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Old 10-15-2019, 04:51 PM   #2081
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Weird, I get $99, unless I am missing something obvious.

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Old 10-15-2019, 04:57 PM   #2082
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Is that Pirelli a good winter tire? The tread pattern looks suspect like it won't be great in snow.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:59 PM   #2083
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I just ordered the same Pirelli tire from Costco. Did my research it is a fantastic tire, but make sure you do your own.

When you put in make model the price jumps to same as Costco. At least my A5 size did.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:45 PM   #2084
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Ya, it's weird. If you use my first link(which I got from googling the tire), and select your tire size(as seen at the top of the image), that's what you get. If you go to the main tire page and click through to the product that way, you get the price Sliver had.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:49 PM   #2085
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:42 PM   #2086
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:05 AM   #2087
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I have my winter tires on now. I always use Blizzaks. Never had issues with them and they are great on ice.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:27 AM   #2088
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I'm sure it's been hashed out here before, but thoughts on studded winter tires?

It's for a secondary vehicle that primarily heads out to the mountains in winter, including forestry roads/secondary highways. Would it be overkill?
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:29 AM   #2089
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This might help:

https://jalopnik.com/why-studded-win...est-1839069380

Stopping distance is their greatest benefit.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:32 AM   #2090
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I have studded tires on one of my vehicles. They do provide a little bit more bite on ice and black ice I find. We get a lot of freezing and thawing in Calgary, as you know, so thatís where they excel. They wonít do anything on snow.

You will notice more noise and vibration at first. Eventually they get quieter, but are still more noisy than non-studded tires. It was $25/tire to add studs, so the cost was nominal.

I donít regret getting them and may consider getting them on my other vehicle when those tires need replacing, but thatís a few years off.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:47 AM   #2091
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My wife had studded and she loves them. She won’t go back. She drives an AWD Rav4, and with the studded tires, it’s just an amazing setup
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:23 PM   #2092
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Opinion on All Weather Tires? Can they really stand up against Alberta's winter? I am driving a regular VW sedan, nothing crazy.

I am lazy AF (you guys should know already) and I don't want to swap between all-seasons and winter tires back and forth twice a year...
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:28 PM   #2093
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Opinion on All Weather Tires? Can they really stand up against Alberta's winter? I am driving a regular VW sedan, nothing crazy.

I am lazy AF (you guys should know already) and I don't want to swap between all-seasons and winter tires back and forth twice a year...
I had Toyo all weather tires on my last vehicle and was very pleased with them...much better than all season.

I have Toyo winter tires on my present vehicle, had them put on week or so ago.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:27 PM   #2094
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Apparently they don't work well when it gets below -20, as the rubber isn't as soft as winters. So call in sick those days.
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Opinion on All Weather Tires? Can they really stand up against Alberta's winter? I am driving a regular VW sedan, nothing crazy.

I am lazy AF (you guys should know already) and I don't want to swap between all-seasons and winter tires back and forth twice a year...
Iím a huge proper winter tire supporter.
That said, I have experience with Toyo and Goodyear all-weathers, they do a pretty solid job tbh.
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Opinion on All Weather Tires? Can they really stand up against Alberta's winter? I am driving a regular VW sedan, nothing crazy.

I am lazy AF (you guys should know already) and I don't want to swap between all-seasons and winter tires back and forth twice a year...
I had Nokian all weathers on my old TL and they were fine even in quite a few heavy dumps in the city. Probably fine driving out to the mountains in them with heavy weather for the first 2-3 seasons, but it might be questionable after that when the tread get low. They’d probably still be fine in the city after 2-3 seasons.

There’s a huge difference between all weathers and all seasons though, that’s for sure. I have brand new all seasons on my van and they were complete crap last weather dump. Heck they even skip on dry pavement from a sprightly launch at a light. I’m going to burn through these crappy tires ASAP on long road trips then replace them with all weathers.
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I run all weather on my truck becasue I can use tehm year round and not have to have two sets. They work great, I've always had all weathers on trucks as long as I can remember and never had any issues. That included work trucks that took me to wellsite locations from Ft Nelson to Estevan.

I had a set of all weather Nokians on our GMC Acadia. They were a good tire too but wore extremely fast and we ended up getting a new set under warranty.

Franakly, for Calgary driving where the roads are bare 90% of the year all weather are fine IMHO.

I do have winters on our second vehicle but only changed to them once my kids started driving. It made me feel a little better but to be honest I am also impressed with how good they are (last time I had winter tires on a vehicle was as a kid growing up). Wasn't sold on the idea of needing them in southern Alberta but I would recommend now for sure.
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Opinion on All Weather Tires? Can they really stand up against Alberta's winter? I am driving a regular VW sedan, nothing crazy.

I am lazy AF (you guys should know already) and I don't want to swap between all-seasons and winter tires back and forth twice a year...
I have Nokia all weathers, and so far so good. I do have winters though that I will change to next month but being in Calgary, with crazy snowdumps in September or October every 1-2 year, it's great to be able to still drive. Last fall with the snow on my all season my car could not stay on the road at all. If you are going to go with only one set of tire all weathers are the way to go.
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I have Nokia all weathers, and so far so good. I do have winters though that I will change to next month but being in Calgary, with crazy snowdumps in September or October every 1-2 year, it's great to be able to still drive. Last fall with the snow on my all season my car could not stay on the road at all. If you are going to go with only one set of tire all weathers are the way to go.
Do you get good reception on them, or does it drop off in snow banks?
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:10 PM   #2100
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Big thread, didn't go through it so apologies if this is well covered.

Looking at winter options for our 2019 XT5. Ideally want the winters (Blizzak DMV2) mounted on lower to mid range alloys. A mid-level amount of internet searching hasn't yielded any ideal wheels for the car.

Any recommendations for where to look for wheels? Thanks.
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