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Well today looks like the day .....I install my 8 snow tires .....a lot of heavy work for this old codger .....

 

And sometimes I wonder why I bought 8 snow tires and rims .... Ninety five percent of the time the tires are running on snowless roads !

 

The insurance gives a 5% discount on rates ... I would save more if they gave a very low mileage rate since we average less than 5 km on each vehicle .

 

So , I'll spend the day huffin & puffin and save nearly $200 to have them installed by others . ( But I do feel safer when they're on)    

 

Let it snow let it snow ......   🌨️

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1 hour ago, Tyler0420 said:

Make sure you’re torquing them smerch. Snow tires definitely help in the winter. 

For sure Tyler , I have a large torque wrench and set it at 100 lbs ....then do a re-torque after driving a while .

Some wear on the bare pavement but saves wear on the summer tires .  They should last me another 40 years ....

Came in for a coffee break ....my good neighbour just gave me some home baked cookies to accompany my coffee   🥰

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It doesn't hurt mention that about annual kms as well as telling them you put your snow tires on to insurance, Smerchly.

 

I will try my vehicle without snow tires for the first time in a while, just to see. I don't really plan on driving outside the area this winter because my ice fishing will be local.

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Put snow tires on the jeep 4 years back and have never looked  back. I thought I had great traction on the 4X4 before. As well I keep them on all year, not worried about tire noise.

The CRV and Astro also have them on full time.....

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2 hours ago, мормышка said:

 

I will try my vehicle without snow tires for the first time in a while, just to see.

The next thing the insurance co's will say ...no snows , no pay !  Being retired and don't need to drive when the roads are bad , my snow tires don't get much intended usage . With 2 sets of tires I should be good to go for another decade .

 

1 hour ago, knightfisher said:

Put snow tires on the jeep 4 years back and have never looked  back. I thought I had great traction on the 4X4 before. As well I keep them on all year, not worried about tire noise.

The CRV and Astro also have them on full time.....

My snows are not noisy Dan . If my vehicles were 4 wheel or all wheel drive I would probably run snows all year even if they are softer and wear a little faster and don't see much hwy driving ... 

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2 hours ago, knightfisher said:

Put snow tires on the jeep 4 years back and have never looked  back. I thought I had great traction on the 4X4 before. As well I keep them on all year, not worried about tire noise.

The CRV and Astro also have them on full time.....

 

Just have to worry about the softerer snow tires hardening (compressing) over the summer. I did that one summer and by winter they were just like all seasons.

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2 minutes ago, мормышка said:

 

Just have to worry about the softerer snow tires hardening (compressing) over the summer. I did that one summer and by winter they were just like all seasons.

Was that when you were on the 401 and QEW quite a bit a few years back...Intense highway driving might cause that to happen perhaps.

Not a concern for me. Tires still soft, and it's the aggressive tread that does the job in the snow and mud.

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48 minutes ago, knightfisher said:

Was that when you were on the 401 and QEW quite a bit a few years back...Intense highway driving might cause that to happen perhaps.

Not a concern for me. Tires still soft, and it's the aggressive tread that does the job in the snow and mud.

 

Not me. :dunno:

 

I noticed mine last winter doing that on my Mercedes. That the snow tires lost their magic because I drove them through summer. When soft compound heats up it will compress, making it harder (like a hockey puck). That softness is what is important in cold temps. That's part of the grip.

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1 hour ago, мормышка said:

 

Not me. :dunno:

 

I noticed mine last winter doing that on my Mercedes. That the snow tires lost their magic because I drove them through summer. When soft compound heats up it will compress, making it harder (like a hockey puck). That softness is what is important in cold temps. That's part of the grip.

I have noticed that anything rubber- nylon -plastic breaks down and gets brittle if left constantly in the sun . Those who keep their cars in a garage will get more time out of their rubber products and windshield wipers which cost so damn much now .

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11 hours ago, Captain Hooksets said:

BF Goodrich K02 LT285/65R20. 

I also run the ko2 s. I drive a 2wd pickup and they are great in the snow. I even drove them to florida last winter pulling a camper trailer through snow  and mountains on the way down with no problems

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2 hours ago, RJR said:

I also run the ko2 s. I drive a 2wd pickup and they are great in the snow. I even drove them to florida last winter pulling a camper trailer through snow  and mountains on the way down with no problems

Funny ....you go "south" for the winter and drive through snow lol  .  I had a 2 wd pickup a few years ago and had to add weight in the bed for more traction . ...just had regular Michelin Defender radials . That old 2002 Ford is sitting 2 doors from me now.

Got all 8 tires changed yesterday ...a little stiff today  !  Need to hire a strong kid @ $20 per hr !  B)

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