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 Old 01-20-2015, 09:08 PM   #1
 
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I need a new set of tires, I live in Missouri so I have decent amounts of snow during winter, alot of storms/rain, and hot summer days. Should I just go with all season tires. summer tires?

I do not drive much in the winter I have a seasonal job so it's mostly fall, summer, spring that I really have to deal with. My tires will last untill spring time just looking for recommendations and reviews on certain tires, or even people that live in near states with same road conditions. What do you use?
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Tires and brakes are two things that I would never skimp on.

Had a "cheap" tire disintegrate in my speed on the freeway. Good ones can be pricey, but tires and brakes are the only things stopping you from plowing into the back of another car.
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All seasons perform okay in most types of weather but usually fall a bit short in the snow. And you'll definitely lose grip in the summer. If you can swing it the best bet is a set of summer tires for the spring/summer/fall and winters for when the weather turns cold. Winter tires will be better in dry and wet conditions when it's cold out than summers will, that's just a fact. The rubber compounds are designed to work optimally in different temperature ranges and winter tires will be better in all conditions when the temperature is in their operating range.

I currently have a set of Continental DW tires on my car, the summer tires not the DWS, and they've been good. Tread wear has been very good and with 10k miles or so on them they are in fantastic shape. I've never driven them in snow but I've driven into the very low double digit temperatures and they get me where I'm going, but I'm aware of their shortcomings in that environment and drive accordingly.

I've driven summer tires through snow a few times and don't recommend it. If you know what you're doing (and I have a decent idea even though I see snow rarely, because I'm not an idiot) you can get around but there are physical limitations. Stopping on hills is hairy, and with a high torque engine you have to be extremely careful with throttle input to actually get anywhere. Can it be done? Yes. I've done it. Do i recommend it? No. The Jeep will be taking those responsibilities from now on.
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Originally Posted by anavrinIV View Post
I currently have a set of Continental DW tires on my car, the summer tires not the DWS, and they've been good.
Interesting. Had i know this was possible i may have got the DW's and not the DWS's.

These guys are right OP. Dont get cheap stuff. And if you can swing it, summer set and a winter set. (And a set for the track)

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I've been pretty happy with my Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Seasons. They're $144 per tire right now on Tire Rack.
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I'm currently on BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2's and they've held up to everything so far in this tame PNW winter. Tires were fine down in the mid-20's (no flat-spotting or loss of traction) and are incredible in the rain. Best part is they're $111 a tire in 225/40r18.
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If the guy is looking for cheap tires I don't think he can afford both winter and summer tires haha.

I live in MO too. I have been using the Continental DWS. They have been sufficient for me. I got them on tirerack.com. I think I paid like $300 for the set a couple years ago. I think next time I'll try summer tires since I'll be driving my beater cavalier most of the time when it snows from here on out. The DWS did OK in the snow though.

The only hit on the DWS is on the PU rims they don't really offer that much protection to the rims if you hit a pot hole or brush up against a curb. I have a couple scuffs on my wheels I need to fix. My other tires have always had more of a lip to them if that makes sense.
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I appreciate all the feedback, taxes are coming up for me, I have a few things to pay.

Other then that I'm gonna put some money away save up get a nice summer pair and have all year to save for a winter pair.

Seems the best route to go.
I also have just the stock rims, thinking about plasti dipping them. (Not sure what color yet though)

I will be back to look at more recommendations if anyone else leaves any more.

On a side note I do not track my car as of yet. It's of higher miles and need to get another compression check done and what not and some better suspension before I try .
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It's the 225/18/45
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These are the 1st gen size 215/45-18 but a hell of a good deal on the top rated extreme summer tire according to Tire Rack. Regular price is $270 a piece, on sale for $107 each. This tire in 215 will hold better than most in 235. I've run them for years as a daily and at the Tail of the Dragon. They do well in rain but will suck in the snow.


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Originally Posted by 08cosmic3 View Post
These are the 1st gen size 215/45-18 but a hell of a good deal on the top rated extreme summer tire according to Tire Rack. Regular price is $270 a piece, on sale for $107 each. This tire in 215 will hold better than most in 235. I've run them for years as a daily and at the Tail of the Dragon. They do well in rain but will suck in the snow.


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Thanks I'm gonna see if I can come up with some cash real quick that's a steal. Thank you
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Can i put Sl tires on the ms6, or do they have to be XL
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