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Old 11-08-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Snow tires on heavy, high HP cars.

I'm thinking of putting all-seasons (Conti DWS 06?) on the Tesla for winter.

1. I will drive the truck any time I expect the weather to be nasty. The Tesla might still see snow but it'll be a rare event.

2. I'm worried a 4000lb+ car with 400+ HP will chew through snow tires in no time.

3. It's AWD so I'm not too worried about getting stuck

Does anyone have experience with #2? Am I concerned over nothing?

In other news, despite all the tire reviews available, it's shockingly difficult to find comparative reviews of tires across categories: Ex: how does a Conti DWS 06 All-Season compare to a Michelin X-Ice3? I've never owned a DWS 06, but it has to be less awful on dry pavement, right? Rolling resistance also matters now that I'm range challenged.

I did really like the Pirelli Sottozero 3's or whatever they were called though. I'm toying with the idea of them, but am still skeptical.
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