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Old 12-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default All season tires

Hey everyone,

what kind of tires are you guys running here in the lower mainland?

i have about 55k on my stock yoko avid and I'm wanting to replace them, currently have them on my 2014 impreza hatch.

I used to run summer and winters with my old rwd car but now that I have awd and I dont normally go up the local mountains, I'm thinking of sticking with just all seasons.

I've looked into the Pirelli P7 , Falken ZE950 , Nordman WR and the conti DWS06 which I think is overkill for my car.

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Old 12-12-2017, 09:39 PM   #2
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if you're only going to have one set of tires, i'd go with something in the all-weather category. The Nordman WR is a good choice along with the nokian wrg3. Most tire manufacturers seem to make something comparable to these now for cheaper prices like the kumho ha31.

I would skip the ze950 or dws06 if you're not having dedicated snow tires.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:19 PM   #3
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i have two sets of tires/wheels.
less headache. weather gets cold, just switch to winters even if there's no snow.
...helps if you go skiing or just have to drive to Kamloops too.
AWD surely handles better but believe it or not stopping distance is same as of 2WD =o)
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:40 PM   #4
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As was told to me when I bought all season tires and shared that info on NASIOC, all season tires are no season tires. Have two sets of tires.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:31 PM   #5
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For sure having a dedicated set of winters is the best and safest way to go. If having 2 sets is not possible then it's important to know all the info regarding today's tires and current regulations regarding winter tire requirments.
1.) All season tires with the M+S designation fufill the legal requirements for winter driving conditions in BC.
2.) "All season tires" are NOT the same as "All weather tires". All weather tires are superior to all seasons in every way.

Whatever you choose, you'll be enjoying a full time all wheel drive system which is the big game changer.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:45 PM   #6
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I had nothing to add even though I feel the same way as most on here which is to have proper winter tires. I am currently running Xice3 on 17" Touren wheels.

I just came home from a little Xmas shopping. Coming east on Marine Way, I am driving in front of or behind an identical 2017 Subaru Forester XT Limited except his is black and mine is white with Eyesight. Long story short, he is directly behind me turning from Byrne Road left onto Marine Dr. if you know the area. Advance green comes on and I proceed and as I gas it the car slips to the right a bit and I thought hmmmm black ice. The tires catch but I'm a little wide, no big deal. I look in the mirror and what do I see? The other Forester has hit the curb with his right front tire. He ran 10 feet wide and was stopped. Didn't look like any damage I saw him a few cars back up on Gilley a minute later, but that just illustrates the difference, since he was on the OEM wheels identical to my summer wheels so I assume is is on the stock Bridgestone Dueler HL a/s tires.

Get the winter tires.....
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:08 AM   #7
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it depends on what kinda driving you do but I trust GOOD snow tires way more than any all season, period. Reason I say good snow tires is we don't snow enough to just use "any snow tires will do the job". Most of our driving is actually dry / rain / black ice with limited snow surface. Cheap snow tires performs way worse than your all season in dry and possibly some raining condition. Stopping distance is way longer in dry too.

Snow tires is also good investment, in terms of your stock all season soon needs to be replaced ONLY because of year around driving plus "oh winter is coming". You could have a few months if it was summer. Lot of tires rebate ends tomorrow tho! Do it quick and save yourself $$$.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:30 PM   #8
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And to throw a monkey wrench into the mix:


After watching the video, if you still want to drive around on rubber band/hockey puck summer tires, I wouldn't recommend it. Especially in our wet cold climate of Vancouver. Keep in mind, while the video shot above was waay below freezing - mid 20F is VERY cold - 32F is equivalent to 0C! He was driving on DRY pavement.

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Old 12-31-2017, 01:46 AM   #9
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I drove from Vernon to Burnaby yesterday down the Coq and I can tell you that from what I could tell the cars (and there were at least 6 plus a semi that I counted) in the ditch were high performance sedans or SUV's with all season tires....just another data point.
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