its always a good idea to be an educated consumer, having a mechanic you trust to charge you the right prices and labor is key.

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i'm gonna get these when my beat down dunlop winter tires give up

conti dws extreme contact all seasons
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Can i get by with all season tires on my subbie in Colorado ? Or should i shell out the 700 bux for snow tires?
If you're in Colorado, check out the AWDPirates forum. Mostly a Subaru crowd and pretty much all members in the Rockies, with some great deals to be found by both vendors and other members.

Also, NASIOC has a lot of deals as well.
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