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NFT: Re: Winter Tires

rasbutant : 11/13/2017 2:02 pm
Shopping for winter tires for my wife's new Prius.

Any recommendations on brands/models that you have had good luck with. Doesn't have to be Prius specific, just trying to get an idea of what people like. Also where to buy, i know about tirerack.com any other good places? I want to buy new wheels also so i don't have to have them remounted every year.
Les Schwab  
mitch300 : 11/13/2017 2:09 pm : link
best service.
I get mine at Costco  
Heisenberg : 11/13/2017 2:13 pm : link
and I usually stick with Michelin. I'm due for some new tires too.
Yes  
leatherneck570 : 11/13/2017 2:19 pm : link
The 2 I highly recommend are Bridgestone Blizzaks and Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2s. Both are fantastic winter tires. Michelin xi3s are good too. For a budget tire, go with general altimax arctic.
discount tire  
leatherneck570 : 11/13/2017 2:22 pm : link
is another place to check
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Bridgestone Blizzaks  
slackerracker : 11/13/2017 2:58 pm : link
I have these for my 2015 Mustang and they are amazing. During the blizzard a few years ago i had to go into work and left extremely early but there was probably 3/4" of snow on the road and i was able to make it with only getting close to spinning out once when turning.

A little pricey but definitely worth it.
Agree with the comments above  
10 to 13 : 11/13/2017 3:20 pm : link
go with the Blizzaks.
The only reason I might  
leatherneck570 : 11/13/2017 3:47 pm : link
Recommend the R2s over the Blizzaks is the life of the tire. Blizzaks are only great for the first 50% of tire wear. After that, they're just a. Mediocre snow tire. R2s are fantastic until they're pretty worn down. Blizzaks narrowly beat out R2s for the first 50% though
Real good idea to get a set on rims  
VTDAD : 11/13/2017 4:07 pm : link
The online places are easy to deal with and will be balanced and ready to mount.

No waiting in line at the tire place twice a year and you save $120 plus a year in service costs. Doesn't take long to get back the cost of the rims in savings.

I don't think you need studs in Southern coastal ME, but worth considering if your wife is a less confident winter driver.

I now buy basic budget snows, but I have an AWD vehicle & we're retired.... if the roads are bad, we throw another log on the fire and wait.
Highly recommend the Blizzaks. I had a set if four on my Civic  
Marty in Albany : 11/13/2017 5:06 pm : link
and they were as quiet and handled as well as my Michelins.

And for a non-snow tire, Michelins are pretty damn good in the snow, too.
RE: Yes  
montanagiant : 11/13/2017 5:48 pm : link
In comment 13690360 leatherneck570 said:
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The 2 I highly recommend are Bridgestone Blizzaks and Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2s. Both are fantastic winter tires. Michelin xi3s are good too. For a budget tire, go with general altimax arctic.

Agree on the Blizzaks. Where I live we get a shitload of snow and icy roads and the Blizzacks does great
thank you all  
rasbutant : 11/13/2017 5:54 pm : link
great info
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