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Old November 25th, 2010, 07:14   #16
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Lew:

Yeah, yeah, we all know you're a happy convert to warmer weather! Moving from Merrill, MI to Cocao, FL will do that to a person. I'm happy that all finally worked out, because it was looking touch and go for a while there. And just so everyone knows, the bare rims I took to TR were purchased from Lew (lrpavlo) before he made the move south so, by default, one of those sets of winter tires Lew doesn't have to change anymore is on one of my TDIs. Lew, thanks again for all your help, enjoy the balmy weather, and have a great Thanksgiving.

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Old November 26th, 2010, 06:26   #17
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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.

These are great long wearing snows for sure. I have them on my Yukon, my sister has them on her Honda, my mother has them on a Passat 4motion and about 70 clients run them.

Cheap to boot.

FWIW these tires were the Verdenstein (sp) Nordfrost 3. Continental Group absorbed them and moved the tooling to Germany and relabled them for General.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 06:52   #18
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Cool, good information to know. Thanks!

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Old November 26th, 2010, 13:28   #19
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Put my snows on today. After getting a closer look at the summer Contis, it looks like that was the end for them. It's always interesting to experience how different the car drives with narrower 15" tires from the wide 17".
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Old December 1st, 2010, 13:11   #20
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I put my Nokian WRG2s on a month ago.


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Old December 10th, 2010, 10:24   #21
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Haha gonna put on my steelies on the jetta today. Dzcad you're right, it's a whole new ballgame when going from 18's to 15's....especially cornering lol.

As for the golf, i decided to throw on my 16" bbs RXII's i have. However after finding used tires for $40 and installing them $40, I kinda wish i jumped on the firestone winterforce tires they had on sale last month. Oh well there's always next year.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 09:14   #22
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Hakka 5's all mounted up on steel rims setting in the garage still - will have them on before holiday travels for sure.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 10:42   #23
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These are great long wearing snows for sure. I have them on my Yukon, my sister has them on her Honda, my mother has them on a Passat 4motion and about 70 clients run them.

Cheap to boot.

FWIW these tires were the Verdenstein (sp) Nordfrost 3. Continental Group absorbed them and moved the tooling to Germany and relabled them for General.

The best kept secret snow tires in the market w/o braking the bank
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:52   #24
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Apparently the word is out....these are out of stock everywhere!

Another good tire is the Hankook IPike is very similar and only a few $$ more.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:27   #25
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CLEARANCE $70 @ tireRack
Vancouver isnt very cold yet but had 2 snowfalls. I'm sure they will wear alot due to conditions but The low-pro summers just dont cut it.

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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:30   #26
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Yeah - you're hard pressed to find snow tires anywhere this time of year that someone does not already have on their shelves.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 09:40   #27
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I'm going to keep these in mind. I think I've got one more season in my Blizzaks but these look like a great replacement.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 10:40   #28
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Has anyone put on their winter wheels and tires yet? .
You should be using them now. I put mine on about ten days ago. I am in Central Ohio and today was the first day of snow for the season.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 11:03   #29
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Apparently the word is out....these are out of stock everywhere!

Another good tire is the Hankook IPike is very similar and only a few $$ more.

Reasonable price snow tires that out perform the more expensive brand name ones.

General Altimax Artics vs Hankook W409 IPike


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Old December 12th, 2010, 12:12   #30
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A few years ago I was in Montreal and rode in a car with what I think they called "eco studs." They were studded snows where the tire expanded to cover the studs (or the studs retreated into the tire) at highway speeds. So you had studs at low speeds, none at high speeds. Are those sold here?
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