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A look at the Hankook Ice Bear 300 Snow tire.
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2005, 05:37:09 PM »
I like the price on those, it would be $72/wheel for my 16"s.

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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2005, 06:08:17 PM »
Quote from: "gietl"
So, I am starting to get old, and change my opinion about things. I have always been anti-snow tire in Colorado in even the worst conditions, but now that I drive 470 every day for my commute and I know it tends to get pretty nasty in the winter I am contemplating snows for the Passat.

This would be my first winter tire....EVER, so I'm glad people are chiming in.


Yep these are my 1st set of snows too! After late last year when i almost flipped my Wrangler on I-25 on a SMALL patch of black ice, I figured the extra safety snows offer can't be ignored. Plus if I avoid an accident (even a small one) with my new car just once -they will have more than paid for themselves...I was tempted to get a downpipe or exhaust instead :twisted:  but in the end I think i made the smart choice...

DAmn those winterforce treads look mean!!!
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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2005, 06:08:17 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2005, 06:20:51 PM »
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Last winter was so horrible on the stock Michelins I decided to get dedicated snows.



I look at it as insurance. I will do anything to protect my family. It isn't worth saving $500 to risk sliding off the road or sliding into someone in one of those snow storms. Also if it allows me to manuveur out of the way of someone sliding it has protected me. Maybe i am just getting old. But i think having 2 sets of tires/wheels is worth it.

Also it extends the life of my summer tires. It works out in the end.  I could run 1 tire for 2 years or run 2 different sets of tires four times for 6 months. It works out in the end $$ wise. It just cost more up front.

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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2005, 07:06:23 PM »
At first I had enough to money put on a spring/shock combo and get winter tires, but something came up and I had to choose.  The springs/shocks won't really help keep me on the road if I'm sliding around on ice and snow.

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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2005, 03:28:00 AM »
with all these winter tires now on the board, I think it might be time to join Hotani with some ice racing up at Georgetown...

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« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2005, 04:49:21 AM »
awww yeah....  :twisted:
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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2005, 05:10:47 AM »
now that is what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!!!!

frickin awesome, and a ton of fun

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« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2005, 07:07:33 PM »
8O  8O  8O  :twisted:
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