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Old 11-23-2009, 10:44 AM
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Has anyone used their coupe with the stock tires in winter conditions? I am not sure weather or not the stock tires are rated for all weather conditions. Does anyone plan on buying winter tires and if so, which ones? Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: Winter tires?

I just bought a set of Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D. I wanted the Blizzacks, but not one place had them in the size I wanted.

I mounted them on a set of aftermarket rims.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Winter tires?

My GC came with all weather tires. I haven't haven't had to try them out yet since the weather here hasn't changed into winter. I had all weather tires on my Tiburons and I was fine. That's the one thing that turned me off about the track. They came with summer/performance tires and I'd have to spend another $800 at least on winter tires.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:11 PM
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Yes...winter tires. This vehicle will go nowhere in snow/ice and at times will take your breath away. You can get by with two GOOD quality snow tires on the rear. ( Some dealers won't sell you two )
Don't even think about 'all season' tires if you are in a snow area !
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:58 PM
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Yes...winter tires. This vehicle will go nowhere in snow/ice and at times will take your breath away. You can get by with two GOOD quality snow tires on the rear. ( Some dealers won't sell you two )
Don't even think about 'all season' tires if you are in a snow area !
So are you saying that you don't think the all season tires that the base model comes with will perform well in the snow? Are you basing this on experience?
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Winter tires?

I just put on Blizzaks on my coupe. I was lucky and got them (4) for $670 and was one of the last sets sold trough Tirerack.

My Genesis sedan did not perform well last winter with the mud/snow tires that came on it. This year, I bought four tires for it through Costco. I am already for our first snow!

Real wheel drive vehicles need snow tires. On front wheel drive cars, all the weight is on the front tires for traction. With rear wheel drive, the weight is more equally distributed so you need snow tires. I drove in the 60's where most cars were rear wheel drive and needed snow tires (2). For liability problems, dealers will only sell four tires because of the traction control.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: Winter tires?

I am jealous that you go the Blizzaks at Tirerack.. I tried a month ago but they were sold out of 235/50/18 of the discontinued ones. I should have bought them when I saw them for 122 at tire 3 months ago.

I ordered the Blizzaks LM60s...not here yet. Costing $990 installed with a 4 wheel alignment at a local tire shop. (I always like to align regardless with the purchase of new tires.) The tires are $201 from tire rack, plus shipping.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:46 PM
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I went and bought a set of cheap after market rims (17") and bought the below tires. I had them shipped to NTB and it cost me about $80 to have them mounted and balanced.

Tirerack 225/45-17 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D $147.00 $294.00
Tirerack 245/45-17 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D $166.00 $332.00

Shipping $46.49
Rebates $50.00
Total $622.49
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Default Pressure sensors needed?

would i need those sensors if I were to get a set of wheels with winter tires? they are 380.- a set alone...
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:26 AM
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Default Re: Winter tires?

No, technically you don't need the sensors. Although, you will have the tpms light on constently.

I thought about getting them and figured, for an extra $300, I'll pass on them for this year and think about getting them put in for next year.

I believe that you would need to have a garage reset the computer to recognize the sensors. I'm not sure if there is a tool that can be purchased to do this yourself or not.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:58 AM
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Has anyone used their coupe with the stock tires in winter conditions? I am not sure weather or not the stock tires are rated for all weather conditions. Does anyone plan on buying winter tires and if so, which ones? Thanks.
I guess it all depends on what part of the country you live in, city/country, etc. Over the years I owned several rear wheel drive cars,before the days of MS tires, (I live in Milwaukee WI., city) I have never bought snow tires,put weights in the trunk, etc. never felt I needed them. Since I am retired, and don't have to go out untill the plows go through, I am going to try it with out on the Genesis sedan this year.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: Winter tires?

Drove a GTO in the snow belt for 2 years every day on All-seasons. More power, more torque than the little Genny Cp. If you know how to drive I see no issues. Use your head
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Default Re: Winter tires?

i drove a 95 Roadmaster Wagon (Lt1, posi rear) for several years in Michigan. The fairly expensive Michelin M+S tires didn't get me up my driveway , which has only a slight grade, nothing steep. No matter how careful, just not enough grip. Thats with 3 bags of salt in the back. stopping on snow was the same, it just slid , very slowly, but just no traction. Maybe those tires weren't the best M+S. But the Coupe's stock R92A's already suck in wet conditions, so I can't imagine them in the snow.
Putting on snowtires made the car absolutely driveable in all conditions, never got stuck , stop and go with plenty of traction. I live in the sticks, hilly gravelroads , not plowed. No problem to get through fresh or compacted snow.
So for me snow's are a must, even though its a lease car. 17's are just so much cheaper than 18's...

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Default Re: Winter tires?

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The new Michelin xice x2 are supposedly the best winter tire on the market right now from what I read. Although it is not a high performing winter tire they pretty much beat every other winter tire without studs or chains. I'm thinking of getting a set.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:57 AM
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Default Re: Winter tires?

Nokian Hakkapelitas are the snow tires to get. Best snows out there hands down.
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