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Mid-west USA Local discussions for those on the Mid-West US. ( Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri)

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Old April 17th, 2016, 20:53   #301
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I finally swapped out the Blizzaks for the Goodyear A/S tires today. I think this is the longest I've ever waited to remove the winter tires since I started doing the summer/winter tire swap thing. I'm really going to be in for a ration of sh*t if it snows again this spring. I guess I'll just have to hope that Mother Nature isn't a spiteful witch.

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The snow in the Mid-West is gone even if we get some more it certainly won't be a winter blizzard and I think you could suffer one day on your all seasons eh? The next day the snow will all be gone The Harley boys were out everywhere this week end and they don't like salt on their tail pipes.

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Old April 20th, 2016, 06:18   #302
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Well, I always put winter tires around September and change them in April.
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Old April 20th, 2016, 11:16   #303
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Well, I always put winter tires around September and change them in April.
You need winters in Los Angeles?
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Old April 20th, 2016, 18:01   #304
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The predictions for the last two weeks of April are for highs in the 60s and 70s -- so I think it is safe to switch tires just about everywhere.
I am going to switch mine as soon as I get my clunk fixed in my suspension. I hit a stupid sunken manhole near my house and probably killed something. At the same time a dieselgeek skid plate is going to be installed.
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Old December 6th, 2016, 19:16   #305
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It's that time of year..... Normally it's about Thanksgiving that the winter weather is threatening and I'm deciding to put on the snows. But with El Nino this year and a late spring, a late winter follows.

Old snows on the new GTI. The old Rial 16's in gunmetal look pretty close to the GTI's night blue, gives it kind of a monotone look.



vs. the OE 18" 'Austin' Matchbox car wheels:
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Old December 6th, 2016, 21:06   #306
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Winter tires on last Friday, about three weeks later than usual. And just in time.
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Put mine on last week
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Old March 17th, 2017, 17:50   #308
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Still have mine on......on the GTI.

Had a snowstorm today, so glad I still had 'em on.
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Probably take mine off today.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 18:55   #310
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Planning on taking mine off by the end of the weekend.....
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Old December 21st, 2017, 16:00   #311
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Time to put them winter tires back on!
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Time to put them winter tires back on!
What are you waiting for?
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What are you waiting for?
Itís officially winter today!
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It's been winter for a while around here, and we'll be getting a really cold blast of winter next week.

My winter tires go on before Thanksgiving, and usually stay on until toward the end of April.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 18:29   #315
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It's been winter for a while around here, and we'll be getting a really cold blast of winter next week.

My winter tires go on before Thanksgiving, and usually stay on until toward the end of April.
Chicago has only had one or two days of flurries. Calling for some freezing drizzle by morning, probably going to be slick out.
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