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CaptainAnhyzer
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:39:33 AM

Since moving to NY, i see alot more people that switch out rims and tires in the winter. Snowfall compared to Michigan is about the same and I never notinced this many people making the switch back there.

Also hear the studded tires in NY, whereas they were not allowed in Michigan.

I have an AWD car and have never needed snow-specific tires/studs.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 4:44:18 PM

No need to.
STEVE853
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 1:34:18 PM

No
LeeLavergne
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 1:17:03 PM

No
lyanMI
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 1:11:06 PM

No
Blubird
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:31:21 AM

no
fkkf92
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:24:34 PM

yes
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:35:11 PM

Not this year yet
CaptainAnhyzer
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:03:26 PM

no
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:39:28 PM

With front wheel drive I don't see a need for snow tires.
Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:37:24 AM

My tires are all season
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:46:54 AM

No.
psm80134
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:25:27 AM

I have all season tires on my car. For the last couple of years, they've seemed to work well enough in the winter.
04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:49:10 AM

No
04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:49:10 AM

No
weddy11
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:08:20 AM

No, no snow where I live.
retcap201
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:43:17 AM

no
CactusRoper
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:36:05 AM

No
rjro
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:24:43 AM

no
fatfed
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:18:32 AM

no
STEVE853
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:16:37 AM

No
puddy
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:57:22 AM

no
Jeff1226
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:43:33 AM

no
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:41:33 AM

yes.................
Gas_Master_G
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:27:17 PM

every winter
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:18:23 PM

No they aren't needed here.
fkkf92
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:45:48 AM

yes
kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:34:02 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:30:03 AM

no
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 8:25:12 PM

I run the same tires year round.
Alexi7
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:17:29 AM

Thanks to Global Warming we haven't seen much snow here in NW Ohio since the late 1970s. I don't have snow tires. My FWD vehicles and 4X4 Chevy truck usually handle about anything except zero visibility.
DanFMA
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 5:38:48 AM

No.
jes
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 5:08:34 AM

No. All seasons have worked fine for me so far.
Minges
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 4:30:28 PM

No
14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:04:16 PM

No real need for them in my part of the country. Not much snow activity in Birmingham.
Jeff1226
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 2:26:22 PM

no
CaptainAnhyzer
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 1:18:47 PM

"AWD does nothing to alleviate the need for winter tires in snow and ice conditions."

Changes in my driving style and having AWD eliminates the need for me to spend the $$ on snow tires ,IMO. I realize that it would increase traction but I've yet to run across conditions severe enough. Even with 6-8" of snow on the road, I can cruise along with all the other cars(with snow tires).
EdPG
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:15:26 AM

I run mud & snow off road tires year round. {both cars}
lled
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:48:38 AM

yes
Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:28:47 AM

No
BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:25:04 AM

No, just buy all terrain tires, much easier and cheaper in the long run
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:08:56 AM

yes on both vehicles.....
rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:06:48 AM

AWD does nothing to alleviated the need for winter tires in snow and ice conditions. Below a certain temperature, all-season tires lose their flex, which means less traction, AWD doesn't fix that.
I have AWD, and I am much safer in winter conditions with my winter tires on.
weddy11
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:57:48 AM

No, no snow here.
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