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post #621 of 1985 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 12:35 AM
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My lady. 2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R. Drove her from NYC to Montana and back with all-weather tires. She is a beast.

Before her I had two Jettas - A red 2001, and a blue 2005. Okay in the snow, but nothing compared to the Subaru.


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If you think its good in the snow now, put some real tires on it ;-)
Except for some of the the M&S tires they put on trucks, I have yet to hear of an "all season" tire that is really safe in the snow .
My Legacy would go sideways around corners until I put the Hakkas on it.The difference was not subtle.Worth every $$.

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Get some Blizzaks and call it a day!

Also "All seasons" are really no seasons. Get summer tires and winter tires.
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I know all season isn't actually all season. I had summer and winter tires on my Jettas. But I have to say, in all the conditions I've driven in, these tires have been fine. Yea, when the road is covered in snow I need to slow down a lot, but I would anyway. They're Conti Pro Contact, and I had them filled with nitrogen before the winter. I think in 6,000 miles of driving we had one or two very minor fishtails, and one instance where I didn't know if we were going to stop--but that was an ice issue and will happen with any tire.

I live in south eastern CT, so to put snow tires on doesn't make sense. We get enough snow to warrant snow tires once or twice a year.
If I moved out west, or up north, I'd get them for sure.


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Word. If you drove a jetta and had a winter set and a summer set then you already know whats up.

The conti pros are some pretty good tires and many of the new VW's come with them and I never saw any problems. (I am a VW tech)

I am a VW head myself. My whip is a 2004 24v vr6 GTI. I hope you enjoyed your jettas before you traded for some AWD fun.
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I have winter performance tires on my wrx. It's worth it, you don't need to get dedicated 'snow' tires for the tri state but winter tires I woudl say yes. Especially if you're on a snowboard forum I'm assuming you make enough snow trips to deserve a pair of winter tires. I have a set of dunlop wintersport m3s and love them.
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Word. If you drove a jetta and had a winter set and a summer set then you already know whats up.

The conti pros are some pretty good tires and many of the new VW's come with them and I never saw any problems. (I am a VW tech)

I am a VW head myself. My whip is a 2004 24v vr6 GTI. I hope you enjoyed your jettas before you traded for some AWD fun.
I did. I liked my first one better. I sold it because I thought I was moving to NYC indefinitely, and then I ended up coming back home and needed another car. I picked up a used '05 Jetta, but the dealer was shiesty and I think it was in a front end collision because it just never drove as well as the '01. It was REALLY, REALLY hard to get rid of it. It took a good month of driving the Subaru before I was okay with it. And I had the Jetta in the driveway for a month or so trying to sell it, and I always made someone else drive it keep the battery charged up because it broke my heart. Love the steering on VWs.

I test drove the Tiguan before I decided on the Outback. The Tiguan was fun to drive, but it didn't have enough space in it for what I wanted. It's nice to be able to open the back and toss in a bike, and a picnic table, and whatever else is laying around.


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I have a 2007 Gray Jeep Wrangler X w/ soft top. I love my Jeep. It's a monster in the snow, but I have yet to figure out a decent strategy for my board. If I'm driving solo, it's no prob - the board just rides shotgun. If anyone else wants in, there's no solution. I'm aware of the Thule "spare-me" rack option, but in my opinion, its way too huge of an investment for such a mediocre rack. I already have the Spare-Me bike rack. I'm wondering if I could just clamp this thing onto it... Seems like it would be as good an option as any - and at a more reasonable price.



Anyone ever heard of mounting one of these to a Thule "Spare Me" Bike rack?

Thanks!

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'09 Scooby STi, with Yakima Skybox 16 and Toyo Garit KX winters on 17" cheapo alloys...



She looks a LOT better in the summer
I love this car. So bad-ass. I want something like this when I part ways with the Jeep.
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I have a 2007 Gray Jeep Wrangler X w/ soft top. I love my Jeep. It's a monster in the snow, but I have yet to figure out a decent strategy for my board. If I'm driving solo, it's no prob - the board just rides shotgun. If anyone else wants in, there's no solution. I'm aware of the Thule "spare-me" rack option, but in my opinion, its way too huge of an investment for such a mediocre rack. I already have the Spare-Me bike rack. I'm wondering if I could just clamp this thing onto it... Seems like it would be as good an option as any - and at a more reasonable price.



Anyone ever heard of mounting one of these to a Thule "Spare Me" Bike rack?

Thanks!
we've managed to fit 4 people with boards and other shit in my friends little 2 door jeep. gotta fold one of the seats down and stack.
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