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D-Cell_Mekanick November 24th, 2010 15:04

Winter tires, whos put them on?
 
It's getting cold here in the Chicagoland area. Has anyone put on their winter wheels and tires yet? I'm putting mine on tonight!

I hope it stays cold enough to get the road temps down so the tires don't wear to much before the first snow fall.

Windex November 24th, 2010 15:12

I put them on the wife's car. Still waiting for mine.

frugality November 24th, 2010 16:11

Put mine on on Monday. New TireRack purchase.....16" Continental ExtremeWinterContacts on Rial Milano rims in gunmetal. The tires were well rated by both Consumer Reports and TireRack.

So far, on the pavement with no snow yet, they've been amazing. Much quieter than the 17" stock all-season Continentals, which made a lot of noise. The ride is smoother, and less responsive steering-wise, as would be expected in going to more rubber and less rim.

Turned off the TPMS system using VCDS. Also turned off the annoying seatbelt chime...

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/photo34.JPG
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/photo_14_.JPG

Ferg November 24th, 2010 16:20

Put mine on Monday and we had a blizzard here yesterday. It is not even the same car. The Cup Edition comes with 18" tires and I am using 16" rims with General tires. The car feels like it is wandering down the road compared to the low profile tires it came with. It does go over bumps a lot better. The snow tires work extremely well, but I just can't believe the difference in handling.

Ferg

D-Cell_Mekanick November 24th, 2010 17:02

Just got em on, I will be changing the rear pads soon, real soon. Left rear inner pad is almost gone.

I will see if the TPMS mod has taken tomorrow, right now I couldn't drive legally, lol.

D-Cell_Mekanick November 24th, 2010 17:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by frugality (Post 3194246)
Put mine on on Monday. New TireRack purchase.....16" Continental ExtremeWinterContacts on Rial Milano rims in gunmetal. The tires were well rated by both Consumer Reports and TireRack.

So far, on the pavement with no snow yet, they've been amazing. Much quieter than the 17" stock all-season Continentals, which made a lot of noise. The ride is smoother, and less responsive steering-wise, as would be expected in going to more rubber and less rim.

Turned off the TPMS system using VCDS. Also turned off the annoying seatbelt chime...

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/photo34.JPG
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/medium/photo_14_.JPG

I'd like those wheels for my summer tires! They look sweet, nice choice!

All of Us November 24th, 2010 17:20

Jason, et al:
Put these on Liath a couple weekends ago (11/13/10). Picked them up the week before down at Tire Rack in South Bend. Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 on clearance for $70.00 each. Graycie has new Michelin Primacy MXV4s so she should be good to go for this winter.

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/Sized_Blizzak.jpg

Dan

D-Cell_Mekanick November 24th, 2010 18:15

Nice Dan.

only $70 each, thats a steal.

redbrick1 November 24th, 2010 19:01

I was waiting to see if Tire Rack has any Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials before ordering my snows. Anybody know if they have sales this weekend?

amd is the best November 24th, 2010 19:21

Got the Jetta and my 200 all set last week. 195 60 16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60's for the Jetta and 225 45 17 Nokian Hakka RSi's on the 200. Ready for the snow!

All of Us November 24th, 2010 20:38

Jason:

I have to admit, it was a good deal. It turned out to be much cheaper to take my bare steelies to Tire Rack and have them mount and balance them than it would have been to have them shipped to me and then mounted locally. And that even includes the cost of the fuel it took to drive there and back.

Dan

isonic November 24th, 2010 21:38

Got my General Altimax Artics on. 70mph on the freeway all day long in the crappy snow we got today. Snow tires really are worth the investment.

D-Cell_Mekanick November 25th, 2010 06:17

I forgot how nice them Blizzak's ride. Nice and smooth and no TPMS light! Thanks to dzcad90.

Windex November 25th, 2010 06:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by All of Us (Post 3194332)
Jason, et al:
Put these on Liath a couple weekends ago (11/13/10). Picked them up the week before down at Tire Rack in South Bend. Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 on clearance for $70.00 each.

Dan


That is an awesome deal. Double check the DOT # on the inside sidewall to make sure the tires weren't "Old" stock.

lrpavlo November 25th, 2010 07:29

:D Just being rude here:p
I do miss the pole barn but not having to put on 5 sets of snows!!!

Thanksgiving morning and it's bright and sunny and in the 70's!!! Turkey on the grill when you don't have to shovel to get to the grill....priceless!!:o


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