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Old 06-27-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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Winter Tires

It's not even July and I'm already considering buying snow tires for my C5...however I don't know where to start! What tires are affordable, dependable, and attractive to the eye as well? My Dad owns a 5-series BMW and said that you NEED to get your snow tires early before they are sold out! He recommended a narrow tire...I currently have summer performance RS tires from the RS version on it. Can someone direct me in the way I should go? I drive a bright green SGM RS. I'm going to be sticking around the winter here and I'm wondering what I should be investing in...
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #3
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It's not even July and I'm already considering buying snow tires for my C5...however I don't know where to start! What tires are affordable, dependable, and attractive to the eye as well? My Dad owns a 5-series BMW and said that you NEED to get your snow tires early before they are sold out! He recommended a narrow tire...I currently have summer performance RS tires from the RS version on it. Can someone direct me in the way I should go? I drive a bright green SGM RS. I'm going to be sticking around the winter here and I'm wondering what I should be investing in...
If you were closer to Calgary, Alberta I could help you out. I have tires and rims off my 2LT/RS that I kept when I traded it in.

Check with Tirerack.com

They have some great deals, although I don't know if they can get you snows now.

I went with 17" rims and blizzack tires. That car was AWESOME in the snow!
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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I'm moving back to Indiana in a month so


I was in the south for the first few months I had it...driving to the south had my baby see her first snow within two days of buying it :P Unfortunately I am not returning to the south until possibly second semester...meaning that I'll have to invest in snow tires sooner rather than later!

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If you were closer to Calgary, Alberta I could help you out. I have tires and rims off my 2LT/RS that I kept when I traded it in.

Check with Tirerack.com

They have some great deals, although I don't know if they can get you snows now.

I went with 17" rims and blizzack tires. That car was AWESOME in the snow!
Can I see some pictures of your snow tires you have as extras? I might be able to pay for them to be shipped here if the price is right...unfortunately now that I'm thinking about it: it's hecka expensive to get ANYTHING shipped across the border, much less freight items such as tires!

I will check out TireTrack! If you could take some pictures of the rims you have right now for snow, it'd be well appreciated!
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:58 PM   #5
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I am going to use my stock 18s that came with my LS.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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I am going to use my stock 18s that came with my LS.
(Sorry in advance for all the questions, trying to make an informed and smart decision about winter tires.)

How much snow have you driven it...gotten any wheel spin, sliding, etc.?
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:02 PM   #7
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Pirelli Scorpion Ice/Snow got me through a rough winter here. I never missed a day of work and have a 60 miles round trip. I got them from Rudy at tire rack.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #8
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If you were closer to Calgary, Alberta I could help you out. I have tires and rims off my 2LT/RS that I kept when I traded it in.

Check with Tirerack.com

They have some great deals, although I don't know if they can get you snows now.

I went with 17" rims and blizzack tires. That car was AWESOME in the snow!
17" Blizzak package from TireRack.com worked great for me last winter!
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #9
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I bought the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow and put them on some used 20" factory rims I bought here. I drove them all winter here in Pennsylvania, and I only got stuck once (on ice, so nobody was really moving). I would recommend them. I bought 245's for all 4 tires.

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The stock tires that I have drive fine in the snow and ice. Just make sure the stabiltrack and traction control is on.
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I see that you have the 20 inch wheels. Whatever you do make sure to get winter rims so the salt doesn't mess up the finish on your nice rims. It may cost a little extra but will save you down the road.
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It's not even July and I'm already considering buying snow tires for my C5...however I don't know where to start! What tires are affordable, dependable, and attractive to the eye as well? My Dad owns a 5-series BMW and said that you NEED to get your snow tires early before they are sold out! He recommended a narrow tire...I currently have summer performance RS tires from the RS version on it. Can someone direct me in the way I should go? I drive a bright green SGM RS. I'm going to be sticking around the winter here and I'm wondering what I should be investing in...
Here's something for you...I just traded up my 2LT for a 2SS and my 18" Heritage wheels and Blizzaks will not fit the SS.

PM me if you're interested.
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Put FOUR snow tires on

I learned to drive in Denver on rear drive muscle cars in the late 60's. Put FOUR snow tires on the car. The front ones steer and brake and the rear ones move you. I've seen lots of folks slide into things because the front tires couldn't get traction to steer.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:10 PM   #14
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Here's something for you...I just traded up my 2LT for a 2SS and my 18" Heritage wheels and Blizzaks will not fit the SS.

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I learned to drive in Denver on rear drive muscle cars in the late 60's. Put FOUR snow tires on the car. The front ones steer and brake and the rear ones move you. I've seen lots of folks slide into things because the front tires couldn't get traction to steer.
I have as well...I'm very cautious with this car, because she's my baby and I don't want anything to happen to her! My first car out of HS, and I'd be VERY upset if anything happened to my car.
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