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Winter tires for Toronto

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Winter tires for Toronto

What does RFD recommend?

I don't see a thread for recommendations

I was leaning towards the Michelin X-Ice, are those pretty popular?

I don't do a lot of highway driving, and this would be for a Camry

Also looking at Continental Vikingcontact 7 and Blizzak WS90.
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All those models are top tier tires and with how you drive just get whatever is on sale.
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Agreed - any of those are good, just go for the cheapest. I personally went with WS90s on my Corolla because they were the cheapest and new this year with supposed better life
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Squirrel99 wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 4:21 pm
What does RFD recommend?

I don't see a thread for recommendations

I was leaning towards the Michelin X-Ice, are those pretty popular?

I don't do a lot of highway driving, and this would be for a Camry

Also looking at Continental Vikingcontact 7 and Blizzak WS90.
Both Viking contact 7 and WS90 are new this season. Their DOT might be newer than xice if you get DOT xx19, you will get one more season over xx18 or xx17.
Winter tires' capabilities are strongly correlated with how soft/hard the rubbers are. As the tire age, it gets harder and harder, that is why some will notice their winter tire performance after three seasons will deteriorate.
One of my friends went with WS80 over WS90 because they have a tight budget and WS80 was on clearance at their local shop.


Another source to go to other than Tirerack or Consumer Reports.

http://www.apa.ca/wintertire_reviews.asp
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Question: i am going to dealer to buy and install Michelin tires. In terms of rebate, can i just fill in form and mail to Michelin?

Do I have to ask any purchase proof from dealer to get rebate?

Thanks
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smartie wrote:
Nov 18th, 2019 8:18 am
Question: i am going to dealer to buy and install Michelin tires. In terms of rebate, can i just fill in form and mail to Michelin?

Do I have to ask any purchase proof from dealer to get rebate?

Thanks
I just submitted my rebate claim on their site. You need to provide a scan/copy of the receipt to get it because they need to see the date of purchase.
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Squirrel99 wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 4:21 pm
What does RFD recommend?

I don't see a thread for recommendations

I was leaning towards the Michelin X-Ice, are those pretty popular?

I don't do a lot of highway driving, and this would be for a Camry

Also looking at Continental Vikingcontact 7 and Blizzak WS90.
You might find left over stock at CT stores of the Continental WinterContact Si (non plus) for cheap. These are part of the in-store clearance that’s been going on for a while.

These were competitors to the Xice3 and WS80
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Havo wrote: I just submitted my rebate claim on their site. You need to provide a scan/copy of the receipt to get it because they need to see the date of purchase.
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I would go for Continental Vikingcontact 7 and Blizzak WS90. New tires and should be better then the previous versions.
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l69norm wrote:
Nov 18th, 2019 10:19 am
You might find left over stock at CT stores of the Continental WinterContact Si (non plus) for cheap. These are part of the in-store clearance that’s been going on for a while.

These were competitors to the Xice3 and WS80
After you buy them where would you go and have them installed?
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Ticco wrote:
Nov 19th, 2019 10:55 pm
After you buy them where would you go and have them installed?
I think some of the people got in on the $100 CT money deal (plus Continental rebated an extra $65 on top) , so they used that to fund the mount/bal done at CT

If you mount/bal at CT, then you get pro-rated road hazard/ repairs coverage for 5 yrs for free. There’s also the option for extra cost for non pro rated road hazard warranty

I would check the shop reviews for your particular CT location

Unfortunately, all shops are really busy right now and it will be tough to get into anyplace
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Think of the Childre…
Steer clear of CT. Nothing but headaches that you'll encounter.
l69norm wrote:
Nov 20th, 2019 8:15 am
I think some of the people got in on the $100 CT money deal (plus Continental rebated an extra $65 on top) , so they used that to fund the mount/bal done at CT

If you mount/bal at CT, then you get pro-rated road hazard/ repairs coverage for 5 yrs for free. There’s also the option for extra cost for non pro rated road hazard warranty

I would check the shop reviews for your particular CT location

Unfortunately, all shops are really busy right now and it will be tough to get into anyplace

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Squirrel99 wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 4:21 pm
What does RFD recommend?

I don't see a thread for recommendations

I was leaning towards the Michelin X-Ice, are those pretty popular?

I don't do a lot of highway driving, and this would be for a Camry

Also looking at Continental Vikingcontact 7 and Blizzak WS90.
As other people have mentioned, whatever you can afford. You don't mention what your budget is.
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I went with Michelin, getting them installed in a week or so

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