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Poopie
01-20-2006, 10:07 AM
There is hasn't been any snow and my blizzaks got worn quite a bit under just normal driving conditions. Should I swap my stock rims with fuzion ZRis and if the snow gets really heavy just put my snow rims back on?

Neo1130
01-20-2006, 10:16 AM
It takes a whoppin 5 mintues to swap out I am sure...

goldenchild
01-20-2006, 10:23 AM
lol ya its been like 50-60 most of the winter. fuck the snow and dont be scared

RippleChip
01-20-2006, 10:23 AM
Unless its over 7 degrees celcius daily I keep the winters on 'cause the grip the road a lot better than summer tires which turn rock solid in the colder weathers. Winter tires help more than just when there is snow around.

That said, I don't swap over the course of the winter, would be too much of a hassel. Given today, its 10 degrees out but tonight its dropping and were getting 15-20cms of snow [:D]

bitterchild
01-20-2006, 11:45 AM
wtf is a cm? :p

01'A41.8T
01-20-2006, 12:01 PM
Still have my summers on...

Neo1130
01-20-2006, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by bitterchild
wtf is a cm? :p

Yeah, friggin Canadians...

A4_Andre
01-20-2006, 12:12 PM
centimeters i believe

RippleChip
01-20-2006, 12:16 PM
It's 0.3937 inch

ryanmcell
01-20-2006, 03:16 PM
im debating the same thing. i hate driving in 50-65 degrees on wintersport m3's... i feel them wearing more and more each mile.

Poopie
01-20-2006, 06:07 PM
I just swapped them out. I figured there isn't gonna be a suprise storm...and if there is It only takes about 15 minutes to swap in the garage. Damn my winter tread is lowwww. I should have just mounted all seaons on.

onemoremile
01-20-2006, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by bitterchild
wtf is a cm? :p

that's what you measure your wood with so it sounds 2.5 times as big.[:D] [:D] [:D]

onemoremile
01-20-2006, 07:35 PM
it has been beautiful here. actually a bit too warm. i've been riding my bike a couple hours a day with winter gear on and sweating my ass off. i'm good from 0-32f and 45 and up but not between. wierd.

the dunlop m2 wintersports feel like R compound tires on the warmer dry roads. cornering is just sick for a winter tire. longevity is the obvious trade-off. still, it's not like casual cruising is going to shred them.

jones3000
01-20-2006, 08:10 PM
I feel the same way.

badassbaldie
01-20-2006, 09:14 PM
Here's one for ya...It was 52 degrees and partly sunny yesterday. Pulled the hose out of the garage and washed the A4. I'm looking outside of my window right now and there is about 2" of snow on the ground. And it's still coming down. IMHO, leave the snow tires on, Doesn't take long for a weather turnaround...

4ingDrive
01-20-2006, 09:35 PM
We've got about four inches over here already tonight and more coming down. My snows stay on.

eisman
01-20-2006, 09:52 PM
As soon as I pull the trigger on my 'summer' wheels, it will be blizzard city. I jsut want some 18" RS4 reps!

badassbaldie
01-20-2006, 10:12 PM
We've got about four inches over here already tonight and more coming down. My snows stay on.

Ya, but you are in the North. Nice and warm down here on the southside....[:p]

4ingDrive
01-20-2006, 10:18 PM
Almost tanning and barbeque weather all the way down there. [cool]

Poopie
01-20-2006, 10:42 PM
yeah, but I figured a little time swapping out rims is going to save me from spending another 400 to replace winter tires. I would like to have some good tread for the winter days where I can have some fun. I just bought a heater for my garage so I can swap them easily.

almaster666
01-21-2006, 10:36 AM
im not a big fan of fuzion ZRi

Poopie
01-21-2006, 11:11 AM
have you run them? By far they are the best tires for under 90 bucks. Quiet and have very good grip in both dry and wet. Not as good in the wet as my dunlop sp9000s though.

almaster666
01-21-2006, 11:47 AM
well, yeah, for under $100 they r probably the best