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View Poll Results: What winter tires should I use?
Blizzak MZ 02 205/60/16 1 25.00%
Blizzak WS 50 215/60/16 0 0%
Somethin else 2 50.00%
Pirelli SuperSports, because I suck and live somewhere warm. :D 1 25.00%
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Old 12-07-2001, 11:45   #1 (permalink)
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Snow Tires

Ok, I AM defiantely getting snow tires, pirellis hate snow. I am trying to decide on a size which in turn will help me decide between either the Blizzak MZ 02 or WS 50. They are both ~$85 f/ tire rack and come in different sizes.

I was thinking about going with 205/60/16s, would this be a good size for our cars? The other option is 215/60/16s. I know you want to go narrower for weight purposes. I was thinking the 205s, anyone have any opinions?

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Old 12-10-2001, 07:53   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2001, 09:13   #3 (permalink)
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I just put my "snow tires" on my car for the winter. They are 205-55-16 dunlop d60a2's on my stock GT wheels. I went with these because they are nearly the same size as the stock 225-50-16's. I am not sure if the 205's or 215's in a 60 series will fit without rubbing on the front struts. They might be too tall compared to 205-55-16.
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Move to North Carolina, it hardly ever rains, much less snow. (in the Piedmont)
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Old 12-15-2001, 01:31   #5 (permalink)
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the 60's are going to be too thick for you, it will throw the diameter of the tire off by about 130mm, that would make you speedo about 6% off. I would actually suggest some 195's, they should be sufficient for the probe.
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Old 12-15-2001, 23:23   #6 (permalink)
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Snow tires? We don't need no stinkin snow tires!

Here in SpoCompton, I've yet to use dem snow tires, ever, and we get a hella lot of snow here.

I just got pretty comfortable driving without them I guess...who needs to go over 30 in the snow anyways?
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Old 12-16-2001, 18:09   #7 (permalink)
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FYI I bought some

205/55/16 Dunlop Winter Sport M2s :-D

And Im gettin em because I had squirming around everywhere, I don't want to worry about sliding off the road wrecking my car or hurting anyone thats with me. And it happens.
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Old 12-19-2001, 15:30   #8 (permalink)
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Probe2c helped me out on this one. You can step up to a 205/60/16 but if you try the 215/60/16 you will start rubbing. I just bought the Blizzak MZ-01 in the 225/50-16 size. Online tests confirm that these are the best for icy conditions. Check out the MZ-01's on tirerack. They are reasonable at $124 a piece and look sporty as hell.
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Old 12-25-2001, 19:15   #9 (permalink)
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yeah my car slide on 2 inch snow and i hit a street sign ..... :( My front bumper fell off . lol
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Old 12-25-2001, 19:16   #10 (permalink)
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But anyone know any winter tires for around 70-90 $$ ?? i just want 2 for the front tires
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