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Old 12-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hoopla View Post
If you live somewhere with consistent sub 40f degree temps, then getting winter tires makes a lot of sense. Then you never need to worry about chains, and general performance (assuming you get good ones) should be similar to all-season tires.
Agree with the first sentence. Agree with the second half of the second sentence only if you're talking about high-performance snow tires, but they're not that great in a situation where you would otherwise be considering using chains. If you're on "true" snow/ice tires, you're bad weather performance is greatly enhanced and I'd agree with the first half of the second sentence, but dry and wet driving really do suffer.
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