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Old November 24th, 2010, 14:04   #1
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Default 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.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 14:12   #2
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I put them on the wife's car. Still waiting for mine.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 15:11   #3
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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...


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Old November 24th, 2010, 15:20   #4
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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.

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Old November 24th, 2010, 16:02   #5
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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.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 16:03   #6
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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...


I'd like those wheels for my summer tires! They look sweet, nice choice!
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Old November 24th, 2010, 16:20   #7
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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.



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Old November 24th, 2010, 17:15   #8
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Nice Dan.

only $70 each, thats a steal.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 18:01   #9
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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?
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Old November 24th, 2010, 18:21   #10
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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!
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Old November 24th, 2010, 19:38   #11
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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.

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Old November 24th, 2010, 20:38   #12
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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.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:17   #13
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I forgot how nice them Blizzak's ride. Nice and smooth and no TPMS light! Thanks to dzcad90.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:54   #14
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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.

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That is an awesome deal. Double check the DOT # on the inside sidewall to make sure the tires weren't "Old" stock.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:29   #15
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Just being rude here
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!!
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