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Old 11-09-2018, 09:16 AM   #11
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Yeah I see the logic that if I'm swapping tires, using all seasons is a little silly.

In the past when I used full snows they were too squishy for my taste on dry roads. But they were also 205 width so it's hard to compare.

In the Teslas weird size if 235/45-R18 I can get the

Xice xi3: likely better in snow but worse in dry. Had them on the wagon in 205 and they were mush in the dry (H / XL rated)

Sottozero 3: had these on the e46 and really liked them in the dry. But never really used them in snow. (V rated)

Blizzak LM001: don't know anything about them (V and XL rated). Maybe this one checks all the boxes
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:31 AM   #12
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I thought you were thinking about running DWS all year long. If you're planning on swapping tires anyway, I'd agree to go the snows route. Otherwise, just don't bother and drive the truck anytime it looks sketchy out. That's what I've done with the 1er. I leave Conti DW (summers) on all year long and drive the e46 whenever the possibility of bad weather arises. I've only had a couple of uncomfortable moments when a rogue snow sqall popped up.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #13
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Yeah, I definitely don't want the high performance tires on there. I'll be driving it and never know when I'll get surprised with some snow
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:53 AM   #14
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Yeah, I definitely don't want the high performance tires on there. I'll be driving it and never know when I'll get surprised with some snow
Somehow I spaced and thought you were shopping snows. I have Michelin A/S 3+ on my 2 series and love them--all year round. I even prefer them in summer to the previous PSS the car came with. I swapped them out because one had a slow leak and I wanted year-round competence for the car without having to have an extra set of rims and do the swap twice a year.

They were a little sketchy when we had a rogue snow last year, but that was with RWD and a very sharp turn uphill with acceleration. I can't remember whether I was in first gear or second trying to make the corner from a standstill (there's a stop sign there), but the car started to fishtail. Backed up and went a different way...This is a turn that can feel funky even in wet conditions.

Edit: I don't see them in your size. Can you go slightly narrower, wider, or taller? https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...Speed+Rated%29
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:20 PM   #15
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Somehow I spaced and thought you were shopping snows.
I think I am now?

And you may have talked me into the Blizzak LM's. They're decent in dry?

EDIT: Just saw this in a Blizzak LM0001 tirerack review "Dry grip doesn't come close to other performance snows I've tried (Sottozero and Dunlop SP Sport)"

I might just stick with what I know...
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I think I am now?

And you may have talked me into the Blizzak LM's. They're decent in dry?

EDIT: Just saw this in a Blizzak LM0001 tirerack review "Dry grip doesn't come close to other performance snows I've tried (Sottozero and Dunlop SP Sport)"

I might just stick with what I know...
We had the LM-60s and whatever preceded them (LM22 or 25?)--not the LM0001s: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...RatingsReviews
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:01 PM   #17
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I have hakkas on the 5,800 lb LR4. It's no dragster but does have 375 ft-lbs. They are holding up just fine. The tires are especially rated for the extra weight.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:04 PM   #18
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Nothing to contribute here personally, but I'd expect you'd find some discussions on this point on Audi forums if you desire more information.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:56 PM   #19
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As long as I have a snow tires thread.......

Any reason to believe these are the wrong tires for the Colorado? They're the new Hakka R3 and SUV / XL rated. Good enough, right?

https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/435...4R-XL-T430656/
I ordered them from here:
https://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-12642-n...suv-tires.aspx


I also ordered the Sottozero 3 for the Tesla. From what I'm reading they're the best in the dry of all the performance snow tires that, which is what I want.

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As long as I have a snow tires thread.......

Any reason to believe these are the wrong tires for the Colorado? They're the new Hakka R3 and SUV / XL rated. Good enough, right?

https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/435...4R-XL-T430656/
I ordered them from here:
https://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-12642-n...suv-tires.aspx


I also ordered the Sottozero 3 for the Tesla. From what I'm reading they're the best in the dry of all the performance snow tires that, which is what I want.
I have Hakka R2 SUV XLs and they are simply superb.
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