Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by LMAC, Nov 16, 2018.
Too early for it, sadly in Ottawa it will likely be on the ground till April..
November 16th I’m okay with it. It will be melted by supper here though.
i wish it will be on the ground now till at least april here
typical NS. Snowstorm, turns to rain, gone before the end of the day lol
I just got my tires mounted on the wheels today. Probably going to throw them on tomorrow
As you could see from pics I posted, been snowing for a week at my place, 15cm down on top of what we already had. This is here til April for sure.
I drove to Halifax from New Glasgow this morning, snow started to fall when I was about Brookfield. By the time I made it to Bayer's Lake, traffic was barely moving. The summer tire club were lined up the shoulders on every hill, trying to get up them. It was literally an hour from exit 2a (Bayers lake) to Spring Garden Rd. I was really surprised at how unprepared a lot of drivers were today, you'd think we never get snow around here or something lol
Glad I had my winters on driving out to Lantz today. One lane was fine but people were driving 60 in it... Spent a lot of time in the passing lane
Is is crazy how many people don't prepare
Regretting my purchase of TA K02's, Duratracs were much better in snow weather. These work fine and all, just not what I had expected.
I put my winters on today in my driveway. Brand new Goodyear ultragrips so bring it on winter
Can't comment on the K02's, but the Duratracs currently on my Taco are great in snow. Adequate, but not great on ice. I've got a set of brand new Blizzaks on spare wheels that I'm hoping to bolt on tomorrow.
Not looking forward to dealing with the volume of snow in the Fredericton area when we move there...
You get used to it pretty fast lol.
First world problems. 30 degrees with humidex of 39 this morning, -8 with windchill of -12 this evening. And I had to scrape the car in my sandals.
Really? I've had both and found the KO2's better. Wouldn't have thought you'd say that. Maybe it depends on the vehicle as well?
We put K02s on our new Ram after lots of research and recommendations by an engineer friend of our who works at Michelin. Hoping that they work well. I have been away for a few weeks so haven't had the opportunity to test them out but hubby said they seemed decent in the snow they got a few days ago. We shall see.
Yeah, don't get me wrong...they are a fully capable tire, and they are super smooth and quiet to boot. After owning both I just found the duratracs better. A more accurate update to that would be...in slushy snow the duratracs were better, in fluffy snow they are on par.
Just put a brand new set of Blizzaks on my Frontier. Haven't had much snow to try them out yet, but they were an awesome tire on the wife's CX-5 last winter.
Went out to take a stroll through the woods yesterday to get some fresh air and check on the cabin. It was absolutely gorgeous.
I expect good things. I've run Blizzaks on my last five vehicles, over the last 12-13 winters, and they've been great on everything (rwd, fwd, awd). They just don't look as nice/aggressive as the Duratracs, and the superficial part of me wishes they did.
For vehicles taht get driven in the winter, we run studded Nokian Hakka 9s on the Golf, studded Nokian Hakka LT2s on the Tacoma and Duratracs on the 4Runner. Tundra doesn't move during the winter...
I was SUPER close to getting a second set of Duratracs and having them studded, instead of the Blizzaks, but in the end, logic prevailed, and I didn't want to compromise dry/wet traction (studs), just to make up for the ice shortcomings of the Duratracs.
Lets be honest, if there's so much snow down that I can't get the truck moving with Blizzaks and 4x4, I probably don't need to go anywhere.
Nokian Hakkas have been the best thing I've ever for a winter tire. The Nokian Nordmans I have on the car now are a close second.
On that note, there is yet to be any snow, ice, or slush of any amount that I have not been able to run my Jeep through easily with Duratracs, or even my Mud Terrains without studs..I expect the same to be true with K02's, just a wee bit more wheel spin before it bites maybe.
Don't really care that much about the "look" that much myself.
I do care that the Blizzaks are 41lbs and the Duratracs are 50lbs though. I've got no need for a heavy LT tire on my little truck!
I put blizzak dmv2 on my wife’s car and it’s a beast in full time awd mode. I love driving that thing in the snow
The Rustang still has all seasons on it. I have an appointment to put the winters on, but not for a few more weeks. We've had a few inches of snow, and tis a fun time.
I have toyo observe garit kx on mine and they are awesome my, wifes SUV has gislaved nordfrost 100 made in Sweden and those things are one of the best winters i have ever had
but hows the braking?
Gislaved is made in Portugal. Baught out by Continental in the 90's. Only thing still Swedish about them is the name amigo.
weird cause mine say made in Germany
Checked after you posted
Than they went back! Those were the tires my uncle swore by. I know Continental are German and they own them. He stopped buying them when they moved production to Portugal. This was awhile ago though.
I wikied the company and it says they are produced in Romania! But there's very little information so I could see them moving production back to Germany where Continental are produced.
Looking at a set of Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 for the Santa Fe. Anyone use Nokian tires in the past?
I’ve run Nokian Hakkas for years. Can’t go wrong.