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Old 09-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #15
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Rudy:
What is the average life expectancy on a set of Scorpions or Blizzaks? I had 4 new Blizzaks on my wifes car a few years ago. After 7,000 miles (less than 2 seasons, they were swapped out in spring and fall) the 4 were shot....just normal easy driving with the car in alignment.

My 2010 Camaro is a DD, and I put about 16k a year on it. In the above scenerio, I won't get even one full winter season out of the winter tires. I assume the more aggressive winter tire tread heats up more and wears out quicker? Still, if I can only get 7k-8k out of a set of winter tires, it makes it almost unaffordable even with your great prices.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:46 AM   #16
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After 7,000 miles (less than 2 seasons...
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if I can only get 7k-8k out of a set...
You're posting in both miles and kilometers. Which is it?
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:50 AM   #17
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You're posting in both miles and kilometers. Which is it?
7k = 7 thousand
8k = 8 thousand
k=thousand.....k is abreviation for thousand not kilometer
I believe the abbreviation for kilometer is KM
Both postings are in miles.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:11 PM   #18
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7k = 7 thousand
8k = 8 thousand
k=thousand.....k is abreviation for thousand not kilometer
I believe the abbreviation for kilometer is KM
Both postings are in miles.


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Old 09-22-2010, 12:17 PM   #19
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In your opinion, which tire is better for deep snow/slush? The Blizzak or Scorpion. I plan on mounting one of these two on my stock 20" wheels next month

I am planning to purchase the Blizzak or Scorpions as well (Blizzak LM-60 245 45 20) My main question is will these tires fit the wider wheels in the rear? Right now the summer tires are 275 40 20. My plan is to mount the winter tires on the stock rims for the winter and then pick up new wheels in the spring for my Pzero summers.

Just nervous about putting the narrower tire in the rear on the stock rims.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:16 PM   #20
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What is the average life expectancy on a set of Scorpions or Blizzaks? I had 4 new Blizzaks on my wifes car a few years ago. After 7,000 miles (less than 2 seasons, they were swapped out in spring and fall) the 4 were shot....just normal easy driving with the car in alignment.

My 2010 Camaro is a DD, and I put about 16k a year on it. In the above scenerio, I won't get even one full winter season out of the winter tires. I assume the more aggressive winter tire tread heats up more and wears out quicker? Still, if I can only get 7k-8k out of a set of winter tires, it makes it almost unaffordable even with your great prices.
I would try the Pirelli as they are know for better tread life. 7k-8k seems very low. I am not sure what happened there. You should get 30k or maybe more with the Pirellis.
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I am planning to purchase the Blizzak or Scorpions as well (Blizzak LM-60 245 45 20) My main question is will these tires fit the wider wheels in the rear? Right now the summer tires are 275 40 20. My plan is to mount the winter tires on the stock rims for the winter and then pick up new wheels in the spring for my Pzero summers.

Just nervous about putting the narrower tire in the rear on the stock rims.
Yest the 245/45R20 will fti without issue. Nothing to be nervous about. Actually by replacing the wider rear tire it will help improve snow performance.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #22
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In your opinion, which tire is better for deep snow/slush? The Blizzak or Scorpion. I plan on mounting one of these two on my stock 20" wheels next month
I would do the Sciorpion ICE and Snow!
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:16 AM   #23
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Rudy, I plan to put Continental Extreme Contacts DWS on my SS this fall. They were recomended here on camaro5 and by a local tire dealer. I don't use my car in the snow, but found it almost undrivable last winter below 40 degrees. How do these compare to other brands on the Camaro SS ?
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^ The Conti Extreme Contact DWS is one of the better all season tires. You will loose some dry traction in the summer months but they should work fine down to about 20 degrees. So yeah 30-40 degrees you should have much better driveability for sure.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:37 AM   #25
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Rudy,

I'm not trying to jack the thread but do you have a rim and tire combo to use as a spare on an SS and fit in the spare tire location in the trunk?? Mine is an early build with the weights on the calipers.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:54 AM   #26
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I'm having Yokohama Parada Spec-X installed on mine this weekend. Got a good price $775 installed 245/45/20 fronts & 275/40/20 rears.
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I'm not trying to jack the thread but do you have a rim and tire combo to use as a spare on an SS and fit in the spare tire location in the trunk?? Mine is an early build with the weights on the calipers.
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I'm having Yokohama Parada Spec-X installed on mine this weekend. Got a good price $775 installed 245/45/20 fronts & 275/40/20 rears.
Thank you very much.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:29 PM   #28
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Hey Rudy, Let us all know about the spare tire, alot would be interested.....

picking up my Scorpion Ice and Snows tomorrow, ready for winter!

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