As posted in other threads, these tires were designed to have some snow traction. And again the problem with new rims and tires are bolt patterns and sizes....dougnc said:Well, it's that time of year. I'm wondering if I should get snow tires and more heavy duty rims to get thru this north-eastern winter.
So, you've driven a New Jersey winter in these tires? They seem awfully flat to me.WOW_FCTR said:As posted in other threads, these tires were designed to have some snow traction. And again the problem with new rims and tires are bolt patterns and sizes....
I drove this morning with 2-3 inches of snow on the road...no problems and the only tire slippage was when I gunned it to see how much I can gun it before the tires slip. (So you can't jump on it and keep the tires from spinning in the snow :lol , but with the T/C I had no problem getting up to speed faster than everyone else....except the cop, I let him pass me )
dougnc said:So, you've driven a New Jersey winter in these tires? They seem awfully flat to me.
That's what I want! A lift kit with monster tires!WOW_FCTR said:I've actually driven in 2 Jersey winters with these tires...I was very concerned the first winter...thought I'd be stuck in a ditch somewhere, but the SSR drove much better than my Z28 (as you would expect). So if you're used to driving a rear wheel drive sports car in the snow, this will be much easier. If you drive a 4 wheel drive with at 3 ft lift kit and chained tires, you might feel differently.
Of course if you have a 2005, you have slightly more power than me
You're driving this big truck on those little bitty English roads?English Gent said:Looks like the SSR wheels are a peculiar size only sold in America anyway.
I have managed to source rear 'winter tyres'from Continental over here in UK for standard SSR rims - they laughed when I mentioned the front size though.
Winter tyres arent all about tread though - although there is good enough tread for medium dry snow on the standard tyres you need to remember that standard grade tyres are only good for about 7 degrees Celsius (about 45 F) - winter tyres have about a 20 ft stopping advantage on a dry cold road and about 35ft on icy roads on the same vehicle??
Having spent a few winters in Norway and Sweden (North) in a Pontiac Firebird I learnt alot about tyres - mostly that big metal spikes win hands down!!
Have a safe one anyway.
Very good - even made me laugh!dougnc said:You're driving this big truck on those little bitty English roads?
I bet it stacks up nicely against one of those Triumph Sedans or minis!