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Old September 21st, 2009, 11:35   #1
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Default Snow Tires for 2009 Jetta TDI Question??

I have a 2009 VW Jetta TDI with OEM rims and tires at the moment. Size is 205/55 R 16 according to the tire.

I wanted to know what snow/winter tires you recommend for my car? (I live in Toronto, if that makes a difference ... I know we don't get the snow they get in Buffalo, but we still get some.) I am going to be using my OEM rims with the winter tires and going to get new rims and tires next summer.

Any suggestions?
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Old September 21st, 2009, 13:11   #2
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I use nokian hakkapeliitta snow tires on my stock 16" bioline rims. I've used them for the past 2 winters with excellent results. I think mine are model 4, with studs.

I did the same thing - used stock wheels for snows, then get new wheels/tires the following spring
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Old September 21st, 2009, 13:49   #3
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Nokians are the gold standard. Having said that, I wound up with Bridgestone Blizzaks. Have not used them yet.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 14:39   #4
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i am eyeing a set of Blizzaks WS-60s on tirerack, price seems decent and reviews seem awesome, not to mention the $50 gift card they are tossing in with every set of 4.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 14:40   #5
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I have P195 65R 15 Toyo GO2 snow tires on 15 in. steel rims that I had on my 2006 TDI. I'm going to use them on my new 2009 TDI. Excellent snow tire! They have ground up Japanese Black Walnut shells in the rubber compound which give good traction on ice and they wear longer. This will be the fourth winter. Still lots of tread left. We have 5 months of winter here.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 15:00   #6
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I've been doing some snow tire research online in recent days, to reach my own decision. Found lots of interesting links. I've shared some of them in my post on the following thread...

TDIClub Forums> Meetings/ GTG/ Regional Discussions> Atlantic Canada


http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=259089


Personally, I've used the Hak RSi in recent years. Now retiring them, and intend to use the newer Hak R this coming season.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 18:36   #7
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I've been happy with Green Diamond tires for the past 6 winters here. I have only had them on my TDI for last winter after I bought the car. They're doing fine. I got separate rims from TireRack that are alloy, look nice & were on sale for $69 Each. With snow tires, it's best to stay with a small radius to keep your sidewall large for pothole protection. I'm running 17" Avignons in summer & 16" winter wheels.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 18:51   #8
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So Hakki's are the best pretty much??
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Old September 24th, 2009, 19:21   #9
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Yes, the Hakkis. I wound up with the Blizzaks because when I got my 17" wheels, I was also given the 16" OE wheels with the Bridgestone tires on them. A Bridgestone dealer was willing to credit me full wholesale value toward snow tires, and the best in his shop were the Blizzaks.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 19:21   #10
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http://www.vredestein.com/

If you drive in a lot of snow, I've found the above tires very good. My dad finally tried them a few years ago, and he won't take them off . They go through anything. He had a bad ice storm a few years ago, and he watched as everyone around him spun out all over in their 4wd's, while he tooled along in the fwd.

He got out of the car, slipped, and fell lol..He was convinced at that point.

Even with driving on pavement/gravel, the tread wear has been minimal. The ones he purchased have a 40k tread wear warranty(not sure if he has the all season, or full snow). The all season is still rated as a full snow tire.

I as going to order them for my 09, but ...Oh well. Have to wait on delivery of the new one.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 21:20   #11
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I have Gislaved snow tires for mine, and they have been really good. Got them at Total Mechanical Services in Orangeville.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 21:26   #12
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Curious, my car came with the 205/55/R16 tires from the factory, can I put on a 195/65/R15 winter rim and tire combination on the 06? And if so what difference would it make in the handling of the car? does it affect the traction control or anti lock brakes in anyway? Just wondering if I could even fit this type of application on the car?

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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:29   #13
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You *may* be able if it's a sedan wagen, no.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:33   #14
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I definitely need tires good in deeper stuff. I snowmobile in the mountains where my family owns a place. We regularly get 6ft over night. Obviously I won't drive in that, but driving in 8-12" of snow isn't unheard of.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:57   #15
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What are the OEM rim size for the 09 Jetta. I have a wagon. Is it 5 x 112, 16 x 6.5???

I have bought Michelin Aritc Alpin 2 from Costco. Im not sure if they change the tires on rims for free anymore. Im thinking about getting the Michelin X-Ice2 or Blizzak W-60.
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