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  1. #41
    So, you've never owned a set of snow tires. Got it


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    Last season during one of the better snowstorms I was changing out of my ski boots in the parking lot at the end of the day. This was a level parking lot mind you. The snow was up to the bottom of my windows, had to dig out a bit just to get into the car. The ski area had employees walking around the parking shoveling out cars that couldn't even get out of their parking spot on a flat surface. They asked me if I though I needed help. I said no because I had AWD with 4 snow tires (Blizzaks). They said most of these people don't even have decent tires on their cars & walked on. Put my shoes on, put the car in reverse & backed out like there was nothing there.

    There was even more excitement later but I won't get into that.
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  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    So, you've never owned a set of snow tires. Got it
    I have never a set either and I grew up in NNY. God's Country. The only time I switched tires was on my X5 from the summer tires to all seasons tires. The summer tires do suck in the cold. Compound gets hard as a rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    I have never a set either and I grew up in NNY. God's Country. The only time I switched tires was on my X5 from the summer tires to all seasons tires. The summer tires do suck in the cold. Compound gets hard as a rock.
    Snow tire compounds stay more pliable in cold weather than all seasons too.

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    Where does everyone buy their tires? In my experience Costco has been hard to beat.


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  6. #46
    Pretty much all of us grew up in northern states. I took my frigging driving test in a snowstorm and drove around on bald tires through most of HS. Just because I can drive in those conditions doesn't mean I want to now. Same reason I like having different skis for different occasions.
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  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    I have never a set either and I grew up in NNY
    Maybe both you and dlague should try owning a set before arguing against them no?

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    Pretty much all of us grew up in northern states. I took my frigging driving test in a snowstorm and drove around on bald tires through most of HS. Just because I can drive in those conditions doesn't mean I want to now. Same reason I like having different skis for different occasions.
    Bingo

    I could see the argument against owning snows if there was a substantial financial benefit to sticking with All Seasons, but there isn't.

    As is being proven here in this thread (again for like the 40th snow tire thread since AZ started); the people who argue against owning snows have never had them.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Bingo

    I could see the argument against owning snows if there was a substantial financial benefit to sticking with All Seasons, but there isn't.

    As is being proven here in this thread (again for like the 40th snow tire thread since AZ started); the people who argue against owning snows have never had them.
    I love them for getting home they dont plaow a kotswhere they don't allow much. Plowing sucks when your commute goes through 3 rural county's

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Maybe both you and dlague should try owning a set before arguing against them no?
    Why waste the money if I don't need them?
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