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Old 11-06-18, 04:57 PM
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Hi, does anyone have aa goo recommendation for winter tires that are not too noisy and will last a bit longer with decent snow/ice traction? I have 225/40R18 for front and 255/35R18 for rear. My front rims are 8 inch wide and rear rims are 8.5 inch wide. Do I have to keep staggered setup or can I get 225/40R18 for both front and rear? I have extra tpms sensors. I heard blizzak ws80 are good but tread doesn't last.
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Old 11-06-18, 05:17 PM
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I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada. We get snow storms a few times each winter, but it is usually plowed within a couple of days. I am deciding on continental ts 830 p, michelin alpin pa4, Kumho wintercraft wp71 and blizzak ws80 winter tires.please give your thoughts.
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Old 11-06-18, 05:21 PM
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Blizzak ws80 hands down. Nothing else compares as an all round tire
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Old 11-06-18, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay89 View Post
Blizzak ws80 hands down. Nothing else compares as an all round tire
But, tread doesn't last long. How many km or miles can you get out of it?
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Old 11-06-18, 06:10 PM
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I'm in Toronto as well. I went with Alpine PA4. Way better on dry surfaces than the Blizzaks.
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Originally Posted by Burrcold View Post
I'm in Toronto as well. I went with Alpine PA4. Way better on dry surfaces than the Blizzaks.
I think you only got your car this year. So, you never had it last winter. Right?
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Old 11-06-18, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by lychee416 View Post
I think you only got your car this year. So, you never had it last winter. Right?
I've had both brands on other vehicles though so...also I've got them installed now and they ride practically like stock (which is what I wanted, none of that floaty mess you get with Blizzaks).
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Old 11-06-18, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Burrcold View Post

I've had both brands on other vehicles though so...also I've got them installed now and they ride practically like stock (which is what I wanted, none of that floaty mess you get with Blizzaks).
What do you mean by floaty mess? But, did you go on deep snow with michelins yet? I heard it is only good for light snow.
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Originally Posted by lychee416 View Post
What do you mean by floaty mess? But, did you go on deep snow with michelins yet? I heard it is only good for light snow.
I've used both in deep snow, ice, cold but dry conditions, etc. Blizzaks are great for deep snow but have a very soft compound so they are mushy on dry roads (hence the floaty feeling at higher speeds). There's always a trade off with winter tires, better snow performance comes with worse driving dynamics. Better driving dynamics comes with not as good deep snow performance. The PA4s strike a very good balance. We get colder weather for a good 5 months out of the year, I would rather a winter tire that sacrifices very little in driving dynamics while still providing a good option (especially if you have AWD).
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Old 11-06-18, 09:39 PM
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I use the Blizzaks but they clear the roads pretty quickly here. Haven't had any issues the times I've driven with snow still on the ground.
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So owners with AWD
Are you running a square setup or staying with factoy staggered setup
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Old 11-07-18, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by First3IS View Post
So owners with AWD
Are you running a square setup or staying with factoy staggered setup
I stayed with the staggered oem sizing. I can't rotate them, but this one set of tires will last my entire lease so I don't really care. If I was planning to keep the car longer I would have bought a dedicated set of rims and a square set up for tires.
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Old 11-07-18, 04:19 PM
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Anyone have any reviews about continental ts 830 p? I never had problems with continental tires before.
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Originally Posted by lychee416 View Post
Anyone have any reviews about continental ts 830 p? I never had problems with continental tires before.
Just go look up all the reviews on tirerack.
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Old 11-07-18, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Burrcold View Post

Just go look up all the reviews on tirerack.
No reviews
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