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#16898 of 17118 Re: Tire chains [hammerhead]
Dec 03, 2012 (3:22 pm)
I'm guessing since she lives in PDX winter tires would be a waste
I agree. There's some nasty weather there once in a while, but I don't think such weather necessitates dedicated winter tires as she'd mostly just wear them out on dry roads. Good all-seasons, with chains for the really nasty stuff, should get the job done.
As for tires in particular, my current favorite all-season (overall) is the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred. Pricy rubber, but excellent treadwear and very good traction in pretty much any conditions. Downside: expect some loss of fuel economy. My Forester was consistently 1 mpg lower this summer than last (when I had the stock tires on it).
#16899 of 17118 Re: Tire chains [toboggan]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 03, 2012 (5:00 pm)
Even all-season tires have M+S on them... what the heck does she have on there? I can't imagine summer tires on a Forester..
Dec 11, 2012 (7:13 am)
Nokian WRG2'S have worked well on my Forester. They are winter rated but useable all year around. They only falter on wet ice, but do great in snow, rain, etc.
#16901 of 17118 Re: Tire chains [kurtamaxxxguy]
Dec 11, 2012 (11:33 am)
Everything (except, perhaps, new studs) falters on wet ice!
How did the Nokians do in terms of longevity? I imagine you must have gone through at least one set by now....
#16903 of 17118 Re: RE Tire Chains [hondafriek]
Dec 13, 2012 (3:39 pm)
Pat, I seem to recall reading some time ago (as in several years ago) that snow tires are *required* in Canada for winter driving, or maybe it was just Quebec?
#16904 of 17118 Re: RE Tire Chains [rsholland]
Dec 14, 2012 (12:14 am)
Varies by province and within each province, sometimes by location usually a northern cut-off. Where I live in northern British Columbia, we are required for insurance purposes to run M+S tires in winter. My drive today which was a mix of snow, freezing rain and rain and back again over 300 miles would have been suicidal on anything but winter tires. It is a usual 5 1/2 hour drive which took almost 8. We have those vibration bars on the shoulder and centre line and I was running on them multiple times today. Problem was I had no idea if I was running on the centre line or the shoulder when it happened.
#16905 of 17118 Re: RE Tire Chains [rsholland]
Dec 15, 2012 (4:57 pm)
Yeah Bob it isn't Canada wide, it is mandated in Quebec to have snow tires, not yet in Ontario. I am not a fan usually of government telling me what I can do. But in this case I wish they would mandate compulsory snow tire use. As far I am concerned all season tires are really no season. I have dedicated summer and winter tires.
#16907 of 17118 Re: Subaru hooks up with the Weather Channel... [rsholland]
Jan 08, 2013 (2:44 pm)
Seems to me that all brands except Subaru need this feature.