If you drive the IS with the stock tires you will CRASH. I am not joking, it is suicide.Originally posted by merlin3008:
I live in New England and there is a certain chance that I will have to drive in the snow a few times a year. Anyone out there have experience with the IS in winter weather?
Are you saying this after seeing my lame 16"-ersOriginally posted by PMD911:
Unfortunately no. That's why you need to get separate winter tires with 17". Alot of people bought 16" rims and 16" winter tires on their own at discount tire center etc so they won't ruin the stock 17" rims. But I just kept my 17" stock rims and got 17" winter tires.
16" stock rims don't look that good by the way. Or you can get stock 16" with all season tires and get nicer rims on your own later. But I would just get 17's and get 17 winter tires to save money.
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This is ironic because I checked out your rims while passing by your car this morning. Noticed the 16". Did you have fun digging out? My rims keep sticking out of my winter tires for some reason. Anyone know why? Correct fit and everything...Originally posted by s0yb0mb:
Are you saying this after seeing my lame 16"-ers?
I have the 16" and they DO look pretty lame. My guess was that I'd stick w/ the 16" because I do a fair amount of driving in Vermont in the winter... It's going to end up being more expensive because I'm unhappy with the look of the 16's and want to get 17" now too.
The "big-dig" (patent pending) is tomorrow morning b4 rugby practice. Which is kinda good, because I'd rather puke out my hangover while shovleing (I don't even have a shovel) than when running in the snow.Originally posted by PMD911:
This is ironic because I checked out your rims while passing by your car this morning. Noticed the 16". Did you have fun digging out? My rims keep sticking out of my winter tires for some reason. Anyone know why? Correct fit and everything...
I'm surprised that you are using all seasons in MN??? In my area, yeah, in your area that seems crazy. Am I missing something?Originally posted by csdstudio:
For this winter I purchased Potenza RE910's 17". These are All-Season tires. Not too bad in the snow. Much, much better than the stock summer tires. Then when the snow clears up a little, these tires drive really well on dry pavement. Summer tires are still better performers, though.