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Title: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: Eric18T on April 03, 2006, 10:22:16 AM
So do you guys think it is about time to pull off the winter etup and throw on the summer setup? Have you guys switched yet?
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: jayryan on April 03, 2006, 10:27:41 AM
I run 17's year round :D  There's usually one big April snow storm though...
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: TurboDub on April 03, 2006, 10:34:49 AM
Did mine last weekend!  8)
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: Eric18T on April 03, 2006, 10:47:04 AM
Quote from: "jayryan";p="44372"
I run 17's year round :D  


so do i. But i am ready to put the summer tires on.. just wonding if we are going to have that 1 big storm. :)
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: s4josh on April 03, 2006, 10:53:24 AM
I generally swith the second or third week of april.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: hotani on April 03, 2006, 10:55:16 AM
Mine are on. :D
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: jayryan on April 03, 2006, 11:41:56 AM
Quote from: "Eric18T";p="44378"
Quote from: "jayryan";p="44372"
I run 17's year round :D  


so do i. But i am ready to put the summer tires on.. just wonding if we are going to have that 1 big storm. :)


If you put them on we will...you should have not posted and just put them on...now you've jinxed us all!
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: PasSoup on April 03, 2006, 11:49:47 AM
I don't need winter wheels.   :D
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Post by: gragravar on April 03, 2006, 11:51:30 AM
I plan to change shortly.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 03, 2006, 12:42:16 PM
Quote from: "PasSoup";p="44389"
I don't need winter wheels.   :D


Damn you Floridians
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: aowhaus on April 03, 2006, 01:38:44 PM
I'm waiting til our detail day.
I want to give my wheels a good cleaning and wax before putting them on.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: 03Indigo on April 03, 2006, 04:30:50 PM
mine are on...hehe, but my summer wheels are on my summer car  :twisted:

If I was switching...I would have them on already.  April is usually when I switched.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: b5ramman on April 03, 2006, 05:56:14 PM
I put mine on today!!! I just couldn't wait any longer.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: ianacole on April 03, 2006, 08:33:50 PM
My summers are stacked in a corner.  They won't be going on, ever :x  :cry:
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: DenverPat on April 03, 2006, 09:01:06 PM
I pick up my OZs from Autoworks Colorado this Thursday.  Got four new Kumho SPTs put on 'em.  I'll probably put 'em on in a week or two.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: TurboDub on April 05, 2006, 11:41:51 AM
They are forecasting snow for Friday!  8O

It figures... :roll:
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Post by: ianacole on April 05, 2006, 11:55:59 AM
Well, at least it's really easy for me to switch to winter mode now. :lol:
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: coveredbytheblood on March 16, 2007, 10:59:55 AM
*digging up the grave....*  

I am itching to put mine on already.   :x
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: gragravar on March 16, 2007, 11:14:05 AM
no - way to early.  farmers almanac is still predicting a huge snow storm later this month.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: methodicalmayhem on March 16, 2007, 11:17:56 AM
I never switched mine out and did I pay for it :x
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: hotani on March 16, 2007, 01:53:13 PM
The year I bought the BBS wheels, I couldn't wait and put them on in February. Miraculously I snuck by without getting into trouble. It has been pretty warm out there recently, but I do usually wait till mid April to do the switch.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 16, 2007, 02:15:21 PM
It was March 15, 2003, at Chas' house....I put on my 17" Borbet Type S wheels with Bridgestone Potenzas.  2 days later the blizzard of 2003 hit. I had to abandon my Passat in a parking lot for the week.

It's best to wait until April, probably mid April. Don't forget we always get one last hurrah in April, usually a small one, but enough to cause Summer rubber riders to end up in ditches.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: DenverPat on March 16, 2007, 02:32:23 PM
I normally don't put mine on until mid-April.  I drive in the mountains enough to be concerned about snow until then...maybe even May.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: 03Indigo on March 16, 2007, 04:25:06 PM
tax day has always been a good marker for summer tires, depending on the outlook, sometimes the first of May...which is when I also start up the sprinkler system :)
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: aowhaus on March 17, 2007, 10:04:11 PM
I usually coordinate it with my spring detailing (April).
That way I could thoroughly clean and wax both set of wheels when it's off the car.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: Docwyte on March 18, 2007, 04:54:57 PM
In New England I'd wait till the 1st week in May.  Out here I usually do the middle of April.
Title: Re: is it time to switch to summer wheels?
Post by: B5_Alex on March 19, 2007, 02:44:05 PM
I just bought a new set Dunlop Sport Maxx for my summer wheels, but I'll wait until the end of the ski season to install them. My Azenis are totally gone, and when I say "totally" I mean 0 mm thread left.
By the way Tire Rack now has a $100 rebate on Dunlop Sport Maxx in case anyone is looking for new tires.