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joe047 wrote: id seriously consider the cross climate2 tires. i live in vancouver as well and im getting rid of my xice tires and stock all seasons for the cross climate2s. the reviews are great and it seems perfect for our vancouver weather. we get more rain than snow in the winter and my xice tires arent great in the rain
All weather tires are no substitute for snow tires no matter where you live. I live in Vancouver too so you know how bad Vancouver drivers are when it snows even though it only snows a few days a year snow tires are a life saver for those couple days.

I picked up a set of Michelin Xice Snows to replace my outgoing Bridgestone WS80 on my wife's car for this winter. Bought them at end of February at Canadian Tire when they were clearing out stock.
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EasyCompany251 wrote: Replace winter tires at 6/32 or run them one more season......that's the question.
thats plenty of tread left.
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EasyCompany251 wrote: Replace winter tires at 6/32 or run them one more season......that's the question.
I look at it this way. If you're gonna be keeping the car for more than 2+ years. Just get new ones with more tread. If you're gonna be selling the car in a year, drive with existing.

Has anyone ordered the tires shipped to their house, and than brought it into a store to do it? Dunno if the shop would be willing to install tires if we didn't buy from them.

Any reviews on the shops they use? Dunno if its a hack job even though it should be straight forward.
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Gellar wrote: thats plenty of tread left.
4/32 is really the minimum for winters and my winter tires were bought in 2015 - 6 years ago.

I swear the rubber on my all weathers is softer than the winter tires' rubber.
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EasyCompany251 wrote: Replace winter tires at 6/32 or run them one more season......that's the question.
Snow tires usually 5/32 and their done so one more season left in them. Snow tires aren't like all seasons once below 5/32 performance deteriorates quickly.
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EasyCompany251 wrote: 4/32 is really the minimum for winters and my winter tires were bought in 2015 - 6 years ago.

I swear the rubber on my all weathers is softer than the winter tires' rubber.
I had to replace both my summer and winters because the rubber dried out and started cracking. My X-Ice's were absolute trash once that happened. Pretty sure they were worse than all seasons and my summer tires would sketchy like hell in wet.

The VikingContact 7's were very impressive.
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May 26, 2014
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Thanks a bunch OP! Saved a $300 on SUV tires. 295/40/21 are some wicked expensive tires.
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RastaManMax wrote: I had to replace both my summer and winters because the rubber dried out and started cracking.
I don't have any cracking/dry rot but can feel it in the ride quality.
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Jul 21, 2021
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Really stupid question, but do winter tires coming with the wheel in the middle or is it just the rubber. Do you need to mount them every time when you change it? Why do they also ask if I want to also get wheels
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qyyqyy wrote: Really stupid question, but do winter tires coming with the wheel in the middle or is it just the rubber. Do you need to mount them every time when you change it? Why do they also ask if I want to also get wheels
Not a stupid question - Most people, including myself, buy separate set of rims (wheels) to mount winter tires on.
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And with these "deals" or "clearance" on tires, check production date codes.

Make sure you aren't buying garbage that's been sitting around that they're trying to clear out. IF they don't let you, look elsewhere

Constant scam you have to be wary of
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Nice deal but people should check their local Canadian tire clearance on tires you get some sweet dealsGrimacing Face
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bennyxyz wrote: Not a stupid question - Most people, including myself, buy separate set of rims (wheels) to mount winter tires on.
So if I'm buying winter tires for the first time, I need to add wheels like this?

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qyyqyy wrote: So if I'm buying winter tires for the first time, I need to add wheels like this?

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Yes assuming those fit your car. I personally will be waiting to buy steelies from Costco.

Edit: Depending on your car you might need to buy tire pressure monitor sensors as well.
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Anyone have any experience with a warranty claim on tires like the VikingContact 7? Do you contact Continental directly or through a local vendor?
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kronos288 wrote: Yes assuming those fit your car. I personally will be waiting to buy steelies from Costco.

Edit: Depending on your car you might need to buy tire pressure monitor sensors as well.
2019 Toyota CH-R XLE, I'll probably just wait and get wheels from Costco too haha
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Due to the contractual obligations of the tire manufacturers to car dealer programs, winter tire prices are highly unlikely to see increases until January. The announced hikes for Sept 1 affect non-winter PLT and in most cases all-weather.
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WRIGHT828 wrote: Due to the contractual obligations of the tire manufacturers to car dealer programs, winter tire prices are highly unlikely to see increases until January. The announced hikes for Sept 1 affect non-winter PLT and in most cases all-weather.
Any source on this? I got a new vehicle this summer and need winters, 10% is a pretty good deal but I don't want to risk losing it.
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WRIGHT828 wrote: Due to the contractual obligations of the tire manufacturers to car dealer programs, winter tire prices are highly unlikely to see increases until January. The announced hikes for Sept 1 affect non-winter PLT and in most cases all-weather.
If this is the case, would this not only apply to winter tire purchases/contractual obligations via car dealerships? Sounds like an agreement to prevent an unexpected added cost of business for dealerships selling winter tire packages.

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