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Old 01-06-2019, 01:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone changed over to their winter tires warm winter

Just curious I keep putting off changing the summer wheels on the 911 to the winter wheels ... itís already January and the winter has been really mild ... to change them now when in 3 months Iíll be changing right back seems like Iím wasting time. I think I can get through this winter without the change.


Has anyone changed over to their winter set up besides FC who I know changed them out already ?
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:43 PM   #2
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I changed out the 535i and the Boxster to winters a week after the memorable November storm. I really like how the porsche drives with michelin pilot alpins. Even on clean, dry pavement or on cold rain, it's so much better than summers. I'd never used winters on a porsche before (and I put very few miles on it over the winter), but it was still worth the effort.

I changed out C's vw gti just before going overseas for two weeks so she doesn't get stuck in anything. I guess her blizzaks may be suffering a bit.

I haven't swapped the Macan yet, but plan to upon my return.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:16 PM   #3
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I've swapped a set of wheels while waiting for my family to get ready to go out to dinner. An impact gun helps a lot, but they're not rare or odd tools to have if you have any tools at all.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:19 PM   #4
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But to answer the question, I'd swap wheels today if I had a set with winter tires. Summer tires are not good below 45ļ even when dry. Winter tires may be a little squishy, but at freezing and below, they're much better than summer tires.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:07 PM   #5
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I swapped the Colorado and Tesla over already.. the day *after* the first storm. So far, totally pointless.

And I'm realizing for the tesla it would have been smarter to go with all seasons. I care more about range than snow performance.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:30 PM   #6
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What’s a winter tire
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:15 AM   #7
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Yup. Hakkas went on the X5 in October.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:09 AM   #8
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I changed over to winter tires pretty late (various times in December for the three cars that have winters). The eGolf and LR4 run all-seasons so that allowed me to wait.

One the few unseasonably warm days I used the eGolf. I'm putting all the miles I can on that before it goes back in a month.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:06 AM   #9
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Not even a flurry yet in Atlanta. All seasons are a permanent fixture on the 2 and the X. Porsche stays in the garage on bad days, which--given the rainy weather and temps in the low-50s and 40s--means most of the winter so far.

I haven't been able to find an all season tire to fit the Porsche (it has 19-inch rims and staggered tires), otherwise we would swap out the summers. All I see available is a snow, which we don't need to do.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:45 AM   #10
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I haven't switched over yet. I'm still on the Conti DW on the Mazdaspeed. They do so well in even cold, slushy temps that it's not worth swapping over to the real winter tires until there's a serious threat of ice or deep snow. The Boxster has mostly been parked for the last couple months.

We seem to usually get our first ice / snow storm in mid to late January so that's when I typically swap... then swap back in mid-March.
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