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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 January 6th, 2011, 10:18   #46
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single stage in MI????? Sorry but WWAAHHHAAAA HHHAAAA HAA!!!!! lmao. Hope you don't get wet snow and a heavy driveway end....

Give me a 2 stage 13hp any day.
That's just it....we don't get much wet, heavy snow. Just lots of mornings, like this morning, where you wake up to another 3" of lake-effect fluff. In fact, you should be laughing that I need a snowblower at all. Most of the time it's so light that all you need is a pusher shovel, and one swoop will clear the whole width of the driveway. The stuff that the plows toss is the not-so-fun part, which was part of the rationale for getting a snowblower. The other was that the other tenant of my duplex is a single woman who doesn't apparently own a shovel, so I'm doing the whole 'U' drive, rather than just my 50-foot straight shot of concrete. But a 2-stage would be overkill. The single-stage is light and fast.

Edit: I should add that one reason for getting this Honda was that an elderly man I know here has a 34-year-old single-stage Honda that still starts on the first pull. Not bad. And, it did a nice job of cleaning his city driveway for 34 years.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 14:08   #47
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Ah. Not like here as you know from growing up here. Honda make a nice 1 pull snow thrower. I'll give you that. I have the magic button to start mine.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 14:42   #48
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Geeze Dean, I don't know where you get your Lake Effect snow from but up here what we get eats single stage blowers for breakfast! Might just as well use it as a shovel then you don't have to worry about whether it starts first pull or at all! The best investment I've made since moving up here was the 26 H.P. tractor with the 2 stage blower attachment. Wish I could've afforded the Kubota diesel but we all have to make compromises. BTW, on topic content The Nokians (Hakka 2s) and the Green Diamonds on our Jetta and NB are working like a charm so far although the wobbling from the snow packed in the wheels is starting to drive me nuts.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 13:59   #49
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Mine came with winter tires. Now I gotta find some cheapy wheels and buy some summer tires. Anyone have 4lug steelies forsale?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 17:09   #50
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Bump.

We hit something like 56 degrees here Thursday.

Who'll be the first to put their summer wheels back on?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 18:29   #51
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Old February 18th, 2011, 18:47   #52
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Bump.

We hit something like 56 degrees here Thursday.

Who'll be the first to put their summer wheels back on?

Did it on Tuesday! Out of necessity, had to put the Blizzaks on my moms new used car, it needed tires baaaadddd.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 19:20   #53
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I wish I had my log book, but r90sKirk got that along with my old Golf. I think I usually ended up doing my change-outs in the first week or 2 of March. But I have done them in late February, too.

I have to say that I have been amazed with the Continental ExtremeWinterContacts. We didn't get much for major snows this year, so I can't say how they do in the deep stuff. (Managed to stay home during the 1 blizzard day and by the time I left the house the plows had done a good job.) But they were AWESOME in the light snow, slush, and ice. Most of the time I just drove around as usual, wondering why everyone else was going so slow. And the ride quality of the tires was amazing -- these 16" snows ride nicer than than my 17" Continental summer tires, without any feeling of being squeamish like snow tires often feel. I have a feeling that the tread and/or sipes are shallower on these tires, which helps the handling, but will probably mean that they are shorter-lived than my previous Dunlops, which were good for 35k miles and 5 seasons. I'll probably get 3 seasons out of the Contis before they lose their performance, but I'm impressed enough with them that I won't mind.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 09:50   #54
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I guess we are just using the same thread for when we take them off, too? I took the Blizzak WS60s off today and put the alloys with the All season tires back on Liath. Graycie spent the whole winter on the new(er) Michelin Primacy MXV4s so no switch over needed. BTW those MXV4s were pretty good in the ice and snow that we had here this winter, although we did tend to take the car with the dedicated winter tires (Liath) when conditions were the worst.

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Old March 16th, 2011, 09:55   #55
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Took my winters off yesterday.
14 day forecast looks like above freezing temps, and no snow.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 09:58   #56
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You guys are brave. It's only the middle of March and in the Midwest it could snow anytime in the next few weeks.


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Old March 16th, 2011, 13:27   #57
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Volks:

I guess we are just using the same thread for when we take them off, too? I took the Blizzak WS60s off today and put the alloys with the All season tires back on Liath. Graycie spent the whole winter on the new(er) Michelin Primacy MXV4s so no switch over needed. BTW those MXV4s were pretty good in the ice and snow that we had here this winter, although we did tend to take the car with the dedicated winter tires (Liath) when conditions were the worst.

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You guys are brave. It's only the middle of March and in the Midwest it could snow anytime in the next few weeks. Bob
Took my snows off yesterday. Sure, it's possible it could snow, but it won't stick around. It's nice to have the sniny 17" Goals back on.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 18:33   #58
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Bob:

I agree with Frugality that it could still snow this season. However, it will not be as bad as what we had this winter and the all-season tires currently on either of my cars will be sufficient to deal with any white stuff that comes along. If I was putting tires on that were not all-season M+S rated I might think twice about changing them this early, but that is not my situation.

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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:29   #59
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I am taking off the winter tires and need some new summer/all-season tires. I'm looking at Michelin Harmony ($450), Michelin Primacy ($500) and Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position ($400). Any recommendations?
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Old March 18th, 2011, 20:40   #60
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Sometime around the first of April I will likely switch over to the summer tires. I run General Exclaim UHP in the summer. As long as the precipitation is holding back until temps rise I think the switch is ok.
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