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Old 08-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I second the General Altimax Artic. thats what i have on my 96' accord and i'll be using it this season again(3rd season). they are really good tires and you can use them even on dry roads and it does not wear out quickly. my daugther has hers on her car for two seasons now. its cheaper but great buy and tirerack ships them pretty quick. these tires are studless but you can put studs in them if you want,but i never had to and i live in montana so.... i hope that helps
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I second the General Altimax Artic. thats what i have on my 96' accord and i'll be using it this season again(3rd season). they are really good tires and you can use them even on dry roads and it does not wear out quickly. my daugther has hers on her car for two seasons now. its cheaper but great buy and tirerack ships them pretty quick. these tires are studless but you can put studs in them if you want,but i never had to and i live in montana so.... i hope that helps
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I second the General Altimax Artic. thats what i have on my 96' accord and i'll be using it this season again(3rd season). they are really good tires and you can use them even on dry roads and it does not wear out quickly. my daugther has hers on her car for two seasons now. its cheaper but great buy and tirerack ships them pretty quick. these tires are studless but you can put studs in them if you want,but i never had to and i live in montana so.... i hope that helps
Another vote...put a set on my v40 volvo wagon fwd last winter, they worked great even on wet and black ice and very little wear. Got them on a set of rims and expect they will go 4-5 seasons...generally Dec to Apr in Baker land.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I run the Hankook iPike awesome !!!! They are around $75 ea and they have the holes for studs if you want to add them
Remember the thinner the tire you can run the better traction you will have.



I got 3 seasons out of mine. I run Dec to Mar if we are predicting early snow I will put them on the night before. My summer tires are a fail in rain....
Traction is superb. My issue is clearance, since my car is lowered.
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If you're going to just use them seasonally, it's hard to beat Blizzaks, but just realize that when they're 50% worn, they're shot and pavement wears them like pencil erasers. I'd only get them if I lived somewhere that the roads were snow and ice packed for at least 3-4 months out of the year.
The full-on winter "studless ice and snow" Blizzak (which I agree are the best traction tire) are super soft but they make a "winter-performance" version that holds up on dry pavement better yet has almost as good snow/ice traction.

For the OP's application I'd get these:
Bridgestone*Blizzak LM-60
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^^Yeah, also a great tire. Not nearly as epic as the WS60/70 though (I've had both on my WRX).
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^^Yeah, also a great tire. Not nearly as epic as the WS60/70 though (I've had both on my WRX).
I ran a set of WS70s on my WRX last winter and I was blown away by how incredible the traction was on wet snow and ice. I did have a scary moment one day when I changed lanes a bit aggressively at speed and felt the sidewall fold a bit, causing me to fishtail some. The car recovered just fine but it spooked me because that wouldn't have happened with my summer tires. I can't blame the tire since it was designed as a traction tire, not a performance tire.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I hate Subarus so much. Nothing against the vehicles, it's just that I swear a Subaru is included in the "Douchebag's CO Welcome Package".
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I hate Subarus so much. Nothing against the vehicles, it's just that I swear a Subaru is included in the "Douchebag's CO Welcome Package".
LOL, in other words, you don't mind our car but you hate us. Great!
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LOL, in other words, you don't mind our car but you hate us. Great!
Spend an hour in Boulder and you'll be ready to push your own Subaru off a cliff.
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